Beginner's guide to Machu Picchu
January 11, 2014 9:05 PM Subscribe
Can anyone help me prepare for this hiking trip? What can I expect? What do I need?
posted by morning_television to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
My cousin, his friend and I are planning to take a trip to Machu Picchu in March. We're booking a reservation at PeruTreks.com - It's basically a 4 day and 3 night trip that includes a lot of hiking. We'll be camping outdoors as well. I want this trip to be memorable and I want to be prepared. I've been reading tips online and I'm feeling quite overwhelmed. I'm a beginner when it comes to hiking. I'm in moderate shape and I exercise (run, weights) almost everyday. I don't own anything hiking related so I'll need boots and clothes. I'm already spending a decent amount of money on this trip so I can't afford anything extravagant.
I'm kind of worried about not being able to finish the hike, so I'm going to be preparing myself physically until then. Going on smaller hikes almost every weekend, more exercising. I just need recommendations on what I definitely need to bring with me (as far as what type of clothes) and the places I can find them cheap. I've read that March is the rainy season so I'm wondering whether or not the hike is going to be a lot harder.
My mind's not organized and I really need to get a clear view of what I need to prepare for, so it'd be great to hear other people's experiences.
Can anyone help out?