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Altitude Program

Overview

Our statistics for altitude problems are increasing to 40% (Altitude Sickness) , for those who are just exploring hight cities like Cusco, Titikaka Lake, or Bolivia. In the case of trekking routes that take you to Machu Picchu , the statistics go up to 75% and the trekking routes where they have to go over 4200 meters or 13800 feet above sea level.

Everyone could have altitude sickness in different proportions, because many of our visitors do not have a lot of time to prepare for it. Also they do not have enough time during their vacation trip to make the gradual ascent in different heights places. So this idea ofhiking training plan start to contribute the welfare of our visitors for better experience with our training program for altitude.

Trip Details

Highlights

Altitude Program

KENKO ADENTURES PERU is a young company that aims to innovate this tourism market with new proposals for preparation and training for height while you are hiking in Peru. For better experience during your holidays in high altitude cities like Cusco, Arequipa, Puno, Bolivia or while you go to Machu Picchu hiking the Inca Trail, that is why the orientation and preparation project start to have the best Inca Trail Tour ( 1 day, 2 days, Classic 4 Daysand 5 Days).

Training for Sickness Altitude in Peru

Training for hiking beginner start with few hours hike at 3500 meters or 11500 feets above sea level with a short hike. Our coach with many years of experience will guide you , and prepare you physically and emotionally to have an unforgettable experience during your vacation in our city and of course for your Machu Picchu hiking tours.

Preparation for Sickness Altitude in Peru

No more frustrated adventures by altitude sickness in Peru.

Our coach recommend a proper preparation if tourists choose to do the trekking, hiking tours or adventure tours. These tours can beInca Trail options, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Raimbow Mountain trek, Chokequirao Trek and Machu Picchu Hikes. Also isrecommend for other trips where people have to climb over 4200 meters or 11800 feets above sea level.

Sickness Altitude in Cusco

It is very important totake some preparation before starting your adventure tour because could be very risky to go without the proper preparation so Our company offers this alternative for your safety. Our preparation consists in 6 hours with an adequate training for these mountain hiking or trekking tours activities, Our trainers are also mountain guides and trekking tour guides on these trekking routes to Machu Picchu.

Proposal of the Sickness Altitude Training

Our proposal tries to evaluate initially what are the daily activities of our clients to choose the best option in their preparation, then You will continue contacting Your doctor to prescribe the ideal medication to take in few days before to arrive to high altitude cities like Cusco or high cities where you will start your vacations, and continue with the acclimatization process for Peru Machu Picchu hike.

Ideal medication

Take Diamox . In the US, Diamox is a medication used to treat glaucoma; however, it can also treat altitude sickness.

It is necessary to take it 24 hours before arriving in Cusco, (after consulting your doctor ) however, a side effect of the drug is that you probably have to urinate more often. It is not very practical when you are traveling.

Another medicine recommended for altitude sickness and that you can find in any pharmacy in Peru is Sorojchi Pills (you can get them without a prescription).

Itinerary

Itinerary of Altitude Program

  • Our preparatory course for height begins with the pick up of our clients from their hotel in the city of Cusco then we will drive to a small hiking trail that is near the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a height of 3500 meters or 11500 feets above the sea level where We Will have an impressive view of the mountains of the Peruvian Andes where our preparation began.
  • First, our guide will give you a small talk about what are the first steps to follow, to start it is highly recommended to bring enough water because it will be the only thing that can help us directly in this acclimatization process.
  • Our guide will initiate the walk with the group and the first thing will be to get the pace of the walk and the rhythm of breathing of all of Our clients, and we will help you with some breathing techniques because it is very important the process of oxygenation of the body over 3000 meters or 10000 feets above sea level.
  • After a few minutes, our instructors will teach Us how to consume the water that we carry because it is not equal to taking 3 liters of water in 2 hours, to drink 3 liters of water in 7 hours that is very important so, as well as taking the rhythm of the walk will also learn to consume the water to give better benefit to the body because the water also contains oxygen that should be used appropriately for greater venality.
  • We will take small breaks to guide our visitors to know how to use the oxygen tank for emergencies since it could occur at any time during Your vacations.
  • During this preparation we will guide you to use the famous coca leaf , and the coca tee, muña tee or mint and other natural medicines that our region has for this altitude sickness. (local medicine)
  • We will apply alocal medicine that we have, which is very efficient for this height problem which we call AGUA DE FLORIDA (Aromatic Flowers Infusion)that is the ferment of many flowers, aromatic orchids, and medicinal herbs in alcohol which should only be aspired and retain the aroma, this works almost instantaneously since it is now widely used by tourist guides and some visitors who already know of its existence.
  • We will guide each of our clients how to ascend in the case of steps such as the Inca Trail and how to descend in steps as well as very steep descents and climbs to keep the knees very stable as they have the most frequent problem that arise on the trekking routes. (very important to use trekking poles) .
  • Each of the participants will learn to use the trekking poles . Especially for those preparing for long walks like the 4 day Inca trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Chokequirao trek and others
  • Our clients will be oriented to how to use a trekking backpack and all the benefits that this could give if you know how to use it properly this point is very important for those who choose to make the trekking routes for more than 2 days.
  • Finally the hike finished for approximately4 hours through the sacred valley of the Incas , already oriented and prepared for the height.
  • We will return to the city of Cusco and our service will culminate in your hotel in charge of our transfer.
Difficulty Day
Intermediate
Maximun Altitude
3500.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3000 m.a.s.l.
Day Inclusions
Touristic Minivan
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:00 am

