My brother and I had a wonderful trip. The guide was fun and informative, the food was unbelievably good and we throughly enjoyed the company of the group. We experienced some quite bad weather along the way but the scenery and the climax of reaching Machu Picchu more than made up for this. Top tips if your undertaking this walk in January, take walking sticks (they really do help on the steep up/downhills), plenty of waterproof bags to keep your stuff dry especially your sleeping bag and spare clothes (when it rains it really does rain)and plenty of wet wipes (trust me).
Mark Husdan (England).
The trip from start to finish was well organised and really enjoyable, Roberto our guide made the walk enjoyable even during the tough bits on day 2. The group we were with were a great bunch and trips like this do really bring you closer to people you have never met before. The really amazing part of the trip (not taking into account the spectacular scenary) was the support team that goes with you, the porters are magicians who carry bags of supplies and the tents faster then anyone of the group with half the weight on our backs. And the food they produce is nothing short of fantastic given the way they have to cook and prepare it.
One other piece of advise not shared by Mark is that we took the Huayna picchu trip straight afterwards, although really tough going, its well worth it.
Ben James Husdan