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Follow the Inca Warriors to Machu Picchu

Explore the trail of the Inca Warriors to the Lost City of Machu Picchu. Camp under the southern stars and adventure through the Andes, ancient civilisations and unparalleled high-country.

The Altitude

The Inca Trail is one of the most famous short treks in the world. The most common itinerary travels about 45kms through a range of landscapes, including South American high jungles.

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The elevation map shows that this is no easy trek. It climbs to 4,200m and remains above 3,400m for 24 hours. Most people experience the effects of the altitude, so it's worth being prepared for it.

The Routes

There are actually three trails to Machu Picchu; each differs in length and elevation. The Mollepata is the longest and most strenuous, and typically takes seven days to complete. The Classic trail also ascends to similar altitudes but takes about four days at a leisurely pace. The One Day trail is the most popular and by far the least strenuous.

Machu Picchu

The longer trails ascend to "Dead Woman's Pass", which interestingly resembles a woman lying down on her back. They then lead hikers through different habitats including cloud forests, alpine tundra and lush gardens. This is much more than a trip to the site of a lost civilisaiton; it's a challenging and rewarding trek through stunning landscapes.

 

This is just an idea for a Trip that you can either Create with your own specific dates and requirements, or you can Find a Trip created by another traveller and join them on an adventure.

Vital Stats

Duration 4-8 days (avg)
When to go Jun - Nov
Alternative Period Jan - Jan
Alternative Period Jan - Jan
Highest Altitude 4,200 m
Dead Woman's Pass 13,780 ft
Required Training 1 month

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Travel Trivia

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Countries

Latin America

Activities

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Altitude 4000m+