I am considering booking a trip through Traveland.com. Theu use a hotel in Cusco called Mabey Palacio Imperial. Can anyone tell me about this hotel. I do not know what operator they use for the hike, but if anyone else knows, I would love to hear. Finally, we will be on the trail and in Cusco in mid-January. Can anyone tell me what the weather will be like. How much rain? How cold will it be? And, now, finally, any packing tips?? Sorry for so many questions, but this is such a great thread.