Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu

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Dates 9 Jan '11 to 22 Jan '11

Flexible? Somewhat

Est. Cost 600 - 1,200 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu

This is one of my main bucket list items so I have to start planning otherwise it will never ever happen. I want to explore the trail of the Incas to the city of Machu Picchu. Camping under the stars and learning about the culture and history along the way.

I don't have much trekking experience, but I've read that I just need to get on the stair-master a lot before I attempt this! I am somewhat fit... somewhat lazy too... but if I know I have a set date for this and other people to join me, I won't want to let anyone down by being the slow one bringing up the tail.

So who wants to join me in this great adventure?

Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu

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mansi
mansi ok ... Jan sounds alright for me ... how about around the 15th?
4 years ago
Suzy
Suzy Hi everyone, as Lauren mentioned below, the trail is closed in February so I've changed the dates to January but I'm sorta flexible. When are you all wanting to do it? mansi & sambo10 - I'm just going to try and get in shape and probably get some exercise on stairs (as I heard there are painfully a lot of them on the trail). I think it will be strenuous, but not like you have to train for months in advance. If you're fit and healthy, I think it will be fine.
4 years ago
sambo10
sambo10 sounds alright to me, ive been reading oer the last few about it and it seems like it be strenuous. may have to cut down on the fags i ithink lol
4 years ago
sambo10
sambo10 this sounds amazing i would luv to get on board with trip although im not sure what kind of training i would need
4 years ago
mansi
mansi I wud love to join ... was wondering what kind of cross training do people usually take up before Machu Pichu trek
4 years ago
kevnlf
kevnlf Im planning to hit South America around January time after 3 months in SE Asia. Machu Picchu is my number one thing to do :)
4 years ago
Jon
Jon Hey, i just got back from hiking the Inca Trail en route to Machu Picchu 10 days ago (I did the 4 day / 3 night trip), and just wanted to let those interested know that this trip is a lot more strenuous then the rating state. You can hire a porter to carry your bags, up to 25kg, for about $100 USD. Even without a hiking backpack, it will be tough but definitely do-able. I recommend this trip to EVERYONE as even those out-of-shape can complete this hike. The landscape will remain postcard perfect ingrained in my memory... Hope this post helps those out!
4 years ago
overlander
overlander Have you guys considered adding this to your trip? It's all sorts of crazy! http://mototaxijunket.theadventurists.com
4 years ago
veronica
veronica I saw this on facebook and was wondering if anyone was insane enough to do it. I love this explanation of what a mototaxi is "Imagine a motorbike. Then imagine a smaller one. Then cut it in half and stick a not terribly comfy sofa on the back."
4 years ago
elizabeth
elizabeth i would like to join this adventure.
5 years ago
elizabeth
elizabeth are we going to just meet in Peru?
5 years ago
Suzy
Suzy Hi elizabeth! That is GREAT that you want to join me! I'm planning a trip to South America for early next year. I'd like to start in Argentina (in January) and then work my way to Peru for this in Feb sometime, but I'm pretty flexy. What are your travel plans?
5 years ago
elizabeth
elizabeth tell me more about your itenerary. my schedule is flexible. i may be able to join you in jan for argentina then to Peru.Im new to these kind of trips for i just recently retired from teaching. Im 59 years old and ive been dreaming of these type of adventures. can you also give me an idea of expenses?
5 years ago
Todd
Todd Elizabeth, have you considered Egypt too? Amazing place, lots of adventure, a bit of culture shock, etc. Just an idea. Not instead of the Inca Trail, but just food for thought :)
5 years ago
elizabeth
elizabeth yes. it is in my bucket list. the list is long as it is for im just starting. i cannot wait to begin my adventure. im thinking of flying to egypt and then get the tour there. i just do not know how to begin. any advice or ideas? thanks
5 years ago
Todd
Todd There's this trip here http://globetrooper.com/egypt-jordan-oct-nov-2010-2010. The thing that sounds good about this one is that it arrives in time for the Sun festival. Oh, and it includes ballooning over Luxor. See the trip page for our comments about it. Pretty amazing stuff.
5 years ago
elizabeth
elizabeth thanks . ill check it out
5 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Hi guys, I'm really keen to do this trek too! Todd & I will be in Buenos Aires from Jan-Mar next year and are wanting to do Aconcagua in Argentina & Inca Trail in Peru. BUT something to consider is that the Inca Trail is actually closed for cleaning every Feb, so you'd have to move your trek date to earlier or later. I'm very keen to do it either in Jan or March? Maybe March would be better (right after the track has it's yearly spring clean!) Elizabeth - for reference, tour operators charge AUD 800-1200 for an 8 day Inca trek, but I think we could get a bit cheaper through a local guide. I'll check it out.
5 years ago
Todd
Todd I met a few avid travellers over the weekend and they'd all trekked to Machu Picchu and highly recommended it. It actually sounds quite strenuous, which is great. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else is keen to do this trip early 2011. I want to climb Aconcagua in Jan/Feb, so may be in South America anyway.
5 years ago
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