Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Mtns - Andes

Circuito Catedral Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3 (One way)TerrainAndesDateLate Dec
Region/PlaceRío Negro, PN Nahuel HuapiCountryArgentina  
Dist (kms)40Height gain (m)1550Route findingMedium
RouteVilla Catedral - Refugio Piedritas - Refugio Frey - Cancha de Fútbol - Upper Arroyo Rucaco (N1) - Paso Brecha Negra - Refugio Jakob (N2) - (Side-trip Laguna de los Témpanos - Arroyo Casa de Piedra - Puerto Moreno
NotesOne of the best Andean multi-day walks on the Argentine side of the Andes, this walk explores jagged mountains, lakes and cool temperate valleys. Even in late Dec, heavy snow can slow progress over the two high passes on this route. With fresh snow however, the area around Laguna de los Témpanos is turned into a picturesquely icy frozen world. Public buses provide fairly regular access to both ends of this trail.
Track from Villa Catedral to Arroyo Van Titter Valley, Villa Catedral - Refugio Frey - Cancha de Fútbol - Arroyo Rucaco Campsite Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 20-Dec-03, SA729

Path from Villa Catedral to Arroyo Van Titter Valley, looking north back towards Villa Catedral, Villa Catedral - Refugio Frey - Cancha de Fútbol - Arroyo Rucaco Campsite Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 20-Dec-03, SA731

Lenga forest on path leading up Arroyo Van Titter Valley to Refugio Piedritas, Villa Catedral - Refugio Frey - Cancha de Fútbol - Arroyo Rucaco Campsite Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 20-Dec-03, SA733

Path just beyond Refugio Piedritas looking up Arroyo Van Titter Valley, Villa Catedral - Refugio Frey - Cancha de Fútbol - Arroyo Rucaco Campsite Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 20-Dec-03, SA734

Scrub Lenga bushes on path leading up Arroyo Van Titter Valley, beyond Refugio Piedritas, Villa Catedral - Refugio Frey - Cancha de Fútbol - Arroyo Rucaco Campsite Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 20-Dec-03, SA735

Cerro Catedral (L) (2405), Refugio Frey and Laguna Tonchek (1700), Villa Catedral - Refugio Frey - Cancha de Fútbol - Arroyo Rucaco Campsite Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 20-Dec-03, SA740

View from Laguna Schmoil, with Cerro Catedral (L) (2405), Villa Catedral - Refugio Frey - Cancha de Fútbol - Arroyo Rucaco Campsite Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 20-Dec-03, SA742

View north along Arroyo Rucaco Valley with Cerro Bella Vista (L) and Lago Nahuel Huapi (far), from Cancha de Fútbol pass, Villa Catedral - Refugio Frey - Cancha de Fútbol - Arroyo Rucaco Campsite Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 20-Dec-03, SA744

View to west from nr Cancha de Fútbol pass, with Pico Internacional about 25km away (MR), Villa Catedral - Refugio Frey - Cancha de Fútbol - Arroyo Rucaco Campsite Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 20-Dec-03, SA745

Path nr campsite in upper Arroyo Rucaco Valley, with Cerro Claussen (L) and Paso Brecha Negra (R), Villa Catedral - Refugio Frey - Cancha de Fútbol - Arroyo Rucaco Campsite Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 20-Dec-03, SA748

Descent from Paso Brecha Negra to Refugio Jakob, Arroyo Rucaco Campsite - Paso Brecha Negra - Refugio Jakob Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 21-Dec-03, SA749

Snow-covered Laguna de los Témpanos and cirque above, Refugio Jakob - Laguna de los Témpanos - Arroyo Casa de Piedra valley - Lago Nahuel Huapi Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 22-Dec-03, SA752

Brecha Negra (R) (2010) from nr Laguna de los Témpanos, Refugio Jakob - Laguna de los Témpanos - Arroyo Casa de Piedra valley - Lago Nahuel Huapi Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 22-Dec-03, SA753

Pico Refugio (2050) and path between Laguna de los Témpanos and Refugio Jakob, Refugio Jakob - Laguna de los Témpanos - Arroyo Casa de Piedra valley - Lago Nahuel Huapi Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 22-Dec-03, SA755

