inca trail & machu pichu

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machu pichu from the sungate

i don't think my words would do either the fantastic Inca trail or Machu Pichu justice so i'm just going to let the photos do the talking. I will say that anyone thinking of going to Machu Pichu should definately do the Inca trail if they can because it's fantastic and a great build up for Machu Pichu, and gives you chance to appreciate the whole Inca era much better. It is a fantastic trek through the Andies with magnificant views, but can be hard going, so be prepared and you will be rewarded!!!!!! And then take the enchanting train which snakes through the mountains back to Cusco. This is rated as 1 of the best train journeys in the world and its difficult to argue having done it! If you plan on climbing Huayna Pichu for another perspective you need a godd head for hights and need to be pretty sure footed as it's pretty narrow with steep drops to get up and down it, the views though are excellant.

To see Machu pichu without millionsof people sprawling all over it your best to get to the sungate late afternoon when its much more peacefull and you can take the photo of it as you want.

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machu pichu from the sungate
machu pichu from the sungate
start of the trail
start of the trail
me at dead womans pass
me at dead womans pass
1 of the many great waterfalls on …
1 of the many great waterfalls on…
old look at point
old look at point
final nights campsite
final nights campsite
typical home on the inca trail
typical home on the inca trail
our amazing porters
our amazing porters
great views around every corner
great views around every corner
1 of the porters at work
1 of the porters at work
me at the campsite for the 2nd nig…
me at the campsite for the 2nd ni…
camping at the snow level
camping at the snow level
looking down where we had just cam…
looking down where we had just ca…
stunning Andean view
stunning Andean view
the inca observatory
the inca observatory
fantastic views from the campsites
fantastic views from the campsites
final camp
final camp
Aqua Caliente
Aqua Caliente
inca farm
inca farm
inca farmland
inca farmland
another site along the inca trail
another site along the inca trail
Machu pichu taken from Huayna Pichu
Machu pichu taken from Huayna Pichu
getting steep and dangerous at hua…
getting steep and dangerous at hu…
getting down from Huayna pichu
getting down from Huayna pichu
machu pichu & road to agua calient…
machu pichu & road to agua calien…
steep carved steps on the inca tra…
steep carved steps on the inca tr…
machu pichu from the sun gate
machu pichu from the sun gate
me at the sungate
me at the sungate
thro a lens
thro a lens
lamas grazing
lamas grazing
agua caliente town
agua caliente town
Huayna pichu from machu pichu
Huayna pichu from machu pichu
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photo by: Sylvie1