Traditional Inca Trail is consider by hiker like moderate, we walk around 39.6 km, from snowy mountains, high jungle, stone stairs, and Machu Picchu citadel, we need to be prepare for this challenge, we advise:
The Traditional Inca Trail has a moderate level of difficulty; we walk 39.4 kilometers, first 2 days to up the mountains until 4200 masl (Warmiwañusqa pass) and 2 days to downhill.
We advise make physical exercise like walk, run, go to the gym, or similar unless a month before to begin your trek.
We advise stay in Cusco city (3300 masl) by 2 days or more for your body acclimatize to the altitude, and drink a lot of coca tea (make with coca leaves, it is legal in Peru).
Food: Inca Adventure – Trekking have a chef and a cook for each trip who prepare delicious and varied food, If you have some specific require please let us know at the moment of your reservation, we can cater vegetarian food, and lactose and gluten intolerance, but not vegan because is difficult for our cookers prepare different dishes at a tent on the mountains, but most of our dinner use to be buffet stile so you can choose some products.
Whilst many of us may feel comfortable holidaying in our home country on a very free and easy itinerary, when it comes to travelling further afield some of us prefer to do so through the security of a recognized travel agent or a reputable tour organizer. Certainly, South America is a long way from home and the continent, though undoubtedly beautiful and fascinating in equal measures, also has a reputation for being dangerous in certain regions.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the best known hiking route in the Peru, yet it is just one of a complex network of paths that once snaked their way over the Andes, connecting the far flung corners of the now defunct Inca Empire.
Machu Picchu, the jewel of Inca architecture, is one of the wonders of the world. Because it expresses the ability of man to build in harmony with the imposing scenery that surrounds it.
In order to help you get the most out of your visit to the citadel, we have put together a list of our favourite things to do in Machu Picchu. You may not get time to see them all, but hopefully you’ll be able to tick off quite a few!
The farmer Agustin Lizarraga settled down in the zone looking for fertile soil for his crops in 1900. The settlers Melchor Arteaga, Justo A. Ochoa, Gabino Sanchez, and Dr Tomas E. Peine, among others had already known about Machu Picchu.
Hikes to Machu Picchu vary in difficulty and length, but all require a basic level of fitness.
In general you will be trekking anywhere between 10-15km a day, for up to six days on the longer routes (i.e. Choquequirao or Salkantay / Inca Trail Combo).
On the Classic 4D/3N Inca trail you will average 12km (7 miles) a day, and will need the endurance to trek over 4,000m passes where the altitude makes the going tough, and Inca stone stairs take a battering on your legs.
Every year, millions of people visit the imposing and mysterious Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru. But getting to the massive agricultural terraces, intricate stone constructions, and epic hilltop views of this UNESCO World Heritage site isn’t cheap, and it involves some trickier-than-usual logistics. Here’s how to expertly navigate your way to Peru’s most famous destination.