Packing List

What to Bring?

You’ll be gone for a month, and for those of you who haven’t traveled for long periods of time, we’ve prepared this list in case you might need some assistance with deciding what you should pack. So here it is, our packing list ‘suggestions‘!  Our recommendation to you is not to over do it. You’ll have to haul everything you pack around initially, and there are weight restrictions through all airlines. Also, keep in mind you will be living in shared space. There will be laundry available, and you will be able to purchase replacement shampoos, lotions, etc. during the trip, so no need to haul around ‘family size’ bottles of anything.

NOTE: Remember the list below is a suggested list! Feel free to modify, based on your own needs. 


Packing List:


The key here is ‘layers’!

  • 2 thermals or cotton long sleeve shirts
  • 2 pair of wool socks
  • 4 pair of synthetic light fast drying socks
  • 7 pairs of underwear
  • 1 waterproof / breathable rain jacket
  • 1 fleece, hoodie jacket or 1 cotton light hoodie jacket
  • 1 long sleeve shirt or sweater
  • 3 tank tops
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 1 pair of warm pants (remember jeans don’t dry fast and are bulky, but some love to travel with them)
  • 1 or 2 light, cotton cargo pants
  • 1 pair of water or walking sandals
  • 1 pair walking light hiking shoes or comfortable tennis shoes with good tread
  • 1 bathing suit
  • 1-2 pairs of shorts or skirts
  • 2 pairs of leggings
  • sleeping clothes (jammies)
  • hat with brim for the sun
  • beenie cap and neck scarf for the cold (could buy those here)
  • rain gear (plastic poncho)

Personal items / Toiletries

  • tooth paste & tooth brush
  • soap
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • sunscreen
  • lotion
  • insect repellant
  • travel towel


  • headlamp
  • small flashlight
  • camera
  • laptop computer
  • mp3 player


  • day pack
  • duffle bag for Machu Picchu trek
  • tiny first aid kit
  • duct tape
  • sleeping bag
  • water bottle
  • sunglasses
  • sleeping bag
  • Spanish dictionary / phrase book
  • document belt
  • laundry bag
  • small padlock
  • passport
  • copy of passport
  • ATM card
  • small journal or notepad and pens
  • musical instrument
  • costume, wigs, funky hats, etc. (if you are into that sort of thing)
  • sketch book
  • anything else you will need to lead a session