The Inca Trail: Day 3

After two brilliant days of clear skies on the Inca Trail, the heavens open on us as we begin our trek. This high up on the mountain, we are in cloud forest, and the humidity hovers at almost 100%. The rain pelts down, blanketing sound and sight. I double up, putting on my weatherproof jacket…

The Inca Trail: Day 2

The second day of the Inca Trail doesn’t start well. I lose my toothbrush at the toilets – someone must have nicked it but I don’t see why anyone would. It’s just after 6 in the morning and the mountain peaks are covered by cloud. The sun has long ago risen but in the mountains,…

The Inca Trail: Day 1

It poured with rain the night we got into Cusco, which made all of us nervous about the upcoming four day hike on the Inca Trail. Jonny, our assistant guide, met up with us the night before to get us all organized. The trail would take us just over 46km of Incan road over the…