ACCLIMATIZATION

Acclimatization is the process of the body adjusting to the decreased availability of oxygen at high altitudes. Considering varying altitudes of destinations in Peru, travelers must try to go first to the lower ones before ascending to higher altitude cities. It is a slow process that could take place over a couple of days. Given enough time, your body will adapt to the decrease in oxygen at a specific altitude. Machu Picchu is the lowest place in Cusco area; hence it is the best place to start your trip and acclimatization process.

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