Peru – Inka Trail & Machu Picchu

An online search on Inka trail will bring up many detailed descriptions of the route. So I decided not to record my chronicle experience here. My main takeaways (plus some physical achievements):

a) I did not smell too bad after four days’ of no shower.
b) The trail can be finished in three days instead of the standard four days. Although it was the second time our tour guide had done so, out of more than 160 trips he made.
c) Hiking at altitude above 4,000m was possible, but made one feel like a 90 year old.
d) Waking up at 3:30am and started hiking before dawn was no longer an issue.
e) If I could carry only two things on the trail, they would be water and a good camera.
f) Mountains are majestic.

2010 Travel – Peru Inka Trail

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