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7 Day Trek Along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Land only)

  Peru, Lima, Cusco, Inca trail, Machu Picchu...

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There’s an only place in the world that has it all, magic, history, nature and culture composed of the four elements that forges the spirit of the earth, and sun. A land where the gods are hidden in mountains and stones; where the sons and daughters of the sun are dressed with gold and mortals with scissor hands dance all day...
A ancient and mysterious culture chosen by gods. The inca trail trek...

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Accommodation:

Hotel: 3 nights

Campsite: 3 nights

Requirement: 2 participants as minimum

Transportation:

Bus: Yes

Train: Yes

Countries:

Peru

Highlights

Inca Trail Price Includes:

  1. All pick-ups from the airport to the hotel and vice versa
  2. All hotel accommodations (Casa Andina Cusco classic or similar standard hotels)
  3. All breakfasts are included with the accommodations

Inca trail 4 days includes the following:

  1. Entrances to the Inca trail trek
  2. Entrances to Machu Picchu
  3. Professional bilingual tour guide.
  4. Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 people or more)
  5. Bus to KM 82.
  6. Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  7. Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  8. Bus from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco (on day 6)
  9. Water (You will only need water for the first morning then we will provide you hot or cold boiled water).
  10. 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day.
  11. Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  12. Professional chef.
  13. 4-man tent (per 2 people).
  14. Foam sleeping mattresses.
  15. Porters: They carry cooking and camping equipment (INCLUDING FOAM MATTRESSES AND CAMPING TENTS).
  16. Oxygen bottles.
  17. First aid kit.

VEGETARIAN OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT NO EXTRA COST IN THE INCA TRAIL TREK!!!
NOTE: EACH HIKER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO CARRY THEIR OWN PERSONAL BELONGINGS, SLEEPING BAGS OR ANY EXTRA RENTALS ON THE INCA TRAIL TREK.

Itinerary

  • After you arrive in Cusco, a representative of Valencia Travel Cusco will be waiting for you. We will pick you up in our private transportation and take you to your hotel, where you will spend the night. You will have a whole day to relax and enjoy the beauty Cusco has to offer. You will stay in this hotel or one of similar standard to this one:

    http://www.casa-andina.com/classic-cuzco-san-blas/

    IMPORTANT:: Check-in is around 12:00pm and check-out is around 10:00am. (Early check-in is possible for an additional charge).

    Optional: Cusco City tour (Not Include)
    We will pick you up at 2:00pm from your hotel to start the tour and visiting the following places.

    • The Koricancha: Temple of the sun.
    • The Cathedral: Marvel of the religious art.
    • Sacsayhuaman: a majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons.
    • Q´enqo:(Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth.
    • Puca pucara:(reddish place) that was used as a military control center.
    • Tambomachay:(Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.

    Ending around 6:30pm, we will drop you off back to your hotel.

  • OPTION 1. – HALF DAY CITY TOUR

    We will pick you up around 2:00pm at the start the tour. The places we will visit are:

    • The main cathedral (Plaza de Armas)
    • Qoricancha (The temple of the sun)
    • Four archeological sites, which include: Sacsayhuaman, Q´enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.

    The tour ends at around 6:00pm, after which, we drop you off at your hotel. Meals are not included on this tour but we are always happy to offer suggestions. We do offer an optional buffet dinner with a folkloric show at an additional $24 USD per person.

    OPTION 2. - FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY

    You will have breakfast (which is included) and picked up from your hotel around 8:15am. This will be a full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley, visiting the colorful native market in the town of Pisac. Where you can appreciate the mixture of colors, traditions, have an opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Pisac is located at the entrance of the Sacred Valley. The valley is approximately 31km/19miles from Cusco and at an altitude of 2,970m/9,700 ft. After Pisac, we will go to Urubamba, where we will have a delicious lunch buffet at Tunupa restaurant. We continue our journey to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town in the South American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their canals, have not changed much from the time of the Incan Empire. They display their ancestral inheritance and will give you a feeling of what it was like to live during that time. Our last stop in our journey will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow! Its main attraction in tourism is its colorful Sunday market, which is less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. Our journey ends, returning you to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco around 6:30 pm. The night is free for you to eat in any restaurant of your choice; although we always have plenty of suggestions available should you require them.

