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Activite, Tickets, Others Price
Bus from Aguas Calientes. to Machu Picchu up $ USD 12,00 RESERVE
Bus from Aguas Cal. to MachuPicchu down $ USD 12,00 RESERVE
Train ticket from Aguas Cal. to Ollantay $ USD 80,00 RESERVE
Rafting activity $ USD 30,00 RESERVE
Zipline activity $ USD 30,00 RESERVE
Cocalmayo Hot springs $ USD 30,00 RESERVE
Sleeping Bag $ USD 25,00 RESERVE
Horse riding with horseman $ USD 70,00 RESERVE
Private tent $ USD 25,00 RESERVE
Walking poles $ USD 25,00 RESERVE
Additional night Aguas Calientes $ USD 30,00 RESERVE
Huaynapicchu (subj to availability) IT $ USD 70,00 RESERVE
Machu Picchu Mountain(subj to availab) IT $ USD 70,00 RESERVE
Extra porter $ USD 130,00 RESERVE

A cursory search for an Inca Trail packing list on the net returns a number of unsatisfactory results that admittedly go some way in providing an overview of the key gear requirements, but fall woefully short in terms of explaining why and what is needed in detail. We know that for our readers the devil is in the detail, so on this page we have set out the Ultimate Inca Trail Packing List that can be used as a complete and reliable resource for anyone thinking of trekking to Machu Picchu. It is important to note, that our packing list continues to evolve as new and better gear comes onto the market, and we encourage you to contact us after your trek to add or refine any bits that you think will benefit future readers. In browsing this Inca Trail packing list we recommend using the quicklinks below to jump to key sections, and bookmarking the page so that you can return to it as your preparations unfold. Please also share our list with fellow trekking parters, or link to it from your blog or social networks as a resource for future trekkers. We start with the most important question, what to pack given the seasonal weather variations on the trail?

Inca Trail Packing List

Weather Variations

The weather along the Inca Trail and in Machu Picchu splits into two dominant seasons. The dry, winter season runs from April through to September, and the wet, summer season from October through to March.

The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu is busiest between late May and early September, so to avoid the crowds you may want to consider a trek on the shoulder months of late March into April, or late September into October, or even early November.

Trekking in December, January and February is not recommended as trails get very wet. In fact, the Inca Trail is closed for restoration during February each year. It is still possible to visit Machu Picchu by train during these months, but be prepared for rain at the Citadel.

Temperatures stay relatively consistent throughout the year, with daily highs in the low 20s, and daily lows in the mid single digits. At night, particularly in the winter season, temperatures can drop a few degrees below zero.

The charts below give a good sense of what to expect weather-wise by month, and dictates your packing list.

In general though we recommend to plan for some rain all year round, moderate temperatures during the day and cold to sub-zero temperatures at night.

The Inca Trail packing list below provides a perfect fit for the above assumption.

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