Inca Trail

Frequently Asked Questions About the Inca Trail

Frequently Asked Questions About the Inca Trail

There are those who travel with the sole purpose of reaching a destination, and then there are those who savor the journey itself. The Inca trail can gratify both preferences. It is one of the most acclaimed treks in Peru and South America in general. It is known for alluring mountain scenery, subtropical jungle terrain,…

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What is it Like to Trek the Inca Trail?

Trek the Inca Trail - Alpaca Expeditions

The Inca Trail is an iconic path where you get to go through the Andean Mountains while heading to Machu Picchu. If you are going to trek the Inca trail, then you should be prepared. If you are planning on exploring this great trail, here are some things you should expect. Trek the Inca Trail…

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Counting down to the 2017 Season

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Alpaca Expeditions is always looking for new ways to be unique and remain the number 1 tour company in Cusco. Customer service is of course our number 1 attribute, but we have added some fun things to keep us ahead of the competition. This February we made a huge investment and purchased 50 satellite phones.…

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Weather

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Of course this is our most popular question – what will the weather be like on the trek? While we can’t answer this specifically, we can give you the general guidelines of weather in this region and on your particular trek. The most important thing to know is there are only two seasons in Cusco:…

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February: Time for us to Learn, Grow and Celebrate

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Since Alpaca Expeditions was formed  in 2012, every February when the Inca Trail  is closed for maintenance, we take advantage of the quiet and organize several activities to strengthen our skills and even more importantly, to celebrate. The celebration comes first. We begin with an awesome soccer tournament between our porters, guides, cook and office…

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Inca Trail Trekking Map

Machu picchu route from cusco

In 2013 Alpaca Expeditions had a trekker on the Classic Inca Trail Trek named Rusty Rayner. Rusty has a website development and graphic design company in based in Rockledge, Florida in the USA. Rusty had traveled to over 30 countries prior to his trip to Peru, but he felt that his Inca Trail trek was…

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Trekking to Machu Picchu, 2016 – Machu picchu tours

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The Inca Trail’s new season starts TODAY, March 1st, 2016. Ever since Machu Picchu earned the distinction of being one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, its popularity has been increasing steadily and we are seeing people from every possible corner of the world now in Peru sporting trekking poles and…

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Prepping for 2016 – Lares trek

Prepping for 2017 - Lares trek

The government closes the Inca Trail for all of February. Mostly because this is typically the rainiest month here in Cusco, but also for the government to do some maintenance on the trail and to the campsites. So while New Years is celebrated worldwide on January 1st, we celebrate March 1st. We have spent this…

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Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machu Picchu

Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machu Picchu

Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machupicchu The Inca Trail is closed in February due to heavy rains, government maintenance and the cleaning of the Trail. Alpaca Expeditions took the opportunity during this off month to create lots of activities such as, cleaning the trail for the Lares trek, the Huchuy Qosqo Trail, Inca…

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