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Training Program Machu Picchu Inca Trail Trek

The popular Inca Trail, ending at Machu Picchu, is a challenging 4–day, 24-mile trek through the Andes Mountain Range of Peru. The trek is at high altitude, 13,750 feet above sea level, making breathing more difficult and more physically demanding; a challenge for your entire body (particularly, your lower body and core muscles). With a proper training program for the Machu Picchu Inca Trail trek, you will reduce the probability of injury and soreness on the trail, making it a more enjoyable experience.

All About Mountain Biking in Peru

Mountain biking in Peru is a relatively new sport, but many experienced cyclists consider it one of the worlds best. With the expansive 10,000 km network of trail systems constructed by the Incas centuries ago and the new routes, which are rapidly being opened up, this is an excellent opportunity to ride, while enjoying the magnificent scenery and learning about local Andean culture.

Pongo de Mainique Peru

For the ancient Inca people, Pongo de Mainique Peru (Door of the Bear) was a magical and sacred place. History shows that this region was used by the Incas to market their products and share their cultures with the Machiguenga native community living deep in the jungles along the Urubamba River.

Best Alternative Hikes to Machu Picchu Peru

There’s nothing as satisfying as entering Machu Picchu on foot through the Sun Gate, which is why the classic Inca Trail is South America’s most popular hike. Permits for the peak summer season sell out months in advance. As the original, oldest and best-known trek to Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail is on the bucket list of many visitors to Peru. However, only 500 permits are issued for the trail each day, this includes guides, porters and trekkers.

How Difficult is the Inca Trail Hike

The Classic Inca Trail, which leads hikers from the Sacred Valley into Machu Picchu, Peru, is considered somewhat difficult for most people. This is primarily due to the fact that the majority of travelers into Machu Picchu are not accustomed to hiking for four consecutive days and sleeping on the ground, in a tent, for three consecutive nights.

Best Time of Year to Travel to Machu Picchu

Can you travel to Machu Picchu year round? The short answer is yes, however, there is a best time of year to travel to Machu Picchu to have the best chance of optimal weather and vacation experience. This subtropical region has an annual rainy and dry season.

10 Essentials to Pack for the Inca Trail

Knowing what to pack for the Inca Trail can mean the difference between a successful trek and a ruined vacation. Here is a list of our top 10 essentials of what to pack for the Inca Trail. What to Pack for the Inca Trail No matter what time of year you choose to hike...

Is Peru a Safe Country To Visit?

Travelers may wonder, is Peru a safe country to visit and yes, Peru has a well-deserved reputation as a safe country. Travelers to Peru can feel confident in their safety while exploring the many villages in the Andes and cities along the North coast. Peruvians are...

10 Best Things to Do in Cusco Peru

Cusco, the fascinating cultural capital of the Cusco Region in south central Peru, is well known as the starting point for treks into Machu Picchu. Guiding Peru suggests the following 10 best things to do in Cusco during your first few days of acclimating to the high...