The Inca Trail

Trip Start Dec 08, 2005
Trip End Feb 24, 2007

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Wednesday, March 1, 2006

I did it!!! The Inca trail......It was one of the hardest things i have done....but well worth it! 4 days of walking up and down! I never believed it was something that i could do but i did!!!

Day 1 - was the easiest! well so they fact we just walked for about 4 hours to get to our wasn´t so bad.....great views of the mount veronica...

Day 2 - The hardest day....6/7 hours of walking up!! We left camp about 6am and began our own pace thankfully! I walked like a snail! slow.....It was hard going as we had to pass the highest pass of the entire treck....4100 metres then when you think it`s all over you have to desend to 3600 metres where our camp was all down inca steps.....The inca´s loved their steps!!! By this point i was not a fan of the Inca`s..everything was up high!!

Day 3 - It pissed it down all day....again we left early this time at 5am! to beat the crowds our tour guide told us!!! We started with about 1 1/2 hours uphill then over the second highest pass to desend down the inca steps again!!! Someone told me there were about 2500 steps!

Day 4 - The final day...We left at 5.30am to get to the sun gate beofre everyone else! about 1 hour of walking before we got our first look at Machu Picchu! And again up bloody inca steps to see it....from here it was all down hill..great!

Well worth the hike....I would recommend it to everyone....some tips though..get fit before!!!
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