MP in December
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Sep 10, 2013 4:35 AM Last Post By: devino
Sep 8, 2013 11:53 PM
MP in DecemberI plan on visiting MP the first week of December. I plan to fly into Cusco from Ecuador where I will be volunteering for the month of November. Do I need to acclimate in Cusco before heading up to Agua Caliente, and is AC a good place to stay before entering the ruins? How many days is reasonable to experience the area? I thought about the 4 day trek but my knees are a little iffy though the rest of my 55yr body seems fine. Are there day hikes from AC that would satisfy the need to see the surrounding area? And would it be safe for a single woman?Should I stay in Cusco first then go up to AC and is the bus service or the train better to get to AC? I have been reading other forums but am still a little confused. Is it really rainy in December or just sporatic? I live in a rain valley in Hawaii and am used to flash floods and raging rivers!
Sep 9, 2013 12:24 AM
1Where in Ecuador are you volunteering? If you are up in the Andes in Ecuador, then no , you do not need acclimatise. But seeing you are asking this question I am assuming you are not.
Agua Caliente is a lot lower then Cusco, so need to acclimatise before heading to Agua Caliente as it is at 2000m rather then the 3400m of Cusco. But if you are staying in Cusco, factor in at least 1 day of rest on your arrival to ease yourself into the altitude.
In regards to day hikes, there probably are but I have not had first hand experience so will await some one with more knowledge on this area to post.
Sep 10, 2013 4:35 AM
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