  • The total distance to be covered on day 3 in the Inca Trail is approximately 12km (5 to 6 hours). We will pick you up from your hotel around 4:00 or 4:30am (the exact time is confirmed at the briefing) and travel by bus to Piskacucho (which is called kilometer 82), this is where the trail begins. There will be a breakfast stop in Ollantaytambo (6:30-7am) to load up on energy! Breakfast is not included in the trip. Upon arrival at kilometer 82 (around 8:30am), you will have some time to organize yourselves (use of the restrooms, applying sunscreen, insect repellents, and more). Arriving at the trail's first control point, you will have to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) your student card. The start of the trail (2720m/8923ft), we cross the Vilcanota River and follow it to the right. The first day is relatively easy (a warm-up along the Incan flat terrain) you will have great views of an Incan Fortress (Huillca Raccay), the vast and incredible Incan site of Llactapata (officially called Patallacta), the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle, the Andes along with views of the beautiful snow-capped peak of W'akay Willca (5860m/19225ft), known in books as Veronica. Our first campsite called Ayapata, is located in the small village of Wayllabamba (3000m/9842ft) in the temperate green valley of the same name. Temperatures at night are usually around 5ºC (depending on the month).

  • The total distance to be covered on day 4 in the Inca Trail is approximately 16km (8 to 9 hours). Upon waking up at 5 (or 5:30am) and breakfast, we will start a steep ascent towards the highest pass along the Inca Trail called the Abra de Warrmihuañusca or Dead Woman's Pass (4200m/13779ft). On our way up to the pass, you will see lots of hummingbirds among other species of birds. We will also have time to appreciate an incredible variety of native plants and trees such as the Polylepis or Q'ueuña trees, which grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650m/11972ft. You will feel a real sense of achievement upon reaching the top! After a rest at the top, we will begin our descent to the lunch stop, which is located at Pacaymayu (3550m/11646ft). After lunch, we shall begin our second two-hour steep climb towards Runkuraqay pass (almost 4000m). We arrive to our campsite around 5pm. Temperatures at this campsite can be around 4ºC during the night!

  • The total distance to be covered on day 5 in the Inca Trail is 10km (approximately 5 hours). This is the most impressive day (in our opinion) so just keep thinking of that on the ascent on day 4! We wake up for breakfast around 6am to start the day with a gentle climb and visit the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca(meaning Town in the Clouds) while reaching the third highest point along the trail (3680m). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular! The Incan site of Phuyupatamarca is located a few minutes by walking from the third pass and after visiting this point. We continue walking through the cloud forest and the impressive agricultural Incan site of Intipata until we arrive to our third campsite Wiñay Wayna (2680m/8792ft). On this day, we will only walk about 4 to 5 hours and arrive at our campsite by lunchtime! A short distance from our campsite is an Incan site of the same name Wiñay Wayna(meaning Forever Young). Even if you are tired after the day's trek, don't miss out on visiting one of the most impressive sites along the trail. Temperatures during the night are around 12º C.

  • The total distance to be covered on day 6 in the Inca Trail is 5km (approximately 2 hours).

