One of the most popular hikes in South America, the Inca Trail is definitely the experience of a lifetime. A centuries-old trail, it begins in the ancient Incan capital of Cusco and winds some 88 kilometres to some of the world’s most iconic ruins: Machu Picchu. Of course, the entirety of Inca Trail is absolutely […]
You’ve made it to Machu Picchu, and now you want to climb Huayna Picchu. How fit must you be to climb? Find our expert Huayna Picchu advice here. Also found near the summit of Huayna Picchu, the peak’s famous “death stairs” are not quite as scary as some might have you think. That being said, they’re no walk in the park either. Most visitors assume that the climb will be more intense going up, and the presence of this staircase at the start of the descent throws many for a loop. It’s quite an extreme set of stairs, reaching an angle of over 60 degrees at some points. There’s also no railing to hold on to, so we recommend a lot of caution when navigating this section of the Huayna Picchu descent.
You’ve done it… You’ve finally decided to book your Inca Trail trek. You’ve most likely been planning for a while now – reading about various hikers’ past experiences, reviewing different tour companies, heading to the gym for the occasional leg workout, and Googling photos of Machu Picchu for inspiration. You stop for a moment to let […]
Main piece of luggage: A sports bag with wheels, a suitcase, a backpack or similar. The maximum checked weight allowed on Peru flights is 23 kilograms (50 pounds), airlines will charge for excess baggage. Day-pack: Used for day trips and on the bus. Must be well fitting with supportive shoulder straps and a waist-strap. Should […]