Mart's Third Big Trip travel blog

A misty Machu Pichu

Mart at Machu Pichu

Machu Pichu from Huayna Pichu

side view

Group at Machu Pichu

Buzz at MP

Blocking out MP

Inca door

Its Machu Picchu aint it??

Up at 4am to be the first there. Had to wait til 5:30 for the checkpoint at Winay Wayna to open though, which was a bit boring.

It was about an hours walk to the "Sun Gate" that marks the start of Macchu Picchu - alas we could see nothing, all the view was obscured by mist. Fortunatley the clouds lifted later in the day to give us excellent views.

I went up to the top of Huayna Picchu mountain, where there are also some ruins. This was a hard 45 minute climb, especially in the midday heat, but was well worth it giving panoramic views of the whole area.

Went back to Cusco by the train - 4 hours at an average speed of approximately 15mph, including a set of switchbacks to descend into central Cusco.

Got to the hostal and collapsed and slept....

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