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Lares trek packing list!

Lares trek packing list!

For the most of the trekking routes in the Southern Andes of Peru, the recommended trek packing list is quiet similar (Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay trek, Ancascocha trek, Choquequirao trek, Ausangate trek or Rainbow Mountain trek). But in the particular case of Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, as you prepare for the hike we suggest you taking the following things:

  • Original passport is essential to check in to Machu Picchu, train company and the hotels
  • we recommend you bringing a day-pack with essential things (for your personal items, we provide you a duffle bag)
  • Warm sleeping bag  at least minus 10ºC (You can hire in Cusco)
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support highly recommended specially for wet season
  • Trekking poles: are very helpful for the uphill and downhill places on the hike. But are not allowed at Machu Picchu
  • Warm clothes, layers for variable change of temperatures especially at night
  • Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold weather conditions
  • Gloves, scarf , woolly socks, woolen hat for cold nights
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zip off to short pants for comfort
  • Flash light, head torch, extra batteries and Camera
  • Wear a Sun hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
  • Sun block hf 30+, and Sun glasses
  • Personal medical kit and Insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: a good rain jacket or rain ponchos are highly recommended for wet season
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
  • 2 liter water bottle to start the trek
  • Water purifying pills optional, since we provide boiled water
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs in Lares Valley
  • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc. in soles
  • Emergency money at least 500 extra soles recommended for treks longer the 3 days

Lares Valley Peru – Trek Options