This is a life-changingly amazing trek! I found it to be very challenging (I am not particularly fit and had done little trekking prior to this) but VERY rewarding. The trek is incredible - the indescribable views, hundreds of butterflies which encircle you and endless plunges into natural pools. I cannot describe the feeling and emotions as we reached the top of the lost city itself - there was not one dry eye in the group. The pictures simply do not do the magic and beauty of the place justice. We were also lucky to be the only 5 visitors in that area of the city at the time.
I did the trek with Expotur in July and thought they were excellent. Our guide was part of the original team who worked to restore the site and was very knowledgeable (though only in Spanish!). The food was excellent (and plentiful) and our guide and support team were very helpful without being asked (providing medication to deal with stomach issues and helping one of the group who was struggling by carrying her bag) and genuinely cared about our comfort and enjoyment of the trek. Accommodation is basic (hammocks/tents) but i was surprised to find there are showers (one of which I eventually realised I was sharing with a scorpion eek). Essentials: Deet (!!), playing cards (there is a lot of down time in the afternoons/evenings), good shoes, a dry bag (for inside your bag), alka-seltzer/immodium, rehydration salts are a bonus as you will sweat a LOT! Don't take too much as you will have to carry it, but be aware that once wet nothing will dry so lots of socks were a life saver!
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