DAY 1: CUSCO CITY TOUR
Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. There, you will receive a short briefing with the rest of the morning being at your leisure to rest and acclimatize. We will pick you up from your hotel in the afternoon and start to visit the Imperial Cusco City, a living example of the mix of Andean and Spanish cultures. Continuing our journey visiting the Santo Domingo Convent built over the Koricancha, as well as the ancient Inca Palace and the main worship center of the Sun God. You will have time to enjoy these beautiful sights; proceeding to visit the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman with its military Inca architecture which dominates the city.
Finally, we go to the north east of the city to the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Afterwards, we take you back to your hotel in early evening to rest and then you can enjoy Cusco by night in one of the many terrific restaurants surrounding the Main Square of the Plaza de Armas.
- Accommodations: Maytaq Wasin or Waman Hotels 3*
- Accommodations: Costa del Sol Ramada, Casa Andina Private Collection or Novotel Hotels 4*
DAY 2: CUSCO- PISAC – MORAY- SALT MINES- OLLANTAYTAMBO
We will pick you up at your hotel at 7am, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac. We stop at Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary to see the native animals like the Condor, Llama, Alpaca and Puma. After this, we drive for 10 minutes up to the mirador of Taray to have a classic view of the Urubamba valley with crops dressing the mountains like a carpet. Onward, we drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where you can see the biggest Inca cemetery with more than 2,000 tombs. There, we can admire the incredible farming terraces carved into the mountain, explore the Inca tunnel and the religious area of this important citadel. Here, we will spend more than 2 hours, exploring the Inca city.
Then, we head back to the colourful market of Pisac, spend some time visiting it and then drive to Urubamba for lunch and on to the Pre-Inca Salt Mines and then to the archeological site of Moray. After a time to visit the Salt Mines and Moray, we finish our tour in Ollantaytambo. We explore the archeological site for 1.5 hours and admire the water fountains, the Sun Temple, the Incahuatana and the impressive storehouses. Finally, you stay in Ollantaytambo for the night.
- Accommodations: Tunupa Lodge, Iskay or Alberque Hotels (Hotels in Ollantaytambo)
- Accommodations: Pakaritampu Hotel (Hotel in Ollantaytambo)
- Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 3: OLLANTAYTAMBO – PISKACUCHO – WAYLLABAMBA
We pick you up at 7am at your hotel and travel by van, towards the 82 kilometer (start of the trail), with an opportunity to take breakfast on the way. Once at 82km, we cross the bridge to initiate our trek along the left bank of the Urubamba River that follows to the Northeast of the Urubamba valley. After three hours walking, we visit the first stunning Inca site of Llactapata (2,650m/8,747ft). Afterwards, we continue with our hike for 30 minutes to Tarayoc for lunch. We follow for two hours the Kusichaca valley to reach our first camp at Ayapata in the temperate green valley and small village of Wayllabamba (3,000m/9,900ft), where we will have a high tea, dinner and spend the night. During the day, we will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains such as Veronica (5,860m/19,337ft) a lush green valley and myriad of flora and fauna.
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea time – Dinner
- Accommodation: Camping facilities
- Distance: 12kms
- Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
DAY 4: WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PAQAYMAYU
Today is the toughest day of the trek. After a healthy breakfast, we start walking up a moderate hill for five hours through the cloud forest to reach the highest point of our trek, the Warmiwañusca pass or Dead Woman pass, located at (4,215m/13,907ft). From here, we may enjoy the spectacular views of different microclimates, magnificent mountains, beautiful green valley and myriad of flora and fauna. After time to enjoy this beautiful sight, we descend for two hours to our second camp at Chaquicocha (3,600m/11,877ft), where we have our lunch, high tea, dinner and spend the night.
