Inca Trail to Machupicchu
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Inca Trail to Machupicchu

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Inca Trail to Machupicchu

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu hike starts from km 82. It is very important to bring your original passport and check in the control, then leads across the Vilcanota river. it's a good 3-hour climb to HUAYLLABAMBA, the only inhabited village on the route. This section of the valley is rich in Inca terracing among which rises an occasional ancient stone building with typical trapezoidal Windows ad niches


The next 6 hours or so to the first pass (4,200 m) is the hardest part of the walk - leave this for the second day if you want to take it fairly easily. From here the trail continues through magnificent scenery on the slopes of snow-capped Mount Salkantay (6,264m) until, about an hour after the second pass (you'll probably be Keeping) to yours a won timetable by now, a flight of stone steps leads up to the inca ruins os SAYAC MARCA. This an impressive sport to camp, near the remains of a stone aqueduct that supplied water to the ancient settlement.


Continuing, you make your way down into an increasingly dense cloud forest where delicate orchids and other exotic flora begin to appear flagstone path where at one point an astonishing tunnel, carved through solid rock by the Incas, takes you beyond an otherwise impossible climb The trail Wind down to the ruins of Puyo Patamarca - 'Town Above the Clouds' where are five small stone bath and in the wet season constant fresh running water.


The nest inca site is a citadel almost as impressive as Machu Picchu in WINAY WAYNA Forever Young Another place with fresh water Take a right fork after spending the night at this obvious spot, it's about further to INTI PUNKU, for your first sight of Machu Picchu; a mind-blowing moment, however, whacked you might be, aim to arrive at Machu Picchu well before the 10:30 am arrival of the tourists train if possible making it to the "hitching post" of the sun before dawn.


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