What to pack for Machu Picchu

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    engagement on Waina Pichu

    by ROCKARIA Written Apr 26, 2008

    Miscellaneous: I also agree on Waina Pichu heights for your engagement proposal as you can get a dramatic scenery shot to go with your engagement.Make sure you pre book the M.P. adventure day pack and once you arrive in Machu Pichu do the climb first thing before it gets crowded ...you will have a lot of stairs to climb so be prepared! Also bring along a good shampane bottle that works in 3,000mts+ heights!....enjoy

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    If you are trekking in....

    by cybergenic Written May 29, 2007

    Luggage and bags: waterproof backpack cover.
    Dry bags.
    Passport - You will need your passport to enter this National Park.
    Pack as light as possible.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A good waterproof poncho. It rains a lot.
    Comfy hiking shoes.
    Hat - the sun gets intense.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The usual camping stuff.
    Paper, suncream, poo pills.

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    Toys to share

    by tedandtina Written May 7, 2007

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    Miscellaneous: We brought toys and candy to let our kids share with the local peruvian kids. Kids make friends so easily. Sharing and giving some toys and candies seemed to make everyone so happy. You could just hear laughter and giggles -which must be universal in all languages

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    Food from home

    by tedandtina Written May 7, 2007

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    Miscellaneous: If you are with your kids, we recommend bringing some snacks and food that they like from home. It helped us a lot and saved time as we traveled on trains planes and buses and taxis..
    Kids enjoyed local food and food from home so they were very happy.

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    Pack Light but be prepared

    by easterntrekker Written Oct 15, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Back Packs work best . we saw some people struggle with suitcases...not worth it.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We were happy we brought rain ponchos ...it started to pour rain when as we were leaving the ruins. You also need good hiking shoes. There's alot of walking and climbing.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We alsways take a small first aid kit and often had to use it . Take headache medicne ---high alttitude can bring on a headache, stomach meds fro travellers woes, and sunscreen .

    Photo Equipment: Lots of digital memory. We were sorry we left our videa equipment at home.

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    Bring Your Lunch

    by neurochic Written Jun 15, 2006

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    Miscellaneous: When going to Machu Picchu one of the essential things that you should pack is a lunch especially if you will be climbing Huyana Picchu too. There is a lot of hiking and going up and down intricate terrain so make sure you pack plenty of fluids and high energy foods like granola bars and fruit. For your conveinence, Gringo Bill's Hostel can provide a brown bag lunch complete with 2 sandwiches, fruit, granola, and a drink for $5 US.

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    Bug Spray - A Must

    by XKuger Written Apr 11, 2005

    Luggage and bags: Most definitly a small backpack to carry into the site during the day

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are expected to stay late definitly bring a sweater as it does get windy and cold. Also a water proof jacket a must, if you go during rainy season.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bug spray a must is you decided to hike to one of the near by view like Una Picchu

    Photo Equipment: If you have an SLR then a wide agle lense is great and if you clime the view points then a Zoom to supliment.

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    Things to Bring to Machu Picchu

    by cruisingbug Updated Jan 22, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: *Large backpacks are not allowed inside the ruins, but there are two places to store luggage/backpacks before the entrance
    *Also, walking sticks are not permitted, even though people coming in from the Inca Trail seemed to be allowed to have them

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: *Good hiking boots - be prepared to go up and down all day
    *Sunscreen - the sun is very strong due to the high altitude. Bring a higher SPF than you normally need.
    *Rain gear - the little entrepreneurs are ready to sell you ponchos as the buses leave Aguas Calientes, but better to bring your own raincoat or poncho.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: *Toilets are located outside the entrance checkpoint, so you have to leave and show your ticket to get back in if you have to "go". The public restroom cost 50 centimos - but the Lodge restroom was nicer and free (we'd just eaten in the restaurant, but didn't look like there was any "pottie police")

    Photo Equipment: *Film was available from the Sanctuary Lodge, but cheaper and quicker to bring your own

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: *Binoculars - even a cheap pair - come in handy for spotting llamas, looking up at Huayna Picchu and the Inca flag on the top of the mountain opposite the bus road, finding friends

    Miscellaneous: *Food/drinks are technically not allowed, but everyone walked in with bottled water with no problems - very necessary to drink through the day. Also, we packed a few snacks, but tried to stay out of sight and left no evidence when we ate.

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