Inca trail and Amazon rain forest departing 17th August

Hi.

I'd love to hear from anyone going on the above trip.

Andy

Hi Andy,

My husband and I are on this trip. Look forward to seeing you there. 

Pia. 

Hi Pia,

 

Good to hear from you. It would be good to compare notes before the trip. Are you by any chance based in London?

Hi Pia,

 

Good to hear from you. It would be good to compare notes before the trip. Are you by any chance based in London?

Hi Andy,

We are based in North London.  How are you getting on with preparing all your gear for the trip? We are pretty much there we think. It’s our first trekking experience. 

Pia & Arj

Hi Pia and Arj, I'm working my way through what I think I'm going to need but like you this is my first major trek . I work in London but live in St Albans so not too far away from you. It would be nice to meet up for a drink one evening in early August before the trip and we can compare notes? I'm free on 2nd, 7th or 8th August if any of these are suitable for you both. My mobile number is 07970 106784 so please feel free to text me.

Andy

Hi Pia and Arj, I'm working my way through what I think I'm going to need but like you this is my first major trek . I work in London but live in St Albans so not too far away from you. It would be nice to meet up for a drink one evening in early August before the trip and we can compare notes? I'm free on 2nd, 7th or 8th August if any of these are suitable for you both. My mobile number is 07970 106784 so please feel free to text me.

Andy

Hi Andy,

We’ve got family from India staying with us this summer so between that and work, things are pretty hectic so not sure we can make it unfortunately. We looked at previous trip forums and found a video by Mr Unfit which was fairly useful. It’s on YouTube. 

 

Hi Pia and Arj, no problem and thanks for the video suggestion. I'm assuming you departing on flight LA8085 from Heathrow at 22.10 on 17th August? If so it would be nice to meet up at the airport beforehand.

Andy

It's nice to meet you all over the forum.  Daniel and I are also on this trip, it's also our first major trekking trip abroad.  We pretty much have all our gear sorted, just a few last minute bits to sort out.  It's quite overwhelming how much stuff we'll need!  We are very excited now that it's so close.  Pia: thanks for the video suggestion, we will check this out too.

Emma and Daniel

Hi Emma,

Good to hear from you and can't believe the trip is now just over 3 weeks away. I've purchased lots of 'Peru friendly' gear but when it comes to packing will have to be ruthless as to what I actually take! 

Hi Andy

Yes we think we'll need to be ruthless. We are down to our minuim now and still have so much stuff. Are you taking a sleeping bag with you? Our sleeping bags take up a suitcase. We have the problem of the suitcases are not allowed to be more than 158cm all round, which means we would have to take 4 cases and hand luggage. I'm litterally going to be like a donkey! Just seems silly packing bags in bags, Do you have a exodus kit bag? Daniel. 

Hi Daniel,

I need to put some time aside over the next couple of weeks and work out what will fit where! Where did you locate the baggage allowance details? I have an exodus kit bag for the trail but doubt I'll fit everything in this for the trip as a whole. With regard to a sleeping bag I intend to hire one when i get there.

Hello Andy, We are flying with Avanica and we went onto there website. I think we have solved the problem now we are just going to take a big suitcase and a couple of small ones. Not much to pack now, Were nearly ready for our travels. How are you for fitness have you trained much ? 

Hi Emma,

Sounds like I'm on a different flight! I'm booked on LATAM Airlines departing Heathrow 22.10 on 17 August and arriving Lima on 18 August at 11.05, staying in the El Tambo Hotel on the first night. I'm guessing you are booked into the same hotel?

I havent done much training but doing a 14 mile and 8 mile hike on the Gower Peninsula this weekend and hoping to squeeze an 8 miler in the weekend before leaving as a warm up - hopefully enough!

I need to p0lace everything I need to take in a pile over the coming week, then remove as much as possible and then work out what bags I can squeeze everything into - lol!

Hi Andy

Yes we are booked into the same hotel. We've got all our stuff out now, spread over the living room floor! It looks like loads!

Yes hopefully be enough training. I haven't done too much, Emma goes to the gym and has been putting in the hours! I'll be training hard these last couple of weeks though.

Do you know how much spending money you'll be taking?  We're finding it hard to know how much to budget per day.

Daniel

Hi Daniel,

Was just thinking about how much to exchange into US$ beforehand for changing locally as there are a fair few meals to cover although I guess you can probably use a card for a lot of these, plus of course the tipping.

Are you on WhatsApp and if so if you are happy to forward me your mobile number I'll connect and we can compare final prep notes.

Andy

Hi Daniel,

Was just thinking about how much to exchange into US$ beforehand for changing locally as there are a fair few meals to cover although I guess you can probably use a card for a lot of these, plus of course the tipping.

Are you on WhatsApp and if so if you are happy to forward me your mobile number I'll connect and we can compare final prep notes.

Andy

Hi all,

We are taking essentials and it all seems to fit in a big suitcase and an exodus kitbag. We are hiring sleeping bags and poles when we get there. 

We did a 7 mile walk in the Southdowns yesterday. Pretty easy terrain but will hopefully help towards the trek. 

Andy, we are on that flight, we’ll see you at the airport. We‘ll send you a message nearer the time. Here is my number if you‘re setting  up a what’s app group.  (07737152884)

See you all soon,

Pia & Arj

Hi Emma and Daniel, I've set up a WhatsApp group so we can all compare notes and thoughts in the run-up to trip. So far we have Pia, Arj and I in the group - if you can forward me your mobile numbers then I'll add you.

My focus this weekend is on pulling everything I need to pack together and working out what I can squeeze it into! 

Hello Andy, Were prerrty much there! We will have a final weigh next week.

Our numbers are Daniel : 07931637449 Emma : 07880621771

 

Thanks Andy 

Hello Andy, Were prerrty much there! We will have a final weigh next week.

Our numbers are Daniel : 07931637449 Emma : 07880621771

 

Thanks Andy 

Hello Andy, Were prerrty much there! We will have a final weigh next week.

Our numbers are Daniel : 07931637449 Emma : 07880621771

 

Thanks Andy 

Hello Andy, Were prerrty much there! We will have a final weigh next week.

Our numbers are Daniel : 07931637449 Emma : 07880621771

 

Thanks Andy 

Hello Andy, Were prerrty much there! We will have a final weigh next week.

Our numbers are Daniel : 07931637449 Emma : 07880621771

 

Thanks Andy 

Hello Andy, Were prerrty much there! We will have a final weigh next week.

Our numbers are Daniel : 07931637449 Emma : 07880621771

 

Thanks Andy 

Hello Andy, Were prerrty much there! We will have a final weigh next week.

Our numbers are Daniel : 07931637449 Emma : 07880621771

 

Thanks Andy 

Hello Andy, Were prerrty much there! We will have a final weigh next week.

Our numbers are Daniel : 07931637449 Emma : 07880621771

 

Thanks Andy 

That's great!

My main mission this weekend is to create a large pile of everything I feel I might need then work out what I can remove!

I'll add you both to the WhatsApp group and we can compare final notes in the countdown to the 17th....

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