Hike Machu Picchu and its incredible ruins built at the top of the mountains, because exploring the Peruvian Andes by hiking tours gives us the opportunity to appreciate the magnificence sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of these fantastic ways it will be a great start at the moment of getting to there.
As soon as you arrive to the mystical city of Cusco, it is the beginning of the fantastic tours that are coming, that you definitely should go to walk around, this city is impregnated by a unique energy coming from the mountains which are full of history of the Inca Empire and is home of a fabulous diversity of flora and fauna, then admire the beauty of the sacred valley and visit the colorful market of Pisac as the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo.
One of the most popular ways to get to the impressive Citadel of Machu Picchu is by the Inca trail, the traditional trek lasts 4 days and during this journey you will be able to appreciated the most diverse cultural and natural beauty of its surroundings and Inca ruins until reach to the sanctuary, one of the seven wonders of the world.
Location: The Inca Trail begins at 82 kilometers from the city of Cusco to Machu Picchu path and the journey is 42 kilometers.
Climate: The climate is varied along the way. During the day is usually sunny and dry in the first two days and humid in the third and fourth. At night, the first two camps are usually cold, but the third camp is temperate. The rainy season begins in late November and lasts until March. While this adds more difficulty to walk, it is also true that landscapes are benefited by the rains.
Scenery: The scenery and landscapes also change along the walk. In the first two days the landscape is the presence of Andean type with rugged mountains, glaciers, forests and streams. However, on the third day the tropical vegetation is looking more like a tropical forest. Along the way you may see llamas, hummingbirds, hawks, lizards and sometimes deer.
History: The Inca Trail was a route of pilgrimage to Machu Picchu on the Inca king himself in the fifteenth century. I had a business purpose, as there were other easier ways to transport goods, flames and people to Machu Picchu. The purpose of the trail was religious and ceremonial rituals which included a pilgrimage to honor the mountains and glaciers on the route, such as Veronica or Wakaywilka.
Hike the Machu Picchu and have a wonderful experience to tell for live!