Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular treks in Peru with thousands of visitors going each year. I booked my trek on an impulse with my friend and it ended up being the highlight of my entire trip to Peru! I’ve written about what to expect on each day of the trek in my latest posts: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4, but thought I’d put together a Guide to Hiking the Inca Trail in order to help future Inca Trail trekkers have an amazing trip like I had!
I’ve started this guide with 4-day trek packing list because packing was the main thing bothering me about my trip. I also went in November which is the end of the dry-season and beginning of wet season so I had no CLUE what to pack. My advice to you…layer like an onion. I’ve also included a few other tips about bathrooms (important…), booking your trek, hiring a porter and much more below.