Backpack Machu Picchu Peru for a Spiritual Self Discovery Adventure

Backpack Machu Picchu Peru is essential for anyone seeking to find themselves, while discovering the world. Travelling is a spiritual journey for your soul, and there’s no better place to backpack than Machu Picchu, Peru. Ditch the luggage, pack carry on and get ready for a trip of your life. Discover an ancient civilization, while embarking on a spiritual backpacking adventure to Machu Picchu.

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Machu Picchu, Peru provides one of the best spiritual adventures. Explore the remains of the ancient Inka civilization, on the very top of the Andes Mountains slopes. Walking around the “lost city” surely connects us to the land. Millions of people Backpack to Machu Picchu Peru every year to feel a sense of connection to the “lost city”. Is it the mystic energy or the jaw dropping landscapes that draw people to Peru from everywhere in the world?

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Hike Peru’s Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The best way to experience the region in its complexity, is to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. A four day, 82 KM beast of a hike that will rejuvenate you in ways you can’t even imagine. Be sure to pack light for backpacking to Machu Picchu. If you’re not physically fit, the journey can be exhausting. I heard of some people leaving things back in Cusco. But, you take the risk of leaving your stuff behind!

Starting in Peru’s city of Cusco, there’s several tour companies offering to take you to Machu Picchu. The tour includes meals and tents for sleeping. On the 4th day, hikers awake right in the Andes mountains. Immersed to that degree in nature is therapeutic for the soul, and essential for a self-discovery adventure.

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That’s the essence of spiritual travel, spending time in nature. The silence of nature allows us to calm down and organize our thoughts. Our anxieties float away in nature. Nature already has positive energy, but its 10000x spiritual essence because Machu Picchu has Mystic Energy.

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Visitors have claimed that Machu Picchu has mystic energy, like they really felt connected to the place. People have felt a heightened sense of energy while visiting Machu Picchu because of the energy of that specific geological location. Various positive vibrations through the land, cause our chakras to open up. The place is magical, and does have a certain mystic energy to it but it’s important to visit Machu Picchu without so many tourists. To really enjoy Machu Picchu’s mystic energy go during the low season, which is the month of January. Very few tourists visit in January, making it a truly authentic spiritual adventure.

What to bring to Machu Picchu day trip

The essentials are hiking boots and warm clothes for visiting Machu Picchu. Be sure to dress in layers, so you can take clothes off as the heat increases. I visited Machu Picchu bright and early in the morning, and it was freezing! Hats, mitts and scares are definitely required.

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The best time to visit Machu Picchu is in April when there is virtually no rain. I visited in May, and clouds would breeze through the city. We were literally in the clouds, so it would be nice to return to Machu Picchu in the bright sun. I would also recommend going later on in the day, as it is very cold at that altitude in the morning.

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What to pack for Machu Picchu in June

When packing for Machu Picchu in June, be sure to pack for a combination of climates. Morning temperatures go all the way down to 0 degrees Celsius, while the day time can reach up to 25 degrees Celsius. Wear an under-layer that will keep you warm and dry, with a jacket over top. Rain can occur so it’s best to have a jacket with a hoodie.

As mentioned above, any morning treks to Machu Picchu require warm clothes. Dress in lots of layers, and don’t forget hats and mitts. It’s no fun being cold, and don’t go unprepared. You really want to get the most out of your experience at Machu Picchu and you won’t if you’re uncomfortable. Visiting Machu Picchu first thing means less tourists. Definitely worth being a little cold.

Don’t forget to reserve your ticket online before going! You can reserve here on the Peruvian government’s website.

Hiking Boots in South America

Don’t travel to South America without hiking boots! They will keep you warm and stable throughout your journeys. Read this expert from my book Citizen of the World as I did not have hiking boots for 6 months.

The weather in Cusco the next morning was mild and damp. A lot of water everywhere, and I had only one pair of running shoes. A part of me wanted to remain as minimalistic as possible, to not only save space in my backpack, but also as a resistance against capitalism. As I had been traveling for a long time, I learned to let go of materialistic possessions. While a nice pair of boots would have been ideal, I was somehow enjoying living a life of meaning rather than luxury. It was the remaining days with Saar, someone who had changed my life, but I knew it was all going to be over soon. Saar and I spent our first day in Cusco exploring old Peruvian streets and drinking pisco sours in old fashioned bars in the old city.

When in Cusco, I recommend eating at Organika and stay at the Cusco Luxe Hostel.

What not to bring to Machu Picchu

You don’t want to bring too much to Machu Picchu. If you have a hotel in Aguas Caliente, I recommend leaving it there. Click here to see Hotel deals and more on Obviously, if you walked to Machu Picchu then you have no choice. Either way, you should always pack light and leave the excess at home. Only bring the essential electronics, don’t bring expensive or flashy jewellery. Machu Picchu becomes flowed with tourists very quickly, so you want to be mobile.

Is a guide required for Machu Picchu?

No, a guide is not required for Machu Picchu. You can simply buy a ticket and walk right in. You’ll get a map and you can just explore the lost city freely.

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But if you are hiking from Cusco, then you will definitely need to hire a guide in Cusco. The guides are very informative and speak a variety of languages.

What appeals you about Machu Picchu? When would you want to go? I love hearing about your travel stories!