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HOW DIFFICULT IS THE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU?


31 January, 2020


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HOW DIFFICULT IS  THE INCA TRAIL HIKE?

Do you want to travel to Machu Picchu but looking for some adventure? The Wonder of the World also offers various options for the adventurous spirits. The Inca Trail and the ascent through the Huayna Picchu are perhaps the most popular walks offered by the Inca citadel. How difficult is it to get to Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail?

The walk is physically challenging, but does not require any technical skills. The difficulty mostly comes from repeated ascending and descending steps, and height. The ascent to the first opening brings it to approximately 2,000 to more than 4,000 meters above sea level. over a relatively short length followed by a decrease of approximately 1,500 masl.

Machu Picchu is one of the lowest altitude points on the Inca Trail. The highest point on the Inca trail is Abra Warmihuañusca which is 4,200 meters above sea level. The height of the Inca trail varies greatly throughout the walk and your body will notice the differences, especially at the highest points. The difficulty of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu will depend a lot on the physical state of the traveler and the preparation he has before making the trip.

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“Physical state”, If you are a person who has no ill health (Weight problems, you have no problems with your knees and ankles, etc). If you have a healthy diet, do not overdo alcoholic beverages, do not smoke, get enough sleep and do regular physical activity; then the degree of difficulty of any hike or trekking, may be more bearable, because it is a healthy person “fit”, to make the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, in a more bearable and less saturated way.

“The preparation”, The Inca trail to Machu Picchu is a challenge by nature of its mountain terrain, changes of altitude floors, steep paths, steep descents, many steps of ups and downs, etc. If you are a person who has been preparing periodically, you do exercises, short walks, sometimes, even with your backpack in tow, and you have been informed of how to do a long walk ?; Rest assured that you will know how to face this trekking challenge, called “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” and above all you will know how to enjoy your trip at every moment.


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