What it’s all about
Exploring the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu. The lovely city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
Pace yourself climbing up to Machu Picchu. You need good fitness as the stone steps are high and steep and you are at high altitude. Wear layers as its cold in the early morning and warms up during the day. Take lots of water and wear comfortable shoes. Take lots of photos.
Suits a traveller who
A large water bottle and a day pack for your day at Machu Picchu.
Good walking shoes. Sunhat and lotion.
Dress for the conditions.
Panadol as you can get headaches at altitude.
Altitude can affect you no matter what your level of fitness. Try and do some hill walking beforehand to increase your fitness.