"DAY 4 of the Inca trail" Peru Travelogue by B_Caro
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The campsite in the early morning (at about 5.30-6.00 am)
Really, this little black spot is the Condor. I wasn't quick enough to change my zoomlens :-(
From the Trekkers Lodge it is a walk of about 2 hours before you reach Machu Picchu.
And behind that hill is Macchu Picchu, but first we have to cross this jungle in front of us.
And there she is : Inti Punco or the Sun gate. Passing this gate you'll see Machu Picchu for the first time. At least when you are lucky and there is no mist or clouds.
And after this dark green hill (in front of the photo), is Machu Picchu situated !
Instead of using the newer, shorter and more popular trail, we will take the old trail.
This old route is hardly used and is also longer (and prettier according to our guide).
Choosing this trail, we would arrived at MP in the late afternoon.
Nearby the campsite, the ruins of <b>Phuyu Pata Marca</b>, with a long chain of ritual baths.
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