INCA TRAIL DIFFICULTY
IS IT DIFFICULT TO DO THE INCA TRAIL?
The inca trail difficulty stars with the distance, the altitude and a lot stairs that you can find. It´s 43 km/ 26 miles, and highest altitude 4215 m.a.s.l /13.814. Coveredn over 4Days and 3 Nights or 5Days – 4 Nights. Every tour operator is slightly different but hikes is generally broken down into:
Day 1: 14 km/
Altitude: startinng point 2840 m.a.s.l / Huayllabamba Camp 3000 m.a.s.l
Day 2: 7 km/
Altitude: Huayllabammba camp 3oo0 m.a.s.l /Dead Woman ´s pass 4215 m.a.s.l /Pacaymayu Camp 3600 m.a.s.l
Day 3: 16 km/
Altitude: Pacaymayu camp 3600 m.a.s.l /Runkurakay Pass 3950 m.a.s.l /Wiñaywayna Camp 2666 m.a.s.l
Day 4: 6 km/
Altitude: Wiñaywayna Camp 2666 m.a.s.l / Sun gate 2720 m.a.s.l / Machu picchu 2400 m.a.s.l / Aguas Calientes 2050 m.a.s.l
the altitude is the most difficult aspect of the inca trail for many people, if you have never hiked at the altitude before, then you know that the lack of oxygen can cause even basic exercise to seem the tricky at firts. Almost everyone who hikes the inca trail will be affected by the altitude sickness, the people that travel to do the inca trail must be spent 2 to 3 days acclimatising before to do any hike in Cusco.
the biggest challenge of the inca trail is the famous dead Woman´s pass 4215 m.a.s.l and a lot os stairs that you can find before and after, but the idea enjoy all the way to Macchu picchu, mostly of the companys offer a extra porter that transport your pesonal stuff.
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