Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek

Peru, Trek & Walk, 13 days - from $2,100 (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.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots


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

Waterproof jacket

Sunhat including neck protection

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Lightweight thermal gloves

Warmer over gloves or mittens

Sleeping bag rated to -5ÂșC

Daypack c.30 **

Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 Litre / 2 pint (x2) – preferably wide-necked Nalgene refillable bottles

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent (DEET or similar as sandflies can be a problem), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles

Trainers / sneakers or similar for travelling and camp use


Sleeping bag liner

Spare laces

Long johns (thermal underwear)


Warm jacket (down)

Travel clothes


Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Camera, film / memory cards, batteries

Camping mattress – see notes*


You will experience a wide range of temperatures on this trip. It will very hot in the Apurimac Canyon, pleasantly warm on the majority of trekking days, and chilly in the evenings with overnight temperatures below freezing at the highest camps.

*Camping mattress

A sleeping mat is provided locally (issued in Cusco). You do not have to bring one with you, unless you prefer to use your own.

** Daypack

Perurail has a strict policy on hand baggage on the train to the Inca Trail and from Machu Picchu. The weight of your hand baggage on the train must not exceed 5kg and the sum of its dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed 157 cm or 62 inches. If your daypack exceeds these dimensions it must be placed inside your trek bag for transportation on the train.

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