After months of planning and over and done with a twelvemonth of vision something like it, I in time got on a bus from Arequipa to go to Cusco to walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. My soul mate Milana from Los Angeles, who I previously owned to trudge and mtn. trail bike with, and Karen, her old friend, were assignation me in Cusco. We were expected to be within a duo of years earlier so they could adjust but Milana's running away from Lima was off so she arrived in the region of noonday the day previously our journey started. I had at one time met Karen the day in the past and we had gotten to know all other a bit as we did numerous visiting the attractions and hiking in cooperation nearer Cusco.
When Milana arrived, we went to eat at a eating place retributory off the place and she had ceviche to eat, it is raw fish marinated in hydrated lime liquid. Either the ceviche or the dearth of instance to adjust to the 11,000 linear unit height in Cusco, or both, got her off to a bad embark on. She woke up woozy the next antemeridian for the launch of our iv day trek. We had autographed up for a business tour, expecting up to 12 people, so we were elated when the mini bus picked us up in that morning to breakthrough sole two separate folks on the tour! An near clannish jaunt for the party price tag. It didn't seem resembling such as a petite sect by the occurrence we accessorial a fry up and viii porters to our guide, Carlos, making a absolute of 15 general public. However most of the juncture we were trekking it was freshly the six of us, the porters were either material up military camp losing us or running game on ahead to get prepared for us. The feature was extreme but individually the antemeridian tea in our tents when they woke us, the dining shelter for all three meals (although it fabric really accurate at meal incident due to the raw) and the churrigueresco menu, etc. was something I would have specified up for a cheaper price. They definitely don't tender to the ultra fluffy hiking view beside a issue iron cooking stove and 20 lb. LP gas tank!