- Meals: Breakfast – Water – Lunch – Afternoon Tea time & Dinner
- Accommodation: Camping facilities
- Distance: 11kms
- Difficulty: Moderate/challenge
DAY 5: PAQAYMAYU – CHAQ’ICOCHA – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAY WAYNA
Today is the longest day of our trek but interesting and the most beautiful as well. After a delicious breakfast, we walk uphill for one hour to the archaeological site of Runcurakay (3,800m/12,540ft) to explore it. Then, we ascend to the Runcurakay pass (3,977m/13,127ft); from here, we can enjoy the breathtaking surrounding mountains and stunning lakes. After time to enjoy all the beautiful sights we descend for one hour to next archaeological site of Sayacmarca (3,600m/11,877ft), then we walk 30 minutes to Chaquicocha for lunch. Afterwards, we continue through an easy path to the pass of Phuyupatamarca (3,650m/12,047ft); from here, we enjoy the spectacular views of Machu Picchu Mountain, a stunning Inca site, the Urubamba canyon and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Then, we descend through the cloud forest for three hours, all downstairs to the third camp at Wiñay Wayna (2,650m/8,747ft) where we spend the night
- Meals: Breakfast – Water – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time & Dinner
- Accommodation: Camping facilities
- Distance: 15kms
- Difficulty: Moderate
DAY 6: WIÑAY WAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
This day is the most expected of our trek. Waking up very early for breakfast and walking for one hour towards the Sun Gate (2,720m/8,977ft) where we can enjoy the first spectacular view of Machu Picchu in all its brilliance and majestic monumentality. Descending for an hour towards the wonder of the world: Machu Picchu (2,400m/7,920ft). Afterwards, we start a 3 hour guided tour visiting the temples, sundials, sun temple, cemeteries, enclosure, urban and agricultural sector and much more, with plenty of time for further exploring, taking photos and eventually climbing Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains. After exploring the lost city of the Incas ,we head back to Aguas Calientes and take our return Vistadome train at 4:43pm from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy Station with a private van connection to Cusco, arriving at your hotel in the evening around 8:45pm. (During rainy season, January through April, the train only runs to the Ollantaytambo station)
- Accommodation: Maytaq Wasin or Waman Hotels 3*
- Accommodation: Costa del Sol Ramada, Casa Andina Private Collection or Novotel Hotels 4*
- Meals: Breakfast and water
- Distance: 6kms
- Difficulty: Easy
DAY 7: CUSCO – ANDAHUAYLILLAS – RACCHI – LA RAYA – PUNO
We pick you up at your hotel at 6.30am to take you to the bus station (Turismo Meer or Inca Express). Both companies provide royal class service with an English-speaking tour guide and a waiter who is ready to assist you with hot and cold drinks on board. During the trip, you will stop to visit some Inca ruins, museums and the Andahuaylillas church, which is considered to be the Sistine Chapel of South America because of its amazing frescos. Then, we stop at the Racchi Inca ruins, which used to be a religious and resting place for Inca travelers. The next visit is at La Raya, the border between Cusco and Puno, where the most traditional animals of Peru can be seen, llamas and alpacas. In Pucara, we will visit a museum where it is possible to see some pre-Inca remains. Finally, by 5.30 pm we arrive in Puno city where our representative will pick you up to take you to your hotel.
- Meal: Breakfast – Lunch
- Accommodations: Casa Andina Classic Puno 3*
- Accommodations: Casa Andina Private Collection 4*
DAY 8: PUNO – UROS ISLANDS – AMANTANI ISLAND
After having breakfast in your hotel, the tour leader will pick you up to take you to the port of Puno. There, you will embark on a 30-minute boat ride until arriving at the floating islands. The locals will welcome you and show you the island and the products they weave. Then, we will have a 3-hour boat ride to get to the Amantani Island. At 2:30pm we arrive at our destination where our guide will introduce us to the local families who are going to share their homes with us. After lunch, we will hike for one hour up to the mountain called Pachataita (Mother Father). There, you will enjoy an amazing view of the sunset over the lake and a chance to relax and enjoy the fresh air. Afterwards, we will come back to your local home for dinner and then you will have the opportunity to dress in traditional clothes provided by the locals and go to the local school, where a party with them will take place.
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
- Accommodation: Basic Home Stay
DAY 9: AMANTANI ISLAND – TAQUILE ISLAND – PUNO
You will have an early breakfast with your local family and then take a two-hour boat ride to arrive at Taquile Island. The inhabitants still live according to their ancestral traditions and dress with gorgeous colored traditional ropes. They are also famous for the magnificent weavings that the men do not the women. You will have some time to learn about ancestral farming techniques and try to use a few Inca tools. We will have lunch in a typical restaurant and take the boat back to Puno and your hotel for the end of the Tour.
- Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
- Accommodations: Casa Andina Classic Puno 3*
- Accommodations: Casa Andina Private Collection 4*
Day 10: DEPARTURE FROM PUNO
After having breakfast at the hotel, enjoy your remaining time in Puno, then in the late morning or afternoon we will drop off at the airport in Juliaca to take your plane back to Lima or bus station in Puno.
