There are two ways to arrive in Machu Picchu, sweating and with effort or without sweating, there are no other options. You can experience it as a reward or as an excursion. In these lines we will try to transmit 10 tips to enjoy the experience of reaching sweating the shirt to the fullest. The Inca Trail is a road with more than 5 centuries of history. It is an ancient road used by the Incas to communicate throughout their empire. The Inca trail is very extensive and it is not conserved in its entirety, but today it is possible to travel 42 km of this legendary road before reaching the citadel of Machu Picchu.It is a demanding excursion that lasts 4 days It is a path that leaves its mark. Machu Picchu is a unique place and for that reason it is one of the wonders of the modern world, but to reach it with effort makes the experience absolutely round. What's more, when you arrive after 4 days walking you feel adventurous and know that you will enjoy that a thousand times more than the rest.Now we will present you 10 tips to make Inca Trail, enjoying fully your journey to reach the magnificent Machu Picchu.Let's start:
Access to the Inca Trail is limited and once the quotas set by the government are covered, it is not possible to access in any way. For this reason it is essential to plan the trip with time (especially if you go in high season) to be able to reserve places well in advance. There are many agencies that organize the trek. If you are one of those who likes to arrive to the country and look for options, for Inca Trail this will be not possible, in this case you can stay without the possibility of entering the Inca Trail.So keep in mind this tip.
The access to Wayna Picchu is even more restricted than that of the Inca Trail. So if you intend to upload, which we recommend, do not leave for the last time. Arriving at Machu Picchu, wanting to climb Wayna Picchu and not being able to because you did not have a foresight is a great disappointment.
This advice seems repetitive, but it is always the step that fails the most. You will be 4 days walking and are long and demanding days, each gram sum. Do not take anything more than what is strictly necessary. A footwear for the walk and some crocs to relax the feet will be more than enough as far as footwear is concerned. Clothes for 4 days and a rain jacket if you go in the rainy season. Bring a good backpack is essential because the grams start to be seem as kilos as the kilometers advance so having a comfortable and ergonomic backpack will make things much easier. Use the straps of the chest and waist, relieve the weight of the shoulders by distributing it more evenly throughout the trunk.
In the Inca Trail there is nothing, so if your shoes are broken you will be in a great hurry. Obviously, it is not advisable to wear shoes without premiering since the only thing you will get are some blisters. You do not need hiking boots, with a half-boot or trekking shoe is more than enough.