Trilha Inca
Uma aventura pelo caminho do Sol

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Recomendações - Trilha Inca 4 dias

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  • It is necessary to arrive in Cusco at least the day before the trek because departures are very early in the morning, before the arrival of the first flights.
  • Do not organize anything for the day of the return of the trek, because the arrival in Cusco is late in the evening. Do not plan to take a bus or plane that day at the risk of missing it in case of delay.
  • Please notice that there are not public services on the trek (running tap water, sewage, electricity or telephones).

The main problem a trekker might encounter is altitude sickness. The Inka Trail goes over 4000 m of altitude. Below you will find some elementary things to consider:

  • The best is to arrive at least two days before the trek so your body gets used to fonction properly in high altitude. Rest for at least 1 hour at your hotel upon arrival, walk slowly and don't hesitate to take a cab even for short distances.
  • We recommend to drink coca- leave infusions (mate de coca) upon arriving to Cuzco. Every public place and hotel have some and even some hotels give it to customers for free.
  • If you smoke, try to slow down a little bit.
  • Eat light, low fat meals or easy to digest food.
  • Tap water in most of Peru is potable, but the chemical and bacteriological content varies from place to place. To avoid problems, we recommend you to always drink bottled water.
  • During the Trek, walk calmly the first day, avoiding useless efforts.
  • Drink enough water during walks.
  • Do not hesitate to stop and get some rest if you feel the lack of oxygen.
  • Alert your guide if you feel sick. He is trained and will be able to help you or to take necessary measures.
What to bring
  • Original document.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • A medium backpack (40 liters) for the walks.
  • Walking sticks with rounded and rubber ends.
  • Camera and extra batteries, chargers and adapters.
  • Personal toilet items, most important are wet tissues because there are not showers or proper sanitary installations.
  • Personal medications kit (plasters, bands, cotton, alcohol, aspirins, pills for stomachache, medicine to avoid altitude sickness, contact lenses cleaner, etc.).
  • Mountain boots or hiking shoes.
  • A hat or cap.
  • Underware.
  • T-shirts.
  • Long-sleeved shirts.
  • Woollen gloves, scarves and socks.
  • Rain gear for the rainy season.
  • Long pants or slacks.
  • Sweaters and a jacket.
  • Towel and toilet paper.
  • Swimsuit (for Aguas Calientes hot springs - not included).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sun screen Lotion.
  • Sun glasses.
  • A bottle of water and some purifying pills.
  • Dried fruit, candies and chocolate.
  • Headlamp and batteries.
  • Binoculars.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Some local currency for not included services and tips.
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