1/10 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru

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The Inca Trail is on the top of many hiker's bucket lists. Based on a network of stone-paved roads created by the ancient Incas, it comprises three overlapping routes varying in length and level of difficulty on its way to Machu Picchu. It passes through alpine tundra, thick fog-enshrouded forest and prehistoric stonework, offering some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in South America. 

While some criticize the trek for being over-regulated and too popular, this is an adventure worth experiencing, with the destination and the hike along the way, well worth the effort. The 30-mile trek is generally traversed over four days and three nights.