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What to Wear When Making the Trek to Machu Picchu

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For 35 years, Machu Picchu has been a World Heritage site for being “an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilization.” It’s why every year, millions of visitors go out of their way to see the 15th century Incan citadel for themselves. Built sometime between 1450 and 1460, Machu Picchu (translated to mean “old” and “mountain” in Quechua) is an abandoned royal estate that serves as a time capsule of sorts—a relic of the Inca Empire. It sits high up in the Peruvian Andes nestled between two mountains—Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu—at the end of the famous 26 mile-long Inca Trail (a train ride is also an option) that has seen its fair share of famous people, from Georgia O’Keeffe in 1956 to Shirley MacLaine in 1986 to Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber in 2014.

Pack hiking clothes for the trail and Incan-inspired threads for a day of petting llamas, navigating the Peruvian streets, and exploring Cusco, the closest city to Machu Picchu that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. From patterned tops to high-fashion hiking boots, shop our packing list for your trip to Machu Picchu.

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