Salkantay trekking Packing List

PACKING LIST: SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

Packing can easily be the most stressful part of a vacation, so we hope to be helpful to those planning similar trips by sharing our complete packing lists for every trip we take. So all of these items are straight from our closet, with a few things purchased to fill in the gaps. Here’s what we’re taking for a 9 days trip to Peru, which includes a 5 day/4 night trek over the Salkantay Pass. If you coming to Peru definitely you must bring this important items, the weather in the mountains such as Inca trail, Salkantay, Lares where you do the trekking is mostly chilly in the morning and night with daytime sunshine.

CLOTHING

  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!!
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana
  • Warm hat and gloves, Sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc.
  • Long sleeved shirt or nylon travel shirt
  • Sandals
  • Light sweater to wear in evenings
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs
  • Rainproof jacket and pant – Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon – with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots

GEAR

  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity
  • Earplugs
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses – your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform us at booking time of any medications you are taking
  • Waterproof travel pouch

Vitamins, (optional)

Money, for tipping your trip guide (optional but appreciated, generally 10-15% of your trip cost based upon the quality of your experience)

What items you can hire or buy in our office in Cusco.

  • Sleeping bag -10° size 1, 90 – walking poles – medium size backpack/rucksack (35 to 50 liters)
  • Bug spray, flashlight, rain gear, warm clothes, and sunscreen, hat or beanie gloves
  • Further question send us at: info@machupicchuincatrail.com