All you Need to Know About Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

If you have signed up to an Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu, then 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, along with extremely special people. Read some REVIEWS from our trips.

Over the past fifteen years of running trips to the magical Machu Picchu, we have compiled a list of everything you need to know about the trek.  This information is to help you have all of the information you need to best pick your trip as well as how you will need to prepare.  We run over 15 trips a year on the Inca Trail, following a number of routes and options.  GET IN TOUCH today for more information, and then, sign up to one of our unique itineraries!

 

How Many Days do I Need to Make This Journey?

After each time we get to trek the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, we start planning the next trip!  No matter how many times we have been on this wonderful trek, we are still stunned and in awe of the Incan People.  We run 15 treks to Machu Picchu each year and our favorite and most popular trek is our 5 day Classic trek to Machu Picchu. Also, we 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

Everything you Need to Know

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 successfully led hundreds of people through these majestic mountains. Therefore, hopefully this will aid in your preparation for the trip as well!  Why not CALL US and find out everything you need for your specific trek.

The Many Steps up and down on the Inca Trail

1). Extremely 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 being 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

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Pick the Right Itinerary to Match Your Ability

Firstly, you need to do is pick the right itinerary.  There is no one size fits all. The trail can be challenging and therefore you should consider adding more days in Cusco and on the trail.  Do not under estimate the lack of oxygen. Therefore, you need to make sure you pick the right acclimatization schedule and days on the Inca Trail to safely make your way through and to 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, then you run the risk of getting altitude sickness higher up.

One of the Many Sites on the Inca Trail to Machu PIcchu

How to be Successful When Trekking at Altitude

Breathing techniques, low heart rates, excellent hydration and pacing are all extremely important in order to be safe and successful. Also, you 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 our 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.  Therefore, you need to get in touch today!

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 their local staff. We have raised funds to build a school in Uganda, two schools in Nepal, support an orphanage in Tanzania and also help support 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.

The trek to Machu Picchu will be the highlight of any trekkers career! Thus, you need to make sure you put in the right training and preparation to make this journey a success.  Let our team help you to reach your goals today!

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