Ultimate Salkantay Trek Packing list for Machu Picchu 2019

May 5th, 2018Cesar Conde tour guide of  Tour Leaders Peru Adventure

In this article Tips for Machu Picchu Adventure 2018, you will know a list of tips about how to travel to Machu Picchu. To organize the perfect trip; So pay attention and follow these responsible tips.











Ultimate Salkantay Trek Packing list for Machu Picchu 2019

Ultimate Salkantay Trek Packing list for Machu Picchu 2019. keep in mind that you will face a variety of weather conditions during your trek. And it’s very important to keep the weight to a minimum. As most of the companies suggest USA [17.637poundsd] 8 kg global.  Or for you, to avoid paying extra money or carrying your heavy day back along the Salkantay trek 5 days to Machu Picchu. Also make easy the horses, who have weight limitation to carry including food, camping equipment, and your extra belongings. Such as you duffle bags which is included in your tour Salkantay trek to Machupicchu. During the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu, you will deal depend on the weather and days with the intense heat and strong sun and cold mountain nights, which can get below zero while camping on the first day along the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu.

Dressing properly for The Ultimate Salkantay Trek Packing list for Machu Picchu 2019

The best way to deal with all the different temperatures and microclimates on the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu. Is to dress well and using several clothes. Or layers rather than using one jumper expecting it’s enough for the whole trek. In case you forgot something in your Ultimate Packing list for TheUltimate Salkantay Trek Packing list for Machu Picchu 2019. No need to panic, you can get all the rest in Cusco, there so many Stores around Plaza de Armas. They sell proper hiking gear or you can go further from the Plaza de Armas take a taxi to Real Plaza Mall 20 minutes

Ultimate Salkantay Trek Packing list for Machu Picchu 2019

Don’t forget flashlight in your Packing list! and is personal no sharing ( this always happen! ) also quite useful tool in need to prepare your bed or find facilities.

As been mentioned. The best way to pack your clothes for the Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu is in layers and don’t forget to weight you duffle bag in your Hotel before to leave, remember is only 8 kg. [17.637poundsd] This way you don’t need to pack-up too many things, but packing smartly and with a little help, you will be definitely prepared for your wonderful Adventure along the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu.

Firs up: your Bag

As soon as you will arrive in Cusco. Them meth you in your hotel for the pre-trek Briefing with your group and the tour Leader. You’ll be providing a small duffel bag by the company in order to puck -up all your personal belongs. As we mention before your packet duffel bug has a 7-8 kilogram max weight limit, so pack only your necessary things that you will need for the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu.

For the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu. you will need a small daypack enough to hold things you will need during each day

Don’t carry extra weight

Highly Recommendation.- leave in the hotel things you won’t use while hiking the 5-days Salkantay trek to Machupicchu. Or leave in our office store all your extra belonging, also note you won’t have access to it until the end of your trip.

NOTE. what you have to pack for the 4 days Salkantay trek to Machupicchu which is done in 4 days is totally different to what you will learn in this article.

Please also learn a bit more on the same page at  htpps-[1] Salkantay Trail 4-days Itinerary. <-htpps

See below items what we suggest.

Passport: you Must bring and carry you Original passport while you are hiking the Inca Trail. ( it must be expiring ) Keep it in a weatherproof bag in case it rains.

Sleeping bag: very important! Try to get a good quality feather sleeping bag. You won’t carry it yourself, our porters will, as lighter, as better! (-5) or you can rent a good quality REI sleeping bag in our Office – Cusco.

Sleeping Roll Math: thermal rest math would be better. We have REI math for rent at the office

Waterproof Hiking boots or comfortable Running Shoes: don’t try to lock with brand new hiking boots, you will probably end up with painful blisters after the first day. Choose your older one to secure comfort for your feet.

your boots, should be lightweight and have uncle support and grip. Salkantay trek to Machupicchu means rocky and muddy path all the way up and down. Don’t expect walking in the park

Have you got comfortable hiking shoes in your packing list? learn more HEREin this link => Appropriate Hiking boots to do the Inca trail

Water Bottle: We would highly recommend using a refillable water bottle because we will provide you with water every day, this way you and all trekkers reduce the pollution and garbage on the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu. We suggest you buy two x one-liter bottles or if you feel comfortable with a CamelBack still working is on your convenience.

