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Machu Picchu Deluxe Mountain Trek


What to Bring for Machu Picchu Deluxe Mountain Trek


Here is a basic packing list.
These items are essential to ensure adventure travelers’ comfort and safety.
* day pack
* broken-in comfortable hiking boots
* rain gear (ponchos or full rain gear)
* gloves
* lightweight hiking pants or shorts (pants recommended)
* breatheable lightweight top-wear
* comfortable shoes / flip-flops
* cold-weather jacket
* long-sleeve fleece / sweater
* wool hatsport hat (baseball style or sombrero style outdoor hat)
* headlight
* sunglasses
* comfortable hiking socks (4 pairs at least)
* sunscreen
* insect repellent
* bathing suit
* casual mountain wear for evenings
* photo/video cameras & chargers
* trekking poles (we provide quality wooden walking sticks)
* re-fillable water bottle
* light-weight, small binoculars

Notes.
•We appreciate no hard suitcases; soft duffel bags and /or backpacks (“soft”luggage) are recommended.
•Sleeping bags are not required as the lodges provide ample bedding.
•We provide a limited amount of hair-dryers at each lodge, due to limitations in energy supply and environmental concerns.

Important Baggage Specifications
Peru Rail, the company that operates the trains from Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu to Cusco, instated  a weight limit for all luggage coming on board the trains.
The weight limits from Peru Rail (and thus for the trek) areas follows:
1 backpack  –11 lbs / 5 kg (per person, which guests carry with them on the train)
and 1 duffel bag  –22 lbs / 10 kg (per person, which goes on a separate cargo train)

Anything over this weight limit, Peru Rail will charge guests directly at the train station in Aguas Calientes (Rate:US$0.82 per pound extra or US$1.80 per kg extra).
Please note that we do not charge a penalty for surpassing the weight allowance established by Peru Rail.
Most Cusco hotels will allow guests to store extra luggage at the hotel while guests are on the trek.
Please inquire directly with your pre-trek hotel.If your hotel does not provide this service please advise us of this. If you do not have an appropriate sized duffel bag, we can provide a duffel bag for loan at the pre-trek briefing (the night before departure).
You may return them to your guide after the trek. If your luggage exceeds the weight limit, please note that your luggage will be on board a separate cargo train from Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu to Cusco.
This means your luggage will not travel with you on this portion of the trip. Therefore, on Day 7 before you depart for Machu Picchu, will be the last time you see your luggage until you return to your Cusco hotel that evening.
If you wish to have a change of clothes or anything else you may want with you that day, please pack it in your backpack that morning.
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Machu Picchu Deluxe Mountain Trek
Tour Code: ZZ-HK-PEML01
7 days / 6 nights ~$3,990.00
Dates: All year round

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Cusco
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Hiking, Sightseeing, Culture, History

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