inca Trail Packing List

Appropriate clothing along this hike to Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof

jackets. It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During the third day (if sunny) and in Machu Picchu, convertible hiking pants are useful, as can be switched into shorts if necessary. Machu Picchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night. The rest of necessary implements are included in the “What we recommend that you bring” .

PASSPORT: You MUST take your passport and a photocopy is not sufficient. (Keep it in a plastic bag in case of rain).
City Clothing
Bring a few lightweight, easily washable items for travel and daily wear when not trekking

Midweight fleece or wool sweater
Fleece pants or tights
Midweight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool
Hiking pants
Hiking shorts
Long-sleeve shirts
Casual socks, Hiking socks
Liner socks, synthetic, Swimsuit

Clothing Accessories
Sun hat
Wool or fleece hat
Wool or fleece gloves
Rain jacket, waterproof and breathable
Rain or wind pants, waterproof and breathable. Side-zip pants are highly recommended.
Insulated jacket, down or synthetic
Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in, aggressive tread
Camp shoes such as tennis shoes or sandals or other comfortable footwear for use in town and/or campsites
Travel Accessories

2 one-quart water bottle(s) or hydration system
Flashlight or headlamp and spare batteries/bulb
Watch with alarm or travel clock
1 roll of toilet paper
Sunglasses and retainer strap
Sunblock and lip balm

Toiletry kit
Small washcloth and small towel, Baby wipes
Personal first-aid kit,Hand sanitizer gel
Insect repellent, Several Ziploc plastic bags
Large, heavy-duty plastic trash bags
Optional Field Gear
Camera, spare media card and batteries
Electrical adapter plug
Spare contact lenses or glasses
Reading and writing materials
Sewing kit
Knee supports
Travel pillow
Hiking stick or trekking poles (metal tips not allowed on Inca Trail; points must be rubber or covered with duct tape.)
Favorite energy snacks and drinks.


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