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Inca Trail Km 104

Km104

Km 104
©Miles Hecker

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SEASONS

The one day Inca Trail hike begins at KM104 on the train right of way that runs to Aguas Calientes. This spot can only be reached by rail. The train ride may be booked either from Cusco or Ollantaytambo

The trek is approximately 6 miles in length, and can take anything between 5 to 8 hours depending on your walking pace and the length of time you spend at the sites en-route. The main obstacles are the 2000 foot elevation gain and the altitude of the Sacred Valley. Anytime except the rainy season of November to March is a good time to hike the Inca Trail. This shot was taken in late September.

TIMES

Groups normally start hiking at Km104 between 8-10AM. The shot above was taken with the equivalent of a 28mm focal length lens on a 35mm full frame camera.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 28-70 mm on a full frame camera, 17-40mm on a crop sensor camera

FILTER: none needed

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