My name is Hannah I'm 20 and I have booked onto this trip. I am travelling alone so its nice to be able to chat to you all before setting off!
I'm doing the Inka Tral rather than the Moonstone trek. Walking this route has been a dream for many years after seeing the iconic pictures of Machu Picchu as a young girl.
Looking forward to meeting you all :)
Yes I have done quite a bit in this country as well as places like Malawi and South Africa. I'm also a qualified personal trainer so I'm more than happy to share tips!
Put in as much training as possible with more weight than you will be carrying in Peru and if you can put some running in it will increase your lung capacity, this will help with the altitude. If getting out for walks is difficult using a treadmill on a high incline will also help.
I'm unsure of what the difficulty will be like in Peru, the reviews seem to disagree with the grading exodus has given. Only one way to find out though I suppose!
On top of having well worn in boots, a month or so before a trip I put surgical spirit on my feet (applied with cotton wool) this toughens them up and prevents blisters.
Let me know how the training goes :)
Hello everyone. My partner and I will also be on the trip. Not sure about any preparation though, other than normal exercise. Not sure what to expect. My daughter did it a couple of years ago and has raved about it ever since but said it wasn't too bad wrt altitude etc.
This will be third trip with Exodus and both others were terrific
My confirmed flight is 19.25 BA524
Is anyone else on this from Heathrow? I don't intend taking a mosquito net as Cusco is probably too high for mozzies.
Hi Kathryn, I'm doing the Moonstone. We should all meet in Cusco though. I assume we are all at the same hotel, I don't know if we have been given a name, I think it simply said "centrally located Cuzco hotel" Maybe that's the name or just a hotel in Cuzco?
There is a lot to read and I've left a lot until the last minute (including letting my bank know, then I couldn't find my secret password so it took a long time).
Three more sleeps :-)
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