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How to Not Prepare for your Trek to Machu Picchu

05 Feb
Thursday February 05, 2015 - Posted by

How to Not Prepare for your Trek to Machu Picchu

Hiking a trek to the impressive Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru is challenging and for many a Top 10 bucket list experience. Walking in the footsteps of the Incas:  a dream come true. There are, however, some things you need to know to get the most out of this amazing experience.

Read this blog and learn how to NOT prepare for your trek to Machu Picchu.

First of all, there are different Machu Picchu treks to choose from. Next to the famous Inca Trail – often sold out – , there are different alternative treks on offer:  think about the Salkantay Trek, or the Inca Jungle Trek, or the Lares Trek or Huchuy Qosqo Trek, just to mention a few.

What all those hikes to Machu Picchu have in common, is, that you need to be in reasonable fit condition to get the most out of it and to arrive fit at the Ruins! Just being a fit person is not a guarantee to make it up to the top. It takes a bit of preparation ánd a bit of common sense to feel comfortable during those treks, high up in the Peruvian mountains. On the Salkantay Trek, for instance, you’ll climb up as high as 4,600 meters above sea level!