Need hiking advise for Peru

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  1. Adam B

    Adam B Auditioning

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    I'm planning to hike the Inca trail in Peru sometime next month. Its a 4 day hike with 3 overnights on the trail and the Peruvian government mandates all hikers go with a guide. I'm curious if anyone here has done anything similar and if they can offer any advice. I'm mainly interested in what I would need to wear/bring on such a trip. Apparently it will be the wet season when I am there (late March/early April)so afternoon downpours are likely and the peak altitude on the trail is 13,000 feet.

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  2. James T

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    You can always watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and get Indy's gear. Even though it's hot there, he wore a jacket in Peru b/c of the bugs. But since you're 13,000 feet above, maybe you'll need it anyway. Other than that, I'm clueless about Peru.
     
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    Bring lemon to help chew those coca leaves.
     
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    A good friend of mine has just returned from there. He had a blast hiking.
    Yes, coca leaves and coca tea are a big thing to get you adjusted to the altitude.
    As far as the weather, not too sure, but will try to find out from him.
     
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  6. Adam B

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    Ahh, that does remind me I need to get Yellow Fever vaccination. Thanks to the others.
     

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