Hiking the Inca Trail last May was one of the biggest acccomplishments of my life. It wasn't easy and the altitude sickness got me good but it was a great oppertunity to see what I was really made-of and in the end I did it! While its often been said that the journey is the destination that truly was the case for this trip. Machu Picchu is amazing but is it the trek there that I will always remember and summiting Dead Women's Pass was an absolute highlight. In my opinion, hiking is the only way to get to Machu Picchu if you can do it!