Inca Trail Essentials
Inca Trail is the most famous hike not only in South America but also in the rest of the world. It is a lifetime experience and should be in you ďto doĒ list when you go to Peru. Hiking the Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley is pretty challenging but awe-inspiring.
If you are determined to go on this trip here are some tips for you:
September is considered to be the best time for visiting. It is a dry season which makes it the most suitable time. You definitely donít want to come here during the rainy season. Iím sure. And besides it is not the busiest time, because the majority of people like to come here during the period from June to August. †Inca Trail is closed during February.
Make you reservation several months in advance because the spots are usually booked up pretty quickly especially during hot season.
A very responsible step is to choose an agency. This should be done carefully. It is usually a time consuming process but it is worth it. Ask all the questions that interest you. The first thing you need to know is what you need to carry with you and how many people will be there in a tent. It is better to choose more reputable agency even if you have to pay more. It will all be worth it in the end.
Be aware that no matter how warm it may be during the time, it is always cold here during nights. Pack a warm sleeping bag and some warm clothes with you. Among other things you need to take with you is a flash light, hiking shoes, first-aid kit and some snacks. †Donít forget to have some cash with you for buying snacks and bottled water along the way.
You should be aware of the altitude. Altitude sickness is the common problem. So donít just arrive to Cusco expecting that you will be able to start you hiking trip the next day. Spend in Cusco one of two days to give yourself some time to adjust to the altitude. Cusco is a great city offering a lot of interesting attractions and things to do to its visitors.
Enjoy the main Cuscoís attractions, try the Peruvian cuisine in cafes and restaurants in Cusco. After several great days spent in Cusco you are ready to start your hiking trip.
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