Tent, sleeping bag, torch, gas cooker, plastic ponchos, matches,
a saucepan, water (there are a few creeks along the trail so
purification tablets are recommended), light-weight shoes and
hat, a set of clothes, a pocket knife, spoons and food. If you
travelling with a tour company it is their responsability to
necessary equipment and meals.
WE RECOMMEND YOU TO:
- Use boots during treks and sneakers during long walks.
- Drinking lots of liquids on long excursions, specially during
the Inca Trail
- Always taking an umbrella or rainwear.
YOU SHOULD BRING:
- Personal sleeping
bag and mattress
- Back pack, trekking shoes
- Water bottle, flash light, hat
- Personal clothing for trek
- Insect repellent
- Water treating tablets/liquids
Essential are walking
boots (and I mean boots, no track or basketball substitutes as
the trail sometimes is slippery and your feet and legs will be
tired), warm and weatherproof cloth (like 2 synthetic underwear/shirt,
a skiingshirt, a sweater and a Goretex-Jacket), thin and thick
socks (I always wear a thin sock and then over it a hicking sock,
both cotton and both preworn, not fresh from the store or the
washing) and a cap or hat. You won't necessarily need lipstick,
but sunprotection and something against mosquitos you become
A good, comfortable
backpack with hipbelt and rainproof cover. Good sleeping bag.
Water treating tablets/liquids. Some first aid stuff, toilet
paper, a flashlight, Leatherman or Swiss Army knife. Camera
(UVA/UVB filter for lens), spotting glasses Films 400ASA speed.
Everything you don't
need should be left behind. Many hostels and hotels in Cuzco
will let you leave stuff with them.
REMEMBER : Your pack will already be uncomfortably heavy
with just the essentials.
NOTE: Our Private Inca trail hikes include porters for
your personal items and drinking water too