Packing List for the Salkantay Trek 2023

If you have already decided to do the Salkantay trek or have already booked a tour, this post will help you decide what to bring on this fantastic trek organized by Kondor Path Tours. As a tour guide on the Inca Trail for many years, I know what travelers need to bring to enjoy this trek.

The Salkantay Trek is the second most popular trek in Peru after the Inca Trail; it is a trekking route that does consider challenging but reaching Machu Picchu, you need to be prepared to face any obstacle during the trip. Preparing in advance for this trek is essential. It would be best if you regularly did short excursions before visiting Peru.

You need to know everything you need to carry for this Salkantay trek. You will bring a backpack that you will carry with you all the time. Then you will also have a duffel bag where you can put all your stuff up to 7 kilos. Your luggage should stay in Cusco at your hotel or the Kondor Path Tours office.

What to bring in your backpack

  • Original passport (to enter Machu Picchu)
  • Base layer
  • Trekking T-shirt
  • Wool jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Convertible trekking pants
  • Hiking socksWaterproof hiking shoes
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer for all outdoor restroom stops
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap and hand sanitizer
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Personal medications.
  • Small towel.
  • Insect repellent
  • Gloves
  • A scarf for the night.
  • Flip-flops to wear at the waterfalls and hot springs.
  • Good quality socks and underwear for walking
  • Plastic poncho
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Two walking sticks (Optional – can be rented or purchased in Cusco).
  • Good quality backpack.
  • Small standard plastic water bottles.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Water purification tablets/filters.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Money for any extras.
  • What to put in the duffel bags
  • Sleeping bag,
  • Hiking boots,
  • Sandals,
  • Six pairs of wool hiking socks
  • 04 pairs of light socks as well
  • More than 06 pairs of underwear
  • 02 or 03 pairs of hiking pants
  • 01 tracksuit
  • 05 sets of T-shirts
  • Tissues or wet wipes
  • Bathing suit
  • Trekking poles
  • Inflatable mattresses

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