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What to Bring on the Hike?

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What to Bring on the Hike?

1. Trekking shoes/hiking boots to walk on Inca trails, mountains, glaciers, etc. It is very important to wear hiking shoes that offer support, anti-slide, grid and shock absorption so that you can focus on beautiful sceneries around and not on your feet. Also, the shoes should be waterproof and have got a cartage tongue and ankle cuffs providing comfort and protection. Rubber sole as anti-shock protection is also recommended.


2. Big backpack - For a 3-day trek, you should take a backpack with a capacity of 20-30 litres only. If you do a 4-day trek, then a 30-40 litres capacity backpack is recommended. For a 5-day hike, you need taking with you a 40-50 litres capacity backpack, etc. A backpack should provide easy access to everything necessary without much fuss so that it should have side pockets for small items accessible from outside, zippered internal pockets plus a main compartment to carry all your stuff. It is suitable to be waterproof with a compression strap and bottom to minimize a volume and help to stabilize your load as well.


3. Passport

4. Travel insurance (+ copies in case of lost).

5. Jacket needs to be light, waterproof, windproof, specially designed for adventure and preferably made of bright colours to make you visible from far.

6. Trekking trousers should be convertible (trousers - shorts), should have pockets of a big capacity as well as satisfy your comfort during weather changes. It is suitable to be made of resistant and waterproof fabrics.

7. Walking sticks/poles to enable you to walk with ease providing you with support on each step. They should be light, compact, preferably made of alluminum alloy and have an antishock system that absorbs impacts before they reach your hand wrists.

8. Sandals for better comfort whilst at a campsite.

9. Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights).

10. Hat or a cap as a protection against the sun, rain as well as cold.

11. Sunscreem or sunblock

12. After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body.

13. Insect repellent when in areas of insect occurrence.

14. Mobile phone/camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions).

15. Flashlight/headlamp + batteries.

16. Paper tissues and toilet paper.

17. Small towel and toiletries.

18. Sufficient reserve of underwear and extra socks.

19. Swimsuits when you pass through warm areas with lagoons, rivers, hot springs (e.g. Agua Calientes or Lares) or other water sources.

20. Snacks such as biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.

21. Bottled water and a water bottle to be refilled. Metallic (alternatively Nalgene) bottles are ideal.

22. Water-purifying tablets if you like to use water from streams along a trail.

23. Cash in a local currency

24. Small rucksack to carry your personal items during a day while your baggage is not necessary.

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