Hostal Machu Picchu
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... as well. By the time we got to our camp the porters had already arrived and set up everything for us. We then had happy hour which was hot chocolates and popcorn. The 2nd day on the trail saw us go over Dead Woman's pass at 4215m. It included a lot of steps! On the way down our coca lollies kicked in and www started running - that's when the guide gave us a whistle from way above us on the track, whoops! We camped at 3600m that night and it was ...
... buses would have to back up to make room for the other to pass.
The last part of the trip was by foot up a steep mountainside. Only after this does one get a first view of the ruins of the Incan city Machu Picchu, and what a view it is. The city occupies a huge area that is filled with beautiful walls supporting terraced fields and the remains of residences, temples, work rooms, and what are thought to be astronomical observatories all composed ...
... He was really passionate and excited to tell us his knowledge of Machu Picchu. "Machu" means old, and "Picchu" means mountain. So it literally translates to "Old Mountain", because Machu Picchu actually refers to the mountain itself and not the ruins of the civilization within it. The civilization is unfinished, and it is hypothesized that it would have taken 100 years to build; 80 years of construction is shown in what structures are there; but 20 years ...
... and somewhat sore.
Breakfast today was coffee, pancakes, and pan bread. Something small. The camp literally came down right behind us. The rain had also stopped, but the ground was still wet. After eating and using the restroom, we walked about 10 minutes in the dark to the check point where we would wait until 5:30 to enter and head to the sin gate and Machu Picchu. Once we got through the check point, the long line of people ...
... straight down with nothing to hold on to. Made it through that. Other than that we both have very sore legs and huge boosted spirits being so proud we did it! The views were AMAZING and totally worth it. We were very happy to get back to the main site and have a rest. Did I mention it was raining up on these rocks??? I wish I had more pictures from up there but I was more focused on staying alive than taking pictures! Nat has ...
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