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Montaña Machu Picchu

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  • Day21

    Machu Picchu

    February 16 in Peru ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Endlich war es soweit, das musst see in Peru. Wie bereits erwähnt liegt Aguas Calientes direkt im Tal vom Machu Picchu, sodass es nur 25 min eine Serpentine zum Eingang hoch ging. Die wuppertaler Diskussion über eine Seilbahn würde sich hier lohnen.
    Von höchsten Punkt, dem Wachtturm hatte man einen tollen Blick auf die Inkastadt. Sehr beeindruckend, zumal wir nach dem verregneten Vortag nun strahlenden Sonnenschein hatten. Bei der 2,5 h stündigen Führung hatten wir genug Zeit die Stadt zu erkunden und für Fotos.
    Da die Rückfahrt nach Cusco erst für den späten Nachmittag gebucht war, ließen wir uns auf halber Strecke zum Dorf absetzen um noch einen Wasserfall zu besichtigen. Irrtümlicherweise besuchten wir ein Museum mit angrenzenden Botanischen Garten. Als wir den richtigen Weg zum Wasserfall gefunden hatten, wurde es zeitlich doch sehr knapp. 3 km hin inklusive Wolkenbruch, 1 min am Wasserfall, 5 km wieder zurück bis zum Dorf im Eiltempo. Wir waren dann doch etwas geschafft, als wir endlich im Zug saßen 😅
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  • Day15

    Machupiccu Montain

    January 16 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Heute wanderten wir zum Gipfel des Mountain Machupiccu - 2670 Stufen 😅
    Von der Festung 2370m zum Gipfel auf 3061m - über 700 Höhenmeter - 1,5h Gehzeit
    Wir hatten wieder total Glück mit dem Wetter. In der Früh hing der Nebel zwischen den Bergen. Kurz vorm Abstieg machen der Nebel auf und man könnte endlich die Festungen Machupiccu erblicken 🤗
    Anschließend machten wir noch einen Abstecher tur Inka Brücke.
    Gegen Abend gang auch schön wieder uns Zug zurück nach Cusco.
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  • Day44

    Machu Picchu (Peru)

    November 4, 2018 in Peru ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Peru: schon mein viertes Land auf meiner Abenteuerreise. Vieles plane ich hier sehr spontan und höre auf Empfehlungen in den Hostels, sodass ich meistens nur für 3 Tage buche. 3 Dinge stehen allerdings auf meiner Liste, die ich UNBEDINGT machen will - koste es was es wolle! Der Machu Picchu ist einer davon und kann heute offiziell abgehakt werden 😍

    Den berühmt berüchtigten circa 50km langen und 5 Tage dauernden Inka Trail konnte ich leider nicht machen, da es sich hierbei um ein UNESCO Kulturerbe handelt und nur 500 Menschen täglich hier lang wandern dürfen. Somit muss der Trail 6 Monate im voraus gebucht werden, was bei meiner sprunghaften Route eher schwer war zu planen. Aber auch meine 1-Tages-Tour hatte es in sich: zeitlich, konditionell und preislich 🙈

    Für geschmeidige 270 Euro habe ich mich heute Morgen um 3.30 Uhr aus Cusco nach Aguas Caliente auf den Weg gemacht. Der Panormazug war schon sehr schön und was besonderes, aber der 3-stündigen Aufstieg auf den Machu Picchu und der anschließende Blick auf diese jahrhundertalte Stadt mit den riesigen Anden im Hintergrund war atemberaubend und jede Stufe wert.

    Ein Traum wurde heute wahr. ❤⛰

    Heute kann ich sicherlich gut schlafen nach den anstrengenden letzten 2 Nächten.
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  • Day35

    Machu Picchu

    November 9, 2017 in Peru ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    It was not an easy day but it was the best ending for an amazing jungle trekking tour.

    We need to wake up at 4am, walking up for 3km (climbing 400m) in high jungle weather, with a high humidity and high temperature. In the moment that we arrived, it started a thunderstorm and raining a lot but everything was worthy to learn more about the Incas, their amazing culture and their integration with the nature.

