Salkantay Trek Packing List

  • Very Important: Not forget to bring your original passport with you; it will be required to enter to the Machu Picchu citadel.
  • Sleeping bag for cold temperatures, because 3 first days are cold, specialty second day that we cross the Salkantay Pass. We rent good sleeping bags for cold temperatures -20 C or 0 F, by US$ 4 per day.
  • Waterproof waking boots, footwear need to be grippy and of good quality.
  • A plastic poncho is recommended, could rain during trip more during December, January, February, March (rain season), the cost is US$ 1.
  • Warm and light clothes, because the 3 first days use to be cold, by fourth and five days use to be warm.
  • Water bottle or canteens to have water with you during all trek, we will fill it any times that you want.
  • Flashlight with enough battery for all trek
  • A film or camera with enough batteries to record these memorable days
  • Hat or cap, the sun of the mountains is really strong, is recommended also a good sun cream protector higher factor 30
  • Insect repellent, we recommend minimum 20% DEET, at low land close to the rivers or creeks use to be mosquitos, are not dangerous but are annoying.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks such as: Energetic bars, cereal bars, chocolates, cereals with honey, fresh and dry fruit.
  • A towel and swimsuit if you decide to relax at the hot springs.
  • Money in cash in dollars or soles, for the last lunch, or any eventuality.
  • Walking sticks or poles preferably cover with rubber to care archaeological sites.
  • Student card in case that had have applied for a student discount.
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