Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek
Peru, Trek & Walk, 13 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,815 (land only) - from $2,165 (land only)
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:
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
Sunhat including neck protection
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Lightweight thermal gloves
Warmer over gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag rated to -5ºC
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
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:
Trainers / sneakers or similar for travelling and camp use
Sleeping bag liner
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Warm jacket (down)
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.
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.
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.