The trail starts at Piscaucho, along the
after the hike.
At the check in, permits are verified and porters weighed. The Inca Trail is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The numbers of hikers are limited to protect the trail and the environment. Porters are only allowed to carry 50 lbs. and are weighed to make sure that tour companies don’t overload them.
I had to keep reminding myself to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Mt. Victoria.
About 90 minutes into the hike we came to the Patallaqua Ruins. It has 100 or so buildings along with the unique terraces.
On the first day of the hike we shared the trail with locals.