The ruined city above the clouds on the mountain Machu Picchu is one of the most impressive buildings in the world. The city in the middle of the Amazon forest was built by the Incas in the 15th century and fell into oblivion over three centuries until it was rediscovered in 1911. Since then, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Machu Picchu is a hidden Inca city in the Peruvian Andes – the most famous sight in South America.
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.
There are many busses on the road. Alternatively, a food path can be taken, which leads over many steps uphill.