Our campsite at Lluchapampa on the Inca Trail

How to plan the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru

Ever since we traveled to Machu Picchu and trekked the Inca Trail back in November 2012, many of our friends and acquaintances have asked us about it and what are the things that one should consider while planning this trip. In this post we provide a quick run-down of all the things you need to keep in mind while planning the Inca Trail.
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Vertical Limit: The Inca Trail

… The clouds tumbled down the lush green mountains as the first rays of light streaked through the dense skies and through the rear-window. The air was humid with the early morning mist and the driver habitually turned on and off his wipers. The navigator beside him yawned as if he was already bored. I stirred from my Tuesday morning stupor as the car lurched precariously along another curve. Beside me our chef slept like a log. On the other side, my soon-to-be wife, slept with her hair in tussles, beautiful and with a confident calmness about her. We were in Peru and on our way to Ollantaytambo to the beginning of an epic trek – The Inca Trail…
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