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What to pack for the Salkantay Trek, the Inca Trail or other alternative treks to Machu Picchu?

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Most of the things that will be taken on the trek and Machu Picchu tour will be taken by your extra porter that Kenko Adventures service includes from the beginning of our trekking tour until the end. We recommend to carry the items listed below to our passengers, each one of these things are very important to enjoy your experience without any complications and and feel comfortable on the Salkantay Treks to Machu Picchu as well as in our alternative trek to Machu Picchu.


Original Passport (must be the one you used to book your tour).

Valid Green ISIC Card for students discount.

Day pack (not more than 25L, or you will need to check it for the Machu Picchu tour).

Cash (local money).

Camel back or water bottles at least 2 liters

Waterproof, lightweight hiking shoes/boots

Comfortable shoes for the campsite or flips flops

Sleeping bag (-10 degrees celsius) –it can be rented from us

Flashlight or Headlamps

Towel for hot shower.

3-4 fast dry shirts

1-2 long sleeve layers


2 hiking pants

2 pairs trekking Socks

Fresh undergarments for each day

Warm jacket for nights

Warm and waterproof gloves

Cap for the cold

Neck cover / head Band / Bandannas


Sun hat

Rain jacket

Rain pants

Trekking towel and quick drying

Toiletries: Toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, hand wipes, sunblock, chapstick, soap, shampoo. (for hot shower that is included in Kenko Adventures service)

Bug spray

First Aid: band aids, mole skin, Diamox, Tylenol, etc.

Personal medication


Extra memory car and batteries

Note: there are some things that are not mentioned here, that you want to know that is included in our service as camping equipment and trekking poles. For more information, contact us, please.


In conclusion, whether if you're preparing for a Salkantay trek, a Inca Trail tour or the Lares trek, you'll reach Machu Picchu by the end of your adventure, these routes require careful consideration of essentials like sturdy gear, appropriate clothing, and personal items. By packing smartly and efficiently, you can ensure a comfortable and memorable journey trough the breathtaking landscapes of the Peruvian Andes.

Let us know if you have any inquiries, we'll get in touch with you as soon as possible!

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