Embark on an Incredible Journey: The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

Lares Trek Packing List

Lares trek Packing list.- We know that you have more things than we normally recommended taking for Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, but you don´t need take all of then you can lived in the storage of you hotel until you return from the trek.

Luggage storage and load limits

Lares Trek Packing
The Lares Trek Packing list

During the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu your main luggage will be stored in Cusco and you will receive a small duffle bag at your lares trek briefing (which will be held the evening before you start the trek) to pack clothes and sleeping bag for 3-4 days. The horses or Llamas will transports these bags together with the food and the camping equipment for the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

Please note that you will not have access to these items until the end of each day as the horses and the horseman will always be ahead of the group. You should therefore bring a day pack in which you can carry personal belongings such as your camera, water and sun screen etc.

Lares Trek Packing List

  • Original Passports; the one you book the tour, if you have changed your passport then take the both passports.
  • Lares Trek to Machu Picchu temperatures can become some time cold and windy, especially on day two crossing the highest pass; but also Machupicchu is hot, so pack clothes for cold and hot.
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • A very good quality sleeping bag (-10°C): or you can rent in our office for US$ 20 for the entire trip.
  • Waterproof walking boots: Good quality, comfortable footwear is essential. Whatever you wear on your feet the most important thing is comfort. It is vital to ensure your boots are well worn in and lightweight.
  • Waterproof clothing: A plastic poncho is recommended and can be purchased in Cusco
  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
  • Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into Machu Picchu. Plastic water containers or metal ones are recommended
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Cash in soles

Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage archaeological sites)

Lares Trek Packing List
Lares Trek Packing List

What to Put in Your Daypack

On the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, the pack horse will carry your backpack/duffel bag while you carry your own daypack to include whatever you may need on the way. Most times, the porter will not be by your side and head to the rest point earlier. This is a list of what we would carry in our daypack.

  • Wallet/money
  • Passport
  • Camera with spare batteries and memory card
  • Personal medication
  • Basic medicine – panadol, medicated plaster, medicated oil
  • Sweater
  • Toilet paper
  • Rain cover (to cover day pack in case of rain)
  • Rain poncho
  • Mobile phone
  • Water bottle

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