    Tomorrow will come a new adventure, keep on going!! (Nacho)
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  • Day23

    Machu Picchu

    April 21, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Mit 3.30 Uhr war der letzte der früheste Tag des Treks. Da um 5.00 Uhr der Weg zum Machupicchu aufmacht, stellten wir uns rechtzeitig in die wartende Menge vor dem Eingang. Peruanisch pünktlich öffnete dann die Brücke zum Machu Picchu und es ging wieder 1 Stunde bergauf. Nach weiteren 400 Höhenmetern sind wir endlich am Machupicchu angekommen. Anfangs lag die ganze Umgebung im Nebel was das ganze bisschen mystisch machte. Nachdem die Sonne rausgekommen ist, war der Ausblick Atemberaubend und die Vorstellung das jeder einzelne Stein per Hand hochgetragen wurde unvorstellbar. Durch die alten Inkaruinen zu laufen war der Wahnsinn. Ein schöner Abschluss für unsere Zeit in Peru.

    Um 11.00 Uhr ging es leider schon wieder runter und 2 Stunden lang den selben weg nach Hidroelectrica zurück. Mit dem Bus sind wir 7 Stunden lang wieder nach Cusco gefahren.

    Machu Picchu (Quechua Machu Pikchu, deutsch: alter Gipfel) ist eine gut erhaltene Ruinenstadt in Peru. Die Inkaserbauten die Stadt im 15. Jahrhundert in 2430 Metern Höhe auf einem Bergrücken zwischen den Gipfeln des Huayna Picchu und des Berges gleichen Namens (Machu Picchu) in den Anden über dem Urubambatal der Region Cusco, 75 Kilometer nordwestlich der Stadt Cusco.
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  • Day6

    Machu Picchu

    July 26, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Der Weg führt im Schatten über steile Stufen, die sie hier “Gringo's death“ nennen, (waren gar nicht so schlimm) zum Sonnentor, von dem aus endlich Machu Picchu zu sehen ist.
    Beim Betreten der Anlage stehlen aber zunächst wollige Artgenossen den alten Bauherren die Show. ^^ Die Anlage selbst ist gigantisch. Leider gibt es in der peruanischen Geschichte keine schriftlichen Überlieferungen, sodass alle Annahmen zur Vergangenheit nur Vermutungen sind.
    So kann es sein, dass Machu Picchu vielleicht gar nicht fertig gebaut wurde.
    Wieder ist die bemerkenswerte Bauweise ohne Mörtel bzw. nur mit Lehm zu sehen, die so robust ist.
    Teilweise wurde einfach über den Stein gebaut, und ich frage mich, wie die Felswand aussah, bevor die Inkas ans Werk gegangen sind.

    Gut 12 Stunden auf den Beinen, davon rund 10 am Wandern und klettern geht es zurück, am Ende des Tages sind 30.000 Schritte voll ohne Berücksichtigung der Steigung.
    Schantalle findet am Tagesende noch eine verschollen geglaubte Verwandte, mit Zug und Bus geht es zurück ins kalte Cusco, Ankunft ca. 23:00.
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  • Day128

    Machu Picchu and Inca Bridge

    November 25, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    It was another early start as the mass of tourists started queuing for the bus at 4:30am. Thankfully our hostel was close to the bus line and we made our way out at 6:30am.

    Its rainy season here but fortunately it stayed dry as we made our way to the ruins. When you arrive you can see why this city was lost for hundreds of years.

    A lot of the ruins have been reconstructed but some of the original walls are quite impressive.
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  • Day25

    We Reach the Lost City

    May 22, 2018 in Peru ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    With the last minute change of plans for our final day of trekking, the wake up time was brought forward to an unearthly 4.00 am in the morning. Fortunately for me the sleeping bag decided to become my vicious enemy during the night and I was awake and ready before any need for the wake up alarm.

    I flashed the torch around the scattered ruins inside my tent, deflated the mattress for the fina time and stuffed everything into the duffel bag. I was not really sad to be saying goodbye to my camping time and I couldn't help but feel that my days of camping have probably come to an end.

    By 4.15 I had crawled out into the pre dawn night and noticed that not all of my fellow trekkers had awaken yet. I flashed my torch around to hasten their departures from the Land of Nod and proceeded to grab something to eat for breakfast.

    At 5.00 am the order was given that it was time to move. We shouldered our bags, switched on our lights and formed a single line along the narrow walking track. At this point there is a dramatic drop down to the Urubamba and a single slip could prove disastrous. For some in the group it was probably a good thing that they could not see what was lying just a few centimetres away from each footfall.

    After crossing the suspension bridge across the raging river, we climbed the other side and boarded our waiting bus. We all knew that we had less than 75 mins to catch the train as it passed through Ollantaytambo. This would not seem much of a challenge, but the roads here have to be experienced to be believed.

