You MUST take your passport and a photocopy is not sufficient. (Keep it in a plastic bag in case of rain).
You will need a good warm sleeping bag for the trek. Where possible we recommend you bring your own sleeping bag, however adequate ones can be hired locally (for approx US$20) but we can take no responsibility for the standard. If you are planning to hire a bag it is a good idea to bring a silk sleeping bag liner to use inside for added warmth and comfort. A four season (or -10) bag is recommended for the winter months. At other times you will probably be fine in a 3 season (or -4/-5) bag although this depends on how much you feel the cold and is given as a guideline only. The INFLATABLE MATTRESS are included in the package price. If you are travelling in winter and you do not wish to invest in a 4 season bag you may want to consider purchasing a 3 season bag plus a sleeping bag liner and bringing additional clothing.
Especially recommended if you plan to hire a sleeping bag but can also give your own bag added warmth
Good quality, comfortable footwear is essential. Whatever you wear on your feet the most important thing is comfort. It is vital to ensure your boots are well worn in and lightweight. Ankle support and waterproofing is recommended but if you already have something comfortable with good grip on rocks then don’t go rushing out to buy new boots – you are better off with your well worn in pair!
A plastic poncho is recommended and can be purchased locally for approximately US$1. Some trekkers also like to bring waterproof trousers, however a poncho will usually be sufficient if it covers your bag, body and most of your legs.
Light umbrellas which pack away to almost nothing can be useful to keep away drizzle.
to keep your belongings and clothes dry (wrap everything in plastic bags).
Most important! Also small plastic bags for rubbish which can then be thrown in the main rubbish bag provided by the porters.
there is an opportunity for a shower at the campsite on the third night so bring travel size shampoo and shower gel if you would like to use it, plus wetwipes for the rest of the trek.
bring one large (1.5 litre) or two or three small water bottles that can be refilled on the trail with boiled water, which will be supplied when possible.
Fleece, long pants, woollen hat, gloves
If trekking in winter or you feel the cold
e.g. zip off trousers, fleece, T-shirts
Bandaids, Imodium, Panadol, rehydration sachets
Please note: there are no electrical outlets on the Choquequirao Route so make sure you fully charge or/and have spare batteries!
Chocolates, chips, biscuits, energy bars. Snacks are provided during the trek but you may like to bring one or two extras just in case.
(Very Important) and spare batteries.
Sunscreen, sunglasses and sunhat
Insect repellant Antiseptic hand gel
Towels can be hired there for 3 soles.
If you wish to have a shower on the third night.