    We leave our last campsite at about 5:30am on the final day of our journey (breakfast will be around 3:30-4:00am). It’s an early start in order to get to Inti Punku otherwise known as the Sun gate (2730m/8792ft) before sunrise. This is the place where you will have your first dramatic view of Machu Picchu (2400m/7873ft) with the sun rising over it! After some time there, we will walk down the last part of the trail to a spot where you can take the classic picture postcard shot of this ancient citadel. Finally, we will visit Machu Picchu! Your tour guide will give you a walking tour (2 hours) and after this, you can explore the mysterious citadel by yourself. You will meet your tour guide in Aguas Calientes (the small town that hosts the citadel of Machu Picchu)! You can reach this town by bus or foot(which is approximately 2 hours) have lunch and be given your train tickets back to Cusco. The train takes you as far as Ollantaytambo and then a bus will take you the rest of the way to Cusco. Your train leaves Aguas Calientes in the afternoon so you need to be at the train station 30 minutes early ahead of time (your tour guide will tell you the exact times). In Ollantaytambo, you will have a bus waiting for you to return to Cusco. A representative of Valencia Travel Cusco will be waiting for you, when you arrive to Cusco to take you to Hotel Casa Andina Cusco, where you will spend the night.

  • After having breakfast in the hotel, we will pick you up and take you to the airport in order to catch your plane.

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Trip Preparation & F.A.Qs:

Tips to know before you go to the Inca Trail

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind.
Please review the following information before your departure to the Inca Trail to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

  • Know Before You Go

    Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

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    Passports and Visas

    It is each traveller's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry to Peru and a visa if required.

    Passengers requiring visas, whether obtained in advance or locally upon arrival, should ensure that their passport has unstamped visa pages.

    Passport information must be submitted to Valencia Travel Cusco at least 30 days prior to departure. This information is necessary to issue Machu Picchu train tickets.

     

    Trip Preparation

    A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas and driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal IDs and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. If you lose the originals while travelling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage. Airplane pressure can cause similar pressure in your body, most notably in ears, as well as liquid tubes and bottles. Your physician can suggest medication for decongestion. As for the liquid containers, we suggest that you squeeze out excess air from those containers and place into Ziploc bags to catch any leaks.

    Cell Phones and Calling Cards

    You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. U.S. service is dominated by the CDMA technology standard, while most of the world uses the incompatible GSM standard. Some U.S. providers do offer GSM, but you may incur high international roaming fees. With GSM, however, you can often choose to have your phone unlocked and then add a local SIM card for lower fees. If you can access the Internet as you travel, you can take advantage of email or a Skype Internet telephone (VOIP) account for the best value. Alternatively, you may investigate renting a cell phone before you leave or buying an inexpensive phone locally.

    When calling the U.S. from a Peru, you may also use a prepaid calling card; normally, the only additional charge (besides the prepaid long distance charges) is a local fee of a few cents and possibly a connection fee if you are using your card at your hotel. It is best to check with the hotel's reception desk prior to making phone calls to avoid unexpected charges.

    Wireless Internet Access

    Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the Internet via wireless networks. Passengers requiring Internet access can often locate free WiFi hotspots such as libraries or coffee shops.

    Staying Healthy While Traveling

    All travellers should familiarize themselves with local conditions, such as high altitude or required immunizations, which could affect their health. We recommend you consult with your personal health-care provider, the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) and/or the World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/en/) for their recommendations.

    There are several easy steps you can take to stay healthy while traveling which may help prevent contracting an illness while away from home.
    Watch what you eat. Try new foods in modest quantities, and depending upon your destination, you may want to avoid street foods, salad bars, raw vegetables and fruits, unless they have thick peels like bananas or grapefruit.

    Stay hydrated. Drink bottled water and avoid consuming ice cubes made with tap water.
    If you have allergies to foods, medications or insect bites, or have any other unique medical issues, consider a medical alert bracelet and/or a physician's note detailing required treatment should you become ill.

    Wash your hands regularly and carry hand sanitizer.

    Where appropriate, pack sunscreen and insect repellent (for both active and warm destinations).

    You may also want to bring a small first-aid kit with band aids, antibiotic cream, pain killers, bug bite cream, digestive aids like antidiarrheal or anti-bloat medications, antacids, and cold medicine. This is in addition to any prescription medications to last for the entire trip.

