Pack all your essential camping equipment in advance if you are preparing to make the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Rather than lug heavy equipment from home, most hikers prefer to rent equipment from tour operators. Here are some essentials you could rent if you’re not bringing them from home.
A good quality sleeping bag is crucial; We recommend choosing a synthetic fabric model with a 20F/-5C rating, as it is easier to clean and more hygienic.
A good rest is essential when camping or hiking outdoors. That’s why it’s important to pack smart. Avoid bulky down sleeping bags that can be difficult to clean and uncomfortable to carry
Renting an inflatable sleeping pad adds the extra comfort needed for restful nights after long days on the trail.
When you hire a porter to carry additional equipment, they will provide you with a canvas backpack in which you will need to pack light and bring the following items:
Store these items in a lightweight dry bag to keep them dry in case of rain.
In addition to your camping gear, pack all of the following items in your day pack:
If applicable, documents such as your original passport and international student card are essential.
*Do not bring books, tablets, or heavy photographic equipment if you are not used to hiking or if it is your first time. These items will add weight to your pack, making it difficult to hike at high altitudes.
** If you need to carry additional equipment, it is necessary to hire an additional porter, in addition to informing us of this well in advance.