Hiking routes in Machu Picchu
From the Simplest to the Most Challenging
Machu Picchu, that hidden gem in the heights of the Peruvian Andes, is not just a place to behold but also to explore. For those adventurers seeking to feel history's pulse beneath their feet, there are various hiking routes that promise unforgettable experiences. Here, we present a journey from the simplest route to the most challenging, suitable for all types of travelers.
Basic Tour of Machu Picchu:
Ideal for those wanting a more relaxed experience or traveling with children. This tour takes you through the main points of the sanctuary, such as the Temple of the Sun, the Sacred Plaza, and the Intihuatana. The walk is moderate, and you can take your time to soak in the majesty of the place.
Climb to Machu Picchu Mountain:
This trail is somewhat more demanding and takes you to the heights of Machu Picchu hill. From its peak, you'll have an unparalleled panoramic view of the Incan citadel and the winding meanders of the Urubamba River. It's recommended for those in good physical condition who want a different view of the archaeological complex.
Trail to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku):
This was the main entrance to Machu Picchu in Incan times and is part of the famous Inca Trail. It's an intermediate-level hike that offers spectacular views of the citadel as you approach. It's perfect for feeling the anticipation that ancient pilgrims might have experienced.
Ascent to Huayna Picchu:
Probably the most famous and challenging hike within the complex. Huayna Picchu is that iconic mountain seen in most Machu Picchu postcards. The climb is steep and narrow in some parts, but the views from the top and the feeling of accomplishment more than make up for it. Furthermore, at its peak, you'll find ruins showcasing the impressive Incan architectural skill.
- Always carry water and snacks with you.
- Wear suitable footwear for hiking.
- Don't forget your sunscreen and insect repellent.
- Always respect the park's rules to ensure its conservation.
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