Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: A Journey of Discovery 

by: Yatriinfo.com

Cusco, The Historic Gateway 

Begin your journey in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Explore its historic streets and acclimate to the altitude before setting off.

Ollantaytambo, The Living Inca Town 

Visit Ollantaytambo, a well-preserved Inca town with magnificent stone terraces and a unique energy that sets the stage for your adventure. 

Llactapata, The Hidden Gem 

Llactapata offers a glimpse of ancient Inca ruins shrouded in lush greenery, a serene and lesser-known stop along the trail. 

Dead Woman's Pass,  The Challenge 

Conquer Dead Woman's Pass, the highest point on the trail at 13,828 feet, and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views. 

Runkuraqay,  The Circular Lookout 

Explore the mysterious circular Inca site of Runkuraqay, once used for ceremonial purposes and now an intriguing archaeological site. 

Sayacmarca,  The Inaccessible Town 

Discover Sayacmarca, an Inca town perched atop a cliff with stunning vistas and a sense of isolation that adds to its charm. 

Phuyupatamarca, The Town above the Clouds 

Hike through the mesmerizing cloud forest to reach Phuyupatamarca, a site offering jaw-dropping views and a sense of euphoria. 

Wiñay Wayna, The Forever Young 

Explore Wiñay Wayna, a terraced Inca site known for its cascading fountains and the sense that it's frozen in time. 

Machu Picchu, The Crown Jewel 

Finally, reach the legendary Machu Picchu, the crowning jewel of your adventure. Wander through its awe-inspiring architecture and history. 

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