I decide to embark on this trek with my Uncle and colleague from the british army about a year ago and arrived in cusco after a 30hr trip from London, after 3days of acclimatization we were picked up at 5:45 from our hotel to the 82km mark by minibus our group consisted of 8 people all male.
The first day was relatively easy but for the second day it decided to rain and snow which hasn't happened in around 4 years, this made it all the more challenging, we was soaked head to toe and it was freezing and very slippery in the snowy weather especially on the way down from dead womens pass the highest point of the trail.
When you reached our lunch stop we had an hour and a half wait were we subjected to freezing cold conditions inside and out, then we had to trek further to our campsite, we was all pleased to arrive. on the third and fourth day the weather improved and we started to see some of the amazing views of the mountains. when we arrived to macchu picchu it was all worth the bumps and bruises of the Inca Trail .
I recommend to do this trek as soon as you can don't leave it to long you need a good level of fitness don't underestimate the trek!!