Cordillera Blanca Trek - Alpamayo Circuit

Peru, Trek & Walk, 14 days - from $2,965 (land only)

Trek & Walk

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:

Hiking boots

Socks

Trekking trousers / trekking pants

Waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Underwear

Baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

Casual shirts and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (down)

Sunhat

Warm hat

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

Antibacterial handwash

Travel towel

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

Spare laces

Gaiters

Shorts

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Sleeping bag liner

Thermarest (inflatable mattress)*

Travel clothes

Trekking poles

Nailbrush

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

Notes

*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.

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