The 4-day Classic Inca Trail usually tops the list of best treks in the world. It has also become the most sought-after and difficult-to-get-to mountain trail in the world due to the limit on visitor numbers, imposed by the Peruvian government since the year 2001. Anyone considering booking the trek usually has a lot of questions. Does the Inca Trail rightfully deserve its reputation? Does it justify all the money, time, and physical effort spent? And is it really the most memorable and gratifying way to get to Machu Picchu despite being the most challenging at the same time? YES, YES, and YES! If you are still feeling unsure whether you should do it yourself, below you will find a few useful notes based on my personal experience.