I am a 62-year old woman who is fairly fit and healthy - I do regular walking and some of it is up hil and down dale. I would like to walk the Inca trail but I have had a total left knee replacement in august 2005 - which was a success. Will my knee stand up to the strain of the descent - all those steps!! Or, will I have to accept doing the trip by bus and train up to Machu Picchu? Will I still get the same buzz at seeing the place NOT doing the trail??
I intend going to Peru next April/May 08.