Arroyo Casa de Píedra valley from nr Laguna de los Témpanos, Refugio Jakob - Laguna de los Témpanos - Arroyo Casa de Piedra valley - Lago Nahuel Huapi Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 22-Dec-03, SA754

Refugio Jakob (R) and Laguna Jakob, with Paso Schweitzer (L), Refugio Jakob - Laguna de los Témpanos - Arroyo Casa de Piedra valley - Lago Nahuel Huapi Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 22-Dec-03, SA758

Arroyo Casa de Píedra valley from path leading down valley from Refugio Jakob, Refugio Jakob - Laguna de los Témpanos - Arroyo Casa de Piedra valley - Lago Nahuel Huapi Section, Circuito Catedral Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Río Negro, Argentina, 22-Dec-03, SA759

   
Monte Fitz Roy Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainAndes, GlaciersDateLate Dec
Region/PlaceSanta Cruz, PN Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy sectionCountryArgentina  
Dist (kms)41Height gain (m)900Route findingEasy
RouteEl Chaltén - Campamento Madsen - Laguna Capri - Campamento Poincenot (N1) - (Side-trip Laguna de los Tres) - (Side-trip Laguna Piedras Blancas) - Laguna Hija - Campamento Bridwell (N2) - El Chaltén
NotesMonte Fitzroy is simply one of the most spectacular mountains in the world. Day-walks and multi-day walks of 3-4 days take you to various vantage points, past lakes and glaciers. It's well worth an early start for a view of Monte Fitzroy at sunrise from the Laguna de los Tres lookout. Even a novice (like me) has a fair chance of spotting a torrent duck or magellanic woodpecker.
Valle Río de las Vueltas from nr Cerro Rosado, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA765

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) above Laguna de los Patos, between Campamento Madsen and Campamento Laguna Capri, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA773

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) from mirador just beyond Laguna de los Patos, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA777

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) from path between Laguna de los Patos and Campamento Laguna Capri, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA783

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) (L) and Glacier Piedras Blancas (R) from beach at Laguna Capri, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA786

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle), with puddles on path between Laguna Capri and Campamento Poincenot, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA790

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) above Chorroillo del Salto, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA794

Mushroom cloud and stream nr Campamento Poincenot, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA799

Magellanic Woodpecker (Carpintero Negro) nr Campamento Río Blanco, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA801

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) from nr Laguna de los Tres lookout, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA802

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) reflected in Laguna de los Tres, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA805

Cerro Poincenot (3002) (R), Aguja Rafael (2482) (MR), Aguja Saint Exupery (2558) (M) and Aguja de la S (2335) (ML), with Glaciar Río Blanco leading down into Laguna Sucia from mirador above outlet stream of Laguna de los Tres, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA809

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) (MR), Cerro Poincenot (3002) (ML), Aguja Rafael (2482) (L) and Aguja Saint Exupery (2558) (Far L) from nr Laguna de los Tres lookout at sunrise, Laguna del los Tres - Laguna Piedras Blancas - Laguna Madre - Laguna Nieta - Laguna Torre Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 27-Dec-03, SA812

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) (R), Cerro Poincenot (3002) (M), Aguja Rafael (2482) (ML) and Aguja Saint Exupery (2558) (L) above Laguna de los Tres, Laguna del los Tres - Laguna Piedras Blancas - Laguna Madre - Laguna Nieta - Laguna Torre Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 27-Dec-03, SA816

Icebergs in Laguna Piedras Blancas and Glaciar Piedras Blancas, with surrounding mountains, Laguna del los Tres - Laguna Piedras Blancas - Laguna Madre - Laguna Nieta - Laguna Torre Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 27-Dec-03, SA820

Icebergs in Laguna Piedras Blancas and Glaciar Piedras Blancas from nr Glacier face, Laguna del los Tres - Laguna Piedras Blancas - Laguna Madre - Laguna Nieta - Laguna Torre Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 27-Dec-03, SA824

Laguna Torre with Glaciar Torre leading into lake, with Glaciar Grande (upper L) and Glacier Adela (upper R), with clouds over Cerro Torre, Campamento De Agostini - Mirador Laguna Torre - El Chaltén Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 28-Dec-03, SA829

