Certainly Hiking Machu Picchu is one of the most unforgettable experiences around the world. The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is located 130 kilometers northwest of Cusco and it is between two mountains and it was created well equipped with all necessary resources to operate without relying on outside their own fields, cattle, workshops and more. Machu Picchu is visited for a thousand travelers all year, who want to know closely all about this civilization and how was possible to built such a wonder at the foot of the mountain.
In this enigmatic place, the journey is an experience for itself. Visitants may choose from several different options in getting to the archaeological site, the most common is a 4-day trek along the Inca trail trip, also climb the WaynaPicchu for a very narrow path, it will take you 45 minutes to 1 ½ hour aprox to complete but as soon as you finish you will be able to see and amazing landscape of Machu Picchu Citadel,
There are a several alternate’s routes to get to this impressive sanctuary, but the most popular and favorite along the years for the visitors around the world is definitely the Inca trail path.
The Inca Trail starts 82 km from Cusco to Machu Picchu route and the journey is 42 miles.
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 mild. 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.
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. In contrast, the third day the vegetation is more tropical looking more like a tropical forest. Along the way you may see llamas, hummingbirds, hawks, lizards and sometimes deer.
other options is the route Salkantay which is the most highest, Lares and also Choquequirao that also offers you another magnificent discovery about the Inca empire the archeological site of Choquequirao well known as the other Machu Picchu, this place contains spectacular structure and its ruins are pretty similar to the famous sanctuary and has an enviable flora and fauna in its surrounding;
at the end every of them will give you an amazing story to tell, due to its natural beauty and its fascinating ruins made by stone along the way.