Hiking The Inca Trail
8 reasons to encourage you to hike the Machu Picchu Inca Trail
Although, we have many options or trails to get to Machu Picchu, there is a route that is the most preferred among travelers; we refer to the Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu. This excursion is a challenge, traveling approximately 45 km, hiking for 4 days is a real sacrifice. For this reason, here we show you enough reasons why it is worth; doing this excursion, cataloged as the most famous trek in South America: And one of the top five in the world.
Reasons to do the Inca Trail:
1. Visit one of the seven wonders of the world “Machu Picchu”.
Reaching Machu Picchu after 4 days of hiking, is a tremendous experience and a good reason; why doing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This world wonder, is located on top of a mountain, it has squares, temples, houses, storehouses, roads, steps, terraces and aqueducts; buildings that show how impressive the Inca culture was and without a doubt, it is a destination that leaves everyone who visits it, breathless.
2. Hiking the Inca Trail, be in contact with local people.
During the 4 day of hiking to Machu Picchu, you will be in direct contact with your guide, your cook and your porters. These 4 days will be a unique and unforgettable opportunity; to be in contact with them and learn more about their culture, traditions and their way of seeing the world.
3. Live the best adventure of your life.
The adventure lived during this excursion, is incomparable. During the entire journey of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you will be surrounded by stone trails, archaeological remains, snow capped mountains, inter-Andean valleys; the eyebrow of the jungle and landscapes that you will never be able to see in another place. Without a doubt touring this trek to Machu Picchu, is quite a challenge for many and a great experience for others.
4. Enjoy natural beauty and Andean culture.
When hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you will be able to visit little-known archaeological sites; observe wonderful flora and fauna , breathe the purified open air of orchids, ferns and wild begonias, hear every noise of nature, step on every cobblestone path. Also you will taste yummy local food and especially, soak up the local culture, through of their stories and experiences.
5. Meet people from different countries.
The Inca trail to Machu Picchu, is a trek chosen by people from all countries of the world, of different religions, of different customs, which have the same objective as you of reaching Machu Picchu; as our ancestors did 500 years ago.
Remember that only 500 people, enter the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu every day; of which 60% are covered by guides, cooks and porters, so you must reserve your Inca Trail Ticket at least 8 months in advance.
6. Observe the sunrise over Machu Picchu from the sungate.
One of the main reasons, for choosing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is the beautiful spectacle that provides the sunrise from the SunGate over the Inca citadel. If you visited the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, near the winter solstice (June); I can assure you that it will be one of the most unforgettable experiences in your life. Because in this month the sun is projected on the Inca citadel, like a projector of light inside a movie theater.
7. Visit new archaeological sites.
On the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you will be able to visit remote, beautiful, interesting and very little known archaeological centers. these attractions represent the Inca culture and remain alive through the years; the ones that we can find are: Llactapata, Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna.
8. Test your body.
Living the experience of hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is challenging and strenuous. You will hike 45 kilometers, over mountains that exceed 4000 meters of altitude in some sections; that will test your physical and mental resistance. However, when you arrive in Machu Picchu as our grandparents did, the satisfaction you will receive will be unique and indelible. Receive the positive energies of nature, visit Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate; as the Incas did 500 years ago and experience the Andean culture.