Inca Trail – packing list

Now that it’s only few weeks left for my Inca trail adventure, I start to think of all the things I need to carry in my backpack for the Inca trail. It is a 4 days and 3 nights hike and I would not probably have too much to carry in my backpack.

Few things to keep in mind while deciding on the things that need to be carried in the backpack:

  1. Remember to keep in mind that this backpack is the backpack that you would be carrying throughout the hike, which means that having it light is the best thing you can do for yourself.
  2. Having said that it is also important to carry the stuff which is absolutely required.
  3. The things that have to be carried must cater for the weather conditions and you need to be prepared to handle the worse.

So here is the list:

  1. Passport & a zip lock bag to protect the passport
  2. Hiking shirts and pants (I would recommend two of each, so if one wears out there is a backup)
  3. Underwear (one clean ones for each day + an extra pair)
  4. Thermal top and pant (one pair)
  5. Socks – It is advisable to wear two pairs of socks each time to avoid blisters on the feet (two clean ones for each day + two extra pairs)
  6. Poncho/Rain gear
  7. Light Jacket
  8. Hiking shoes – Very important and ensure you have used the shoes and are comfortable before going on Inca trail
  9. Flip-flops
  10. Few plastic bags
  11. Sleeping bag – I have hired the sleeping bag and the trekking poles, so I do not need to pack them from here
  12. Sleeping pillow
  13. Toiletries
    • Toilet paper
    • Wet wipes
    • Deodorant
    • Soap
    • Tooth paste
    • Tooth brush/tongue cleaner
    • Chap stick
    • Sunscreen
    • Tweezer/pocket mirror
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Bug repellent
    • Safety pins
  14. Water bottle
  15. Snacks – Ensure you carry sufficient chocolates and some eateries to munch on
  16. First aid kit
  17. Personal medication
  18. Flashlight
  19. Camera, batteries and memory cards
  20. Phone
  21. Phone charger
  22. Travel adapter
  23. Cash
  24. Cap & beanie
  25. Sun glasses
  26. Hand towel
  27. Good book
  28. Gloves
  29. Insurance
  30. Ear plugs

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