DIFFICULTY OF THE INCA TRAIL
Do you want to travel to Machu Picchu but are looking for some adventure? The Wonder of the World also offers various options for adventurous spirits. The Inca Trail and the ascent of Huayna Picchu are perhaps the most popular treks offered by the Inca citadel. How difficult is it to get to Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail?
The hike is physically challenging, but requires no technical skill. The difficulty mostly comes from the repeated ascending and descending steps, and the height. The climb to the first pass takes you to approximately 2,000 to more than 4,000 meters above sea level. in a relatively short length followed by a descent of approximately 1,500 meters above sea level.
Machu Picchu is one of the lowest points on the Inca Trail. The highest point on the Inca trail is Abra Warmihuañusca which is located at 4,200 meters above sea level. The height of the Inca trail varies greatly throughout the hike and your body will notice the differences, especially at the highest points. The difficulty of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu will depend a lot on the physical condition of the traveler and the preparation they have before making the trip.
“The Physical State”, If you are a person who does not have bad health (weight problems, you do not have problems with the knees and ankles, etc). If you eat a healthy diet, you don’t overindulge in alcoholic beverages, don’t smoke, get enough sleep, and do regular physical activity; then the degree of difficulty of any hike or trek may be more bearable, because they are a healthy person “fit” to make the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, in a more bearable and less saturated way.
“The preparation”, The Inca trail to Machu Picchu is a challenge by nature of its terrain of mountains, altitude changes, steep trails, steep descents, many steps up and down, etc. If you are a person who has been preparing periodically, you do exercises, short walks, sometimes, even with a backpack on your back, and you have learned how to take a long walk ?; be sure that you will know how to face this trekking challenge, called “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” and above all you will know how to enjoy every moment of your trip.