Inclusions

Equipment : 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.
Equipment : 01 pair of Walking Sticks per person
Tour Services : Briefing service  ( 2 or 1 day before your tour by your guide. )
Food and Meals : Drinkable water and snacks during the tour.
Transport Services : Pick up from your hotel ( (has to be locate in Cusco center). )
Tour Services : Professional English speaker tour guide.
Transport Services : Round trip transportation service.
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Prices Options

Max Group Size : 8
Our price: USD $ 0.00 per 1 person.
Our price: USD $ 75.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD $ 75.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 75.00 per person for 4 people or more. The best price!
Reservation price: USD $ 75 per person

FAQS

How is the climate in Cusco?

The climate in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.

A very important factor which alter our world is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.

Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:

Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of September, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason, this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.

Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of April approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.

We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.

How to book the tour? First, to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours or trekking tour

We need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):

  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Full name
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

The briefing

We use to visit at your hotel 6 pm or if you prefer during the day 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm, please you could send us an email with details to get your briefing time Will be ready any time for our clients.

Welcome to Cusco

You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and we drive you to your hotel, please send us the information about flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek or tour. Look out for our representative holding an KENKO ADVENTURES logo at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!

What about the balance?

It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time at the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online.

Packing List

Camera
First-aid kit
Hiking backpack a medium size
Hiking poles
Hiking shoes
Mosquito repelent
Multi-tool
Navigation tools such as a map
Plastic bags for rain situations
Plenty 2 liters of wáter per person.
Plenty of snacks
Rain Jackets or plastic poncho
Sun glases
Sun hat
Sun scream
The rest of the Ten Essentials as appropriate for your hike
Weather-appropriate clothing

Highlights

Altitude Program

KENKO ADENTURES PERU is a young company that aims to innovate this tourism market with new proposals for preparation and training for height while you are hiking in Peru. For better experience during your holidays in high altitude cities like Cusco, Arequipa, Puno, Bolivia or while you go to Machu Picchu hiking the Inca Trail, that is why the orientation and preparation project start to have the best Inca Trail Tour ( 1 day, 2 days, Classic 4 Daysand 5 Days).

Training for Sickness Altitude in Peru

Training for hiking beginner start with few hours hike at 3500 meters or 11500 feets above sea level with a short hike. Our coach with many years of experience will guide you , and prepare you physically and emotionally to have an unforgettable experience during your vacation in our city and of course for your Machu Picchu hiking tours.

Preparation for Sickness Altitude in Peru

No more frustrated adventures by altitude sickness in Peru.

Our coach recommend a proper preparation if tourists choose to do the trekking, hiking tours or adventure tours. These tours can beInca Trail options, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Raimbow Mountain trek, Chokequirao Trek and Machu Picchu Hikes. Also isrecommend for other trips where people have to climb over 4200 meters or 11800 feets above sea level.

Sickness Altitude in Cusco

It is very important totake some preparation before starting your adventure tour because could be very risky to go without the proper preparation so Our company offers this alternative for your safety. Our preparation consists in 6 hours with an adequate training for these mountain hiking or trekking tours activities, Our trainers are also mountain guides and trekking tour guides on these trekking routes to Machu Picchu.

Proposal of the Sickness Altitude Training

Our proposal tries to evaluate initially what are the daily activities of our clients to choose the best option in their preparation, then You will continue contacting Your doctor to prescribe the ideal medication to take in few days before to arrive to high altitude cities like Cusco or high cities where you will start your vacations, and continue with the acclimatization process for Peru Machu Picchu hike.

Ideal medication

Take Diamox . In the US, Diamox is a medication used to treat glaucoma; however, it can also treat altitude sickness.

It is necessary to take it 24 hours before arriving in Cusco, (after consulting your doctor ) however, a side effect of the drug is that you probably have to urinate more often. It is not very practical when you are traveling.

Another medicine recommended for altitude sickness and that you can find in any pharmacy in Peru is Sorojchi Pills (you can get them without a prescription).

