am doing the inca trail late in november - anyone done it at this time of year before? if so whats the weather likely to be like - day & night! also i'm spending 2 nights in lima then a night in cusco before the trail - will this give me enough time to acclimatise or should i stay in cusco longer? any advice much appreciated! x
Hi... November is the start of the rainy season, so dont forget your raincoat! The weather is likely to be changeable in the day, but not cold.
Would suggest you spend at least 2 nights in Cusco before your trail, one is not enough to acclimatise properly, but if that is all the time you have, then make sure you do not run around and just take it easy!
I did my trail through Pachamama Explorers, a local based agency, and had a great time!!
I agree with Sunspirit - you definitely want to spend at least a couple of nights in Cusco beforehand.
You'll have a wonderful time though - loved every minute.
I did the Short inca trail with PACHAMAMA EXPLORERS. I receive a correct treatment when I hired the Short Inca trail vía email. When we arrived to Cuzco we went to the travel agency and they told us all the excursion details, they didn’t tell us about some land sliding that happened two weeks ago and that changed substantially the Inka trail route. In addition to this, they didn’t tell us that we would not arrive to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (Intipunku). Instead of walking six hours we walked for one hour and a half near the Urubamba river, we arrived to some ruins and then we crossed the river and walked for another hour and a half by the railway until we arrived at Aguas Calientes. When we made our discharges at the travel agency first we were told that they didn’t know that despite that the guide knew this information and told us that, and after that they said that they have forgotten to tell us.
[ Edit: Edited at May 8, 2006 9:00 AM by cecigom ]