    Climate & Clothing

    In Peru, the sun is strong, particularly in higher altitudes. Please, bring a sun hat that has a circular brim all the way around (not a baseball cap) and sunscreen. Bring comfortable, cushioned walking shoes for the hard cobblestone streets, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket. Remember that during your trip, you will be travelling between regions and will need to be prepared for all weather conditions. Winter months (May through October) are cold. During those periods, you will need a warm jacket, gloves, a hat and a scarf.

    The highland regions of Peru (Cuzco, Puno, Urubamba and Machu Picchu) have a dry temperate climate that also experience two distinct seasons. The dry season (May through October) consists of sunny days and cold nights with very little rain. The rainy season in the highlands runs from December to March. Temperatures can change drastically during the day in this region, sometimes varying as widely as highs around 65°F and lows of 35°F during the same day.


    IMPORTANT
    Peru Average Temperatures


    City

     

    Jan

    Feb

    Mar

    Apr

    May

    Jun

    Jul

    Aug

    Sep

    Oct

    Nov

    Dec

    Lima

    Low

    68

    70

    70

    67

    63

    61

    61

    61

    59

    61

    63

    67

    High

    79

    81

    81

    76

    72

    70

    67

    67

    67

    70

    72

    76

    Urubamba

    Low

    46

    46

    46

    43

    39

    36

    34

    37

    41

    45

    45

    46

    High

    68

    68

    68

    70

    70

    68

    68

    70

    70

    72

    72

    70

    Cuzco

    Low

    43

    43

    43

    41

    36

    32

    32

    36

    40

    41

    43

    43

    High

    65

    65

    67

    67

    67

    67

    67

    67

    68

    70

    70

    70

    Puno

    Low

    39

    38

    38

    34

    29

    25

    21

    25

    30

    34

    37

    38

    High

    61

    61

    61

    63

    61

    61

    61

    61

    63

    65

    63

    63

    Aguas Calientes

    Low

    45

    45

    42

    41

    37

    34

    32

    36

    39

    43

    43

    45

    High

    66

    66

    66

    68

    68

    66

    66

    68

    68

    70

    70

    70

    Book & Film Recommendations

    Many of our guests enjoy reading about their destination, either in advance of their trip or while travelling, as a way of adding context to their visit. Whether reading a traditional guidebook, learning about the history and culture, or simply enjoying a fictional novel set in the destination, a good book can add greatly to your experience. Similarly, a good movie set in your destination helps set the mood before you travel. We asked our tour managers and staff to recommend books and films that past guests may have enjoyed. The following list does not constitute an endorsement of any authors, books or movies; it is merely a collection of guests' recommendations.

    Books

    Machu Picchu:
    Lost City of the Incas by Hiram Bingham (1948)
    Machu Picchu Sacred Center by Johan Reinhard (2007)
    Turn Right At Machu Picchu by Mark Adams (2011)
    Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas by Richard L Burg (2008)
    Incas: Book 3: The Light of Machu Picchu by A.B. Daniel (2003)
    The Steamer Trunk Adventures #2: The Ghosts of Machu Picchu by R.M. Garcia (2006)

    General Peruvian Life / Exploration:
    The Peru Readers by Orin Starn, Carlos Ivan Degregory, and Robin Kirk (2005)
    The Art of Peruvian Cuisine by Tony Custer (2003)
    Eight Feet in the Andes: Travels with a Mule in Unknown Peru by Dervla Murphy (2003)
    Conversation in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa (1975)
    Aunt Julia & the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa (1977)
    The White Rock - An exploration of the Incas heartland by Hugh Thomson (2001)

    Incas:
    The Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming (1970, reprint 2003)
    Narrative of the Incas by Juan de Betanzos (originally from 1550s, not discovered and published until 1980s)
    The Secret of the Incas by William Sullivan (1997)
    Incas: Books 1&2 by A.B. Daniel (2002-2003)

    Other Archaeology/sites:
    Lost Tomb of Viracocha by Maurice Cotterell (2001)
    Temple by Matthew Reilly (2002)

    Movies:
    The Secret of the Incas (1957)
    The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
    The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
    Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).

