I did this trip last October and you can travel fairly light and you will find your kit will be very similar to what you bring to the Amazon.
Good walking boots that have been worn in and good walking socks are an absolute must. Apart from that I would go with layers and stuff that is fairly lightweight that you can take off and put on as needed. The days are generally hot, but the evenings and early morning can be very cold and in particular when you get higher up so you will need a fleece, beanie and you may want some gloves. You may also want to consider taking a good down jacket that packs quite small.
Waterproof jacket, trousers are also required and I found gaters worth bringing too. The weather can change very quickly, so whatever you bring waterproof-wise it needs to be easy to put on and ideally something breathable.
Then its the usual sort of stuff like zip off trousers, wicking t-shirts/tops. A wide brim hat or good cap with UV protection. A long sleeved shirt/top is also a good idea for the daytime to protect yourself from the sun and mozzies and as another layer when it's cold.
If you don't have or don't want to bring a sleeping bag & mat, then these can be hired through Exodus and are actually pretty good. I hired a bag and mat and just brought a liner.
I found walking poles also essential as parts of the trek are tough going.
I wouldn't worry too much about wearing the same clothes and feeling you need something clean each day, as you will sweat a lot but so will the rest of the group :-)
If memory serves me correctly, I think on day 3 or 4 we actually had a wash day and our guide arranged for any clothes we wanted washing to be done and brought back to the hotel which was very welcome, but may not be an option for you and I guess depends on the guide but could be worth asking if you find you are running low on clean clothes.
I think I took 4 t-shirts, 2 zip offs, long sleeved shirt, thick fleece, thin fleece, Pjs, underwear for each day and a spare & good waterproofs. I kept a clean top and trousers back just for the evenings so I had something clean to change into and in case I got soaked through this also gave me something clean for the final days trekking.
Lightweight sandles or trainers are also worth bringing for the evenings around the camp.
Other things worth bringing.
Camelbak or similar to go in your daysack
Metal thermal flask - as this can double up as a hot water bottle in your sleeping bag
Thick socks to sleep in
High factor sun cream
50% deet mozzie spray - I got eaten alive on parts of the trail. Amazon was fine.
Swimming costume - We ended the trail by going to a much needed outdoor spa.
I also took Diamox to help with altitude sickness & didn't have any problems but it's hard to know if I would have had problems without it, but see your GP if this is something you were considering as it's private prescription only and there are some minor side effects (mostly tingly fingers/lips) - If you don't buy any Diamox here then you will be able to get it in Cusco which is where you will start to acclimatise to the altitude.
Hope that helps a little and if you want to know anything more then ask.
Have a wicked time.
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