The Peru/Inca Trail Packing List by Andare’

Ready to head out for the adventure of a lifetime? We’re here to help with a comprehensive packing list that ensures you are well-prepared and ready to tackle this challenging trek. You should also refer to our Ultimate Packing List for Every Trip to cover the other destinations and needs of your trip.

Available for Rent During Your Trek Briefing (Payment only by Credit Card):
• Camping mattress/sleep mat (45 soles)
• Sleeping bag (45 soles)
• Walking poles (15 soles each (30 per pair))

To bring with you:


Binoculars (optional)
Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
Cash, credit and debit cards
Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) (men, women)
Ear plugs
First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen,  bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, (personally, I get a Cipro script from my Dr. every time I travel) for rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) You will want both a handheld flashlight and a headlamp
Fleece top/sweater (men/women) Footwear (men, women) We highly recommend purchasing Hoka brand trekking shoes-they are lightweight, yet have a durable and thick rubber sole that will protect you well along the stone pathway.
Hat (men, women)
Locks for bags
Long pants/jeans
Camelbak Water Reservoir
Outlet adapter
Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
Reusable water bottle (You will want both a water bottle and a water reservoir for your backpack)
Shirts/t-shirts (men/women)
Sleepwear (men/women)
Small travel towel
Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) you will need your own toilet paper on the trek
Watch and alarm clock
Waterproof backpack cover
Windproof rain jacket (men/women) Rain poncho
Portable charger SolarPortable charger
Hand sanitizer (required)
Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended) (men/women)
Pack liners to waterproof bags
Quick Dry Hat
Hiking socks (men/women) Recommend bringing at least 2 pr/day
Sleeping bag (Also available for rent)
Thermal base layer (men, women)
Travel pillow
Walking poles, rubber-tipped (Also available for rent)
Sandals/flip-flops (men/women)
Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) (men/women)
Sun hat/bandana (men/women)
Swimwear (men/women)
Waterproof phone case
Trail Snacks
Large Ziploc bags
Bathroom Assistance
Personal Wipes
Blister prevention
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