Book of the week; week 7, 2005
Explore the Inca Trail, ISBN 1-898481-12-1, by Roy Davies.
This guide contains everything the walker needs to plan and enjoy hiking the inca Trail to Machu Picchu, choosing from three routes, taking from two to seven day’s. Step-by-step sections cover variations of the four-days Classic trail from KM 88, the shortest option from KM 104 and the longer, more serious steneous trek from Mollepata.
The book Inculdes :
@ Drop-down flap with map of all three trails and detailed site plan of Machu Picchu;
@ Over 75 color pictures illustrating the trail;
@ Advice on planning and preparation;
@ Medical advice (e.g. altitude sickness);
@ Background information on Inca Culture, the ruins and even modern Peru;
@ Information about Andean wildlife;
@ Vocabulary in Spanish, Quechua and English.
A ” Rucksack Readers” production.
Maza on the trail, august 2004 :