Your belongings not necessary on your hike will be stored in your Cusco's hotel (alternatively in our office).
Please note: Each hotel/hostel in Cusco has a luggage storage free of charge!
You receive a small duffel bag for your Inca Trail at a pre-trek briefing mostly held at evening prior to the trek. The duffel bag accommodates up to 7 kg of your belongings and a sleeping bag. Our Porters will carry your things, camping equipment and food. The maximum weight allowed by Peruvian law to be carried by a Porter is 20 kg (this consists of 15 kg of load + 5 kg of Porter's personal items). Things excessing the maximum weight are carried by you unless you hire an Extra Porter. You should also bring a daypack to pack thing as water bottle, a camera, some extra clothes and sun protection cream as you will not have access to your backpack carried by the Porters during the days because Porters always go ahead the group.
Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During the third day (if sunny) and in Machu Picchu, convertible hiking pants are useful, as can be switched into shorts if necessary. Machu Picchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night. The rest of necessary implements are included in the “What we recommend that you bring” list.
Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.
The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes.