You can meet different weather conditions during the trip. In the valleys day temperatures may rise over 25°C. at the highest campsites, nights will be cooler and frosts are likely. An extra fleece jacket is recommended for the evenings after the sunsets. Rain and summer storms and snowfall on the passes could be encountered any time. Good waterproofs and warm clothes are necessary. A ski stick can be useful throughout the trek so we recommend that you take one. A telescopic one is particularly good. Major items are good, waterproof 2/3 season walking boots and a three-season sleeping bag and mat. A 60 L rucksack should be adequate. If you are already a hiker or backpacker you will probably have much of the clothing and the equipment required.
You will not need to carry all of your belongings on the trek but will be able to leave some items at the hotel in the Baksan Valley.