My Inca Trail experience began with a meeting with our guide the day before we were to begin our trek. he was very knowledgeable and gave us a detailed rundown of how each day will break down. the second day started with a early wake up and a prompt and one time pick up from our hostel.
We proceeded to take a bus to the starting point of the trek at kilometer marker 82. from here our guide walked with us stopping periodically to describe the local flora and fauna. we encountered a few inca ruins across in the distance and our guide was very informative and provided a detailed history of all sites we encountered. the day ended with us setting up camp in a small little village. we enjoyed an excellent dinner and had a pleasant night camping under the stars.
The second day proved to be the most challenging with it being mostly uphill. our guide allowed us to trek at our own pace and kept us motivated. once we made it to the top of the highest point the view was outstanding and the sense of accomplishment was exhilarating. once we got our fill of the unbelievable view we proceeded to come down the back side of the peak and enjoyed another excellent dinner at camp no.2.
The third day was a very informative day, we hiked for 10 hours stopping and learning about numerous inca sites. we even got to see a lama or two!. this educational day ended with a great meal and our last night with our porters. once we said goodbye to the porters. we started the short trek to machu pichu. once we got to machu pichu our guide gave us a very detailed tour of the site. we opted to go for the hike up huayna picchu. it was a challenging vertical climb but the view from the top was not to be missed.
The four day hike was a experience i will never forget and i recommend anyone with the will and determination to take it on, its worth it.