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The Inca Trail::
Join us to hike
the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
The Inca Trail is one of the
most spectacular walks in the
Americas -- unlike any hiking
experience you have ever had.
The Lost City of the Incas,
Machu Picchu, is thought to have
been constructed by the great
ruler, Pachacuti, sometime
during 15th century. The
Spanish conquistadors never
found the site and it was
discovered in 1911 by a Yale
professor, Hiram Bingham.
In 1915, Professor Bingham set out in search for an Inca
highway which would lead back to
Cusco and found what is now known
as the Inca Trail.
You can experience the thrill of
hiking the Inca Trail as it winds
through the Andes, passing other
Inca ruins before descending
through the Sun Gate into the
Lost City of the Incas.
Need to Bring: Comfortable
hiking boots, waterproof jacket,
fleece jacket, camera, water bottle,
day pack and sleeping bag. Click
here for complete list.
Meals: All meals are included
while on the Inca Trail and will be
prepared for you by our excellent
Camping: We will be camping
in style each night we are on the
trail with toilet facilities
for your day pack, porters will be
carrying your gear between camps.
On our expeditions, we maintain a
high ratio of porters to hikers --
insuring that our porters are not
overloaded. Usually 2 porters for every person.
Hike: The Inca Trail is
not a technical route, however, the
difficulty is mainly from the
repeated steep ascents and descents
and from the high altitude.
You need to be physically fit.
We will be at high elevations.
Cusco is at 11,400 feet and Machu
Picchu is at 8,000 feet. One
of the mountain passes on the trail
takes you up to 13,800 feet.
|| Hiking Boots::
|| Physical Condition::
|Bring extra batteries and film
or digital storage devices. You
will take more photos than you
expect! Due to the high
altitude, your should bring a
||We strongly recommend
comfortable footwear that
gives good traction and which
supports the ankle. You will be
walking all day.
Lightweight boots with good
ankle support are recommended.
||This hike is not suitable for
those who suffer from a
respiratory or circulatory
disorders or who have
disabilities that limit their