I have never been to South America much less peru. When my youngest daughter suggested peru I said yes and began to workout some.
I arranged the trip through Inca Trail Reservations and had a great experience from beginning to end. They answered all my questions, made all my arrangements and gave a brief presentation the night before the trip began. We had an excellent guide, Juana, who was very knowledgable on Incan history, the plant flora throughout our trail and stories on the spiritual beliefs of the Inca. We were greeted every morning with tea in our tent, then a great breakfast. Midday break and dinner were equally fantastic with all local dishes.
I would recommend this trip to anyone willing to put in a little time prior to get their legs in shape to make it more pleasant.