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The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a particular trek in the world. The trail sets out from the kilometer 82 of the Cusco - Quillabamba railway, and takes three to four days of tough hiking. The route runs through an impressive range of altitudes, where climates and eco-systems range from the high Andean plain down to the cloud forests.
The Inca Trail climbs up through two highland passages, (the higher of the two, Warmiwañuska, lies at 4,200 m.a.s.l.) before reaching Machu Picchu through the Inti Punku or Gateway of the Sun. One of the attractions of the trail is that it winds carved granite Inca settlements (Wiñay Wayna, Phuyupatamarca), all of these surrounded by a breathtaking natural scenery.
The forests abound in hundreds of species of orchids, brightly-colored birds and dream-like landscapes, the ideal complement to this indispensable hikers' route. Machu Picchu was connected in the past with the city of Cusco and the rest of the Inca empire by amazing trails, specifically designed for the use of the Incas in perfect harmony with the flora and fauna of the area. It has to be said that they had an absolutely wonderful knowledge of architecture and construction. Throughout the whole trail you can locate some shelters surrounded by gorgeous country sites and great views. Some of the Inca Trail lead you to a few archeologycal remains. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is known as the most famous and tough hiking circuit all over South America, because of the conjunction of different elements that it offers to its visitors.
INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU ITINERARY:
First Day on Inca Trail: Cusco - Huayllabamba
Second Day on Inca Trail: Huayllabamba-Pacamayu
Third Day on Inca Trail: Pacymayu-Wiñayhuayna
Fourth Day on Inca Trail : Wiñayhuayna-MACHU PICCHU
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