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Hiking The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the Peruvian best known trek, with an amazing mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle; for that reason when the travelers decide to go to Machu Picchu usually choose the most exciting way to do that. Exist the classic or traditional which lasts 4/3 days of expedition, could be less or more days ,that depends of your physical and mental condition and of your selection, also you can choose it if you wish it private or regular, whatever you choose it will be a wonderful experience for sure.

This trail begins near the ancient Inca town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley and ends at Machu Picchu, the most famous ancient ruins in South America. Some say this is more amazing Inca Trail Machu Picchu itself, in which there are many amazing ruins along the trail itself. Thousands of hikers from all over the world make the expedition each year with the assistance of guides and porters Peruvians

Also The Inca trail to the ancient Incas used to walk to Machu Picchu and there are actually three different routes to travel on foot to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu: The Classic Inca Trail (or four-day excursion) Sacred Inca Trail or Real (or two-day excursion), and the Inca Trail Salkantay (alternative route). The Inca Trail Classic Inca Trail and Sacred both intersect at the ruins of Wiñaywayna and then proceed to Intipunku, the "sun gate" where hikers are achieved his first glimpse of Machu Picchu in the distance. The alternative route from Salkantay Inca Trail is the longest of the three excursions and usually ends below Machu Picchu in the town of Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu instead of himself. Cutting through the mountains of the Andes Mountains and Amazon jungle brow, the Classic Trail passes through many important Inca ruins and outposts before ending at Machu Picchu Mountain. The two longer routes (the Inca Trail Salkantay and the Inca Trail Classic) require a climb to about 4.215 meters above sea level, which can sometimes cause altitude sickness

Is highly recommended after the trek to stay around Cusco a couple of days in order to get the previous acclimatization because you are in risk to suffer the altitude sickness well known as “Soroche”.

At the meantime you can visit others beautiful places that shows the combinations of culture and nature, such as the sacred valley tour, the south valley or Maras moray tour these are perfect sites for adjust to the altitude.

 

 



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