Inka trail day 4, finally Machu Picchu!! End of our trail
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The final day started early at 4am, i was tired, wet from the tent, and uncomfortable, and wasnt in the mood for being woken up at bloody 4am. We got dressed, done our bags, i dumped my sleeping bag, thinking it better to let someone else have it than me, it weighed to much and got in the way of room for more gifts. We had our last breakfast in the concret cafe of the Trekkers hostel, it was pancakes, tho my tummy wouldnt let me eat much.
We left the building at 5.15am and made the freezing cold and dark way to the last check point, the que was mental, everyone wanted to see the sun rise from the Sun gate, i wasnt bothered i just wanted to see Machu Picchu!!
Once we got thru the que, King of the Mountain told us that it was a hour climb to the sun gate, and to beware of the last inka steps, 15 in total.
We made our way down towards Machu picchu, passing Llamas on the way, and finally made it too the lush green terraces!! Its huge, i mean so vast and so green, and so wonderful, a great feeling to be there.
We had 3hours up on Machu Picchu, i was feeling so ill, the lack of clean clothes and flushing toliet took its toll, and we found out we had no money for the bloody bus back down.
We all decided as a group to walk to Agua callias, it was only a hour and we had walked 4days so what is another hour gonna do.
I felt at peace on Machu Picchu, thinking this is what it was all for, that bloody Dead womans pass, and now finally i got here, it was over far to quick, and felt sad to finally make the descent down.
The walk down was fun, passing only the other 4day trekkers on the way down, and everytime a bus load of old tourists passed with there glares cold as ice, it made us more happier, knowing we did this on our own and with our own efforts.
We got down to Agua Callias, had some lunch and then got the train back to Ollaytambo, then a bus took us to Cuzco center, me and liz made it back to our hostel on Tigre, had a shower which was fu**ing fabulous, and soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo deserved!! then we had a nap, as we was out to meet up with our group at Paddys, a idea which wasnt really looking forward to, but on the bus coming to Cuzco a mix tape of Jive bunny, Michael jackson and Abba changed our minds and wanted us to go out and have a few beers, well the few beers turned into many and we moved to a Peru Club where we had 6litros of beer and danced salsa with locals, then moved on to the coolest club i have been to since Ghetto in london, and stayed dancing non stop til 4am!! a whole day no sleep but walking, eating and dancing, was finally over when i crawled into bed at 4.
MARCH 5th is one of the greatest days of my life, i had a excellent experience, made new friends and saw Machu Picchu, and i did it all on my own laurels, i was so happy. The best thing i have ever done in my life, and i tell anyone not to find it amazing, dont kop out and do the train, if your fit and healthy do it!! you wont forget it ever!!