Inca Trail, lake titicaca and Nazca

Any issues with the Zika virus. The mosquito - any suggestions.
Long sleeves, mosquito repellant, deet etc.
Anyone suggest best way forward and if this is an issue.
Many thanks

Spoke to the nurse at our doctor last week and basically, unless you're pregnant or likely to be, there is no risk. She did recommend taking deet anyway to keep the various types of mosquitoes away but I don't really anticipate many mosquitos given the altitude the trip goes to.

Hallo "all"

Just thought I'd post to find out who else might be going on this trip leaving on 27/5? My wife and I are going and sorting out the last few things we need to buy. Any views on sizes of rucksacks? Platypus v camelbak v bottle? Walking poles? Water proofs? First aid? Medicines?

We couldn't get onto the Inca trail itself :o( so will be doing the moonstone walk (or whatever it's called).

Hope to hear from someone! :o)

Hi, my husband (John) and I are on the Inca trail, lake titicaca and nazca trip. We both have Osprey hydration systems. I also have a platypus, but find the Osprey much easier to empty, fill and slide in and out of the rucksack as it has a rigid back. Having been on trekking hols before our daysacks are 25l (+ pockets). Poles? Depends how old you are and the state of your knees. I wouldn't be without mine! Make sure you have some spare endcaps though. First aid kit you shouldn't need as guides/trek leader will have those. Medicines depends on what you might need. Always worth having your own pain relief, anti-diahorrea, antihistamines etc plus any medication you might be on. I'm hoping we are on the Inca trail as not received a notification saying we're on the moonstone walk. Might be a bit cross if we are as we booked this 2 years ago as it's our silver wedding aniversary

To CathySue. Went this time last year on the same trip but actively chose the Moonstone option over the Inca Trail. It was absolutely MARVELLOUS - no crowds, almost no stone steps (there are hundreds on the traditional route) we had access to amazing Inca ruins with only us there. Also, there were pack horses - one of which was there to carry even our day packs - or us if we needed a lift. Luckily we didn't. Don't be a bit cross - you will get a fabulous experience up in the Andes that the others on the traditional route will be envious of. And we still met up with the others and fought the crowds at Macchu Piccu. Had to be done. Have a fab time. Also, for nearly the entire trip you'd be too high to worry about mozzies. Get altitude sickness tablets instead if you want to enjoy every minute - and walk very very slowly..

On trip departing 21st May, would like to say hi to anyone else going. Regarding meds. have been advised to get rabies jab as there are rare instances in Peru apparently. Travelling solo so would like to be able to spot any fellow travelers at airport just to say hello.

Had a chat with out nurse and we decided that rabies is low risk while the jabs are unpleasant. If you were to be bitten, then you need to be rushed to a hospital. I'm keeping clear of dogs! :o)

I went to Peru a few years ago and didn't find any trouble using a cash machine or changing sterling. I'm assuming it'll be even easier now, any other experience out there?

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