- Meal: Breakfast
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel
- Pick up at your hotel for the tours and for the trek departure
- Private transportation
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- 2 person Igloo tents (large and comfortable)
- Thick foam mattress
- English speaking professional guide experienced in mountains
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
- First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
- Porter to carry tents, food, cooking equipment
- Extra porter for your things, it means you will need only a day backpack to carry the things that you will be using along the day!
- Hot water for washing purposes
- Boiled water to fill in your bottles
- Vistadome Train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy station and private transport to Cusco except in rainy season the train only runs to the Ollantaytambo station)
- Admission Ticket to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex
- Private guided tour and entrances to the archeological sites
- Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Dining and cooking tents with tables and chairs
- Chef, cooking equipment and kitchen tent
- Rain Ponchos
- Taxes (18%)
- Tea time
- Day pack rain covers
- Transfer to Airport in Juliaca
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
- Sleeping bag (minus 8 ºC) –$20 USD
- Air Mattress –$20 USD
- Walking Poles –$15 USD
- Wayna Picchu Mountain –$75 USD
- Machu Picchu Mountain –$70 USD
- Energy snacks – chocolate bars, dried fruits (recommended)
- Lunch and Dinner on the last day
- OPTIONAL UPGRADES for hotels to 4**** or more
- Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters of SAM TRAVEL PERU
- Single Supplement -$50 USD per night for solo travelers
This unique trekking package can leave on any date, as long as we have a minimum of 2 participants.
Price:$1,167 USD per person Vistadome Train without hotels
Price:$1,407 USD per person Vistadome Train 5 nights 3* hotels
Price:$1,667 USD per person Vistadome Train 5 nights 4* hotels
***Deposit for 3* hotels is $316 USD per person and for 4* or 5* hotels $525 USD per person
***This price includes the extra porter who will carry your belongings up to 7 kgs, we will provide you a duffle bag, to put your things.
***We provide large Eureka 4 man tents for each 2 trekkers.
- 18 to 25 years old:$30 USD. Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card at booking is required & government approval for discount.
- Under 18 years old:$30 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Under 11 years old:$40 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
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- Sleeping bag (minus 8 ºC) –$20 USD
- Air Mattress –$20 USD
- Walking Poles –$15 USD
- Machu Picchu Mountain –$75 USD
- Huayna Picchu Mt –$70 USD
- Personal Tent –$30 USD
- Single Supplement –$50 USD per night for single travelers 3*
- Single Supplement –$100 USD per night for single travelers 4*
- Upgrade to 4 or 5 star hotels
ADDED VALUES FOR FREE
- Transfer – from the Airport to Hotel (Cusco Only)
- Duffel Bag and Trash Bags – included in the trekking price
- Extra Porter is included in the price, the porter will carry your belongings up to 7 kgs /14p like sleeping bag, mattress, clothes etc.
- Boiled Water is included along the Inca Trail
- Oxygen Tank will be available along the trek
- Emergency Horse is included in the price
- Small Pillow
- Plastic Rain Poncho made by SAM Travel Peru is included
WHY CHOOSE SAM TRAVEL
SAM Travel Peru is a family owned travel agency and a local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. SAM Travel Peru is a 1oo% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders.
Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE.
We take pride in having a reputation as being a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We ensure they are supported financially by offering them a fair salary. We are proud of our team without them , we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.
SAM Travel Peru knows how important it is to trust in a reliable honest operator to create your adventure of a lifetime while in Peru. Check out our reviews and certificates of excellence on, TRIPADVISOR for yourself! Also we are highly recommended on Conde Nast Travelers, Lonely Planet and by many blogs like: Salkantay/Inka Trail ! July 14th to 20th 2016 Trek de Lares 4 hours, “It’s the journey, not the destination…”, Lares Pass – Day 3, Trekking in the Sacred Valley, Alli and Ellie hike to Machu Picchu
In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers, we at SAM Travel Peru have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
OUR TOP TOUR GUIDES
We are proud of our guides! Highly professional, speaking fluent English, very knowledgeable and passionate for Incan heritage and history. Our guides are dedicated to steady personal development, learning to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories in Incan and Andean culture. Fun loving, great sportsmen and well – educated crew, as well as, holding degrees in one of the following: Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.
