THINGS YOU SHOULD DO / DON’T FORGET TO BRING
1. Get in shape! The better health you are in before arriving, the easier the walking will be on the trail. There’s so much to see in Cusco, and so much more to explore at Machupicchu, that you’ll want as much energy as possible.
2. Check your Passport. If you need a new one, get started now. If you don’t, make two photocopies of the main pages.
3. Take note of your diet and how being in a different country with food choices. Consider multi-vitamins, digestive enzymes and other supplements. Also consider just I case buying Imodium or other anti-diarrheals.
4. Practice packing. As you’ve heard a dozen times, less is more. But especially in
DON’T FORGET TO BRING …
To make sure you have an enjoyable trip, I have organized the following list of items you should remember to bring with you. I have arranged the list in order of importance, however, each member may have very many different needs, so don’t count on this to be your ultimate list.
“Must Have” items
Valid passport (must be valid for at least the duration of your trip)
Credit cards: Visa, American, Dinners, etc
Health documents (i.e., proof of vaccinations; if you have them)
Health insurance (if you have)
Pen, yes a pen!
Hiking Boots (Gore-Tex)
Light raincoat or jacket (Gore-Tex)
Long-sleeve shirts/pants (these may come in handy to prevent excessive mosquito biting and other unpleasant encounters with nature)
Pouches (waist/leg) for document safekeeping
Sweater (can get chilly in the evening due to altitude)
Health kit and other trip essentials
Nail clippers/pocket knife
Sunscreen / bug repellant
Walking sticks (if you need them to hike)
AC Adaptors (we use 220V)
Camera, charger, adaptor/cable to download pictures, etc.