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Hiking in Peru
Pick a route that fits with your capabilities. This means that if you don't already know how to use a topographical map and compass well, then you ought to follow well marked trails instead of going off trail.
Above all, make sure you select a hiking plan that fits your own health and fitness limitations.
If you're not familiar with the area that you will be hiking in Peru, always seek out local knowledge about any hazards you may encounter, or research the hike online or in guidebooks.
Scan or take a photo of the map and draw your route on it and then email it to trusted friends or family. This will allow them to provide the trail map to nearby officials if a crisis arises.
If somebody knows when you will be returning, is waiting for a quick email, call or online post from you and doesn't hear from you then they will be able to contact the appropriate authorities with the proper details to find you easily.
Extra provisions, water (or water purification tablets), headlamp (or flashlight) and spare warm clothing are things every single hiking group should have.
A small first-aid kit, map, compass, and fire-starting tools (waterproof matches or lighter and a candle) are also crucial, but also come with the responsibility for knowing how to use them.
A pocketknife or Leatherman type tool can also be useful and sunscreen, sunglasses and a sun hat will probably be essentials depending upon conditions.
Often hiring a guide isn't particularly expensive.
Not only will the guide be familiar with local hazards and how to avoid them, but he or she will be able to share a lot of additional information with you.
With a guide you may see sights you never would have found on your own and learn about local culture, animals, plants and more.
Not all guides in Peru, of course, are well qualified. Locate the best guides via referrals from other travelers, recommendations from trusted locals, or via online reviews.
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