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Inca trail is dangerous?

  • Inca Trail Specialist
  • Updated: April 16, 2022

Will it be dangerous to do the Inca Trail Tour?

Actually, any of the expeditions is somewhat dangerous if you do not take into account the recommendations and care, the Inca Trail is one of the treks that require some preparation at the time to be performed; at least two months of physical preparation because the tour lasts 4 days and 3 nights the most classic.

The Inca Trail tour is very safe; as long as you do this tour with an AUTHORIZED tour operator since they take care of all the care towards the traveler for better security, first aid, food, etc. A professional guide and the necessary porters are provided so that you can enjoy this trek in the best way.

Throughout the journey, there are always park rangers who are aware of the hikers.


Acclimatize to the Altitude:

The most fundamental of the Inca Trail; the hike is done in the mountains, and it is important to allow your body to get used to the scarce oxygen before starting the hike. All hikers should spend at least two days in Cusco, before starting the ascent, acclimatizing is a priority, we don’t want to get altitude sickness because you will have a very bad time.

Strength Training:

Focus on working the legs and the Core (the muscular area that surrounds the center of gravity of our body) which comprises the muscles of the central part of our anatomy. Keep in mind that the leg muscles will work hard during the Inca Trail trek, as well as the Core, which will make it easier for you to maintain your body’s endurance and stability.

Carry what you need in your backpack so that it does not weigh so much during the Inca Trail:

Don’t carry so much load, although most of the groups that do this route carry porters or porters to transport the tents, bags, utensils, and other things, anyway, you will have to carry your own backpack for the Inca Trail.

Just make sure you have only what is strictly useful for the excursion so you don’t have to face unnecessary efforts; you can see more tips to have the best backpack ready for the Inca Trail tour.

For the Inca Trail tour contact our agency Incatrailspecialist, which cares about providing the best service to its passengers and makes your trip to the different archaeological sites the most unforgettable.