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If you’re planning to hike The Inca Trail, things can quickly get heavier than a celebrity breakup if you don’t pack smart. Keep your baggage under 20kg/44lb, because anything beyond that is likely to be left behind in Lima. You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you pick up along the way.

The following packing list should be used as a guideline, not as gospel. Our Adventure Specialists are happy to answer any specific questions about how much, or little to bring.

Travel Documents

  • Passport/Visas/Flight Itineraries/Travel Insurance
  • Credit/ATM card
  • Yellow Fever vaccine certificate if travelling from a country with risk of Yellow Fever

General Personal Items

  • Eye mask/ear plugs
  • Alarm clock/watch
  • Camera, memory cards, spare batteries
  • Smart device/charging cord
  • Portable battery/device charger
  • Travel plug/international adapter
  • Sunglasses with UV filter lenses
  • Small umbrella


  • Small First aid kit including ibuprofen, acetaminophen, zinc oxide tape and small scissors, blister pads, diarrhea tablets, dioralyte rehydration packs
  • Personal Medication
  • High protection sunscreen/lip balm + sun barrier cream for nose/ears
  • Insect repellent/bite cream/antihistamine
  • Antibacterial gel/wipes
  • Toiletries including toothbrush, toothpaste & deodorant
  • Vaseline to prevent chafing skin and heel friction blisters
  • Blister pads such as Band-aid or Dr. Scholls blister cushions


  • Smart clothing/shoes for welcome/farewell dinners
  • Swimwear
  • Sweat-wicking short and long sleeve t-shirts
  • 2 sweat-wicking short-sleeved shirts
  • 2 sweat-wicking long-sleeved shirts
  • Fleece sweater/jacket
  • Light sweater/sweatshirt
  • 2 Pairs of lightweight zip-off pants
  • 1 Pair of lightweight shorts
  • 2 pairs of long-sleeved quick-dry thermal shirts
  • 2 pairs of thermal quick-dry bottoms
  • Sweat-wicking underwear (briefs provide less chaffing)


  • Day pack (30-50 litres of capacity) to carry anything you need access to during the day
  • Waterproof bags to protect items in your daypack
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented in Cusco for approximately US$16)
  • Sleeping bag liner (can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Extra sleeping mat (can be rented in Cusco)
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho (can be purchased in Cusco for a couple of dollars)
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Walking sticks/Poles (can be rented locally)
  • Comfortable hiking shoes with good grip (broken-in)
  • Rubber flip-flops and/or easy to slip on shoes for the campsite
  • Travel-size towel
  • Toilet Paper
  • Snacks/Supplements(light snacks will be provided through the day, however please bring any supplements you may require/prefer)
  • Personal Wipes
  • Refillable water bottle(s) and/or bladder for daypack (1.5 litre capacity)

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