Our trek prices include free rental of our (donated) gear!

We are extremely grateful to have two rooms full of gear to offer our clients, almost all of which has been donated.

We depend on these donations as it is extremely hard to come by high-quality gear here in Guatemala!

The easiest and most cost-efficient way for us to obtain new gear is by having kind people bring it to us from their home country, as either a donation or reimbursable item.

Many people who have donated equipment or medical supplies in the past have been supported by their local outdoors gear outfitters, or pharmacies.

All donations not only our benefit trekkers, but in turn also benefit the education & upbringing of over 180 children whom our treks directly fund.

Without good gear, we wouldn’t be able to provide the high quality hikes that EDELAC’s funding depends on.

What can you donate?

Very Desperately and Currently Need:

  • Sunscreen SPF35+
  • Sleeping Bag Compression Sacks, like this.
  • Heavy Duty, reusable Ponchos (not rain jackets), like this.
  • Second skins for blisters

Always Needed, Gear:

  • Warm gloves & hats
  • Re-chargable headlamps
  • AAA Batteries
  • Good quality, collapsible hiking poles
  • Tents (durable, rain-proof, lightweight preferred)
  • Pegs for tents
  • Bug Spray
  • Small Gardening Shovels
  • Sleeping Mats (NOT inflatable!), these are ideal
  • Hiking Backpacks (60L+)

Always Needed, Medical:

  • Band-aids
  • Ace Wrap
  • Ibuprofen (Advil)
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Paracetamol)
  • Benadryl (Anti-Histamine Allergy Medications)
  • Dramamine
  • Pepto Bismol tablets (Stomach)
  • Imodium (Anti-diarrheal)
  • Re-hydration Packets

Always Needed, Office Supplies:

  • Ballpoint Pens
  • Duct Tape
  • Sharpies
  • Paper Clips
  • Dry Erase Markers

If there is anything not on these list that you could bring us, please do not hesitate to email us at xela@quetzaltrekkers.com to find out if we could use it!

We’re also happy to accept donations on behalf of our primary school, Ecuela de la Calle, and our children’s home with 23 kids. 
Here are some always graciously accepted items:

EDELAC (Grades K – 6)

  • No. 2 Pencils & Sharpeners
  • Crayons & Colored Pencils
  • Easy English children’s reading books
  • Erasers
  • Lined Notebooks
  • School Bookbags
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Other general school supply items

Hogar Abierto (Children’s safe home, currently 20 boys and girls between ages 8-18)

  • Illustrated Spanish Children’s books
  • Multivitamins 
  • General School Supplies
  • School Bookbags
  • Easy English children’s reading books
  • World Maps
  • Soccer/Footballs
  • Small hairclips/ties for girls
  • Shoes, socks in any children’s size
  • Various small toy items that can add to these children’s enjoyment