Packing for multi-day hikes is a stressful experience. Trying to envisage every scenario you might end up in, whether rain, snow, or sunny weather, and making sure you have the necessary items can frazzle your brain. With the erratic and ever-changing weather in the Andes mountains, you essentially need to pack twice as much – one set of clothes for warm weather, and one set for cold and rain. However, forgetting to pack just one essential item can still throw a spanner in the works and ruin your trip. Below is our complete packing guide for the Salkantay trek along with 5 essential items and recommendations that will make the trek that much easier.