Pack Essentials for Your Journey to Machu Picchu

by GuestPoster on March 10, 2011

Life is a constant journey. We go to many places and we meet different people along the way. Most of the time, our journeys bring us new discoveries and rediscoveries about ourselves and the people who lived long before us. An incredible journey that many have traveled is the Machu Picchu trek. This lost city of the Incas gave many of those who thread the long hike a new understanding of the past.

Machu Picchu has been visited by millions of people since its rediscovery in 1911. The ancient ruins give us a glimpse of the incredible way of life of a tribe who chose to isolate themselves from the rest of the world sitting high up in a mountain of the Peruvian Andes. Time has hidden this world from many eyes for more than four centuries and the world beamed with excitement with the news of its rediscovery. Until now, many years after the Machu Picchu has been unveiled, millions of people still dream to visit the site of this magnificent city.

If you have plans of taking on this journey to Machu Picchu, you would need to be ready. You need to make sure that what you pack in your bag are things that would be useful in the journey. This is most especially if you are planning to reach Machu Picchu through the Inca trail. The Inca trail is an incredible four-day journey. Many people choose this route as this ancient roadway passes through other Inca ruins. As well as ensuring that you have travel insurance ahead of time, what should your traveling bag have?

You should carry with you essentials such as bottled water so that you would be able to rehydrate yourself during the four-day hike. You should bring clothes that dry up easily. It is strongly recommended to bring a raincoat or rain pants as the weather may bring in some rain. The altitude will make the weather unpredictable so be ready as well to bring a hat, gloves and jacket suited for the cold temperature. Bring with you insect repellent and a sun screen lotion to protect you from the harmful rays of the sun.

With your enthusiasm and sunglasses you would be ready to set on a journey that you would take with you for a lifetime. Do not forget to carry with you your camera for those great photos to bring home as souvenirs.

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