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The Inca Trail is probably one of the best ways to visit the Machu Picchu, though is a hard trekking at a high level above the sea. You follow the trail (most of the time) that ancient Incas followed to reach the sacred place of Machu Picchu. Sleeping in tents, hiking 5-6 hours daily, you reach the Sanctuary in the morning of the fourth day.
Many agencies in Cuzco organize groups for about 300 USD, including tents, guide and food for 4d/3n.

In this page I will upload my pics and experiences about the Inca Trail, a 4d/3n trekking from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu, 43 kms along the Andes mountains.

If you want to see tips on Machu Picchu ruins you can visit my Machu Picchu page

Walking in the clouds

In the Inca Trail you start walking very high (8528ft-2600m) and climb even higher (13776ft-4200m), so you will often see the clouds behind and have the feeling of being walking on the clouds (specially when is foggy). The landscapes are superb, not only natural but also the inca ruins.

  • Last visit to Machu Picchu: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jan 5, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    thanks for the heads up on this page joaquin. very useful info! i think i better start running on the beach a bit more, and climbing up steps instead of taking the lift! :)

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    Jun 17, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Bravo! Wonderful info! I loved it, it was perfect! I can't wait to see Machu Picchu at the end of the month!

  • Laurel914's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2008 at 8:52 AM

    Very helpful tips and great pics too. Your page is sure to be usefel for next year's trip to Machu Picchu.

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 1:01 AM

    Es realmente tentador llegar caminando al machu Pichu Nos das una info excelente en esta página

  • Feb 19, 2006 at 1:17 PM

    I have been wanting to go on the inca trail for many years now, but could never stump up enough cash. Your page has made me want to go even more so! Will definitely be saving my pennies for it now!

  • Jan 22, 2006 at 9:36 AM

    Am doing a charity challenge trek on the Inca trail in September and have never done anything like this before. Your tips are excellent. Thank you

  • butterfly_girl's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 6:14 AM

    Thanks for taking me back on the Inca Trail again...loved when I reached the little bar with hot showers on day 3!

  • ezaguryk's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2005 at 5:11 AM

    wow.........it seems like a wonderfull trip...............i am very interested to do the inca trail............thanks for al the good tips..............greating from venezuela kelly

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2005 at 6:08 AM

    Such an exciting trip. Wonder if I could fit in someone's rucksack?

  • zlatiq's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2005 at 12:11 PM

    thanks a lot for the great description of the inca trail hike;i never knew what to expect...thanks:)


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