Why Trek the Inca Trail?
Why trek the Inca Trail with KE?
Long history of operating in Cusco and running Inca Trail treks - since 1997
Well thought out itineraries, with time for acclimatisation in Cusco and the Sacred Valley
Best range of treks and tours - trek just the Inca Trail or experience more
Superb client feedback - read what our clients have to say
Portable oxygen with all our groups
Top class guides and crews who have been working with KE groups for years
Five star camp service on the trail
Trek the Inca Trail with a walking holiday specialist
- Small group sizes - max 12 people on departures of Inca Trail & Machu Picchu trek
We know the Inca Trail!
Since the Sendero Luminoso activity receded in the mid 1990s, KE Adventure Travel have been taking trekkers to Cusco and the surrounding mountain ranges. We first trekked the trail in 1997, when KE director Glenn Rowley joined our inaugural group to do the Inca Trail and Beyond - a trek that includes both the Inca Trail and an extended crossing over the Ancascocha Pass. This trek has become a KE classic, and is often listed by our staff as one of their "Best Ever" treks. In fact, our Sales Manager Vanessa Douglas took this trip as her honeymoon!
The Importance of Acclimatisation
Cusco, at 3248m above sea level, is the port of entry to the Inca Trail. Most people arrive in Cusco by plane and everyone will feel the effects of the altitude on arrival. This is nothing to be concerned about as given time and rest, your body will adjust. Before embarking on the Inca Trail it is important to spend a couple of days in and around Cusco and the Sacred Valley while your body acclimatizes. All KE Inca Trail holidays include this time and our clients go on to complete their treks without issue. Beware of rushed itineraries that don't include sufficient time to acclimatize!
Giving Something Back
As part of our commitment to sustainable tourism practices, via KE's chosen charity The Juniper Trust we have been involved in several projects close to Cusco. Most recently the Juniper Trust donated £1000 to assist with a tree planting project in the Lares Valley where deforestation has become a problem.