Which are the things we must have for a trekking or a ramble in Peru? Which are the things we must have for a trekking or a ramble in Peru?


Which are the things we must have for a trekking or a ramble in Peru?

  • Backpack for the transport of personal things. Plan 2 per capita; 1 big for your personal things, carried by mules (except the Inca trail) and a little one that you carry with the essential of the day.
  • A rain cape allowing to protect you and your bag.
  • A sleeping bag, with compact design (Plan -10° comfort preferably) and a duvet (silk or polar).
  • Personal effects to protect you from the cold (gloves, bonnet, scarf), especially in high altitudes.
  • Articles of protection from the sun (sunglasses, sunscreen, hat or headwear).
  • Walking stick if you are used to (very useful for descents to limit the risks of sprain).
  • High trekking shoes (the ideal; all ways waterproof).
  • Second pair shoes for after the walk (like sandals).
  • Personal first-aid-kit (in case of treatment, headaches, muscle aches and digestion problems or others…).  
  • A lamp (preferably headlamp) is very useful during bivouacs. Don’t forget the battery! Talking about it, slim line batteries of 4,5 V are impossible to find in South America.
  • Tee-shirt and sweat-shirt.
  • Trekking pants.
  • Gourd.
  • Short.
  • Headwear/hat to protect you from the sun.
  • Repellent, mosquito repellent.
  • Toilet bag with a towel (microfiber).
  • Bathing suit to accede to thermal baths (included in Lares Trekking).
  • Original Identity card (Original Passport), documents linked with your insurance.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Money (in small change for personal expenses, tips in use).
  • Paper tissues.

Note: It is important to remember that in Peru there is the possibility to buy or rent trekking articles, in several sports shop or mountain equipment shops.

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