Llama path sets the bar for all Inca Trail tour companies. They really do a great job in making the trek comfortable for you. Fantastic food, better than I ate in town four times a day, hot water and soap when you arrive in camp every afternoon and when you wake up in the morning, great snacks as well.
The number one reason to choose Llama path over their slightly cheaper competitors: because they treat their porters and staff with respect, unlike other all other companies who use and abuse their workers (shame on you GAP and SAS). Llama path porters have proper gear, hiking boots, a health care plan, and a place to stay in Cusco. In comparison, other companies porters wore sandals and lugged their 60 lbs of gear up the mountain in a duffel bag not a backpack (I will post these awful pics soon). Do the right thing and choose responsible touring with Llama path, you won't be dissappointed.
A few pointers: bring a pillow as it is not provided for you. A headlamp and a flash light are musts to bring with you. Plenty of sunscreen, bug spray and a hat are also needed. Poles can be rented from the office, I would recommend renting 2 per person ( wood polls can be bought at the beginning of the first at the breakfast spot for cheap, but they aren't as quality as the rentals). I would also load up on Gatorade or crystals before you begin the trip. Mole skin/bandaids are worth bringing as they are hard to find in Cusco. Toilet paper is a must!
Packing space is limited so bring multiple purpose clothing if possible. Llama path gives you a tshirt on the first day as well.
I hope that helps and will post pics soon. Feel free to message us any questions and we will respond :)
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