Packing for Your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Thinking of trekking the famous Inca trail to Machu Picchu? Here is what you should be packing for your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu?  If you sign up to one of our trips we send you a 40 page dossier with an itemized kit list.

Our Inca Trail dossier includes a complete kit list, with examples of all the gear that you will need for your trip. On our trips you will have 10kg/ 22lbs of personal gear that our porters will carry for you on the trail to Machu Picchu.  Check out our upcoming trips.

Step 1

The first thing to do is pick the correct itinerary. After 15 years of trekking this famous trail we have designed the best itinerary. Our classic Inca trail trek hikes into Machu Picchu through the sun gate late in the afternoon on day 4. We stay in the best campsites including the magical Phuyupatamarca high above Machu Picchu Mountain. Packing for your Inca Trail Trek

Step 2

Plan your trip early. There are 500 permits per day to trek this famous Inca trail. This includes porters, guides and trekkers. In reality there are 180 to 200 permits for trekkers. These permits go on sale in October the year before. So you are looking to trek in June 2024, permits will be available in October 2022. Once the permits for that start date are sold out there is no way to enter the Inca Trail on that date. Read more.

Packing for your Inca Trail trek

Step 3

Pick the best months for trekking. The best months for trekking to Machu Picchu will be March to November. We are big fans of trekking in May, June, July and August. However, any month in the predominately dry season will work for trekking to Machu Picchu. It will be warmer in March, April and October November. It is a little colder in June and July but these are two of our favorite months for trekking this famous trail.

Early morning on the Inca Trail

Step 4

Pick a team that are invest in the staff. In Nepal we won the International Tourism award in 2019 and have build 4 schools. On Kilimanjaro we have The best guide on the mountain working with us full time.

In Cusco we have a full time staff member on the ground and we are invest in our staff paying 25% more than other companies and working to support the local community where are staff come from. Read some reviews from our trips.

Intipata Incan site

Step 5

The Inca Trail is one of our favorite treks with some of the most amazing mountain viewing mixed in with visits to world class Inca site like Sacaqmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñayhuayna. To really enjoy this trekking adventure you need to come physically prepared. We are available to assist you in this process. Read more about how you should be training and contact us today for further advice.

Packing cloths for the Inca Trail Trek

Trek to Machu Picchu With us

We only offer premium treks to Machu Picchu, feel free to get in touch anytime!  We have the itinerary to suit your needs on the Inca Trail.  Our favorite trip is the Classic 5 Day option, or you could consider the Traditional 4 Day option.  There is also the 6 Day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu you could join!

The Classic Inca Trail Trek

Packing for Your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Our video shows you everything that we would bring with us on the journey to Machu Picchu.  If you decide to sign up to one of our trips, we send out a 40 page Dossier with a full itemized kit list and information on our specific trips to Machu Picchu.

If you are considering a trek to Machu Picchu, we highly recommend the 5 day itinerary. READ MORE. Then go directly to our 5 day Classic page for further information.

The Classic Inca Trail Trek

What Will you Have in Your Backpack

There are a number of items you will need in your in your day pack. You will need to carry 2 to 3 liters of water with you each day. There will be water available at lunch time and when you arrive at camp each day.

You will need to carry rain gear, a spare layer, camera and sun cream. Also, remember to always carry your passport and money with you each day as well.  Read some REVIEWS from our treks and trips.

Contact The Experts

If you are considering a trek to Machu Picchu, then GET IN TOUCH today.  We are available 5 days a week to assist with your trip of a lifetime! on the best trail into the magical city of Machu Picchu.

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