Journey to the Inca Trail

By: Roy Lelei

Machu Picchu

Tucked away in the rocky countryside northwest of Cuzco, Peru, Machu Picchu is believed to have been a royal estate or sacred religious site for Inca leaders, whose civilization was virtually wiped out by Spanish invaders in the 16th century.

Timing

We will depart during the season of spring. None of us can survive in an environment that has even the slightest chill. This is a matter of life and death. We will remain there for two to three weeks.

Modes of transportation

We will drive to the airport, then fly to Texas, from there we fly to Peru. In Peru, our main mode of transportation will be by motor vehicle. Once we make it to the trail, we will be walking, for a WHILE.

Training

NEVER SKIP LEG DAY.

Equipment

1. Food

2. Water

3. Walking Stick

4. Money

5. Language Lessons

Documentation

I have the visa my parents gave me, passport is in order, and all other self-identification items are gathered

Language

Lessons will be taken to get better acquainted with both Spanish and Quechua. Quechua is also a very often spoken language in Peru

Hotel Sumaq

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This is where we will be staying

Two Friends named Buralio and Elijah will accompany me

Food and Drink

I will bring my own and use any I come across

Communication

I will remain on a cellphone to communicate with friends, family, and fellow travelers

Funding

I managed to convince my family and all of their friends (they have A LOT) to aid me financially. They provided for the hotel and told me to spend money on only what I need. I don't know what my companions will do, money wise that is.

Anticipated Challenges

  • self injury
  • injury of companions
  • flight delay
  • car troubles
  • fatigue
  • money issues (for everyone else)