Posts Tagged ‘Inca Trail’

The Inca Trail Remains One of the Best Hikes in the World

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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered to be one of the best hikes in the world. There are variations of the trail so people can choose hikes that are moderate, difficult or challenging. These hikes take you through amazing ruins, beautiful mountains, rushing waterfalls and a luscious jungle. Hike the Inca Trail with…

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What to Bring on Your Inca Trail Trek

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Before embarking on your Inca Trail trip of a lifetime, it’s important to take care of basics and determine what to bring for your trek. Alpaca Expeditions has made countless treks into the Andes with travelers from all over the world. We have a good understanding of the travel essentials you should include on your…

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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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Inca Trail Trekking Map

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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

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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

They are from the community of Wakawasi located in the Lares Valley – all of them native Quechua-language-speakers who had never been to Machu Picchu even though they had trekked the Inca Trail hundreds of times. Wakawasi porters were the most organized and responsible porters in 2014. In total there were 65 people who went…

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First Aid Training for ALL Alpaca Expeditions Guides

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By Lisa McClendon Sims The Inca Trail is closed for maintenance during the month of February which gives our busy guides the opportunity to do some additional training and community service projects. In addition to Culinary Classes for our chefs and a Beautification Project on the Huchuy Qosqo Trail this month, our guides all met…

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