Peru Treks

Recommended Equipment List for Peru Treks

This is a basic packing list. These items are essential to ensure trekkers' comfort and safety.

  •  Day pack
  •  Broken-in comfortable hiking boots
  •  Rain gear (ponchos or full rain gear)
  •  Gloves
  •  Lightweight hiking pants or shorts (pants recommended)
  •  Breathable lightweight top-wear
  •  Comfortable shoes / flip-flops
  •  Cold weather jacket
  •  Long-sleeve fleece / sweater
  •  Wool hat
  •  Sport hat (baseball style or sombrero style outdoor hat)
  •  Headlamp
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Comfortable hiking socks (4 pairs at least)
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Insect repellent
  •  Bathing suit
  •  Casual mountain wear for evenings
  •  Photo/video cameras & chargers
  •  Trekking poles (mlp provides quality wooden walking sticks)
  •  Refillable water bottle
  •  Compact, light-weight binoculars


  • We appreciate no hard suitcases; soft-sided bags and /or backpacks (“soft” luggage) are recommended.
  • Sleeping bags are not required as the lodges provide ample bedding.
  • We provide a limited amount of hair-dryers at each lodge, due to limitations in energy supply and environmental concerns.


Travel Tips
When renting a car, inspect the vehicle with the sales rep and document with photos any dents, dings, or damages prior to leaving the rental company to avoid any back and forth on its return.
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