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Adventure Treks to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu offers great conditions for trekking. The world famous trails are surrounded by beautiful mountains and valleys, historic places and is least polluted making it great for anyone who wants to enjoy beautiful sceneries, learn some ancient history of the people of south America and suck in the fresh air from the environment. No wonder the Machu Picchu wilderness is one of world top trekking adventure destinations.

For anyone interested in choosing their own tour, it is important that you understand that trekking the Machu Picchu trail requires at least four days for you to be able to fully appreciate the beauty if the picturesque landscape marked by beautiful forests, rivers, and the ancient Incans kingdom ruins. When you arrive in Peru for the great trek head straight to the city of Cuzco where your trekking adventure should start and pass through a beautiful country before reaching the historical and once lost Machu Picchu city.

Before you start your adventure treks to Machu Picchu it is important to note that this is a very popular adventure trekking site in the world. This popularity has negative effects on the trail. In order to conserve the trail, the government of Peru sets restrictions on the number of trekkers on the trail. Because of this, you are required to obtain a permit from the government before you start your trek. This means that you should try and organize your trip in advance and before traveling to Peru and if possible book into a group tour with one of the local tour organizations which will help seek all the permits you need for the trek. Most people just travel blindly hoping that they will be allowed on the trek. This blind travel often ends up in disappointments.

So what should you expect when you choose your own trekking tour in Machu Picchu? There are three major crowd pullers to this treks; the great history of the Incans, the ability to exercise in a serene environment and being closest to nature that you can get.

The world famous Incans had a rich and quite interesting history. It is believed that the Incans were among the first civilized communities in the world. The community is believed to have emerged in the 1200 AD and developed tremendously over the years. They build Machu Picchu as their capital city around 1450 AD but abandoned it a century later because of the Spanish conquest. Other than Machu Picchu which seems to defy aging, the trail has lots of pieces of history from the past that will both fascinate you and cause an itch in you to want to know more about the people who lived here a thousand years ago.

If you love to exercise and stay fit, then the Machu Picchu trail will help you do that in a beautiful and serene environment and without having to undergo the rigors of having to run around your neighborhood or on a treadmill. The trek should take you about four days walking across the Anders. Here you will have to climb mountains, descend steep hills and if possible bicycles uphill. All this makes up for a perfect moderate fitness exercise that will not only help your joints but will also help tone your body.

Machu Picchu is a great place to trek. It has a perfect environment filled with beautiful mountains and historical ruins for you to see.