Before you go?
You will be giving a briefing before getting on any of our trekking. A detailed information about the trip itinerary, necessary equipment, altitude, weather conditions, etc. Enquiries, and doubts will be answered for your complete understanding of the tour itinerary.
Once you arrive to Cusco give yourself a couple of days to rest and take things easily prior any trek departure. Altitude sickness gives you headache, stomach, hands tingling, etc.There is some medication you can take to prevent altitude sickness, for instance acetazolamide, 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.
TIPS for your journey
Once you are on the route, get 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 keep your balance.
The types of gear you bring depends largely the type of trek you are planning to do in Peru.
backpack, sleeping bag and silk liner, maps, compass and guidebook, water bottle, torch--flashlight, spare batteries, duffle bag--if you have porter.
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.
Trowel, if no toilet tent, sleeping mat, cooking, eating and drinking utensils, dishwashing items, stove with windscreen and maintenance kit and fuel, tent and so forth.
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.
At a high altitude areas you better take some more gears such as--thermal underwear, woolen hat, gloves, gaiters, down jacket or down vest etc.
Camera, memory card and battery charger, spare batteries, binoculars, backpack cover to name a few. In case any doubts you better inquiry and send us an mail to our address.