Machu Picchu, the most emblematic Inca architectural work perched on a hill in a meander of the Urubamba River, accessible to authorized officials of the Empire and the Inca through a beautiful path starting from Cusco and passing through several incredible constructions and the sacredness is increased when it approached the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
This path is known today as the Inca Trail; a network of more than 30,000 km of roads connecting cities, temples, valleys, mountains and ocean, through all the Tahuantinsuyo, immense empire that had built the Incas since Colombia and Ecuador until Argentina and Chile.
The Inca Trail is today one of the most famous treks in the world, and allows to reach Machu Picchu from a Holy Inca Valley, at the edge of the sacred river Vilcanota in 2 or 4 days. The road is paved with stones and has stairs, tunnels and bridges crossing rivers and valleys, cold Andean altitudes and high tropical forest wood. More than 250 species of orchids let discover along the route, as well as many species of animals which are endangered.
Including the religious importance increases as we approach the sacred site of Machu Picchu, along the route.
These constructions covered by vegetation, never discovered by the Spanish, gives the impression to the hiker to rediscover it each time.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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