     

  • About Your Flights

    Airline Seat Assignments

    As a courtesy service, airline seat assignments are requested on your behalf and, when available, are displayed in order of passenger number. Assignments reflect the best available seats at the time of booking. Some airlines and/or fare types do not allow for pre-seating and require this be done at airport check-in only; in which case the display shows "N/A". Seats are subject to change by your airline(s) including, for example, when there is a schedule change or equipment change after your initial booking; this may cause seat assignments to be changed or even cancelled. In the event that you change seat assignments directly with your airline, changes will not be reflected on this display. At the time that Valencia Travel Cusco documents are issued, the currently assigned seats will be listed based on the assignments stored in your airline reservation at that time. Should you have questions regarding your assignments, please email us at the following: info@valenciatravelcusco.com.

    Luggage

    Although luggage sizes are now fairly standard, each airline does have specific requirements based upon the route and aircraft size.
    Valencia Travel Cusco land tour packages allow for one piece of luggage per person plus a carry-on bag. Valencia Travel Cusco is not responsible for loss or damage to luggage and personal belongings. Therefore, you must report any loss or damage items immediately at the time of the incident and obtain a written report from the local authority for submission to your insurance provider. Avoid placing valuables in your checked luggage. If your luggage is lost or damaged by the airlines, a baggage claim form must be filed with the carrier before leaving the airport. Any cost to retrieve luggage will be your responsibility and you should retain receipts to submit to your insurance provider.

    Code-share Flights

    If your flight itinerary displays a flight as "Operated By" another carrier, you should check-in at the desk of the "Operated By" airline. When you arrive at the airport, check the airport monitors for updated check-in desk listings.

    Airline Flights

    Please check in at least three to four hours prior to the scheduled departure time for international flights and two hours prior for domestic flights. Many airlines do not permit check-in less than one hour prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Passengers connecting from another point within the USA should check their luggage through to their final destination. Although problems with lost luggage have been minimal, it is a possibility. Certain carriers do not allow baggage "interlining," and luggage must be checked separately for each flight. When you check your luggage, please verify where your luggage is being sent. If you are connecting from a domestic flight that is delayed for any reason, causing you to miss your international flight, ask the airline for assistance in getting you to your destination. Since all airline tickets are issued on special fares that carry restrictions and penalties if changed, you must hold the airlines responsible for making alternate arrangements on your behalf, as Valencia Travel Cusco has no authority or control over airline activities and policies. Do not leave the airline check-in desk until an alternative itinerary has been confirmed.

    The Transportation and Safety Administration

    The (TSA) has increased security measures drastically since September 11, 2001. Plan to arrive no fewer than two hours prior to a domestic flight and three to four hours prior to an international flight. Check the TSA website www.tsa.gov for the current list of acceptable items you may bring on a plane before packing.

    About Business Class Airfares
    Business Class service may not be available on all flights or aircraft types, and therefore some flights within an itinerary may not include Business Class seating. This includes, for example, some US domestic connections and/or short haul flights abroad. When Business Class service is not available, you will be accommodated in the best alternative class of service and seating. Please check your operating airline to determine the extra services you may receive in Business Class.

    Peru Domestic Flights
    The airline tickets enclosed are for your international flights to/from Lima (provided that you purchased them from Valencia Travel Cusco). If tickets for your flights within Peru are not enclosed, you will receive your tickets (for example, Lima to Cuzco and vice versa) once you arrive in Peru. Please note that you may only bring a total of up to 50lbs of luggage per person on flights within Peru. This weight restriction may differ from your international carrier's and is subject to change.
    A passport or picture ID is required to board all flights in Peru.

