Packing Check List for hiking to Machu Picchu
When hiking the Inca Trail we need to be very careful with the amount of weight we are taking for every group. Remember that the Inca Trail is only possible thanks to the help of our porters. Our ORANGE Machine is the hardest working staff in the mountains and for that same reason we need to take care of them as much as we can.The Inca Trail is the most famous trek in Peru and for that same reason is the most regulated. This is in order to preserve the park and also to protect the staff working to make this trek possible. There are a lot of rules that Orange Nation Peru as a licensed tour operator follows religiously and there is one specific about the weight each client can bring.Here is when the 7 Kg rule comes in. Every client is only allowed to bring 7 kilos of extra weight besides the daypack each one carries. For that same reason we provide our duffel bags which are the perfect size to cover this 7 kilos need and also to be comfortable for our team to carry
What does 7Kg duffel bag included in the price mean?
Not all of the companies include this in their price and charge the 7Kgs as an extra. Leaving clients with the option of carrying everything on their backs which is not advisable due to the challenging of the trek. At Orange Nation Peru we include this on the price so you can have this whole topic solved and we also hire more porters in order for them to distribute the weight better and to make their jobs easier.
What should I pack in my duffel bag?
As mentioned above. You will only have access to your duffel bag atthe campsite. For that same reason we advise to pack the thing you will need along the trekking such as: Water, Sun Glasses, snacks, change of T-shirt, some medication, a jacket for the afternoon, etc. In your daypack and everything else such as: the rest of your clothes, change of shoes, medication, the rest of your snacks and he rest of your belongings in your duffel bag, also, the sleeping bag and air mattress must go on you duffle bag and are part of the 7 kilos.
Please Note: This packing list is only for 4, 5, & 7 Day Treks.