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Short Inca Trail Physical Preparation


Short Inca Trail Physical Preparation and important Facts

The Short Inca Trail is part of the network of ancestral trails used by the Inca civilization that have as their destination the lost city of Machu Picchu.

Short Inca Trail Physical Preparation
Machu PIcchu Inca Trail Equipment

To enjoy this experience to the fullest it is advisable adequate acclimatization and physical preparation prior to the trip and upon arrival, now the right question is how to do this? SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES gives you the best tips on how to be fit for the personalized 2-day trek to Machu Picchu.

Make previous preparation hikes

We recommend at least two months in advance to hike around the house and each time increase the distance and difficulty of the exercise. Monitor your heart rate and breathing. With that, your leg muscles and lungs are trained to face the challenge of the Inca Trail. You can also perform an experience upon arrival in the city of Cusco as the Sacred Valley that will help us in acclimatization.

Acclimatization for the Short Inca Trail is important.

Many of the visitors who wish to do this experience live in cities with very low altitude and it is possible that they may feel altitude sickness during the trip. Our experts recommend staying in the city of Cusco at least one day before your arrival and one day before the trek so that your body can get used to the altitude, climate and oxygen levels.

Drinking plenty of fluids is important

Water during pre-training and the Short Inca Trail is essential. Currently throughout the Machupicchu Sanctuary, the use of plastic is completely prohibited, so it is important to have a water bottle that you can refill with water. During your training, hydrate yourself at all times to get your body used to it.

Do not forget also to eat healthily and give up some habits you may have related to smoking to improve your breathing and alcohol for endurance.

Don’t overload your backpack for the Short Inca Trail

Sometimes we make the mistake of carrying more than we need for our trips is for this reason it is important to know that we should avoid carrying too many things in your travel backpack. Remember that there are no overnight camps on the Short Inca Trail and the night of the first day will be spent in the town of Aguas Calientes.

Short Inca Trail Physical Preparation
Short Inca Trail Physical Preparation

Do you have more questions about the Short Inca Trail?

If you have any other questions about the Short Inca Trail, please do not hesitate to contact our experience designers. This adventure is personalized with a small group and we assure you it will be one of the best experiences in your life. Let us create this customized adventure for you, create the best memories with SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES.

About tickets to Short Inca trail

Due to the high demand for tickets, you should get your Inca Trail entrance tickets well in advance (6 months). Tickets can only be purchased online through the website of an authorized travel agency.

A total of 500 people enter the Inca Trail every day. Of these, only 200 are tourists. The rest are support staff such as cooks, porters, and guides. The ticket to enter the Inca Trail includes the support staff.

You did not find availability to do the Inca Trail? The only way to enter the Wonder of the World is by train through the Sacred Valley of the Incas or by the alternative route from Santa Maria to Machu Picchu. Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu must also be booked in advance.

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