Before you go


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.

Equipments checklists:

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.

Camping trekking

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.

Miscellaneous items?

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.

Option equipment

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.?

There’s only one thing we love more than meeting your needs.
Exceeding them.


Salkantay Trekking pioneered trek-based adventures over ten years ago, and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations.

Expert Guides
Expert Guides
Our expedition staff are experienced, enthusiastic and among the best in the industry - they are our secret to success.
Our Experience
Our Experience
With ten years’ experience and over 25 Packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition.
Environmental Sensitivity
Environmental Sensitivity
Education and conservation are our passion. We aim to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of all wilderness areas.
Small Groups & Big Adventures
Small Groups & Big Adventures
Travelling with us will always feel like going with friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour.
Fantastic meals
Fantastic meals
The food is one of the most important things on the trek, we bring balance, and nutritive food along the trail, most of our meals are buffet with.
Camping Equipment
Camping Equipment
When renting a camping tent or renting a backpack from Salkantay Trekking Company, you are renting camping gear and backpacking.


Whether you have a single question or a special request, we`re here for you.