Inca Trail and Beyond Trek

Peru, Trek & Walk, 13 days - from $2,180 (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.

For conservation reasons the packed weight of your trek bag (including your sleeping bag and camping mattress) when trekking on the Inca Trail is limited to a maximum of 10 kgs – 22lbs. Items not required on trek can be stored at the group hotel in Cusco.

You must bring the following items:

4 season sleeping bag*

Daypack c. 30 litres**.

Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

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

Water bottles 1 Litre / 2 pint (x 2)

Hiking boots

Trainers / sneakers or similar for travelling and camp use


Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Trekking trousers / trekking pants

Waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants


Thermal baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

Casual shirts and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (down)


Lightweight thermal gloves

Warmer over gloves or mittens Warm hat

Washbag and toiletries

Small towel

Eyewear - Sunglasses

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles ***

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Swim wear (for the hot springs at Aguas Calientes)

Travel clothes


Antibacterial handwash

Sleeping bag liner

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

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

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Camera, film / memory cards, batteries

Spare laces

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).


A comfortable camping mattress is provided.

* Sleeping bag

Hire sleeping bags are available for this trip

* 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.

** Trekking Poles

For conservation reasons, trekking poles cannot be used on the Inca Trail unless they have rubber tips. Please make sure that when flying, sharp objects such as trekking poles and knives are packed into your check-in luggage.

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