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Additional horses
Sarah G.
May 08, 2008, 03:57 AM


I am a little confused about hiring an additional horse. If I were not to hire an additional horse would we be expected to carry all our personal belongings ourselves or do the group horses carry a little? If so what weight can the group horses take? What weight can an additional horse carry for 48$?

Thanks very much,


Re: Additional horses
Messages: 825
May 08, 2008, 07:13 AM

Hi Sarah,

Thank you for your message. You will carry only a few of your personal items in a day sac during the first 3 days because group horses (already included) can carry up to 10 kg (22 pounds) of your other personal equipment: backpack, sleeping bag and sleeping pad (this is provided by us). The 4th day, you will take the train to get to Aguas Calientes and spend the night there, so you will have to carry all your equipment yourself, but not for a long time. The 5th day, you can leave your things at the hotel during the visit of Machu Picchu and pick them up for the return to Cusco. For the rest of your luggage, all hotels and hostels in Cusco let their clients leave it there during the whole trek. Additional horses carry up to 33 additional pounds (15 kg) of your additional personal equipment.

Should you need anything else, feel free to contact us again.

Best wishes,

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