This revised edition contains everything the walker needs to plan and enjoy hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, choosing from three routes taking from 2-7 days. It includes advice on how to prevent and manage altitude sickness; background on Inca culture and the ruins; and advice on planning in the light of new Trail regulations. This 2006 edition contains everything you need to plan and enjoy hiking a choice of three Inca Trails to Machu Picchu in Peru. Step-by-step sections cover the Classic trail (4-5 days), the longer, more strenuous trek from Mollepata (6-7 days) and the Shortest option (2 days). The book includes a drop-down map showing all three trails (three panels), plus a detailed site plan of Machu Picchu ruins (two panels); detailed description of Machu Picchu, with side-trips and photographs; background on Inca culture and stonework, Andean wildlife and modern Peru; advice on planning and preparation, including packing checklist and updated Trail regulations; medical advice on how to prevent and manage altitude symptoms; and a phrasebook in Spanish, Quechua and English. The book is in full colour, with over 75 photographs, printed on waterproof paper.
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