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1. Posted by adsheff (Inactive 7 posts) 9y

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Hello everyone, my friend and I are looking to do the Inca Trail in late november. I know its short notice but as its the quiet season most companies seem to have available slots.
We were just wondering if there were any fellow travellerspointers out and about at that time...?

[ Edit: Edited at Oct 25, 2006 2:24 PM by adsheff ]

2. Posted by Peruanita (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

The Inca trail end of November are still available For any help let'ys us know
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3. Posted by lizb (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

I am! Probably a friend of mine too who I´m due to hook up with again in Bolivia. Haven´t booked it yet. Sitting in Cordoba waiting for a bus, so that´s my job for today. If you´ve found any likely looking companies/deals, would appreciate any info you have gleaned...

Liz

4. Posted by johnstar (Budding Member 53 posts) 9y

Hello Adshef,

I will be in Cusco in early december with my girlfriend and would love to do the Inca trek but the fact that you need to book a tour guide and only limited availability has changed my thinking a little and we will instead use the bus and train service to Aguas Calientes which is only a few hours away from Machu Picchu.

If you have any tips or advice about the altitude then i would definitely be glad to hear it because ive heard oxygen can be low at certain points.

Once i return i will post about all our experiences

John

5. Posted by marcus_o (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hey,

I`m planning on heading to Cusco in about a month and was thinking about doing the Inca Trail, but I´ve not booked anything up. I was speaking to an Aussie girl about it and she was saying that she´d done a 2 day tour, which took her to a couple of ruins (I think Pisac and somewhere else?) then catching a train & heading onward to Machu Pichu early on the second day.

She reckoned it was better for seeing MP, as you got there really early in the morning before it was crowded, and there´s a cuople of peaks you can scale around there if you fancy it. Sounds good, so I think I´ll investigate that. Don´t know how the costs compare, but it´s probably a bit cheaper too.

She also mentioned you should probably spend a couple of days in Cusco beforehand to acclimatise.

6. Posted by adsheff (Inactive 7 posts) 9y

Hi guys. I got me and Jen booked on an inca trail starting 25th November with Llamapath (they seem to have excellent recommendations). So that was four weeks notice - not bad considering the extreme-advanced-booking that seems to go on! Just waiting for the Western Union money to clear. They charged £21 for a £165 transfer, which is extortion to the highest degree but alas twas the only thing the ppl in cuzco would accept.

We are arriving in Cuzco from Lima on the 20th. Here's a top tip. Most airlines do Lima-Cuzco for $98 but Taca (taca.com) do it for $58, which is only £33 ! Major bargain. The American dollar is doing poorly at the mo so we get a fantastic exchange rate ($1 = £0.54!!).

As for altitude: When I was climbing Kilimanjaro there were 13 of us. 2 got altitude sickness (vomiting, diorhehahaeha [sp?]) and had to go back down. We all took Diamox, which u need a prescription for, but is dead cheap. But I think the longer you spend acclimatising the better, drugs or no.

7. Posted by Sohy (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

I will be doing it with a mate of mine late nov - early dec. Looking at booking it for the 1st of dec at the moment.
Have not booked yet. I thought it should be ok since it is low season. By the way, 165 pounds thats very expensive. I thought it was going to be more like 165 dollars.

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10. Posted by adsheff (Inactive 7 posts) 9y

£165 was $300. which is $150 deposit for us each. The actual price is $320 each, which is about average for the 4 day trek. Most of that is government tax though!