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Peru - Day 8 (July 13, 2023)

Inca Trail Day 4

Description

Day 4 on the Inca Trail
"Gringo Killer" steps

Lodging

Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Details

This was our last morning on the Inca Trail. The guys went early to see Salkantay mountain and I enjoyed quinoa porridge by special request in the mess tent.

There were MANY steps down as we descended to Machu Picchu. I think Percy said 5,000 steps... but anyway, a lot! We saw two of the most beautiful Inca ruins yet, Intipata and (my favorite) Winayhuayna. This last one is carved into the side of a mountain and is quite spectacular.

After lunch we made our way to the Sun Gate above Machu Picchu. We climbed the Gringo Killer steps and went through a few tunnels. After everything we had done already, these were no big deal! We enjoyed the spectacular views of MP from the Sun Gate and then descended into the citadel. After taking many pictures we took the bus to Aguas Calientes. The hot shower felt very good!

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Posted by rewagner 23:51 Archived in Peru

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