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tarting point for the Virtual Inca Trail, a short illustrated guide to the Inca Trail. The Inca Trail is a hiking route through the mountains near Cuzco, Peru, which
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Inca Trail TO MACHU PICCHU The famous Inca Trail to Machu picchu is now on your way, hike with us and enjoy the nature dominated by mountains and your satisfaction will be complete visiting the ruins of the inca trail such as: LLactapata, Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñay wayna.You can feel a great experience arriving to the Sun Gate of Machu picchu, from this point you will enjoy the lost city of the Inkas: Machu picchu. The inca trail is beginning with an arid cactus zone on the Urubamba valley floor, rising through native Polylepis forest to bleak high-altitude grassland, and ending in mossy cloud forest draped with orchids and bromeliads for the next days you will walk throuth the andean mountains….our inca trail groups are operated by a team of professionals with a tremendous wealth of experience in the Inca trail trek and are capable of fulfilling every needs of our clients requirement while trekking with us the famous Inca Trail . http://www.chakanatourperu.com
*Reservations the Inca Trail
need to be done four months prior to arrive to Cusco.
Nevertheless take note there is a limit of visitors per day so I suggest you to book the trip the inca trail as soon as possible to guarantee your spots.
*Remember to take your passport and your isic card on the inca trail because without they you are not going to be able to do the hiking and take only the necessary items for the 4/3 days trek, the rest of your luggages you can leave it at your hotel in Cusco (most of hotels and hostals has an storage where to keep until your return)
* Participants the inca trail need to be in good physical health and condition it is good for travelers who are in condition to hike up to ten hours, with breaks in a single day to enjoy the Inca Trail. The trekking will be difficult if you have not exercised regularly before your trip. To fully enjoy an Inca Trail adventure, we advise passengers to get into an exercise program for their own safety and enjoyment. If a passenger suffers from any medical condition, we advise him/her to consult a physician about joining an Inca Trail Expedition.
HISTORY OF “INCA TRAILS”
The “Inca Trail” is famous around the world, though the trail many tourists know is just a small sector of the thread of Inca paths that held this great empire together.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is part of an extensive Inca system of trails of more than 23,000 kilometres that integrated the Tahuantinsuyo Empire (which means four regions) that covered Colombia, the west of Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, to the centre of Chile and the north of Argentina. These trails tended to be principally on the coast or in the mountains but in a few cases they reached the tropical edge of the jungle.
The Inca Trails were without a doubt one of the marvels of Tahuantinsuyo, according to the Peruvian historian, José Antonio del Busto, who explains that the Inca Huayna Capac most increased the network of trails in order to quickly mobilise his army.
The trails varied in quality and size, they could be 6 to 8 metres wide on the coast but, in the mountains the paving was only one metre wide but the path was audaciously steep and climbed over the difficult Andean mountains.
There are a number of ancient paths close to Cusco – for example, at Qhorqa, some 20 kilometres from Cusco. On the route to Huchuy Qosqo, there is another interesting Inca Trail. These were constructed perfectly and are still used without much modification.
Hugh Thompson writes in his highly recommended book, “The White Rock”: “We are used to a road system designed for the horse and then for the car: a system which tries at all cost to avoid steep gradients and whose ideal (so established by the Romans) is the straight road over flat ground. The Inca needs were very different: the expansion of their Empire was driven by the llama, which as a pack animal could carry their merchandise over long distances … Along the route, Inca tambos, the resting houses used by such merchants, as well as by chasquis, the Inca messengers, and by the Inca armies, would have plentiful supplies of p’olqo, the cloth used for protecting llamas’ delicate feet on the stone paths.
The llama was an all purpose provider. As well as being a pack animal (although it would never accept a rider), the meat could also be eaten, the dried dung used for fuel, essential in some areas of the high puna above the tree-line, and the coarse wool woven into textiles. http://www.chakanatourperu.com/