My four day trek down the Inca Trail, ending at Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail Day 4

October 30, 2005
Day 32

This was the earliest morning of the trip. We had to get up at 3:45, while it was still dark. Eating breakfast was a chore, but everyone was in a good mood because they were finally going to get to see Machu Picchu.

After getting everything ready to go,… Read More »

Inca Trail Day 3

October 29, 2005
Day 31

Today, we had to get up at 5:15. The toughest day was already behind us, but this day proved to be the longest with ten hours of hiking. I didn't really feel any better or worse in the morning. I just took some more drugs and left, realizing that… Read More »

Inca Trail Day 2

October 28, 2005
Day 30

There would be no relief from the relentless barrage of early morning wake-ups. This morning we had to get up at 5:45, right after dawn. Once again, I still felt sick. I think I slept a lot, but at soon as I woke up, I started coughing. I ate… Read More »

Inca Trail Day 1

October 27, 2005
Day 29

I was barely able to sleep all night, mostly because I was sick, but also because I was excited to start my Inca Trail trek after a month of traveling around the country. 5:00 AM was way too early to get up, but it actually wasn't very difficult considering… Read More »