Going to Peru in September, going to do the 5 day salkantay trail to Machu Picchu:
Starting Altitude - 2900m / 9515ft.
Highest Altitude - 4650m /15,200ft
Walking Distance - 60.5 km / 37.5 miles.
I'm going to wear my issued military boots, which are heavy but otherwise pretty durable. I am borrowing my friend's kelty red cloud 6650 which I am sure has plenty of room, and comes with a camel back. Other than that, I don't have any gear. I am going by myself, so I think I am going to use a tour operator that sets you up with an english speaking guide and a group of around 8-16 people. Every company that I've seen includes tents, first aid kits, and all the cooking equipment/food. Basically, I need to bring clothes, a sleeping bag, and sleeping pad. Anything I'm missing?
What is a good budget sleeping bag that is lightweight and compact?