What to bring to hike the Alternative trails to Machu Picchu?

The alternative hikes to Machupicchu are hiking routes located more or less at the same altitude than the Inca Trail, they have also the same duration, 4 or 5 days, that is why they recommended things to pack are almost the same.

The alternative hikes are routes that start in the Andes mountains to go down to the rain forest where the Machu Picchu valley is located.

We recommend bringing to Alternative trails to Machu Picchu

Original Passport (if you renewed your passport bring both passports).

  • Walking boots (used before will be better)
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves, gets cold during the night, if they are waterproof better.
  • T-shirts (2 or 3 will be enough)
  • Comfortable hiking pants – Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (SPF 35+)
  • Insect repellant (OFF 35+)
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizers
  • Small personal towel
  • A small pack of toilet tissue or wet wipes
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Daypack from 30 to 50 litters (for carrying your personal staff if you hire porters)
  • Altitude Sickness pills (you need to take them before your flight to Cusco while you are still in Lima, take them every 8 hours)
  • Container for water, water will be provided by our team.

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