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by Liam Hetherington
Manchester, United Kingdom
August 24, 2006
From journal Cusco - The Navel of the World
Bristol, United Kingdom
July 17, 2005
This is due to regulatory changes from March 2005, which have not made it into even the latest editions of most major guides. You can no longer expect to turn up the week before and expect to get on the trail. Lots of people are currently missing out on the experience of a lifetime due to this.
In high season, the wait is likely to be longer. I applied July 1, 2005 and got September 5, 2005!! Book before you leave home.
From journal Vital Information Regarding the Inca Trail
New York, New York
April 27, 2005
From journal What's a Trip to Peru Without Machu Picchu?
November 26, 2003
The train stops briefly at 105km (this will make more sense if you find yourself in the area one day, I assure you). You jump out, sometimes literally, pick up a local guide, and walk your way up into the mountains from the valley floor. This short but rewarding trek will succeed in giving you a real feel for the landscape, for the toughness of the terrain and an understanding that Machu Picchu did not stand alone in the Andes. Not forgetting that you too will be able to experience the rush when you round the corner, climb the steps to the famous Intipunku or Sun Gate and catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu lying discreetly in the distance.
The trek lasts around 4-5 hours and involves one fairly steep climb at the start. It then levels off and takes you though the wonderful Andean cloud forest before the home run to Machu Picchu.
From journal Many ways to meet Machu Picchu