Taypikala Hotel Machupicchu
Travel Blogs from Aguas Calientes
... the gates opened we did some warming up exercises as it had got very cold and were warned not to let people push past us. Our passes were checked and then we flew over the mountainous pass, keeping mountain side (although the track wasn't that wide), climbing steps that were far too big and with the walking poles it looked to all intense and purpose that we were practising for the pole vault. We walked fast covering the 6km in 45 minutes. ...
... br> We got up at 4am and after brekkie headed up. It took about an hour and a half, but it was worth it once we got up there as the sun was just peeking over the cliffs as we were arriving.
We entered the park and headed for the highest point to sit and have a snack and look at the amazing view as the sun was coming up. It really was spectacular, and actually even better after we had walked to get there too instead of the bus ride. ...
... Add some rain into the mix and it was a fairly long descent to the camp site, especially since my legs were already sore and wobbly from all of the up hill hiking. We made it to the camp site, which couldn't have been in a better location with dead woman's pass behind us and an amazing view in front of us. Located in the valley of two major peaks, we had a brief encounter with the smoke monster from lost. A misty fog slowly crept in towards us into our camp site, reminiscent of the ...
... hoards of people everywhere but this didn't take anything away from the site. It was beautiful and untouched by the Spanish. Interestingly this city only had two palaces whereas Cusco had around 14 (so we can only imagine how nice Cusco was until the spanish sucked the life out of it)! After a few hours at the site we were ready to make our journey back to Cusco and a shower! In celebration of our success we let Cusco show us it's night life and partied into the early hours of the next ...
... pass. Whilst we were walking the porters shot ahead of us to the site to start preparing lunch, once we eventually reached it,lunch was nearly ready. They were literally running ahead of us with their huge bags, their little legs moving as quick as they could. Lunch consisted of soup to start and chicken and veg with rice for mains. It was a really good set up, we all sat in a huge tent around a long table running through the middle. Our food was prepared in dishes so you could ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services