Before you go
In order for you to fully enjoy the experience of hiking or touring with us, here is the information you should take into account before your trip so you will be prepared for all the adventure that awaits you along the way.
You are given a pre-tour briefing, preferably two days before trek departure. This is a detailed information about the tour itinerary, necessary equipment, altitude, weather conditions, etc. Enquiries, and doubts will be answered for your complete understanding of the tour itinerary.
It is highly recommended to get gradually acclimatised, so you should arrive in Cusco 2 days prior trek departure. Altitude sickness gives you headache, stomache, hands tingling, etc.There is some medication you can take to prevent altitude sickness, for instance acetazalomide, besides it is helpful to have a coca tea; and hot drinks to not get dehydrated. In case you get bad altitude sickness, you need to drop lower as final emergency situation.
It is good to set a steady pace, and stop when you need to get your wind, this way you get less tired and enjoy the hike. If you are a beginner hiker, it is highly recommended to wear hiking boots, and use hiking poles to not lose your balance.
The lists here is only a general guides to the things you might take on a trekking, as said above, The types of gear you bring depends largely the type of trek you are planning to do in Peru.
Trekking boots, hat (warm) scarf and gloves, waterproof jacket, umbrella, trousers, running shoes, sandals or flip-flops, shorts and trousers or skirt, thermal underwear, sunhat, fleece jacket, T-shirt--2 or 3 and long sleeved shirt with collar and so forth.
backpack, sleeping bag and silk liner, maps, compass and guidebook, water bottle, torch--flashlight, spare batteries, duffle bag--if you have porter.
Trowel, if no toilet tent, sleeping mat, cooking, eating and drinking utensils, dishwashing items, stove with wind screen and maintenance kit and fuel, tent and so forth.
Toiletries, quick-drying camp towel, toilet paper, cigarette lighter, sunscreen, polarizing sunglasses, pocket knife, iodine, water-purification tablets, medical and first aid kit, insect repellent, emergency kit including a whistle and waterproof matches, candle etc.
High altitude areas above 3,500 m
If you are going to trekking high altitude areas you better take some more gears such as--thermal underwear, woolen hat, gloves, gaiters, down jacket or down vest etc.
Camera, memory card and battery charger, spare batteries, binoculars, backpack cover to name a few.
These aforementioned lists are only the general guide, you better inquiry send us mail in our address, we will send you the lists of equipments and gears you need to bring, as per the destination you wish to have trekking.?
What makes these trips different?
We believe that a vacation should be more than a hotel room, a flight and a rental car. It should be more than the sum of its parts. We also believe a challenge can help you grow and a trip can stir the soul. We create journeys worth taking - for the traveler, for the host and for the world.