• Original passport: Peruvian hotels, trains, archaeological sites, and other services require “proof of non-residency” by asking you to present your foreign passport upon check-in. If you cannot produce your foreign passport with the Peruvian immigration entry stamps and your tourist card, you will be asked to pay the applicable additional sales tax (an additional 18%). A copy of your passport is not permitted. Please ensure you carry your passport with you during the tour.
• International Student Card (ISIC) if applicable, to receive discounted student tickets
• Travel and health insurance information
•Standard trekking backpack
•Hiking boots/shoes (broken-in)
•Waterproof coat/rain poncho
•Warm jacket, hat, and gloves
•Layered clothing for warm days and chill afternoons
•Warm sleeping clothing
•T-shirts (preferably “dryfit)
•Pants, trousers, shorts, and/or sports clothing
•Various pairs of socks (preferably “coolmax”)
•Sun hat, sunscreen, and chapstick
•Bathing suit and sandals (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
•Toiletries
•Personal first aid kit
•Metal/plastic water bottle or camel bag
•Water purification tablets
•Mosquito repellent
•Camera or video camera
•Head torch or flashlight with extra batteries
•Cash for emergencies (there are no ATMs on the trail)