The Machu Picchu is the most famous site where the Inca trail is located. The Inca Trail is no doubt one of the most famous hiking trail of South America and in the world. It is a landmark of Peru. It is located at an altitude of 7,000 above the sea level at a beautiful hilltop in between the Andean Mountain Ranges. It is also best known as the “Lost Cities” which is discovered quite recent in the history in the year 1911.
This awe-inspiring yet exhaustive trail offers you a lifetime of wonderful experiences. Hiking on the Inca Trail requires lots of planning. At last, it is all worth the difficult hike when you get to the point and inspired by looking at one of the most ancient city ruins on the terraced peaks.
Plan before you head to the Machu Picchu, because of its distance from the rest of the Peru, also getting to the nearby village requires a great deal of time.
Here are few tips about going to the Inca trail and preparation:
Best time of the year to visit:
Best time to visit Machu Picchu is between May through September. It is the dry season of the year, although it will be very busy at this time of the year.
You should reserve your trip several months in advance may be a year in advance. It is difficult to get reservation during the peak summer months if you have not booked it in advance.
Choosing the trekking agency:
There are many trekking agencies available for Inca trail, but you should be very careful in choosing them. Do some research and choose some highly reputed agency, it is worth paying more money for it. You should ask them questions like, how many porters will there for a group, what are the things to carry, how many people in each tent, special food and drinks to carry, etc.
Do not think that if its summer you only bring summer clothes, the trails gets very cold during the night even though it is hot during the day. You must carry and wear layered clothes for night and a warm sleeping bag.
Good quality hiking shoes is must, flashlight (pair of extra batteries), high-calories snacks, and first-aid kits to name a few.