If I had know how difficult the trek was I probably would have just taken the bus to Machu Picchu!. But , it was worth it. My daughter, 15 years old, spent part of 2 of the days vomiting along the Inca Trail . But she too survived! My son, 12 years old, fared much better.
The porters, cooks, and guides were amazing, so helpful and inspiring, like personal cheerleaders!. My muscle and joints may never forgive me for this hike but how Many people from Wisconsin can say that their entire family hiked the Inca trail? Not very many !.
I cannot say that I am ready to do it again, but the overall experience was inspirational and above all I am proud as hell to say that I did it!.