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the ultimate guide to hiking the inca trail: how to book, train, and travel for a once-in-a-lifetime trip

For 4 days and 3 nights, I hauled a 30 lb backpack around the Andes Mountains on my way to Macchu Picchu.  I slept on the hard ground in a tent and woke each morning before the sun rose.  I didn’t shower.  I went to the bathroom in stalls that were more disgusting than the porter potties at the Indy 500. My knees ached from the constant pounding on stone steps, and I had to endure rain more than once.  But.

It was one of the greatest experiences of my life.