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The Trail to Machu Picchu – The Beauty of the Incas


There is nothing as interesting and satisfactory as traversing the wilderness on your way to Machu Picchu.  The Inca trail is certainly one of the most interesting and famous footpaths in Peru; South America. This trail is characterized with lots of captivating scenery. from beautiful mountain ranges, lush tropical vegetation, cloud forest, lots of flower species along your way to one of the world most stunning historical destination at the Machu Picchu.  Actually this trail is rated by a number of people and lots of documentation as one of the top 5 treks in the world.

Machu Picchu is one wonderful destinations which is nestled into the remote mountainside,floating like an old castle in the sky and perched high on top of the River Chasm,surrounded by spiked peaks, carpeted in an orchid that has lots of flowers and small plant species within this lost city. Fortunately and apparently the Inca had a prowess in road building, setting up roads that blazed through trails all the way to the Andes, these consisted of paving stones, stair ways and the Inca tunnel across most of the routes that led to this mysterious Lost city of the Incas, the Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is of course one very beautiful and incredible trek that leaves unforgettable memories to all of its visitors and offers the greatest mountain hikes in Peru and off course the globe over. Some of the ruins that are encountered on you way to the destined lost city Machu Picchu are mainly the Runcaracay, Phuyupatamarca, the Sayacmarca to the Winay wayna.

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The Inca trail to the Machu Picchu is known to have three overlapping trails and routes; The Mollepata,the Classic and the One Day. These interesting scenes and breath taking adventures attracts lots of visitors to an extent that the Peru government has since limited the number of people that may hike this trail at about 500 people a day and a requirement of advanced booking on first come first serve basis and a licensed tour operator.Although there exists thousands of Kilometers of Inca Trails through the country of Peru, the renowned Classic 4 day Inca trail trek that runs 82 Km from Cusco (also written Cuzco) to Aguas Calientes (meaning Hot Waters in Spanish) and treks up high into the mountains while passing through a number of Inca ruins such as the Llactapata, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and many more is the most preferred by a number of visitors that tours this at any time of the year across all the seasons.

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Aside from other numerous routes such as the salcantay route, the Lares route, the day Inca trail, the vicabamba traverse route, the lodge trek and the Chaski or Cachikata trail there is the Mollepata route which is actually one of the longest of the three routes with the highest mountain pass and that which goes along way to intersects with the classic route before crossing the warmiwanusqa. En route to Machu Picchu through these ways you are bound to encounter lush Peruvian paths,well preserved cobble stone streets,colorful neighborhoods as well as a number of historical sites. Therefore travelers and ant tour enthusiast who are interested in Machu Picchu, Incas, trail, trekking, culture, history, and heritage can never miss the opportunity to pay this area a visit in his lifetime.

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