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1. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Well, I am set for the Inca trail on April 11th. The tour operator taking care of the tents, food, and sleep mats.

To the trail vets:

What should I bring, that you found important?

M.

2. Posted by findemundo (Full Member 127 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Water purification tabs While the trail cooks will boil your drinking water, high-altitude boiling takes longer to kill the bugs - long story short, I wish I had purified all my water. You don't want to loo in the ruins.

A few snacks The tour operator I went with provided wonderful, plentiful meals. But I burned a lot of calories hiking up and down, so a handful of peanuts, chocolate bar or bit of granola helped me out the hour before lunch or dinner each day.

Sleeping bag You wrote the operator is providing tent, food & mat. I rented an extra heavy sleeping bag and am very glad I did. In June, it was cold at 3500 meters!

Rain poncho Being wet is just no fun.

Extra batteries, flash light, bug repellent. Really on that last one, there are some hungry high-altitude mosquitoes. Last but not least, sun cream. High-altitude sun will burn even the most tanned skin.

3. Posted by martinSWE (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

What does the Inca tour cost?
If you want to do like a four day tour...
How far in Advance do you have to book this,,,a friend and I are leaving in May..
Cheers!
Martin

4. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Joshua; for the list. Off to the store!

Martin, my cost was at 225USD. If you want more info, I can email you the contact.

M.

5. Posted by findemundo (Full Member 127 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

The following TP thread on when to book the Inca Trail, etc. was a pretty good. I'd recommend browsing it.

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=19582

6. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

http://gosouthamerica.about.com//od/perregandes/ig/Views-of-the-Inca-Trail-to-Mac/index.htm?nl=1

Photo Gallery, views of the Inca Trail from start to Machhu Picchu