Are you preparing for the 4 day or 5 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? We highly recommend the 5 day classic itinerary. The 5 day itinerary gives you more time on the trail to Machu Picchu and two visits to the amazing city of Machu Picchu. This itinerary is the best way to experience the trek unique trek to Machu Picchu. I have climbed Mount Everest to the top and led over 10 treks to Machu Picchu, why can CONTACT US and we can answer any questions you may have.
We hope you learned a little from our Inca Trail Packing Video. This video is a guideline with items you need to consider bringing on your trek to Machu Picchu. If you decide to sign up to one of our trips, we send out a 35 page Dossier with a full itemized kit list and information on our specific trips to Machu Picchu.
Packing for your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu
There are many different treks and options that you can take to Machu Picchu, and every company has different allowances with how much you can bring with you, but this is what we recommend if you are coming on one of Ian Taylor Trekking’s 4 day Traditional Inca Trail Treks! On your Ian Taylor Trekking trip you are allowed 10kg/ 22/lbs of gear and clothing, which we feel is more than enough for a four day trek. The porters will carry this throughout the entire trip and you will pack it each morning and not see it again until you reach the campsite each evening. Because of this, you will not want to have any essential pieces of gear you will need in the duffel bag, these items will be carried with you in your day pack. In the day pack, you should have your water for the day, rain gear, a spare layer, camera, sun cream, your passport/money, and your camera. Read some REVIEWS from our treks and trips.
Machu Picchu Equipment, Gear and Clothing
Having the right gear on the trek is essential for your enjoyment of the trip! Having done this trek numerous times and countless other treks around the world, we have perfected the amount and type of gear that is needed for you to be successful on the trip. If you sign up to one of our trips, we are here to answer any questions you may have on the trip and to help you acquire the most suitable items for your trip.
Consider the 6 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
Another one of our favorite treks in the region is the 6 day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. This trek encompasses the 4 day traditional Inca trail to Machu Picchu but adds on two extra days that bring you through a more remote area before it joins up with the traditional trail. The trail passes Mount Salkantay mountain 6,271m/ 20,574 feet and goes over the highest pass on this or any Inca trail trek, The Incachiriasca Pass is 4,850m/ 15,912 feet. If you are looking for a more adventurous journey to reach Machu Picchu, this might be the option for you! Our favorite way to experience the Inca Trail is on our 5 day classic tour.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have on anything related to the Inca Trail or any piece of kit as we want to make sure you have the right clothing and equipment to make the journey to Machu Picchu. We are available 5 days a week so feel free to e-mail or call us for further information.
Just us Trekking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu
If you like our Packing video for your Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu and you would like to sign up to one of our treks feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will be taking booking in October of each year, for the following years treks.
We lead about 10 to 15 treks per year on the famous Inca trail to Machu Picchu so we have a wealth of knowledge in how to help you prepare and on what clothing and gear to bring. Why not read our Top 10 Tips for a success trek on the Inca Trail.