What to wear on Inca Trail?

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What to wear on Inca Trail?

Postby reduxo » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:56 am


can anybody tell me what clothes I should take with me on the Inca Trail?

We go there in september.

Will it be cold or hot? Do I need special clothes for the night or is it warm day and night?

Hope for some advices from people who already did the trail.
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Re: What to wear on Inca Trail?

Postby ballu » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:36 am

Layers...you start at a lower elevation, it will get cooler as you go higher up. You'll be warmer while you're moving, and cool off when you stop.

So...tshirt, maybe a thin long-sleeved shirt on top of that, a fleece and a waterproof/windproof jacket. You're pretty limited on space so you won't be able to overpack. I think I slept in my thermals.

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Re: What to wear on Inca Trail?

Postby kcupp95 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:25 pm

I did Lares in February but was needing to sleep in thermals overnight.

Pack a spare pair of pants and socks in case yours get wet but you can get away with wearing the same stuff for the entire time.

Wet wipes are a must!!! Give yourself a freshen up each night.
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Re: What to wear on Inca Trail?

Postby graybeard » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:06 pm

Check your DETAILED trip itinerary, it has suggested clothing list. Avoid cotton. As previously noted, layers and fleece are your friends. Sept is "spring" in southern hemisphere, so there can/will be temperature swings. Good, well broken in hiking boots. Change of socks, underwear. H2O gear. Hand sanitizer. Hat/gloves. You can buy them locally and they make nice take home souvenirs. Rent poles, sleeping bag and the more cushy, thicker, WARMER thermarest mattress. Your guide will provide details. Yes, you will be a tad bit ripe at the end. :shock: :lol: So what. All 500 other folks on the trail with you will be in the same shape.
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