Once you are at a high altitude, is it better to stick to travelling on high land?
Our current itinerary is as followings; three days in Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu area, then two days in Cusco, two days in Puno, followed by a low-land trip in Tambopata. However, it looks like a particular lodge we like in Tambopata is already fully booked on the day we planed… If we squeeze Tambopata between Cusco and Puno, we can make a reservation at the lodge we like in Tambopata, but then we would need to go directly from Tambopata to the highest altitude in our itinerary, Puno, at 3,800 meters, potentially losing all the climitization we accomplished during our stay in Cusco days before.
Is it a terrible idea if we go to high altitude, then go down, then go high again?
Due to the festival and our travel date, we have to go to Cusco and Machu Picchu area in the beginning of our trip, which can’t be changed.