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So you are thinking about trekking to Machu Picchu via one of the trails? Get ready for an amazing experience!!!  I did the Salkantay Trail in July (Dry Season, Winter) and it was one of the best experiences of my life.

There are a good amount of items that you will need to bring or rent for this trek…After completing the trek, here are my top recommendations:

I’d love to hear about your trekking lifesavers or what you wish you had brought in the comment box below! 🙂


Packing List: Health/Medication for Trekking to Machu Picchu Packing List: Health/Medication for Trekking to Machu Picchu

  • Ammonium AD
  • Ciprofloxacin (“Cipro”)- prescription*
  • Diamox (Was prescribed* to me off label for altitude sickness)
  • Advil/iB prophin
  • Coca leaves (Available in Peru and no, this is not “cocaine”, it’s legal in Peru and has been used for centuries for altitude sickness among other uses not at all drug related)
  • Purell
  • Bug repellent
  • New-Skin for…

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