Inca trail height profile

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Inca trail height profile

Postby leneve » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:24 pm

Hi, has anyone found a height profile map for the inca trail anywhere? for all the swiss hiking we do, you can see how much climbing (up or down) each day/section which is really helpful to get prepared. How far and how long isnt so helpful for training purposes.....
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Re: Inca trail height profile

Postby leneve » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:36 pm

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Re: Inca trail height profile

Postby collywobbles » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:58 pm

:D hi there

Take it slowly no rush. It is a serious climb to the top on day 2 but at your own pace and the view is worth it. use your walking poles if you have them. they are a big help. Just be aware coming downhill 2000 odd steps. uneven steps serious aches and pains in the joints after trek. but worth it . no matter how much you prepare be cautious that altitude might get to you.

cheers and enjoy.

check out some of my photos on http://www.flickr.com/photos/collywobbles
just to give you a idea of the trek.

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Re: Inca trail height profile

Postby TravelFun » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:00 pm

There's also an interactive map here:
http://www.gadventures.com/trekking/inca-trail-tours/

The trail is amazing and just looking back on the track each day is rewarding. Just do it at your own pace, drink lots of water and take time to aclimatise if you can else take altitude-sickness medication a couple a days beforehand. I found day 2 the toughest (think I'm in a majority here) and downhill steps took a toll on the knees so I ran down...but carefully!

You'll love it...so stop to take in the views, photo opps and feel it :P

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Re: Inca trail height profile

Postby Zuleika » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:23 pm

You'll see the porters zig zagging up the steps - copy them - they know a thing or two! - It does make it easier.
Poles are good - but you need rubber tips otherwise you wont be able to use them
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