The Inca Trail

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At the start...

Day 1 -  Had a 6.30am start from the hotel. Were picked up by our tour guide. 2 hour bus journey to KM82 which is the start of the treck. Was introduced to our porters and chefs. Walked 11km through fairly flat ground. Made camp by 5.30pm and more or less straight to bed after dinner.

Day 2 - Had a 4.30am start. Have an 9km treck. Most of it is uphill through dead womans pass, goes on forever!! Get as high as 4,200m.  Only takes 4.0 hrs so have most of the evening free. Some view from the campsite.

Day 3 - Had a 6.0am start. Walk 16.5km through two mountain passes. Lots of guided tours of the ruins on the way. Catch our first glimse of the outside of Machupicchu in the evening.

Some Inca ruins on Day 1
Make it to the last camp by 6.00 pm. There is a resteraunt at this camp so its our first beer in days! Have a presentation for the porters and give them thier well earned tips. All in bed by 8.30.

Day 4 - Up at 4.00am. Head off straight after breakfast. Get to the Sun Gate - the entrance to Machupicchu by 7.00am so get to see the sun rising over the city, pretty cool. Get a guided tour of the city for a few hours and then its onto a bus and down to the local town. The town was built in the last few years with the sole purpose of taking tourists from the Inca trail. Got no road through it only a rail track so looks like something out of the wild west. Catch the train and another bus back to Cuzco and its more or less straight to bed for some much needed sleep.     

    

 

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At the start...
At the start...
Some Inca ruins on Day 1
Some Inca ruins on Day 1
Us and the Snow Capped Mountains
Us and the Snow Capped Mountains
At the top of Dead Womans Pass...
At the top of Dead Womans Pass...
On the way down...
On the way down...
Nice view...
Nice view...
Connie in some Inca ruins
Connie in some Inca ruins
Bout to enter the Inca Tunnel
Bout to enter the Inca Tunnel
Inca Terraces
Inca Terraces
Machu Picchu from afar
Machu Picchu from afar
Connie and Machu Picchu
Connie and Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu in all its greatness
Machu Picchu in all its greatness
Heres us at Machu Picchu
Heres us at Machu Picchu
Another one
Another one
One without us in it
One without us in it
Lovely
Lovely
Connie inside Machu Picchu
Connie inside Machu Picchu
Others in Machu Picchu
Others in Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
photo by: NazfromOz