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40 years since first description of Inca Trail published

40 years since first description of Inca Trail published
30 Jan 2014

It is 40 years since Hilary and George Bradt published a guide to walking the Inca Trail in Peru after being told of the route by locals.

They trekked from Cusco's Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu via a number of ancient ruins in 1973 and a year later released Backpacking Along Ancient Ways in Peru and Bolivia.

This became the first ever Bradt guide and four decades later, travellers are still taking the latest edition of the book with them on their holidays to South America.

Trekking in Peru is the most up to date version and is the perfect reference for those wishing to tick the Inca Trail of their bucket list.

It also contains 49 other routes in the country for those wishing to follow in the Bradts' spirit of getting off the beaten track and explore less well travelled areas of Peru.

Walking to the ruins that sit 2,430 metres above sea level is still seen as the definitive way to access the site.ADNFCR-408-ID-801688098-ADNFCR

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