Packing Checklist

The most popular question we receive is what do you need to have while trekking the Andes.  Here is a suggested list of items to not forget with you.

Alpaca provides foam matts and pillows for all trekkers that camp in the Andes.  Air matts for extra cushion is available to rent.  Water is provided on the treks, but you need to provide water for your very first morning – we won’t have a chance to boil and purify water until lunch that first day, so bring enough water for a few hours that first day.

For all of your belongings that you are packing in the duffel, I strongly recommend to organize things by placing in large ziplocked bags.  This is helpful to find things, keep the dirty away from clean, and most importantly, extra protection in case of rain.

Passport/ISIC card Day pack Hiking boots Sleeping Bag (can be rented from Alpaca) Hiking socks Headlamp Camera (perhaps an extra camera or camera card so you can take lots of pictures) Rain Jacket Rain Poncho Comfortable shoes for evening Layers – a few shirts, pants Warm jacket Warm hat Waterproof gloves Toiletries: toilet paper, toothbrush, wipes, hand sanitizer • Sun hat • Sun Glasses Sunscreen Insect repellant Water bottles/camelbag Basic first aid kit including mole skin  IPOD and extra charger


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