Aguja 4 Dedos (2281) (R) and Aguja Bífida (2394) (L) from nr Campamento De Agostini, Campamento De Agostini - Mirador Laguna Torre - El Chaltén Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 28-Dec-03, SA830

  
La Cumbre - Coroico Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4 (One way)TerrainForest, AndesDateLate May
Region/PlaceCordillera Real / YungasCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)90 (Approx)Height gain (m)1200 (Approx)Route findingEasy-Moderate
RouteLa Cumbre (La Paz to Coroico road), Chucuru Pass (4860), nr Chucuru (~3600) (First Night), Choro (~2000), 1-2 hrs past Choro (Second Night), Casa Sandillani (~1700), 1hr past Casa Sandillani (Third Night), Chairo (~1500), to Highway (~10km)
NotesA cross-section of climatic zones from an Andean pass to the Amazon Basin, with some Pre-Columbian trail remaining. Check locally regarding trail security. Transport may be available from Chairo onwards.
Llamas, El Cruce, Choro trail, near La Paz, Choro trail (T), La Paz, Bolivia, 23-May-94, W79

Choro Valley looking towards Andes, Choro trail (T), La Paz, Bolivia, 24-May-94, W143

  
The W Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days5TerrainAndes, GlaciersDateEarly Jan
Region/PlaceRegion XII - Magallanes, PN Torres del PaineCountryChile  
Dist (kms)102Height gain (m)1700Route findingEasy
Route(Side-trip: Guardería Lago Pehoe - Salto Grande - Mirador Lago Nordenskjöld - return), Refugio Laguna Amarga - Hostería Las Torres - Campamento Chileno (N1) - (Side-trip: Torres del Paine lookout) Campamento Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos (N2) - Campamento Italiano - Campamento Británico - further tarns - Campamento Italiano (N3) - Refugio Lago Pehoe (N4) - (Side-trip Refugio Grey and Ventisquero Grey) - Campamento Las Carretas - CONAF Administration Centre
NotesThe Andes rise to remarkable pinnacles and pillars at their southern end making this a world-class multi-day walk. The 'W' can be walked in about 3-6 days depending on side-trips and use of public transport. Glacier Grey calving into the frigid Lago Grey is a highlight as is the view from the Torres del Paine lookout. The wind and often inclement weather means that you should allow for maybe 1 or 2 bad weather days even in summer, and perhaps not take a favouite tent if camping (although fortunately, many of the campsites are well-sheltered in forest). The clouds, however, often make the views of the mountains seem even more dramatic. A side-trip from Campamento Británico to the Macizo Paine is also highly recommended, leading into a amphitheatre of mountains.
Salto Grande, between Lago Pehoé and Lago I7727, Sendero Mirador Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA861

Cuerno Norte (2400) (L), Cuerno Principal (2600) (ML) and Cuerno Este (2200) (R) from Mirador Cuernos, Sendero Mirador Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA863

Path leading to Mirador Cuernos, with small lake alongside path (L), Sendero Mirador Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA870

Cuerno Norte (2400) (ML), Cuerno Principal (2600) (M) and Cuerno Este (2200) (R) from beach along path to Mirador Cuernos, Sendero Mirador Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA867

Torres del Paine (R), Cerro Almirante Nieto (2640) (L) and Río Paine from nr Guaderia Laguna Amarga, Guardería Laguna Amarga - Hostería Las Torres - Campamento Chileno - Campamento Torres Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA873

Bridge over Río Paine leading to Torres del Paine, Guardería Laguna Amarga - Hostería Las Torres - Campamento Chileno - Campamento Torres Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA876

Path leading up Río Ascensio between Hostería Las Torres and Campamento Chileno, Guardería Laguna Amarga - Hostería Las Torres - Campamento Chileno - Campamento Torres Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA878

Torres del Paine (R) and lake from Torres del Paine lookout, Campamento Torres - Mirador Torres del Paine - Camapmento Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 2-Jan-04, SA886

