We have put together a guide on the most important things to take with you on the Salkantay Trek. Remember that if you are carrying your own equipment you must pack as light as possible. Ask yourself if you really need to take each item, and if the answer is no, then leave it behind.

  • Original passport
  • Toilet Paper (one roll)
  • One bar of soap
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste
  • One small towel (you can hang it on your bag to dry)
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Any personal medications
  • Insect repellent (deet based products work best)
  • Warm jumper / coat
  • Gloves, scarf for the evening
  • Flip flops to use in the evening. (light and perfect at campsite)
  • Extra good quality walking socks
  • Waterproofs
  • Flash light and extra batteries
  • Comfortable hiking footwear
  • Two walking stickts, these can be rented or purchased in Cusco
  • Comfortable day bag / or good quality back-pack if you are carrying your own equipment
  • Standard small water bottles (plastic), take small ones they are easier to pack and carry than one large one.
  • Camera plus extra batteries

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