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The daily routine on a Machu Picchu trek

On a typical day, your guide will wake you up between 7:00 and 7:30 to a hot drink and warm water for a wash. You will also be provided with boiled and filtered drinking water to refill your water bottles. If you want to treat this water with purification tablets as an extra precaution you can, but you can rest assured that we have already filtered the water. You will need to pack your gear and belongings before grabbing breakfast, which is usually served between 7:30 and 8:30. At this point your team will be dissembling the camp. During breakfast your guide will brief you on the plan for the day’s trek and will  address any questions or concerns you may have.

Ideally, you’ll be on the trail at latest 8:30am each morning. On the Inca Trail our aim is to be one of the first groups to leave camp in the morning so that we have the trail to ourselves.

The day’s trekking usually lasts 5-7 hours (excluding the stop for lunch).

After arriving at the next camp your cook and porters would have prepared hot water for a quick wash, and drinks and snacks.

After dinner there will be time for a debriefing on the day’s trek with your guides, and to discuss anything that might be on your mind. If you are having any trouble or discomfort, please do let your guide know. Most problems can be sorted out easily on the trail, but only if you let us know!

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