Hostal Machu Picchu
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Our tour started on Thursday morning, where we were picked up from San Blas Square and driven to a bigger bus. This bus was to take us through the Sacred Valley and drop us at Ollantaytambo.
Our first stop was a small market just outside of Cusco, that sold all the same things we had been looking at for the last few days. Jumpers, ponchos …
I got up for surmise at Machu Picchu. Thought I would be alone but many buses were already pulling in to the lot. very cool this morning and fog I the lower valleys. The sun came through a sacred notch in the mountains. Rays snaked down through the light mist and lit the temples. Quite an impressive sight. People from all over the world here this morning. Touring again late this morning with our ...
... plus Lares was a bit more physically demanding and I fancied a challenge. I met my room-mate and the girl I'd be sharing a tent with, Susan, that evening and we went for a wander around Cusco to pick up some last minute bits and have dinner before an early night. For day 1 of the tour there was no trekking but instead we visited a few Inca sites within the Sacred Valley - called this because of the nutrients within the land allowing the Pre-Incan people to live and farm. ...
... to embark our train to point 104km where we would disembark and start our trek. He also told us that it would be just us and our guide in our group which made me feel a bit less apprehensive because if I needed to walk very slowly, I would be less concerned about slowing other people down.
Our train left Ollantaytambo at 06:40 and an hour later the train stopped at point 104km......just for us! (Everyone else would continue to Aguas Calientes and get ...
Wayna Picchu (Young Mountain) is the mountain you see in the classic photos of MP. It sits about 250m above MP and is very steep and sheer. They only let 400 people per day up there in 2 sessions. We were in the second setting and few up the steep trail in 22min (It's supposed to take an hour). There was no-one else at the summit and the views down to MP were amazing. They were completely different to the views from the Sun Gate ...
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