The Inca Trail is one of the most famous hikes in the world, running 42 km (26 miles) through the Andes Mountains to connect the small town of Aguas Caliente and Machu Picchu. The trail also goes through cloud forests, jungles and Inca ruins. It is a common misconception that because many people do the Inca Trail it must be easy. It is not. The Trail is 45km (26 miles) long and involves great physical exertion to complete. Combined with high altitude and extreme weather, Hikers should be prepared for cold nights on the trail. The trek can be hard work; therefore, we strongly recommend ensuring that you are well acclimatized, in good shape and healthy.
This way you will enjoy your trip from the beginning on. A participant must declare if he/she has any sickness or medical disorder and must bring his/her own medicines.
May to September are the best months to make the multi-day hike.
The Inca Trail is without a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in the Americas and therefore an unforgettable experience, not to be missed. The trail leads through the protected wild nature of the Peruvian jungle and forest steppe, passes several archeological Inca sights and offers impressive views. The Incas used this route for the pilgrimage to the sacred citadel Machu Picchu.
Altitude: 2050 – 4200m
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Route: Closed in February
Temperature 20.4 ºC - 26.6 ºC
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