The best trekking boots for your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu are showcased below. There are many different options when it comes to trekking boots, however, we are going to list five of our favorite. Of course, these are not the only options out there for suitable boots, however, these are ones that we have personal experience with. Ian Taylor has climbed Mount Everest to the top and led over 10+ trips along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. First of all watch our Inca Trail video before reading further. Then CONTACT US for further information. Check out our up coming trips.
There are four main factors we suggest you consider when purchasing your trekking boot. You want to make sure that you have a comfortable, waterproof boot, with both good ankle support as well as a more rigid sole. The terrain on the Inca Trail is very un-even with a LOT of steps. Having the right support in your boot will be essential for a save and successful journey.
1). La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX
Our favorite trekking boot at the moment are the La Sportiva Trango GTX. We prefer a more rigid sole under foot and these boots do a great job. They are warm, lightweight and waterproof. Some of our Sherpa and Kilimanjaro guides wear these boots as well. Ian used these boots on four Kilimanjaro climbs this year along with three Everest Base Camp trips, and they are still in great condition for the same again next year. Not only would we suggest these boots for Machu Picchu treks, but also for Kilimanjaro climbs, Everest Base Camp treks and other treks around the world.
2). Salomon Quest 4D GTX
Another great option is the Salomon Quest 4D GTX Trekking boots. More and more people are using these trekking boots on a wide range of our trekking adventures around the world. They are comfortable, sturdy, waterproof and a very resilient trekking boot. We would recommend these boots for Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro, Inca Trail and a range of other treks.
3). Scarpa Kenesis
Ian has used the Scarpa Kenesis pro GTX trekking boots for a few years. They are a little heavier than other trekking boots but would work great for an Inca Trail Trek, especially in the colder months. If you maintain them well, you will have them for years. Scarpa are always re-inventing trekking boots and if they fit your foot correctly, then they may be the right boot for you. They work great and last a long time. We would also recommend these boots for a Kilimanjaro climb, Elbrus or other treks around the World.
4). Mammut Trovat
Ian has also used a range of Mammut trekking boots over the years. He really likes the Mammut Trovat guide High trekking boots. They are really durable, reliable and will last a long time. The high ankle support is great for the rocky terrain and stairs you will encounter and all around a great boot for the Inca Trail trek. All these boots will last a long time if you look after them well. These would be a great option for Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Annapurna Base Camp and more!
5). Meindl Vaccum
You could also consider using the Meindl Vaccum trekking boots. These are a good option for an Inca Trail trek, as well as a wide range of trekking peaks and multi-day trekking adventures. These are a very popular boot and we have a lot of people using these boots on all of our trekking trip. They are an excellent choice for mixed rocky terrain and long distance hiking.
The Best Trekking Boots for your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu
All of the boots that we have mentioned above would suit for a wide range of trips! We do not want you to have to purchase one boot for one trip, so make sure you have an idea of what your trekking goals are for the future when purchasing your boots. Any of these would be great for Everest Base Camp Treks and walking into Mera peak, Island peak, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro or any trekking trip that we offer.