    For the next hour we crawled our way along goat tracks, passing several other vehicles with only a few cm clearance on each side. In some places the road was almost completely blocked with piles of huge rocks. At one stage several passengers had to get out in order to lighten the bus and increase the ground clearance. Our guide started to get noticeably nervous at our glacial rate of progress

    Just when we though the worst was behind us we noticed that the road ahead was blocked by a police roadblock. We all knew that if we stopped we would miss the train and the consequences would be disastrous. The only answer was to tell the driver NOT to stop. So that's what we did. The driver planted his foot and just ignored the waving policeman, narrowly avoiding running over his foot. We looked at each other in amazement. Would they send out an all points alert for the notorious Ghostriders in their runaway bus ???? Apparently not.

    To cut a long story short we reached the train station with only about 5 mins to spare, scrambled on the train and settled in for the hour long trip back to where we had just started from earlier in the morning.

    The train eventually stopped at the so called Km 106 point, deep in the jungle. If the famous Paddington Bear came from darkest Peru, this certainly looked like the sort of place that could have been his birthplace. We climbed out of the train and assembled at the start of the final leg of the famous Inca Trail.

    After passing through the checkpoint we started out on what was probably the toughest section of the entire trek. The path climbed relentlessly up and up, so that the river was soon hundreds of metres below us. Once again our ageing legs ached and our lungs heaved as we trudged on and on. We did not reach the resting spot until we had climbed around 1000 metres from the valley floor. It was only then that the guide told us that we were the fastest group he had ever had on this climb. In fact we had cut 60 mins off the "normal" time for this climb. I guess that is not so bad for a group of elderly travellers !

    For the next couple of hours the going was considerably easier as we passed through the magnificent rain forest known as the Jurassic Section. I must admit that you could almost be forgiven for thinking that we were walking through some sort of prehistoric forest, laden with miniature orchids, towering ferns and all manner of mysterious plants. Now and then butterflies fluttered through the dappled sunlight. It was a magical time.

    The final major challenge in approaching Machu Picchu along this trail is to negotiate the famous "monkey steps". This is an almost vertical wall of 50 stone steps. Presumably it was built as a final defense to fight off any would be invaders of the city. Nowadays it does a great job in almost killing the daily army of trekkers as they approach the final stages to the Sun Gate. This section is best done on hands and knees, but once it is achieved you can rest assured that the city is almost inn view.

    The final few hundred steps lead to the famous Inti Punku (Sun Gate). This is a narrow opening high in the mountains that allows the sun to shine directly into a window on the Temple of the Sun on the summer solstice. For the modern day trekker, the rewards of passing through the Sun Gate is that you get the most amazing view down to the city of Machu Picchu. This is a moment in anyone's life that I am sure they will never forget.

    After a few moments of savouring the view and reflecting on our achievements, we began the final climb down to Machu Picchu itself. An hour later we were there. It was a pity that about 6,000 others were there also. Of course most of the huge throng had not arrived via the trail, they had just taken the bus up from the train station at Aguas Calientes, way down in the valley.

    By that stage we were hot , exhausted and greatly dismayed by the huge throng of shoving and selfie stick carrying tourists that had invaded this sacred spot. We decided to quickly pass through and return early the following morning when it hopefully would be quieter.

    Before we could descend to the town we had to wait about an hour in a huge line of jostling tourists, all waiting to catch a bus. It was not pleasant. We finally squeezed onto a bus and completed the hairy zig zag drive down to Aguas Calientes (Hot Waters). This town has developed solely because of the massive tourist traffic to Machu Picchu. It is full of expensive restaurants, bars and gift shops. Wandering pan pipe playing buskers do a roaring trade entertaining the wandering tourists who have just climbed off the train from Cusco.

    For us, we just wanted a nice hotel, a shower and a clean bed. We actually got all three and a whole lot more. We find we had been booked into the best hotel in the town. With a tariff of around $500 AUD a night it was far above what we had been expecting to get. But we certainly were not complaining. We LOVED it. The El Mapi had beautiful rooms, luxurious showers, minibars, delightful beds, good Internet and a superb breakfast, in fact everything that an exhausted trekker could possibly want.

    After enjoying a superb final meal with our main guide, I returned to my room and went to bed. It was about 9 pm, pretty late I thought.
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  • Day14

    Machu Picchu

    September 28, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Was soll man zu Machu Picchu schon groß sagen? 😍

    Um 6:30 Uhr treffen wir unseren Guide für heute, laufen zum Bus, fahren hoch, und kämpfen uns die endlosen Stufen hoch bis zum Aussichtspunkt, an dem die Tour beginnt. Und dann stehen wir erstmal staunend und sprachlos, schier überwältigt davon, dieses Wunder sehen zu dürfen.

