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Peru & Panama – 10 days
My trip to Peru and Panama was a 10 day trip so this is what I ended up packing overall for my trip. Below this first list, is how I reorganized my bags for the actual Inca Trail hiking days (4 days 3 nights).
My overall packing list for the 10 day trip
Wearing on plane
-1 tank w/sports bra
-8 socks (4 long socks for the actual hike)
-1 swimsuit (not needed)
-1 packable towel (came in handy for cold shower on the last day of the hike but otherwise, all our hostels and hotels provided towels)
-4 pants (1 waterproof-ish)
-PJ – shorts & shirt
-2 dry fit shirts
-4 tank tops
-4 sports bra
-2 long sleeve
-1 hiking shoes (If you want to lessen your load, you can wear your hiking boots as your main pair of shoes with flip flops as your second option for footwear)
-1 flip flop
-1 gopro + accessories
-gopro selfie stick
-DSLR – w 28mm & 50mm
-gopro & dslr chargers
-memory cards & batteries
-mogics donut power bar
-Outex waterproof case
-roll up water bottle
-solar power charger
I reorganized my bags accordingly for the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu as anything in my daypack I am required to carry the entire hike and also whatever I pack in my duffel bag that the porter carries is only accessible at the end of each hiking day but must also fit in the weight restrictions.
For Machu Picchu
What I wore & what was packed in the duffel bag the porter carried.
-4 pants – waterproof-ish track pants, loose fitting pair of pants, 2 tights (one coldgear for sleeping in)
*in all honesty, to pack lighter, you could get away with 1-2 pairs of tights to wear for the entire hike as you won’t be showering and just change your underwear). Bring a pair of pants to wear for sleeping.
-2 long sleeve (1 to sleep in). We lucked out with weather so rain was minimal.
-2 tank tops
-2 sports bras
-5 socks – 4 for climbing, 1 for sleeping
-packable blanket (added this layer in my sleeping bag on the cold night)
-packable towel ( if you plan on showering or want an extra layer in your sleeping bag, this is good to have)
-little microfibre towel – when it got hot and I stripped down to just a tank top – the towel sat between the shoulder straps on my shoulders to give some extra padding
-gloves – only used when descending after dead woman’s pass and also at night trying to take star photos
-playtapus camelpak 1.5
-rollable waterbottle – for tablets – nuun
-portable & solar charger
-DSLR + memory cards, batteries (5), outex – waterproof case – 28mm & 50mm
-headphones (music helps motivate and pump you up on your hike if needed)