HOT SHOWER AT THE THIRD CAMPSITE:
What a luxury to take a hot shower after 3 days of long hiking at Wiñay wayna, the third camp site on the Inca Trail! Then, enjoy the guided tour of this beautiful Inca City of Wiñay wayna. Afterwards, taking time to explore on your own later. For SAM Travel Peru little things make a big difference.
Our team (Guides, Cooks, Porters, Cowboys) and Our equipment are what really makes SAM Travel Peru stand out from all of our competitors…. For all our adventurous hikes we include the following items:
- OUR TENTS: Enjoy a good night sleep in our 4 season EUREKA Timberline tents. All our tents are 4 man tents, ONLY 2 will sleep in them, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bags. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking sticks so you don’t have to bring in dirt.
- OUR THICK FOAM MATTS: They are included to separate and insulate you from the ground. Additional AIR MATTRESSES can be rented for $20 USD.
- OUR KITCHEN & DINING TENTS: The dining tent is used as our meeting room at meal times. This is a great time to sit back relax and catch up for a chat.
- OUR TABLES & CHAIRS: The interior of the dining room includes tables and chairs with two doors on each side, adapting to the day’s weather.
- DUFFEL BAGS: Will be provided at briefing time the night before the trek.
- MORE: Pillows, backpack, rain covers, survivor t-shirts, hot shower and bio chemical toilet are all provided on the trek.
OUR SOCIAL PROJECTS
SAM Travel Peru has always believed that we should give back to the communities we pass through on our treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment in responsible tourism, we socially support and employee from these communities.
SAM Travel Peru is proud to be able to support these beautiful people, not only in hiring them for work but to bring things back to grassroots, to share in their home and families. This makes us happy to have a holistic approach with our highland employees and their families!
Please read carefully the following information as it will help you answer all of your questions about our services and the trek to Machu Picchu
ARRIVAL TO CUSCO
You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel, please ensure that you inform us of your full flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek. Look out for our representative holding an orange board SAM Travel Peru at the arrival terminal. You must exit the terminal in order to find our representative (they cannot enter inside).
It will take place the night before the tour at 6pm in our office which is located at Calle Santa Teresa Nº383 ; 303 (second floor), we are next to SUBWAY restaurant.
CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE?
Of course! During your tour or trek your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are for free.
HOW TO BOOK!
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase an Inca Trail permit without the following information:
- Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):
- Passport number
- D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
SECOND, we require a deposit of $211.00 USD per person in order to purchase a permit for the Classic Inca Trail Machu Picchu. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.
WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?
It would be greatly appreciated if you pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many ATMs within the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR THE STUDENT DISCOUNT?
- According to Peruvian Law, you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need student cards). For example: if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.
- All students from 11 to 17 years, the discount is $30.
- For children from the age of 2 to 11 the discount is $40.
- For children from the age of 0 to 2 are free.
- All students must provide a copy of their passport at the time of their booking to get the student discount.
- Send us a copy at email@example.com
MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?
Unfortunately the answer is No. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date after the ticket has been bought. Tickets are also not transferable nor refundable. If you cancel your package, the deposit is not refundable at all!
DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT?
Yes! You have to bring your original passport and it is very important that it is the same passport number you sent to us to book your package for classic Inca Trail Machu Picchu permit, entrances & other reservations. In case you are renewing your passport, go ahead and send us your old number to secure your permit, and we can change it when you get your new passport number. Please send the new passport number as soon as possible.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?
The weather is very unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee. We recommend to always dress in layers as it is more easier to adjust to the different climates.
WHAT ABOUT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
In general, if you excerise regularly and spend a couple of days in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, you will be able to acclimate normally. It usually take between 24 hours to 2 days.
The recommended remedies for altitude sickness is WATER, COCA TEA and OXYGEN IF NEEDED; our guides are trained to treat you for Altitude Sickness. For more detailed information on Altitude Sickness click this link: Altitude Sickness.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE PER GROUP?
The maximum group size is 8 persons. Our groups are between 2-6 persons. Sam Travel Peru specializes in SMALL and PRIVATE groups and provides personalized service
HOW MANY COOKS/PORTERS FOR THE GROUP?
You will have 1 cook per group. The number of porters depends of the size of the group. For a group of 2 trekkers, there will have 4 porters, 4 trekkers will have 6 porters, 6 trekkers will have 9 porters, 8 trekkers will have 12 porters.