Crossing bridge in Valle Río Ascensio between Campamento Chileno and Campamento Torres, Campamento Torres - Mirador Torres del Paine - Camapmento Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 2-Jan-04, SA892

Small lake on path between Hostería Las Torres and Refugio Los Cuernos, with mountains to SW and Lago Nordenskjöld beyond small lake, Campamento Torres - Mirador Torres del Paine - Camapmento Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 2-Jan-04, SA894

Cuerno Principal (2600) (L) and Cuerno Este (2200) (R) from path between Refugio Los Cuernos and Campamento Italiano, Refugio Los Cuernos - Valle del Francés - Campamento Britannico - Campamento Italiano Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 3-Jan-04, SA903

Río Francés and Glaciar Francés from between Campamento Italiano and Campamento Britanico, Refugio Los Cuernos - Valle del Francés - Campamento Britannico - Campamento Italiano Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 3-Jan-04, SA909

Río Francés and upper Valle Francés to north from path between Campamento Italiano and Campamento Britanico, Refugio Los Cuernos - Valle del Francés - Campamento Britannico - Campamento Italiano Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 3-Jan-04, SA911

Los Cuernos from nr Campamento Britanico in Valle Francés, with Cerro Espalda (2500) (R), Refugio Los Cuernos - Valle del Francés - Campamento Britannico - Campamento Italiano Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 3-Jan-04, SA913

Red Notro flower on path between Campamento Italiano and Refugio Pehoé, Campamento Italiano - Glaciar Grey - Refugio Lago Pehoé Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 4-Jan-04, SA918

Glaciar Grey and Lago Grey with Campo Hielo Sur to right (Southern Icefield) from path between Refugio Lago Pehoé and Refugio Grey, Campamento Italiano - Glaciar Grey - Refugio Lago Pehoé Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 4-Jan-04, SA922

Face of Glaciar Grey and icebergs in Lago Grey from mirador nr Refugio Grey, with Cerro Amistal (1766) (R), Campamento Italiano - Glaciar Grey - Refugio Lago Pehoé Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 4-Jan-04, SA930

Close-up of face of Glaciar Grey and icebergs in Lago Grey from mirador nr Refugio Grey, Campamento Italiano - Glaciar Grey - Refugio Lago Pehoé Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 4-Jan-04, SA931

Close-up of face of Glaciar Grey from mirador nr Refugio Grey, Campamento Italiano - Glaciar Grey - Refugio Lago Pehoé Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 4-Jan-04, SA937

Cuerno Norte (2400) (L), Cuerno Principal (2600) (L), Cuerno Este (2200) (ML), Torres del Paine (M) (Torre Sur (L) and Torre Central (R) through gap) and Almirante Nieto (MR), ie Macizo Paine from small pond nr Administracion Visitors Centre, Refugio Lago Pehoé - Río Grey - CONAF Administracíon Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 5-Jan-04, SA947

"Patagonia" flowers at Administracion Visitors Centre, Refugio Lago Pehoé - Río Grey - CONAF Administracíon Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 5-Jan-04, SA953

   
Inca Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4 (One way)TerrainHeathland / Moorland, AndesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceCuzco, Macchu PicchuCountryPeru  
Dist (kms)33Height gain (m)2500Route findingEasy
Routekm 82 - Huayllabamba (N1) - Warmiwañuska Pass - Pacamayo Valley (N2) - Runkuracay - Sayacmarca - Wiñay-Wayna (N3) - Intipunku - Macchu Picchu
NotesProbably not the best mountain walk in Peru, but it does have the bonus of setting your (probably weary) eyes on Macchu Picchu suddenly from the Sun Gate, high above the city, and does allow you to get up into some high and steep Andean Valleys. The walk is now strictly policed, with permits and guides essential, with checkpoints at the start of the trail and just beyond Wiñay-Wayna. To what extent you have to stay with your guide is still a bit of a grey area - the route is easy to make your own way along. If you're aclimatized to the altitude, the route is fairly easy, if you're not but could comfortably walk the same kind of distance and elevation gain at home, you will be unlikely to find the walk a problem also. The minimum cost for this walk is now around USD 160, with at least another 20 to get the train back as far as Ollantaytambo, although it's possible to pay much more. The weather by Mid November was still fine and the trail is well enough constructed now that even with heavy rain it will not pose too many difficulties.
Machu Picchu from Porta del Sol, Machu Picchu (S), Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 8-Jun-94, W216

