Is it safe to climb Machu Picchu?

Can you get altitude sickness in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is 2,430 meters above sea level (7,972 ft). Because of this, it is normal for tourists to suffer from the famous ‘altitude sickness’ (also known as mountain sickness or, simply, soroche). Although the symptoms usually disappear gradually, there are effective ways to combat this discomfort.

Do you have to be fit to climb Machu Picchu?

Treks to Machu Picchu vary in difficulty and length, but all require a basic level of fitness. In general you will be trekking anywhere between 10-15km a day, for up to six days on the longer routes (i.e. Choquequirao or Salkantay / Inca Trail Combo).

Which is harder Inca Trail or Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro and the Inca Trail are arguably two of the most well-known hikes of all time.

Hiking Kilimanjaro vs. The Inca Trail.

Mount Kilimanjaro The Inca Trail
Difficulty Hard Moderate
Elevation 5,985m 4,200m

How long does it take to climb Machu?

The standard Inca Trail trip takes four days, though it’s probably better to do it in five. Travelers who want to see two of the greatest hits of the famous hike but who are short on time can opt for this truncated version, which begins at KM 104 of the Machu Picchu train line.

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How bad is altitude sickness in Cusco?

Mild altitude sickness symptoms include: fatigue, headaches, nausea and lost appetite, dizziness, disturbed sleep and shortness of breath. Mild altitude sickness symptoms typically present between 12-24 hours after arriving at altitude and are common for visitors to Cusco.