DUFFEL BAG AND SMALL BACK PACK
The evening before you start your Classic Inca Trail Machu Picchu trek, you will be given a SMALL DUFFEL BAG to pack your clothes for the next four days. Your weight allowance is up to 7kg/15lbs. Your team of porters will carry your duffel bag for you, together with the food and camping gear. It’s important to be aware that you will not have access to your items in the duffel bag until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group. During the trek, you need a day backpack big enough to carry your personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, your camera, sunscreen, snacks, water, etc. A 30 to 50L backpack is sufficient.
IS THE TREK DIFFICULT, DO I NEED TO BE FIT?
The Classic Inca Trail Machu Picchu is a 42km (24.4 mile) hike through the Andes in the Cusco region. The maximum altitude reached is 4,217m/13,907ft. On the second day of the trek we climb two mountains. The Trail is a fairly difficult trek and you should be well prepared and healthy prior to starting it. You have to be moderately fit and take regular exercise.
In preparation: try walking 15kms in a day or go to the fitness club in the months leading up to the trek. It is also important to be well acclimatised to the altitude. Try to spend at least 2 or 3 days in Cusco (3,350m/11,047ft) prior to starting the trek.
WHAT ABOUT TOILETS ON THE TREK?
It has been highlighted by most of our clients, especially by female trekkers, who want a private, clean and sanitary toilet!! SAM Travel Peru toilet facilities have an individual tent and a “camping toilet with a seat.” Check out the picture, which illustrates how we set up our camping toilet on the trek by using this link: picture of toilet tent. Our toilet is always set up a comfortable distance from our campsite. At night if you need to use the toilet it is readily accessible and clean, unlike the dirty facilities supplied by the government.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM UNABLE TO FINISH THE TRAIL?
In the scenario, that you are unable to finish the trek due to a health reasons, Sam Travel Peru will assist you to the nearest town for help with transportation. We always carry oxygen on the trek for any respiratory problems. In extreme cases, a helicopter pick up can be arranged at your own expense. (Travel insurance required). There are no refunds in the unlikely situation that you are unable to finish the trek.
Generally, those who have to be assisted off the trail are taken to Ollantaytambo and if they recover quickly they continue the journey to Aguas Calientes (cost incurred by trekker) and visit Machu Picchu according to the original plan.
ARE WE DROPPED AT OUR HOTEL?
Absolutely! Included in our packages is dropping you off at your hotel on the return from your trek or tour. If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you there too!
If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the trek, we wil pick you up there.
AT WHAT TIME IS THE TRAIN’S DEPARTURE?
It will depend on the train availability but the idea is to give you as much time as possible in Machu Picchu and enjoy the amazing views on the way back to Cusco from the train. Therefore, you will take the train at 4:22pm. With this train schedule, you will have more than 9 hours to enjoy Machu Picchu
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary to you, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the trek. It inspires excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many SAM Travel Peru destinations. Of course, you are free to tip more or less as you feel, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
ARE YOU SUSTAINABLE?
Yes, we are a local, sustainable & responsible tourism operator for that we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people.
Packing check list
WHAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE WITH YOU?
- Original Passport (it has to be the same you have used for booking your trek)
- Valid university card (if you booked as a student)
- Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
- Water storage: 2-3L (Camelbaks are encouraged)
- Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
- Sleeping bag (can be rented from SAM Travel)
- Headlamp: essential
- Toilet paper
WHAT TO PUT IN THE DUFFEL BAG
As a Direct Local Tour operator we provide you with a duffel bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress and extra clothing.
- 2 t-shirts
- 2 hiking pants at least
- 4 sets of undergarments
- 3 sets of hiking socks
- Couple Fleece/ Thermals
- Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º C
- Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
- Comfortable shoes for camp
- Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger
- Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash
- Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek
- Large plastic bags will be provided at the office — Please ask for them
- Sleeping bag: It has to be at least -15ºC – This can be rented from us for $20 USD
- Face moisturizer
- Hand Sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Personal medications
- First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc
WHAT TO PUT IN THE DAY BACKPACK
We highly recommend a small backpack 30 to 40L for hiking in the day. A big backpack will not be allowed into Machu Picchu. The remainder of your belongings will be in your duffel bag at camp.
- Water: Please supply your own water until the first lunch spot, then we will provide you with cold boiled water at every meal time. Please bring your canteens
- Sun Hat
- Headlamp: essential
- Wool Hat
- Rain gear
- Coca leaves
- Rain plastic poncho (provided by SAM)
- Hand sanitizer
- Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
- Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips