Ups and downs of the stair trails

by: , United States of America -
4/5stars
March 04, 2015

Most likely the hardest hiking trip I will ever do in my lifetime. I knew it was going to be a hard journey, but physically just wasn't prepared for the difficult portions of the trek. The first day I had a hard time acclimating to the hot sun because at home it is currently below freezing, so I ended up getting a gnarly sunburn. Make sure to wear lots of sunscreen !

The second day be prepared for walking uphill like you never have before. It is highly recommended to hire an extra porter for personal belongings because even without anything on your back the day is extremely difficult. Super rewarding when finished ! Makes you push your body to levels you didn't think were possible.

Overall a pleasant experience due to excellent service of both our guide and the porters. My favorite parts of the trip were those silent moments of walking by yourself surrounded by the lush greenery and sounds of the forest. Spectacular views of the mountains !

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Machu Picchu Travel

10 Days - A special package including assistance at your arrival in Lima, all accommodation and transportation required...and of course our world famous Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu. *