If you’re a lover of new experiences and you like to live intensely, the Inca Trail is for you! Its natural beauty and archeological importance are unbeatable. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is just a small part of the immense system of pathways that efficiently interconnected the entire Inca empire 500 years ago. Becoming one with nature on this ancient trail and arriving by foot to the surprising Inca city of Machu Picchu can change your life. It’s not for nothing that this spectacular route is the most famous on the whole continent!
Several specialized magazines consider the Inca Trail to be one of the 5 best treks in the world. This trek is ideal for nature-lovers. You’ll be able to see snow-covered mountains, cloud forests, waterfalls, diverse vegetation, native animals, archeological sites and other wonders that will captivate you.
1. Little teddy bear At KM 82
We picked up this bear at his hotel at 6:00 AM and went toward the ancient Inca city of Ollantaytambo. Next, we arrived at Km 82 where the bear was registered by showing his original passport, and we walked for two hours to Miskay where we ate lunch.
2. Happy friends in Patallacta
After having lunch, we continued the trek for 4 hours to Huayllabamba where we ate dinner and spent the night. Before arriving to the first campsite, these girls took a picture at the archeological site of Patallacta.
3. Madness at the highest point on the Inca Trail
After sleeping in Huayllabamba, trekkers walked for 5 hours to the highest point on the whole trail: the Dead Woman Pass or Warmi wañusqa. Please remember to be a little more careful than the guy in this photo who celebrated his arrival with cigarettes and rum. Take care of nature, and don’t throw out your trash here!
4. Archeological sites just for you
During your time on the Inca Trail, you’ll find a series of spectacular archeological sites just for you to enjoy. In this case, we see photos of the beautiful sites of Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarka.
5. Machu Picchu, after a hard hike
Many people say that the Inca Trail was designed to spiritually prepare hikers for the sacred city-state of Machu Picchu. It takes a lot of effort, but the reward is even bigger. You’ll feel powerful energy, and you’ll reflect on the significance of your existence in Machu Picchu. The impact will be so great that you may end up standing on your head.
6. Hike up Machu Picchu mountain after the Inca Trail?
After your tour, you can hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. To do that, you’ll have to reserve tickets in advance. It takes about 3 hours round trip to hike each of these mountains. Don’t doubt it: you’ll end up exhausted.
This vibrant adventure has ended, and now you can rest your body. However, we assure you that your heart will continue beating in joy for weeks, years or maybe eternally.