Attractions along the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

The Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu “The Famous Inca Trail” still existed and was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham when he realized his clearing work between 1913 and 1915. The Inca trail was a route of pilgrimage to Machu Picchu used by the Inca (or Emperor/King) in the 15th century. There are different sites between Ollantaytambo Inca City and Machu Picchu Inca City where one can note the variety in architectural resources that give rationality, importance and mysticism to the Royal Road.

Llactapata / Llaqtapata

Llactapata means City on top, it was a small Inca city and now one of the very popular Inca archaeological sites along the Inca Trail.

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Dead Woman Pass

The Dead Woman's Pass, name in Quechua known as Warmiwañusqa, is named because the mountain looks like the profile of a woman looking at the sky. It is located southwest of the archaeological site of Patallaqta, exactly in the Machu Picchu district at an altitude of 4200 masl.

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Runkuraqhay is an archaeological construction that is believed to be an administrative point left by the Incas, in addition, it is presumed that in Runkuraqhay important religious ceremonies were held because of the presence of niches.
Runkuraqhay has a semicircular shape with a structure of slate stone and gray granite.

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Wiñayhuayna means 'always young' and is considered a sacred place along the Inca Trail before reaching Machu Picchu.
This site was built by the Inca Pachacutec, using the same type of architecture that was used in the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu.

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Inti Punku

Intipunku is also called 'Puerta del Sol' (Sun Gate) and leads to Machu Picchu. This is a great point of view from where you will get your first view of Machu Picchu. It was used by the Incas during their ceremonies for the summer solstice in December.

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Huayna Picchu Mountain

Huayna Picchu is a sacred mountain. It is located over Machu Picchu. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is 2,693 metres (8,835 ft) above sea level, or about 260 metres (850 ft) higher than Machu Picchu.

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Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain

The Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain is the most spectacular alternative to Huayna Picchu, available at the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

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Machu Picchu

Of course, we could not miss the most important place and final destination of our route, Machu Picchu as well as being one of the seven new wonders of the world; It is also known as "City on the clouds" or "The lost city of the Incas", one of the most impressive views of such a wonderful construction on the mountain, above the clouds. Simply incredible!.

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