Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu December 30, 2011

by: , Australian -
December 30, 2011

My 4 day Inca Trail experience with Inca Trail Reservations was great! As a keen hiker, I had been looking forward to this trip for a long time and all my expectations were met.

The second day was tough, but rewarding with a nice ascent through the forest to Dead woman´s pass. The third day's hike was probably my favourite even though the weather was not ideal. Exploring Phuyupatamarca and Winaywayna on the 3rd day was lots of fun.

The tour guide and porters were very well organised and the whole trek was completed without any problems. The food exceeded my expectations, with big portions (I like to eat alot after hiking), great taste and quite a bit of variety. Those on our trek with specific food requirements seemed to be well looked after too, with special meals prepared separately. This impressed me.

My advice to other travellers thinking of doing the trail in November/December would be to bring good waterproof clothes and shoes, lots of snacks to keep you going throughout the day and if you like a cold beer, make sure you buy one on the last drink station on the second day. It was a good reward after a tough hike! The second night gets very cold, so make sure you r sleeping bag is a warm one too.

In summary, I would highly recommend Inca Trail Reservations for an experience of a lifetime. Gracias!!

I have just returned from the amazing 4 day Inca Trail Trek with Inca Trail Reservations .

Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Our group was fully briefed on each days trek and sites to be visited. Going into the trek I had read many comments regarding the difficulty and to be honest it isn't as hard as you may think. There were plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the magnificent scenery that the Inca Trail has to offer.

My favorite day of the trek was the second day. You may think that I am crazy as this is supposed to be the hardest day but the personal satisfaction you feel when you reach the top of the pass is indescribable. The third day is lots of fun, walking through the jungle and exploring the many Inca sites on the way.

I was surprised at how good the meals were on the Trek. The chef prepared delicious meals and catered for the many dietary requirements in our group including vegetarians, dairy intolerances and food allergies. Unlike other tours as a vegetarian you actually get a delicious substitute for meat, which was very much appreciated.

The porters do an amazing job not only do they carry all of the equipment they are there for your every need. Arriving at camp and having the tents set up and a hot cup of tea was very much appreciated after walking all day.

Recommendations - you can't live without wet weather gear. I wore sneakers that were well worn and they were fine, I didn't slip over and was lucky enough they didn't get too wet. Bring a few snacks, dry biscuits, lollies and a red bull to get you through the second day.

I recommend Inca Trail Reservations for the Inca Trail Trek. They answered all my queries promptly and were very professional in all aspects of the tour.

I feel that by doing the Inca Trail Trek you have a much better appreciation of Machu Picchu and the Incas.

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