Vicky Sonley's goal
Trek the Inca Trail, Peru
Follow in the rocky footsteps of the most well-known of all ancient pre-Columbian civilisations, the Inca. This classic hike rollercoasters through the Peruvian Andes from the Sacred Valley to the mountaintop lost city of Machu Picchu, reaching breathless altitudes of 4,200m.
Its 45km length is scattered with extraordinary ancient ruins; it passes through awesome mountain scenery and dips down into misty wildlife-rich cloud forest. But the highlight is undoubtedly arriving at Machu Picchu as the sun rises – the only time of day when you can have the magical site all to yourself before the tourist hordes arrive.
|Date goal set:
||13th Jun 2009
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