The hike starts in the village of Aguas Calientes at the foot of the mountain and leads then on the Avenida Hermanos Ayar path to Machu Picchu. Numerous tour busses are passing by to fight their way up the mountain. But a real Outdooractivist enjoys the tour on foot. After we have climbed the mountain, we have time to relax at the ticket office. All the pain from the hard ascent is forgotten when we see the breath-taking scenery of the city. The ruins and the location are very convincing and unique. The view over the ruined city in the mountains northeast of Cusco is fantastic.
Afterwards, you can take either the bus or walk back down.