Llama, Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu (S), Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 9-Jun-94, W41

Start of trail at km 82 with Urubamba Valley downstream, Km 82 - Río Cusichaca Valley - Huayllabamba village Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 15-Nov-03, SA352

Trail 2km from start with ????mica (5750), Km 82 - Río Cusichaca Valley - Huayllabamba village Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 15-Nov-03, SA354

Inca Trail and porter nr start of Río Cusichaca Valley, Km 82 - Río Cusichaca Valley - Huayllabamba village Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 15-Nov-03, SA357

Llactapata ruins and Urubamba Valley (R), Km 82 - Río Cusichaca Valley - Huayllabamba village Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 15-Nov-03, SA358

Trail nr Tres Piedras campsite, Huayllabamba - Paso Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman's Pass) - Pacamayo valley Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 16-Nov-03, SA362

Clouds and distant valleys from Llulluchapampa Campsite, Huayllabamba - Paso Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman's Pass) - Pacamayo valley Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 16-Nov-03, SA365

Final ascent to Warmiwañusca Pass (Dead Woman's) (about 4000), Huayllabamba - Paso Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman's Pass) - Pacamayo valley Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 16-Nov-03, SA367

View from Warmiwañusca Pass (Dead Woman's) (about 4000) down into Llullucha Valley, Huayllabamba - Paso Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman's Pass) - Pacamayo valley Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 16-Nov-03, SA368

Deadly nighshade on descent from Warmiwañusca Pass, Huayllabamba - Paso Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman's Pass) - Pacamayo valley Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 16-Nov-03, SA370

Runturacay Ruin, Runturacay (S), Huayllabamba - Paso Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman's Pass) - Pacamayo valley Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 16-Nov-03, SA371

Red bell flowers nr Runturacay Ruins, Runturacay (S), Huayllabamba - Paso Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman's Pass) - Pacamayo valley Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 16-Nov-03, SA372

Tarn below second pass with Warmiwañusca Pass (L), Pacamayo valley - Runturacay - Second Pass - Saycamarca - Phuyupatamarca - Huiñay Huayna Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 17-Nov-03, SA373

Orange spider flower at Second Pass, Pacamayo valley - Runturacay - Second Pass - Saycamarca - Phuyupatamarca - Huiñay Huayna Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 17-Nov-03, SA375

Sayacmarca Ruins and Río Aobamba Valley, Sayacmarca (S), Pacamayo valley - Runturacay - Second Pass - Saycamarca - Phuyupatamarca - Huiñay Huayna Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 17-Nov-03, SA376

Phuyupatamarca terraces and Inti Pata ruins (R) from below Third Pass, Phuyupatamarca (S), Pacamayo valley - Runturacay - Second Pass - Saycamarca - Phuyupatamarca - Huiñay Huayna Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 17-Nov-03, SA379

Trail descending from Phuyupatamarca, Pacamayo valley - Runturacay - Second Pass - Saycamarca - Phuyupatamarca - Huiñay Huayna Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 17-Nov-03, SA382

Huiñay Huayna Ruins, Huiñay Huayna (S), Pacamayo valley - Runturacay - Second Pass - Saycamarca - Phuyupatamarca - Huiñay Huayna Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 17-Nov-03, SA383

Main site and Huayna Picchu from upper terraces nr sunrise, Machu Picchu (S), Huiñay Huayna - Machu Picchu Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 18-Nov-03, SA389

Inca stones around Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu (S), Huiñay Huayna - Machu Picchu Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 18-Nov-03, SA396

Mtns to N through windows of Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu (S), Huiñay Huayna - Machu Picchu Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 18-Nov-03, SA397

Mtns to N and Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu (S), Huiñay Huayna - Machu Picchu Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 18-Nov-03, SA398

Staircase leading down though Residential Buildings and moutains on far side of Urubamba Valley, Machu Picchu (S), Huiñay Huayna - Machu Picchu Section, Inca Trail (T), Cuzco, Perú, 18-Nov-03, SA407