Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will probably be one of the most rewarding sensations of your life. No matter your age, whether you are young or middle-aged, it is a trekking that you have to do at least once in your life. In this post, we will indicate a series of recommendations to make the Inca trail for over 50.
Better than asking you what kind of routes are there? The question is, what do you want to do? You can choose Short Inca Trail a trekking of 2 days, Classic Inca trail 4 days or if you want to walk more time, you can even take one that lasts 10 days. Whatever your preferred option will be the best option.
If you are a demanding traveler over 50 years of age, you will probably have seen a lot of the world, but to experience the high mountain tourism that Cusco in Peru has to offer, is an experience that you have to live at least once. If you have a passion for nature and history, this is the right place for you..
Before you start setting your schedule for this big trip to one of the seven wonders in the world, be sure to set time apart to train. It is highly recommended to do at least two months of endurance training, for example cardio, some weights work, and obviously short hikes.
Most of the daily trekking are while escalating in height, if you are not used to the heights we strongly recommend you chewing coca leaves or coca candies. There are also some pills that can be purchased at any Peruvian pharmacy called sorojchi pills.
Related to food, during the time you are training back home, try different things that keep you energized, hydrated and strong, whatever works, bring it with you as a snack for the trip. We also advise you not to eat too much during the trekking, take just enough to replenish your strength and continue.One little advice we can give you is that hiring a porter will be a smart move. If you are doing a long trekking, the porter will make this trip easier for you, he carries your stuff, and you just need to go around with your daypack.
As you can see, you can do the Inca Trail if you are over 50 years old.
Following the advice and guidelines that appear in the post and that we can summarize in:
- You are training, or about to start.
- You are prepared to handle a face-to-face experience with nature.
- You want to challenge yourself, because you know you can do this.
- By last, you are ready to soak up the rich culture, history and raw scenery that is Machu Picchu.