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

Notes:

  • 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
Try to pick up at least a few basic greetings, directional questions, and common curiosities in the native language(s) before you leave for your trip.
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