    Dann machen wir uns langsam auf, die Ruinen zu erkunden. Wir starten in der Oberstadt, mit den Tempeln (das Runde ist der Sonnentempel) und dem Palast.
    Obwohl wir Regen befürchtet hatten, und die Regenjacken dabei haben, haben wir Glück, und die Sonne kommt raus...
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  • Day26

    Perú, Machu Picchu e Santa Teresa

    August 23, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    E chegou o tão esperado dia de Machu Picchu. O turno que escolhemos foi o da manhã. Por isso, às 4:30 já estávamos a caminhar para apanhar o autocarro de Águas Calientes para o recinto das ruínas - cerca de 12kms. Entram 6000 pessoas por dia, divididas em dois turnos. Nós escolhemos subir a montanha que dá nome ao sítio. Sim, porque a cidade em si ninguém sabe que nome tinha. É uma subida íngreme de 700m de desnível. Cansativo, mas compensador. Ver as nuvens a dissiparem-se e a cidade irromper da bruma é uma sensação indescritível. É como se fosse uma aparição. Consigo imaginar a perplexidade de Birgham ao descobrir a cidadela.
    Também me é fácil imaginar o esforço e sofrimento dos construtores da cidade.
    Depois de descermos a montanha ouvimos a descrição de um guia acerca de factos sobre o local. Há vários estudos feitos e parece ter-se concluído que este era um lugar de estudiosos. Aqui era feita a pesquisa para o avanço da agricultura e técnicas de arquitetura e eram também feitas as abordagens às tribos circundantes para a sua conversão ao mundo Inca. Às tribos eram oferecidas estas mesmas técnicas, sementes dos mais variados vegetais e raízes e o tão famoso cuy - porquinho-da-índia - que era e é base da alimentação proteica no Perú. Em troca, os Incas passavam a administradores do território. Estas conquistas eram eficazes porque as tribos eram bastante primitivas, mas o esforço despendido era elevado uma vez que a Cordilheira dos Andes tem montanhas muito íngremes que levavam dias a ultrapassar, a pé, claro, apenas com a ajuda dos pequenos camelídeos - lamas, vicunas e outros dentro da espécie.
    O complexo demonstra claramente a diferença entre os templos e as habitações normais. As paredes dos templos têm uma técnica de construção mais cuidada em que os blocos de pedra são gigantescos, muito polidos e numa pedra de tom mais rosado. A cidade extinguiu-se aparentemente de uma forma natural. Talvez pelo seu isolamento, talvez porque a guerra se instalou e os espanhóis foram mais agressivos do que os Incas esperavam, as pessoas que aqui viveram foram morrendo e ninguém regressou para tomar conta da cidade. A natureza cumpriu o seu papel e cobriu a cidade com o seu manto verde. Há um bloco de granito gigante que foi deixado no local onde o fragmentavam tirando partido das diferenças de temperatura do dia para a noite na região associada à aplicação de fogo e água para acelerar o processo. Fogo de dia para aumentar o calor e a dilatação e água de noite, que congelava e fragmentava a rocha nos pontos que pretendiam. Eram depois polidas com uma rocha mais dura - rocha com alto teor de ferro - e levadas para o local de construção como se fosse um puzzle. É mesmo verdade que não se consegue fazer passar nada entre as duas rochas. As paredes tinham dupla face, à exceção dos templos em que os blocos são massivos e maciços. Os deuses mereciam mais do que os humanos.
    Seriam necessários pelo menos três dias para fazer todo o circuito interno calmamente e explorar todos os pontos. Para além da montanha Machu Picchu, também é possível subir as escadas e construções de Wayna Picchu ou fazer a caminhada até às Portas del Sol - entrada dos caminhantes vindos de Cusco pelo Vale Sagrado - mas cada uma destas visitas dentro do complexo demora ceca de três horas e um grande dispêndio de energia.
    Para nós, essa energia é usada na caminhada de volta a Hidroelétrica. São duas horas e meia de caminhada ao longo do caminho de ferro. Desta vez temos tempo para parar e contemplar a flora e o rio com calma. Passamos por muitos caminhantes de todas as idades. Às vezes até famílias completas.
    Mas o dia só acaba em Santa Teresa, nas piscinas de água quente, onde todos os músculos doridos da caminhada de vinte e cinco quilómetros relaxam a trinta e quarenta graus de temperatura!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Montaña Machu Picchu, Montana Machu Picchu

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