We trekked in January and were so fortunate to have some clear days. We booked with Uncover Latin America, we were a group of 4 and we were all very please with the service we received during our trek. The journey to Machu Picchu is just magic, exotic surrounds, which start out being high mountain terrains and then you decend through some amazing lush tropical jungle. A great variety of landscapes and plants. Importantly the food on the trek was great, our 2 friends had the vegetarian menu, and Jonathon our guide did an excellent job. If I can offer any words of wisdom, book the trek at least 4 months in advance. Other words of wisdom and this is probably some of the best pieces of advice I can offer and it came from Chris who helped organize our trip for us - Bring not only toilet paper but also bring some wet wipes like what babies use. you are camping for 3 days. Other advice, this hike is quite physical, do stretching exercises just before you begin the trek, especially your ankles and calf muscles and back. We were lucky a private porter was included as part of our package which meant we were carry alot less of our personal belongings, this made a big difference.
We didnt do the hike up to Hyuana Picchu mountain and just as well, could barely walk by the end hahaha. We stayed at the Andina Luxury afterwards and we so over joyed that Uncover had organized a room with a jacuzzi, which I lay in for a good hour, followed by a massage in the village of Aguas Calientes. Machu Picchu was just incredible, a most rewarding experience.
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