The Inca Trail luxury is designed for people who want to make your trip a dream experience. We offer you a personalized and exclusive deal in each of our services that are combined with the natural beauty, history and great mystery that surround the Inca Trail. Come and discover the beauty and walk through the same paths that the Inca’s did in the past in our luxury service.
We know that this trek is wonderful and we want you to get the most out of it, which is why in this article we give you some advices so you do not have any worries throughout your trip.
The legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a beautiful, rewarding hike and one of the most traveled luxury hikes in the world, but it can also be a difficult task. To make things easier for you here are 7 tips on things to do before hiking the Inca Trail.
You need to stay at least a day in Cusco in order to get acclimatized. Cusco Town is located at 3.250 meters above sea level and the height of the road goes up to 4,200 meters. For those affected by altitude sickness, short hikes and minimum effort is exhausting, nauseating. Do not risk having to deal with altitude sickness when you should be enjoying the amazing flora and fauna of the Inca Trail.
When backpacking, keep in mind that the climate in Cusco and the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is variable. The mornings and the evenings can be quite cold, and nevertheless, due to the sun’s overcharge the midday can be really hot. Even during the rainy season the weather is unpredictable, with frequent rains. This means that you need to be prepared by dressing in layers to protect yourself from the rain and the cold.
Trekking footwear is vitally important when you’re faced with an extended 8-hour hike over difficult and potentially slippery terrain. Imagine these boots as your allies in the wilderness, designed specifically to give you the support and protection you need to meet these challenges.
When you’re hiking for long periods of time, comfort is essential. Trekking boots are designed with extra padding and support for your feet, reducing fatigue and the risk of discomfort. This allows you to concentrate on enjoying your surroundings rather than worrying about discomfort.
In difficult terrain, stability is key. Hiking boots offer additional ankle support, reducing the risk of sprains and injuries while walking over rocks, roots and uneven surfaces. This gives you the confidence you need to move smoothly.
Bring a walking stick, some people like it and some people do not. Although they are not really important, the walking stick can give you a great advantage during the practice of this activity. It can help you with the balance when going downhill and the rest when walking uphill.
If you are interested in a more luxurious experience, such as on the “Inca Trail Luxury“, it is even more important to plan ahead. Luxury services on the Inca Trail offer additional amenities and a more exclusive experience, but are also limited due to daily restrictions. This means that places sell out quickly, and booking several months in advance, usually between 3 to 6 months before the trip, is highly recommended.
By planning ahead, you secure not only your place on the road, but also the ability to access luxury options that may include comfortable accommodations, gourmet meals, and other additional services. In summary, to fully experience the “Inca Trail Luxury” and guarantee your space on one of the busiest and most scenic treks in the world, careful planning in advance is essential.
Try to avoid eternal stops and heavy meals. If you stop we recommend you to enjoy the landscape and breathe deeply but do not stop constantly and when you do it for lunch, avoid that these stops go beyond 15 or 20 minutes. Also avoid overeating, you better take the right amount, if you eat a lot of food the trek is going to be 3 times more difficult than what it really is so if you eat, avoid heavy food and eat healthily.
Hydrate, it is essential to hydrate with frequency during the trek and that is something you should not forget, ask for water whenever you feel that you need it.
Before starting Luxury Inca Trail Hike, warm up and stretch your entire body. This will significantly reduce the risk of injury. You should know that a cold muscle is less resistant and flexible than one that has been prepared for a certain physical activity. Training is not mandatory for this walk so don’t worry if you don’t exercise constantly, anyone can do it just remember to warm up before you start.
If you follow all these recommendations we know for sure that you will enjoy it to the fullest because walking the same trails that the Incas did in the past and experiencing the beauty and mystery of the Inca culture for yourself is simply wonderfu
Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.
The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes.