Great Adventure, great organization!

by: , German -
January 28, 2014

We booked the Inca Trail for 4 days and 3 nights via internet from Germany. Before booking we called the agency to check whether everything was ok and tickets available. Everybody was friendly and helped a lot. In the end we paid by PayPal and received our documents via mail.

Upon arrival we had a briefing in the small office of Inca Trail Reservations and learned about our trek and what to expect.

The next day we met at 5:45am at the main plaza and started our journey to the Inca Trail. We were only eight people in the group and our guide was Raul. Further there were 8 porters and one cook.

The first day was an introductory one and we hiked ca. 12km. The views were amazing and the difficulty even for beginners like me easy. Raul, who is a great guide with a lot of common knowledge and knowledge about the Inca explained everything to us. He kept the pace on a level that everybody could follow. We camped in a base camp at 3300m. When we arrived everything was prepared and we had a great authentic Peruvian dinner.

The second day was maybe the most challenging one, because we had to climb 1200m in altitude and the descent another 500m. The trek was more than challenging but worth every step you take. Raul explained everything and the food was once again amazing.

The third day was a plain descent of 1200m with more than 4000 steps. It was a moderate challenge but it had great views and different clime zones. We passed the cloud forest, which was a great experience and stayed in a camp near Machu Picchu.

The last day we had to get up at 3am, so the porters, who helped us a lot and were so friendly to us, could get their train to Cusco. The advantage of this was that we were the first group to enter the Machu Picchu site. The two hours hike and the two hours guided tour were an unforgettable experience.

All in all: An unforgettable, great organized trekking tour with a lot of information, a friendly guide and amazing views.

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