People typically prepare for the Inca Trail by doing a combination of cardiovascular exercise and strength training. This type of training is important because the Inca Trail has a lot of uphill and downhill sections that require both endurance and strength.
It is important to start training at least a few months in advance, and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts as you get closer to the trip. Some specific exercises that can be helpful include hiking or walking on an incline, stair climbing, lunges, squats, and core strengthening exercises.It’s also important to make sure you have proper gear and equipment for the trek, such as comfortable hiking boots, a good quality backpack, and layers of clothing to adjust to changing weather conditions.
Depending on the time of year you plan to visit, and your personal preferences, your packing list may vary. However, here are some essentials you should consider bringing for the Inca Trail 4 days trek:
Personal first aid kit
Other important items
These are just some ideas for your packing list. It’s recommended to consult with your tour operator and tour guide or do research to ensure you have everything you need.
Remember to always take altitude sickness seriously and seek medical attention if symptoms become severe or persistent.