The porters getting the gear ready. 50lbs per porter, max. They are amazingly strong and fast.
Kilometer 82, the starting poing.
Even with 50 lbs on their back the porters just whip by us on the trail.
That's Dead woman's pass, Warmiwanusca, 4200 m.
Dead woman's pass, 4200m.
At the top of Dead Woman's pass!
At the top of Dead woman's pass. I didn't die!
Our cook, assistant cook and 11 porters.
A room with a view - at the end of day 2
The view just outside my tent, day 2
Even the porters have to take some well derserved breaks...
Freddy, our guide. He has done the Inca trail approximately 400 times! 40 times a year, for 10 years!
3 am, lined up to be the first on the trail to get to the Sungate.
We were the second group to the top, only the have clouds and fog hide Machu Pichu...
Hurry up and wait. Machu Pichu is there, in the fog.
It is there, behind the clouds...
And there it is, worth doing the trek for this view!
The iconic view from the guard tower...