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Peru – Machu Picchu Packing List
The weather in Peru varies according to the area the changes in altitude are sometimes so extreme that the climate can go from freezing snow in the high mountains to boiling sun in low areas.
Most of the hotels in Cusco let you store bags for free, but sometimes we have clients that they don´t have that choice in the hotel where they stay, so in that cases Inka Trail Explorer offers you its storage for free and you can leave your luggage until you finish your trek or tour.
When you choose the trekking option, you will typically carry the gear you need for trekking from one camp to the next in a medium-sized daypack. The rest of your of your staff or gear goes in a larger duffel bag that will be provided by Inka Trail Explorer and it will be carried by our porters or horses, depending which trek or tour you go on.
See down below our expert tips to help you what to pack when you choose the trekking options to Machu Picchu.

Peru travel Documents (Required)

  • Original passport (needed when you travel in Peru)
  • Student ISIC card (if you want to apply for student discounts)

Important travel Equipment

  • Luggage
  • Luggage locks
  • Travel wallet
  • Luggage tags
  • Travel plug adapters (A and B) converters

Important travel clotting

  • Long sleeve, travel-friendly shirt
  • Lightweight travel-friendly pants
  • Running shoes
  • Midweight wool or synthetic socks
  • Wicking, quick dry boxers or briefs
  • Wicking, quick- dry sport bra
  • Synthetic or wool T-shirt

Trekking Equipment

  • Small day pack (21 – 26 liters)
  • Pack rain cover
  • Waterproof hiking boots with ankle supports
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Hiking poles with rubber tips
  • Ear matt (optional)
  • Sleeping bag -10c (most of our campsites are above 11,000 feets)
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Whistle (optional)

Hiking clothing

  • Midweight synthetic jacket
  • Convertible hiking pants
  • Fleece pant
  • Wicking, quick dry boxers or briefs
  • Wicking, quick- dry sport bra
  • Midweight long underwear bottoms
  • Midweight underwear top
  • Synthetic short and long sleeve T-shirt
  • Midweight fleece or soft-shell jacket
  • Midweight down or synthetic jacket
  • Convertible hiking pants
  • Rain pants
  • Rain jacket
  • Midweight fleece gloves or wool gloves
  • Wool winter hat
  • Sun- shielding hat
  • Swimsuit
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Bandana

Personal first-aid kit

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Toiletries

  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Toothbrush (travel size)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Lip balm (SPF 30 or higher)
  • 2 rolls of toilet paper (if you are taking the trekking options)
  • Baby wipes
  • Hands sanitizer
  • Dental floss
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Razor and shaving cream (optional)
  • Spare eyeglasses or contact lenses

Personal Items

  • Compass
  • Helmet camera
  • Spare camera battery and memory card
  • Camping pillow
  • Camp towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Eye shade
  • Ear plugs (optional)
  • Book or e-reader (optional)
  • Binoculars
  • Journal and pen
  • Cash in Peruvian currency (nuevo soles)

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