2. What is the highest altitude on the Inca Trail?
Dead Woman’s Pass is the highest point on the trek at 4,200m and the majority of the trail is above 3,000m. Altitude affects everyone differently (and some not at all). The more time you spend at altitude before the trek, the better your body will adapt so this is planned into the itinerary. Here are a few tips:
• Drink plenty of water as you dehydrate faster at altitude.
• The higher you go, the less oxygen there is, so you may get out of breath more quickly and take a bit longer to recover. Shorten your stride and go slow and steady.
• Your digestive system slows down slightly, so eat little and often to keep your energy levels up.