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What to bring on a Hike?

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What to bring on a Hike?

1. Trekking shoes/hiking boots to walk on trails, Inca trails, mountains, glaciers, it is very important to wear hiking shoes that offer support, anti-slide, grid and shock absorption so that you can focus on a beautiful scenery of your trek and not on your feet. The shoes also should be waterproof and have got a cartage tongue and ankle cuffs that provide comfort and protection. Rubber sole as an impact 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 should take with you a 40-50 litres capacity backpack, etc. A backpack should provide an 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 also suitable to be waterproof with a compression strap and bottom to minimize a volume and help to stabilize your load.

3. Small rucksack to carry your personal items during daily travels when all your baggage is not necessary.

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

5. Jacket needs to be light, waterproof, windproog, especially 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 enable you to walk with ease providing you with support on each step. They should be light, compact, preferably made of aluminum alloy and have an antishock system that absorb impacts before they reach your hand wrists.

8. Sandals for a better comfort whilst at a campsite.

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

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

11. Sun cream or sun block

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

13. Insect repellent when in area with insect occurrence.

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

15. Flashlight/headlamp + batteries

16. Handkerchiefs 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 in Agua Calientes and 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. Passport

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