Machu Picchu the world hertitage traveling #Day4 the place to go at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu mountain climbing

Today is attacking Machu Picchu mountain.

The way to top is easier to walk if compared with Waynapicchu but the distance is more longer.

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Machu Picchu map picture
Machu Picchu map

But there are dangerous area which is using rock steps. Especially during raining its slippy. This is same as Waynapicchu.

Machu Picchu mountain trail
Machu Picchu mountain trail

To reach to top it took around 1.5 hrs to 2hrs. This trip have strong image to climb the mountain.

Machu Picchu mountain height is around 3,000. Meaning higher than Machu Picchu so have risk of altitude sickness. So keep your own pace to reach and take rest oftenly.

If not foggy you can see wonderful view but today condition was worse than yesterday I was able to see nothing.

Machu Picchu mountain top
Machu Picchu mountain top
Machu Picchu mountain display
Machu Picchu mountain display

It really helps that at the top of mountain there are bench which you can rest properly. I ate some snack and rest there.

Generally its prohibit to bring food inside Machu Picchu but its not strictly controlled but ensure to bring back the rubish since there are no garbage.

After Machu Picchu mountain I continued to visit Sun’s Gate(Intipunku).

To Sun’s Gate(Intipunku)

Sun’s Gate(Intipunku)can visit without reservation. Can enjoy your view like Waynapicchu. Trail is not so difficult and just around 1hr to the top so very easy for the beginners (I guess). But for me since I was climbing after Machu Picchu mountain it was tough.

Ruin on the trail to Suns Gate
Ruin on the trail to Suns Gate

After around 30 minutes walk you will see ruins like at the picture but that is not the goal Sun’s Gate. So don’t misunderstand and return back.

Sun’s gate have the display which you can see like below Intipunka.

Sun's gate display picture
Sun’s gate display

For your info this Sun’s gate is the goal for stand by me course (walking from Ollayntaytambo to Machu Picchu).

View from Sun's gate
View from Sun’s gate

2nd day in Machu Picchu, I notice that I walked aroud for 20km….

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To the famous spot of picture

After Sun’s gate and Machu Picchu mountain please go to watchhouse.

You can take te picture where you oftenly see at TV or travel magazine.

View of Machu Picchu from watchhouse
View of Machu Picchu from watchhouse

Many people is willing to take picture so stay calm and be patient. You have plenty time if you not with tour guide. Because you can wait until the people leave that place.

When you come first in the early morning you can take picture without any people inside the ruins. If you only plan to go to Sun’s gate you’d better go to the watchhouse first but please check the route map first if that is possible or not.

Honestly speaking climbing Machu Picchu mountain was not high priority but since I also had 3rd day I decide to go. You may consider with your plan and maybe just choose 1 to climb. If you have any other place to visit in Peru, Machu Picchu stay should be 2 days of course depends on your luck against the weather.

Inside the ruins you can see the alchitecture with plenty of technology. They use nothing between the connection of the stone. So surprise

Wall of Machu Picchu ruins
Wall of Machu Picchu ruins

Even the razor blade cannot go into the crevice between the stone. This is also impossible to do by current latest technology so Ire ally wonder how these people in Inca did this.

3 window temple
3 window temple

3 window temple is facing the sunrise during summer season (the most highest day in summer)

Machu Picchu compass
Machu Picchu compass

In this palace there is stone which shows the clear direction for East, West, South & North.

We checked by smartphone app but it shows 0 degree for the North.

Happy New Year

Today was the last day of 2018.

When return back to Mahcu Picchu village they were preparing for New Year countdown.

Peru happy new year picture
Peru happy new year

The reason why yellow decoration is used is because in Peru yellow is told that the color which brings the happiness. Every where was using yellow and many shop was selling yellow shirts, pants & handkerchief.

Countdown had started at the palace of village. Its not so big but small fireworks was used for celebration. Some rocket fireworks went inside the restaunrant and the New Year fireworks was fired before 0 o’clock but look looseness of South America was fun.

Hope nobody injured by the rocket fireworks.

View of Machu Picchu New Year countdown
View of Machu Picchu New Year countdown

Tomorrow is the last day in Machu Picchu. Only in the moring I will visit the Machu PIcchu and return to Cusco.

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