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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

An April 2006 trip to Cusco by Barbara Colliander

A misty Machu Picchu Photo, Cusco, Peru More Photos
Quote: This was a 5-day trek to Machu Picchu in April 2006.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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A misty Machu Picchu Photo, Cusco, Peru
We are here! Machu Picchu, Peru! We couldn't believe that we had reached the place we had read about so often! The 5-day Inca Trail trek to get to the famous citadel was an equally wonderful adventure. Here follows our story.Arriving in Cusco on a flight from Lima, we wondered if the altitude at 11,000 feet (3600 m) would affect us. We also wondered if we would experience rain, since we are at the end of the rainy season (November through March). Who is "we"? There are only two in our group: Barb and Sandy... experienced backpackers... but not experienced in trekking. And definitely not experienced in climbing those ancient steps!The altitude affected us in Cusco as we climbed up and d...Read More