During my visit to Peru back in October of 2017, I did a 3-day camping trip in the Andes Mountains with Intrepid Travel. There were only 3 other people in my group which was nice because we all got to know each other. We had two female guides, four porters, and several horses that carried our gear.
I’d never actually been camping before this trip, but I thought why not? Go big right? So I took a huge leap outside my comfort zone and the pay off was incredible. We were so far off the beaten path and there were no other tourists in sight! I was pretty happy about this because I heard the more popular Inca trail gets a lot of traffic.
The trek itself was probably the most physically and mentally challenging thing I’ve ever done. The elevation is no joke and it was really difficult to breathe. I was breathing so hard that I could barely talk and walk at the same time. So would I do it again? Absolutely! I hope to take more trips like this in the future.