The Inca Trail tour operator picked me up in Ollantaytambo and drove me to Piscacucho (KM 82), the start of my 4-day trek in the Andes. There are many Inca trails criss crossing the Urubamba Valley, but I chose to hike the “Classic Inca Trail”, an ancient pathway leading to Machu Picchu. It’s a popular trail that requires a permit. A maximum of 500 people are allowed on the trail, of which only 200 are trekkers, the rest being guides and porters. After a 30 minute wait in line at the entrance my journey began! Hiking the Inca Trail was an adventure of a lifetime and is something that I can’t convey in a blog post. It was the highlight of my three week trip and is something I’ll never forget.