Peru is one of the most fascinating countries in South America. The country is blessed with a huge number of rewarding destinations that provide fascinating insights into the culture and history of the region. The Inca Trail is one of the most rewarding of these. It is a challenge for hikers, and is filled with natural attractions. The forests teem with myriad wildlife species and some of the most exquisite views ever. The breath taking Inca ruins are what make the trip truly special.
The crowning jewel of the Inca Trail is, and has always been, the Machu Picchu. The location is so special as to make all the others seem just secondary. As one treks through the beautiful Andes Mountains and enjoying the beautiful scenery, seeing Machu Picchu in the distance is unforgettable. Machu Picchu arrives at daybreak, on the last day of the trek of the Inca Trail.
Planning is essential to make the Inca Quarry Trek. You will need four days on average to complete the trail from end to end. It has been done in three days, many people tend to take it easy and do it in five, but four days is what most people take. Forty five kilo meters of the trip may sound challenging, as it is, but not inordinately so. The challenge can be completed quite easily if you are at least moderately in shape.
The basic problem is of course not the distance, but getting accustomed to the altitude. The best thing to do is stay about 2 to 3 days at Cusco, which is the departure city, which will make it a lot easier for you to get acclimatized to the altitude. It is common to feel giddy or unwell as the heights increase, but if you take it easy and let yourself get acclimatized first, then it wont be that much of a problem.