I survived the Inka trail!!! It was wonderful experience and I enjoy the hike from the first moment til the last. We were a group of 6 participants: 2 girls from Australia, 1 guy from Canada and his girlsfriend from Utah, me and Jorge. We had 6 porters, 1 cook and 2 guides. Our guids were funny and pleasant and we got a lot of info on thw way about the Andian people during Inka period. We had sun only the first and the easiest day. From the first night it was rainy and rainy and rainy with some breaks during evening every day and on Machu Picchu as well. When we reached the Gate of the Sun above Machu Picchu we saw just fog, nothing else. I do not have a nice overview. Rain stopped and clouds spread away and Machu Picchu revealed for last hour of our tour around. Pitty but that is how it is in rainy season. I was prepared for that. Second day was the chalange day - to get to 4200 m above see level. I had respect and we all were a bit scared. It went well, step by step. I would say that Norwegian mountains and bit training up the hill wilh backpack filled with heavy dictionaries and liters of water prepared me for that well. From 3800 m I could feel thin air. The 3 day suppose to be unforgetable because we were walking on the top of the range. We should see the valleys and mountians but it rained and was foggy. No view. But Gringo killer - a few thousands steps down was waiting. I was really scared of this day but with walking sticks it was just like down from Sunndal mountains:o) I can just say that I would like to take the track again but in sunny weather to see all the beauties. Another Salkantay trek sounds interesting as an alternative. Must be wonderful. Perhaps next time. But for now I feel ready to come back to warm and cosy home, warm shower, clean toalett and all the small things that we do not notice untill we miss them. But most of all I am looking forward to one dear face especially. We are travelling to Lima today. Just 4 more days.