Few travel excursions will top as many bucket lists as the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu and for good reason. Combining sub-tropical jungle, lush cloud forests and staggering alpine scenery, the 44-kilometre trek is ranked among the finest in the world.
But there are certain drawbacks. With an increasing number of travellers looking for their piece of the action – 2012 saw 62,789 pass the main gate of the trail. This is one adventure thats fast becoming the most popular trek in the world. (http://www.tierrasvivas.com/en/travel-blog/inca-trail-trek-vs-salkantay-trek)