Itinerary

Itinerary of Altitude Program

Day 01: Altitude Program
  • Our preparatory course for height begins with the pick up of our clients from their hotel in the city of Cusco then we will drive to a small hiking trail that is near the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a height of 3500 meters or 11500 feets above the sea level where We Will have an impressive view of the mountains of the Peruvian Andes where our preparation began.
  • First, our guide will give you a small talk about what are the first steps to follow, to start it is highly recommended to bring enough water because it will be the only thing that can help us directly in this acclimatization process.
  • Our guide will initiate the walk with the group and the first thing will be to get the pace of the walk and the rhythm of breathing of all of Our clients, and we will help you with some breathing techniques because it is very important the process of oxygenation of the body over 3000 meters or 10000 feets above sea level.
  • After a few minutes, our instructors will teach Us how to consume the water that we carry because it is not equal to taking 3 liters of water in 2 hours, to drink 3 liters of water in 7 hours that is very important so, as well as taking the rhythm of the walk will also learn to consume the water to give better benefit to the body because the water also contains oxygen that should be used appropriately for greater venality.
  • We will take small breaks to guide our visitors to know how to use the oxygen tank for emergencies since it could occur at any time during Your vacations.
  • During this preparation we will guide you to use the famous coca leaf , and the coca tee, muña tee or mint and other natural medicines that our region has for this altitude sickness. (local medicine)
  • We will apply alocal medicine that we have, which is very efficient for this height problem which we call AGUA DE FLORIDA (Aromatic Flowers Infusion)that is the ferment of many flowers, aromatic orchids, and medicinal herbs in alcohol which should only be aspired and retain the aroma, this works almost instantaneously since it is now widely used by tourist guides and some visitors who already know of its existence.
  • We will guide each of our clients how to ascend in the case of steps such as the Inca Trail and how to descend in steps as well as very steep descents and climbs to keep the knees very stable as they have the most frequent problem that arise on the trekking routes. (very important to use trekking poles) .
  • Each of the participants will learn to use the trekking poles . Especially for those preparing for long walks like the 4 day Inca trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Chokequirao trek and others
  • Our clients will be oriented to how to use a trekking backpack and all the benefits that this could give if you know how to use it properly this point is very important for those who choose to make the trekking routes for more than 2 days.
  • Finally the hike finished for approximately4 hours through the sacred valley of the Incas , already oriented and prepared for the height.
  • We will return to the city of Cusco and our service will culminate in your hotel in charge of our transfer.
Difficulty Day
Intermediate
Maximun Altitude
3500.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3000 m.a.s.l.
Day Inclusions
Touristic Minivan
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:00 am

Inclusions

Equipment : 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.
Equipment : 01 pair of Walking Sticks per person
Tour Services : Briefing service  ( 2 or 1 day before your tour by your guide. )
Food and Meals : Drinkable water and snacks during the tour.
Transport Services : Pick up from your hotel ( (has to be locate in Cusco center). )
Tour Services : Professional English speaker tour guide.
Transport Services : Round trip transportation service.
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Price & Options

Max Group Size : 8
Our price: USD$ 0.00 per 1 person.
Our price: USD$ 75.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD$ 75.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 75.00 per person for 4 people or more. The best price!.
Reservation price: USD $ 75 per person

How is the climate in Cusco?

The climate in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.

A very important factor which alter our world is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.

Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:

Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of September, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason, this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.

Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of April approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.

We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.

How to book the tour? First, to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours or trekking tour

We need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):

  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Full name
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

The briefing

We use to visit at your hotel 6 pm or if you prefer during the day 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm, please you could send us an email with details to get your briefing time Will be ready any time for our clients.

Welcome to Cusco

You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and we drive you to your hotel, please send us the information about flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek or tour. Look out for our representative holding an KENKO ADVENTURES logo at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!

What about the balance?

It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time at the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online.

Packing List

Camera
First-aid kit
Hiking backpack a medium size
Hiking poles
Hiking shoes
Mosquito repelent
Multi-tool
Navigation tools such as a map
Plastic bags for rain situations
Plenty 2 liters of wáter per person.
Plenty of snacks
Rain Jackets or plastic poncho
Sun glases
Sun hat
Sun scream
The rest of the Ten Essentials as appropriate for your hike
Weather-appropriate clothing

Reviews for Altitude Program

Sierra Farr

We just finished our two day adventure with Elvis. We had the most amazing time throughout the tour. The hotel stay was even better than expected. Elvis was an amazing guide! Thank you!

Selim N

Review of: Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 2 days - Glamping Service
Best guide ever, very knowledgeable about history, plants, and Inca life. Amazing to listen to while hiking one of the 7 wonders…
I would definitely recommend them.
Communication before and after was clear and crisp. Amazing experience thanks to them.

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I had a limited amount of time in Peru and I could only spare a day for Machu Picchu. Nevertheless, I needed to see it so I booked the 1 day trek.
I will admit that I was apprehensive at first because there are so many companies that will try to scam unsuspecting tourists. Thankfully, this was not the case!
Elvis… ...

Free warm jacket for my litle friend!

Kenko Adventure Peru founder decided to add a social proyect in all Our tours that means, if you are booking a tour with Us, you automatically are donating a warm jacket for Our litle kids that have very hard living in very cold conditions near by the Andes Mountain

f you are booking a tour with Us, you automatically are donating a warm jacket

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