Talk about adventure! Diane Valenti over at Llama Expeditions posted a great article of 7 Tips for Surviving the Inca Trail.
Hiking this amazing stretch across the Peruvian countryside is definitely on my travel to-do list and I know that these pointers will come in handy.
Here’s an excerpt:
5. Don’t be a cheapskate.
It’s worth it to pay the porters to carry your backpack, sleeping mat, and sleeping bag. The people I saw that tried to save money by carrying everything themselves weren’t having any fun. The same applies to selecting a trekking company. One of the women in our group met some hikers who complained that they were starving. Their trekking company hadn’t packed enough food. It’s better to select a company based on reputation rather than price.
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