The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking should be no more than 15 kgs. 33lbs.
You must bring the following items:
Trekking trousers / trekking pants
Waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
Baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)
Casual shirts and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Warm jacket (down)
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Lightweight thermal gloves
Warmer over gloves or mittens
4 5 season sleeping bag*
Daypack 30 - 40 litres / 1800 2500 cu in.
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2)
Washbag and toiletries
Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
The following items are optional:
Trainers / sneakers or similar for travelling and camp use
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Sleeping bag liner
Thermarest (inflatable mattress)*
Insect repellant (DEET)
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Camera, film / memory cards, batteries
*Available for hire/rental through KE Adventure Travel
A foam camping mat is provided (issued in Cusco), but it is recommended to supplement this with a thermarest style mattress for extra comfort.