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Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Walking in the ancient footsteps of the Inca to Machu Picchu was a transformative bucket-list experience that surpassed all expectations. In this series, we detail our four-day Llama Path trek to the sacred Andean citadel.

Puno on Lake Titicaca

Perched at 12,556 feet above sea level on the shores of mammoth Lake Titicaca at the southern tip of Peru, the city of Puno has a distinct feel all its own — and the residents aren’t afraid to flaunt it.

Uros Floating Islands Lake Titicaca Peru

Uros Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

And now for something a bit different. At 12,500 feet above sea level (3,800m), Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It’s also home to the Uru-Aymara who live across 44 self-constructed floating islands of reed!

Peru Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail Trek, Day 3

In Peru, continuing our trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This post covers our adventures and misadventures of the third day along the route.

Peru Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail Trek, Day 2

Day Two of our Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu was the most difficult: 10 miles over two 13,000 ft. passes, resulting in 11 of the most grueling and rewarding hours of our lives.

Inca Trail Trek, Day 1

Instead of taking the tourist route to Machu Picchu, we trekked four days over 42 kilometers following the 500-hundred-year-old Inca Trail. Here’s our travel report.

Cusco Peru Capital of the Inca Empire

Cuzco: Capital Of The Inca Empire

Wandering the alleyways of San Blas, soaking up the history of Plaza de Armas, and climbing to see Jesus in Cuzco, Peru, in the lead-up to of our four-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.