SUNRISE PERU TREK is dedicated to making sure we have the best equipment available. You will be hiking through a wide range of terrain from mud in warm weather to snow in cold weather. The trail will be rocky throughout. The safest bet for Inca Trail Trekking footwear is full backpacking boots, which provide good support and protection from the elements. A good compromise is to bring backpacking boots and trail shoes—you can use the trail shoes for camp and interchange the two depending on the conditions and how you feel.
The Inca Trail is an unbelievably beautiful trail with a radiant culture and some of the most fantastic scenery you’ll ever lay eyes on. One of the nicest things about trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is that it’s accessible for a wide range of travelers. Many of the most popular routes are “Classic Inca Trail”
Enjoy a good night’s sleep in our spacious Doite or Eureka tent. All our tents are built to be four man tents, but you will only have to share with one other trekker. This leaves a lot of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffels. They are an A-frame design, with entrances on both sides of the tent.
For our treks we provide air-mattress to separate and insulate you from the ground. This mattress is transported by our porters from camp to camp. We also provide small pillows.
Our Sleeping Bag
We use mummy style sleeping bags that are usable in -15° C / 5° F. Please note that if you are over 1.95 meters / 6’4″ tall, you won’t be able to find a sleeping bag rental in Cusco. In this case, it is recommended to bring your own. We provide liners to everyone that is machine washed between every use. These do need to be included in your duffel weight.
Inca Trail Trekking Food: What do you’ll eat on your Trip?
Worried about getting hungry on your trek through Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? SUNRISE PERU TREK prepares you for the culinary experience.
For the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, SUNRISE PERU TREK includes all meals and snacks for every trek until the last breakfast. All food is prepared from fresh ingredients that are purchased in the Cusco local market. Everything is transported by the porters, and then prepared by the chef. We do not use any canned or rehydrated food. It is all fresh, healthy and delicious!.
If you are with special dietary needs; No problem!… We cater to vegetarians, vegans and any food allergies. During your Inca Trail treks you will be well fed; Food will be provided five times a day, beginning with a big breakfast, a snack, lunch, tea time and dinner.
There are varieties of choices of local and western foods dishes or a mixture of both in all the major destinations you visit. During the Inca Trail trek you can expect 3 full meals a day as well as well as regular tea and coffee breaks; the food is freshly prepared daily.
Trekking is a wellness activity which helps in detoxification. We now provide meals that include super food as part of the ingredients for better acclimatization to high altitude and better nourishment.
There’s plenty of it and often our clients say that food on our Inca Trail Treks is even better than meals in hotels. Certainly, it is important to eat and drink as much as possible during the trek, as you will be using a lot of calories each day. The menu varies according to your cultural backgrounds, but a typical day’s meals would be as follows: Wake up call with a warm drink of caca tea to help with cope with a day of rigorous activity of trekking.
SUNRISE PERU TREK provides the most varied menu in the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Meals vary from typical “trekking food” to Italian and western food. We are looking to add more gourmet dishes to our menu depending on its availability. It is amazing what our trekking chefs can produce on occasions. With quite basic equipment they manage to produce excellent cakes with icing, apple tarts, pizzas, fried chips, spaghetti, pasta and even jelly! Our chefs are well trained in producing a variety of menus and will almost always be able to accommodate specific requests.
Below are some of our sample menus:
Special Chuta bread
Pumpkin soup w/garlic bread
Turkish rice (Rice cooked with carrots, peas and pumpkin)