Walking poles: great stuff to add in your Ultimate Packing list for The Ultimate Salkantay Trek Packing list for Machu Picchu 2019, helps with your balance, reduce weight for your legs, a great help to keep safe going down steep and rocky paths. You can bring your own, or rent here in our office. Black Diamond walking poles

A silk sleeping bag liner: You really only need this if you plan on renting a sleeping bag, in our company is included. however, it does add a little extra snuggle on a cold night

Any Cain of plastic bags: To keep things dry in your daypack, and for your garbage.

Daily Clothes.

During the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu you will hike between 6-9 hours per day, very important to be prepared and enjoy the views during the walk but no matter with the temperature, trekking definitely warms you up. Pack layers you can easily take off and put on.

Dry-Fit Long sleeve shirt: Don’t use cotton for trekking, this material takes longer to dry.

Hiking shorts: Ideal if you have or about to 2 in1 hiking pants with the zippers to make it as shorts!

Warm Jacket: Better if has a hoodie, if not get a hat, you may need it to keep warm your ears during the chilly nights at the campsite.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • two long – sleeved t-shirts
  • Four pairs of hiking shocks
  • A pair of long pants
  • Gloves
  • Flip flops/ thongs ( to relax your foot at the end of each hiking day
  • Thermal underwear and base layers: For ladies advisable bring 3x short sleeve shirts
  • Rain Plastic poncho: highly recommendable because is 100% waterproof

Packing headgear for your Ultimate Salkantay Trek Packing list for Machu Picchu 2019

Very important to mention.  You must have on your packing list for the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu, sun gets very strong during the day, stronger than normal probably in where you from, here you will hike in high altitude and sun can badly burn, so it is very important to save your head from unwelcome affect after being long in a sun during the day. Also, chilly nights requires some head warm.

-Sun hat



-Sunscreen: Sun cream and lip balm – you will trek in a high altitude the sun intensity is higher than normal.



Other Impredicible accessories for the Ultimate Salkantay Trek Packing list for Machu Picchu 2019

Few other accessories which are necessary to have in the packing list for the Salkantay trek to Machupicchu. For everyone to enjoy this wonderful trip!

  1. Camera and extra batteries you can start charging from the second day afternoon.
  2. Cash for tips for porters, guide and small purchases, access toilets at Machu Picchu etc.
  3. Snacks Energy bars, mix nuts

A general first aid kit: such as Insect repellent, hand sanitizer, Rehydration sachets, Tylenol, Imodium, band-aids, Diamox for Altitude sickness

Toilette paper!: This is just as important as good shoes. One or two rolls should be enough. You should also pack some plastic bags, so you can bag up your paper and rubbish along the way (the horses carry garbage in large bags). Many trekkers leave their paper on the trail after they relieve themselves, which is very uncool.

Basic personal toiletries: Prepare to embrace your grimy side. You won’t have access to a shower on the Salkantay trek until day three. And the facilities aren’t particularly glamorous (you’re unlikely to have any hot water either).   We suggest packing a small towel, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, travel soap and a packet of wet wipes very handy in lieu of a shower…

Swimsuit: you will need it in Cocalmayo Aguas Calientes ( hot spring ).

We hope you found this Packing List for the Ultimate Packing list for The Classic Inca Trail to Machupicchu 2019 useful. If you would have any further questions. Feel free to contact us at Tourleadersperu@gmail.com and we will be more than happy to assist you! Check availability now and/or simply see why to choose TOUR IN PERU for your 2019 Inca Trail hike and start booking your unforgettable journey!


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