Greetings from 10,800 feet!January 18, 2016 in Peru
We're happy to report that we've made it through the first day of our Inca trail trek to Macchu Pichu! The trip started with a group briefing on Sunday night, where we met our fellow trekkers: a couple from New York, a Brazilian woman from Sao Paolo, and a Greek gentleman from Athens.
The trek started bright and early Monday morning, as we were picked up from our hostel at 4:30 AM. A two-hour drive through beautiful Peruvian countryside was followed by breakfast and clearing the ranger station.
Today's hike was difficult for us, as we're still not totally acclimated to the altitude. But we did cover 6.5 miles and about 2,000 vertical feet! Our guide, cook, and team of porters are all wonderful and friendly people, and we feel lucky to have such excellent accommodations and meals in such a remote place! It sure beats boiled-water MREs :)
Tomorrow we will have our most difficult day, covering 10 miles and over 4,000 vertical feet. We'll let you all know if we survive. Get the diamox ready!Read more