The most common question we are asked is how fit do you have to be to trek the Inca trail? Is is tough?
Well the short answer is it is not hard, but not easy either. The challenge comes because you are walking at altitude, where the air is thin and you do not get as much oxygen. This turns a stiff uphill walk into something a lot more tricky.
The worst part comes on day two, and whilst it does not look so bad it is a long way up when you have to stop and catch your breath for a few minutes more frequently than you would think is normal.
Do not let that put you off though, the reward is more than worth it, not only in terms of the views and experience, but also from the sense of accomplishment. Just you try and walk for four days straight, over 50km, and you would feel like you have achieved a lot anyway.