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You can rent a good quality, thick thermarest-style mattress in Cusco along with the sleeping bag and hiking poles. The thermarest can be lashed to the supplied bag without problem if need be. Weight is not an issue with these items. Remember: bring LIGHTWEIGHT camp shoes/slippers so you can get out of the hiking boots when in camp.
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Thanks both. I'm not really interested in renting a thermarest if I could just bring my own, but I'm more worried about there actually being space in the bag for it. It's very small and compact and only weighs about 800g, and my sleeping bag is a good quality down-filled one which weighs much less than a synthetic one and compresses down much smaller. So I think I would be OK weight-wise. I'd sacrifice a few extra items of clothing to bring my mattress since it provides so much extra warmth at night anyway!
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I rented all the material for the trail. I was glad I didn"t had to bring them with me and take them around for the rest of the trip. The material you hire with G has a very good quality! I hired sleeping bag, matress and walking poles.
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