The packing list for the Inca Trail is the most difficult part, since you don’t know what to carry and what’s not; bellow you’ll find detailed info for Inca Trail packing list.

HERE’S A LOOK inside the Inca Trail pack. The idea is to cover everything you need for a trekking adventure, as well as mentioning some things you’re probably better off leaving at home.

This packing list is just a recommended guideline for your reference. Everything is optional for you to choose from.

Extra luggage can be left at your hotel or our office.
It’s best to leave all unnecessary valuables and jewelry at home.

Recommended things to take:

Baggage storage and load limits

During the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu your main luggage will be stored in Cuzco and you will receive a small duffle bag at your Inca Trail briefing (which will be held the evening before you start the trek) to pack clothes and sleeping bag for 3-4 days. Your team of porters will carry these bags together with the food and equipment for the trail. Please note that you will not have access to these items until the end of each day as the porters will always be ahead of the group.

You should therefore bring a day pack in which you can carry personal belongings such as your camera, water and sun screen etc. By Peruvian law the duffle bag must not weigh more than 5 kilograms (10lbs) which is to include your sleeping bag – this limit is set to protect the health of porters and animals. All bags will be weighed before being accepted. If you require more than 5 kilograms, it will then be your responsibility to carry the extra amount together with your day pack.

Packing List for Classic Inca Trail

Mini Pharmacy:


If you’re staying the night in Aguas Calientes:


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