All you need to know about trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

You have decided to undertake one of the greatest adventures in the world.  You will be immersed in the world of the Inca’s as you hike through amazing mountain terrain. This region of Peru is truly sensational. This trek and trip has it all. Rich culture, world class mountain viewing, great food, the wonderful city of Cusco, amazing side trips and really special people. Read some REVIEWS from our trips.

All you need to know about trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

How many days do I need to make this journey ?

Every time we trek the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, we start planning the next trip. We run 15 treks to Machu Picchu each year. Our favorite and most popular trek is our 5 day Classic trek to Machu Picchu. We also run 4 day and 6 day treks to Machu Picchu. We also run a number of side trips to Rainbow mountain, Ausangate, the Amazon region of Peru and the Lares region of Peru.

All you need to know about trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Here are the all information links and pages you need to explore

We have added some useful links below that will aid in your planning and preparation for your trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  We have lead hundreds of people through these majestic mountains so why not CALL US and find out everything you need for your specific trek.

All you need to know about trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

1). Really IMPORTANT INFORMATION about Inca Trail permits.

2). Pick the best itinerary for your Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu

3). Get training and learn the best way to prepare for your Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu

4). Get FREE constant advice from our professional team

5). Understand the daily distance on the way up and down the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

6). Have the right clothing and gear for your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

7). Pacing each day on the trail is critical to success on the Inca Trail

8). Why hydrated is critical at high altitude and in low oxygen environments

9). Elevation gains on the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu. This will help you formulate a training plan

10). What sort of food will I get on your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

11). Read our Top 10 Tips for a successful Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

12). Read our Top 10 Tips for when you are on the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

13). Read about the best time to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

14). What vaccinations should you consider for your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

15). What type of trekking boots should you have for your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

16). What Insurance do I need for your Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

17). What additional expenses will you incur on the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

You need to pick the right itinerary to match your ability

The first thing you need to do is pick the right itinerary.  There is no one size fits all, this trail can be challenging so you should consider adding more days in Cusco and on the trail.  Do not under estimate the lack of oxygen and make sure you pick the right acclimatization schedule and days on the Inca Trail to safely make your way through and you can experience as many of the Inca sites as possible.  Picking the right itinerary is vital for a safe, enjoyable and success experience in a low oxygen environment higher up the trail to Machu Picchu. If you fail to acclimatize well, you run the risk of getting altitude sickness higher up.

All you need to know about trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

How to be successful trekking the famous trail to Machu Picchu

Breathing techniques, low heart rates, excellent hydration and pacing are all really important to be safe and successful. You also need excellent physical conditioning to be able to walk up and down thousands of steps with a weighted back pack at high altitude. We can help you with this. DROP US AN E-MAIL today and get access to the Inca Trail trekking professionals. Our office staff have personally trekked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu more than 10 times. Pick up the phone and speak to us. We have the team, experience and knowledge to help you come fully prepared for your Inca Trail Trek.

All you need to know about trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Why you need to pick Ian Taylor Trekking for your Inca Trail Trek

Support a company who has invested in our local staff. We have raised funds to build a school in Uganda, two schools in Nepal, an orphanage in Tanzania and local children in Cusco. We have our own full time staff on the ground in Cusco and we run a quality service on all our trekking trips to Machu Picchu. CONTACT US and we can explain how we operate our adventures in Peru.

All you need to know about trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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