Why Inca Trail ?
Why Inca Trail?.- The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful, challenge and mysterious route that finished in the most sacred temple of the world – Machu Picchu.
When you look for trekking in Peru, immediately came to your mind the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; so, here we´ll help you prepare and do it right, here is a guide on how to successfully hike the Inca Trail; If you’re just looking to see Machu Picchu, you don’t necessarily have to hike four or five days or camping for three nights, as there are also bus and train options for now.
But, we recommend hiking if you are physically able to do so. By hiking the Inca Trail, you’re immersing yourself in the world of the Incas that much more by traversing the same path they did hundreds of years ago. You’ll visit numerous other ruins along the way, making the information your guides give you more visual. And, the sense of pride you’ll feel once you reach Machu Picchu on foot will be well worth any of the harder sections of the trek.
The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is by far the most famous trek, in South America and is rated by many travellers to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (45km) it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, and subtropical jungle and a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, Inca ruins and tunnels.
The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu also known as Camino Inca or Camino Inka consists of a route crossing three high passes one of which is Warmiwañusqa (“dead woman”) the highest of the trek which is situated at 4,200mals or 13,800 ft from where you´ll be rewarded with splendid views.
Machu Picchu was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site is the most familiar icon of the Inca world, with its spectacular mountain-top location in the Andes; as we said before you can visit Machu Picchu without trekking, but most hikers would agree the trail is the perfect way to reach Machu Picchu.
The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu starts at an altitude of about 2,750 masl and ends four days later at Machu Picchu, at 2,400 masl. You will hike past fascinating Inca ruins along the way and over the notorious ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’; to trek the Inca Trail requires a good level of fitness but with a little pre-tour training it should be well within the capabilities of anyone who is reasonably fit.