You’ve decided that Peru and its famous Inca Trail is at the top of your travel wish list, but how do you make it happen? Is it within reach for an inexperienced hiker and what should you know before you go?
Always one to take on a challenge, Intrepid’s Susie Edgewater decided to trek to Everest Base Camp. Here’s how she prepared pre-trip, but will her hard yards be enough to help her reach her goal?…
“As a general rule, the more you train the easier it will be. But now sitting at my desk on the day before I leave I ask myself: am I ready and have I done enough training? The hardest part was trying to balance work, a social life and a respectable amount of exercise in one day. With only 3 months to prepare for my Nepal trek, it didn’t give me long to get in shape. I chose a combination of aerobic training, leg strength exercises and loads of walking, but will I have the recipe for the perfect fitness regime?
Just because Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits doesn’t mean it’s a walk in the park to reach Uhuru Point.
To earn this climbing certificate you’ll have to rise to the challenge, as Candy Warrick discovered the hard way…
When you are trekking the Inca Trail at an average altitude of 3700m, it’s very comforting to know that you have a crew keeping you safe, preparing your meals, pitching your tent and carrying the bulk of your load!
Of the 500 trekkers a day on the classic Inca Trail trek and on the alternative routes, more than half the trekkers are the guides, cooks and porters, who help travellers have an enjoyable trek up to the magnificent and sacred site of Machu Picchu.