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!
5 years ago