Women’s Ultimate Packing List for the Inca Trail

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Before I went to Peru, I read a lot of blog posts and articles about what I needed to take and what I didn’t need to take. I feel like I worried about this a lot more than my boyfriend, maybe it’s a girl thing, who knows. This list may seem a little bare, but you have to remember that everything you take has to be carried, if not by you then by a porter, and there are strict weight limits. So to ease the minds of all women out there who are thinking about or are embarking on doing the Inca Trail, here is my comprehensive list of everything you will need, with a handy printable pdf!

Women’s Inca Trail Packing List


  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Daypack
  • Hydration bladder/re-usable bottle
  • Passport
  • Important documents (e.g. flight info, permits for trail etc.)


  • 4 pairs of underwear
  • 2 pairs of leggings/walking trousers
  • 1 sports bra
  • 2 vest tops/t-shirts
  • 1 jumper
  • 1 lightweight down jacket
  • 1 beenie/winter hat
  • 1 cap/sun hat
  • 4 pairs of walking socks
  • 1 pair of walking shoes
  • 1 pair of sandals
  • 1 pair of warm pyjamas


  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Portable charger/Extra batteries
  • Head torch


  • Small bar of soap
  • Baby wipes
  • Small tube of toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Hairbrush
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Rehydration tablets
  • Tissues/toilet roll
  • Suncream
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Anti-histamine tablets
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Painkillers
  • Personal medication
  • Sanitary products (if needed)


  • Coca leaves
  • Snacks
  • Book
  • Earphones
  • Agua de flora (for altitude sickness)

And here is the link if you want the printable version:

Women’s Inca Trail Packing List – Wandering Minds


Have you done the Inca Trail? Tell me if i’ve missed anything that you found vital!





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