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Hiking to Machu Picchu - Alpaca Expeditions

People who are doing almost any form of intense exercise need to make sure that they stay fully hydrated. People who are hiking to Machu Picchu need to be particularly concerned with their hydration levels. The Importance of Staying Hydrated When Hiking to Machu Picchu People who are hiking to Machu Picchu absolutely should drink…

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Physically Preparing for your hike - Alpaca Expeditions

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century ancient Incan society situated almost 2500 m above sea level – roughly 8000 feet. Nestled among the mountains in the Cusco region in Peru, Machu Picchu attracts as many as 5000 people a day during the high season between May and October, with 1 million people visiting the site on…

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What Should You Wear When Hiking the Inca Trail?

If you are planning to a trip to Peru to visit Machu Picchu, then you may be wondering: “what should you wear when hiking the Inca Trail?” You must plan ahead and know what you should wear during this demanding hike. You’ll need to be able to adjust to changing temperatures that you’ll experience during…

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Hike to Machu Picchu - Alpaca Expeditions

One of the best-known destinations in Peru is Machu Picchu. The ruins and site can be reached either by a hike or taking the train. Unless you’ve planned to hike to Machu Picchu, the only way to reach the ruins is by bus from the town of Aguas Calientes (often referred to simply as Machu…

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Hiking to Machu Picchu - Alpaca Expeditions

One of the 7 Wonders of the world and typically heralded as a “lost city,” Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inca fortress that sits right above the Sacred Valley just northwest of Cusco, Peru. It’s a popular tourist spot for people who are visiting, since hiking to Machu Picchu only takes a few days.…

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Hike to Machu Picchu - Alpaca Expeditions

A hike to Machu Picchu is sure to be one of the best outdoor adventures in your lifetime. Don’t let the experience be ruined by being under-prepared! Only Hike to Machu Picchu After These Preparations Apparel is the first and foremost. This includes: A day pack for the daily essentials, preferably with padded straps and…

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Salkantay Trail - Alpaca Expeditions

Connecting Cusco to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, the Salkantay Trek is approximately 55 miles long. Beginning at the village of Mollepata, the trail is filled with lush jungle, Andean peaks, and rich forests. Showcasing one of the most beautiful mountains in the Andes, the Salkantay Trail does not disappoint. Salkantay Trail Difficulty A moderately…

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