I just found this thread, and seeing its 18 months old, i thought i'd renew it..I have been thinking about seeing Machu Picchu for ages..I would like to go early next year. While doing my homework online in relation to the trip, i saw several hotels offering cheap oxygen bottles as an extra to drag in the tourists..I realise the altitude there is an issue.. Well, being i'm not the healthiest person around, i was taken aback..I would like to ask if anyone on here has been there, and if so, how much of an issue this is..I guess i may have to rethink my trip. The Dead sea might be more appropriate..lol..
My brother went not too long ago. He never said anything oxygen bottles, for him or for anyone else. He is pretty fit, but I can't see it would be an issue. Maybe they offer them for people who really need them, or at least are willing to pay for them.