    Frequent Flier Programs

    Passengers are responsible to contact their airline directly regarding mileage eligibility and accrual. Airline frequent flier programs determine whether to award miles in part or total based on their own rules, which are updated frequently. Some discounted or promotional airfares as well as some code-share flights are not eligible for mileage accrual.

     

  • Important Information
    Inca Trail Tipping:
    Most clients ask about tipping at the end of their trek on the Inca Trail with Valencia. Tipping is of course 100% voluntary and it should only be done if you feel that your guide, porters and chefs have done an amazing job for you. Of course, we hope every trip we lead is a lifetime experience. If you choose to give a tip, we have some general guidelines on how much to give.
    Generally in the Inca Trail, groups give collective tips that are shared between the cook and all porters including the head porter and are usually given on the last night of the trek.  If the group pools together money and at the end each porter receives 60 soles and your cook receives double that, 120 soles, they will end with a great tip!. Often, the tip for your guide is done personally and is generally 50 soles per traveller.
    Money for unforeseen matters:
    We suggest bringing 300 to 400 Peruvian soles per hiker for any situation that may happen along the Inca trail such as:

    • Abandon the Inca Trail for health emergencies (things that are not include in the itinerary…etc.)
    • Recommended tips
    • First day breakfast and lunch on day 4th in Aguas Calientes

    Another tip…
    Valencia Travel Cusco tries to distinguish ourselves from other companies by really treating our porters well.  We believe they are the hardest workers on our treks and make sure they are all equipped with proper hiking equipment and clothing. If you have any equipment, you bought for your trip that you don't believe you will ever use again. You can donate it to a porter and he will be unbelievably grateful!. Headlamps, sleeping bags, even warm socks, are great things to be donated to your porters.
    Remember that tipping is discretionary. If you don't think tipping is necessary in a particular circumstance, then don't tip. This is a guide for people who are planning to tip and want to know the customary amount.
    Below you can see the number of porter and guides according to the number of participants in the Inca Trail group:


    Group - # Pax

    # Porters

    # Guide

    Total

    1

    5

    1

    6

    2

    6

    1

    7

    3

    8

    1

    9

    4

    10

    1

    10

    5

    11

    1

    12

    6

    12

    1

    13

    7

    13

    1

    14

    8

    14

    1

    15

    9

    15

    2

    17

    10

    16

    2

    18

    11

    17

    2

    19

    12

    18

    2

    20

    13

    19

    2

    21

    14

    20

    2

    22

    15

    21

    2

    23

    16

    22

    2

    24



  • Oficial papers:

    • Valid and Original passport
    • Travel insurance - You are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

    Sleeping Gear:

    • Sleeping bag (can be hire from Valencia Travel Cusco)
    • Thermal rest mattress ( To be upgrade)

    Clothing:

    • Mid weight fleece or wool sweater
    • Fleece pants or tights.
    • Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool.
    • Hiking pants.
    • Hiking shorts.
    • Long-sleeve shirts.
    • T-shirts.
    • Underwear and casual socks.
    • Hiking socks.
    • Liner socks, synthetic.
    • Swimminsuit.

    Clothing accessories:

    • Cap.
    • Fleece hat.
    • Bandana.
    • Fleece gloves.
    • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho

    Footwear:

    • Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in, aggressive tread.
    • Camp shoes such as tennis shoes or sandals or other comfortable footwear to use in our campsites.

    Travel Accessories:

    • Bottle of water or Camelback.
    • Flash light.
    • Watch with alarm or travel clock.
    • 2 roll of toilet paper.
    • Sunglasses and retainer strap.
    • Sun block and lip balm.
    • Toiletry kit.
    • Small Washcloth.
    • Personal first-aid kit.
    • Hand sanitizer gel.
    • Insect repellent and appropriate clothing for mosquitos.
    • Several Ziploc plastic bags.

    Extra money for:

    • Drinks.
    • Tip or gratitude to Guide, Cook, and porters.
    • Souvenirs.

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