We are on our way from Cusco to Checacupe to visit Rainbow Mountain. Along the way we visit some nice Inca sites. It's incredible what structures the Inca have built.
We woke up at 4:30 am, today we started our 4-day Inca trail. They picked us up at 5:30 at our guesthouse. After they drop us of at the starting point (82km) there's a passport and permit checkpoint before you can enter the Inca trail. Everyday there's a maximum of 500 people that can enter [...]
We arrived in Cusco (or Cuzco). It was the capital city of the great Inca Empire for 200 years. It's a city with a rich history. We have to be here 2 days before we do the Inca trail to make some final preparations. We also visited some nice museums and churches. Cusco is also [...]
The major cause of altitude illnesses is going too high too fast. We're going from Lima to Cuzco in 3 days. We sleep at places around 2500m above sea level. We stayed in Nazca (500m), Chalhuanca (2800m) and Cachora (2880m) before reaching Cuzco (3300m).