A popular way to visit tourist magnet Machu Picchu is via a multi-day trek with the primary treks being:
- Inca Trail: the most expensive and prestigious route, often requires booking several months in advance
- Salkantay Trek: an alternative route that can be hiked independently
- Inca (or Inka) Jungle Trek: a hybrid, activity based trek staying in hostels instead of tents
I chose the Inca Jungle Trek and in August 2016 enjoyed a fantastic four days with a wonderful group of people including Dale, Wian, Johann, Damian, Magali and Nicola along with super guide Jhimmy. The good food, reasonable accommodation and great value topped off the trip.
The tour began with a drive from Cusco up to 4,350 metre high Malaga Pass. From the high Andes mountains with glaciers visible we mountain biked downhill to hot and humid Huamanmar.
The Inka Jungle Trek driver removing mountain bikes from the van roof with a glacier in the background Continue reading