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Santuario Historico Machu Picchu

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15 mi 25 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

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gem Favorite Money shot!  The ruins photographed from a common viewing point.  The taller peak in the background is Wayna Picchu (or Huayna Picchu), and it is possible to climb to the top for a different view of the ruins.  You need a special permit to do this - check it out before you go.

Machu Picchu

(11) Santa T…, PE

Recommended Routes in Santuario Historico Machu Picchu - 2

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Favorite The landscape becomes more stark but no less beautiful along this section of the Salkantay Trail.
Difficult

Salkantay Trek

37.8 mi 60.9 km 6,974' Up 2125.55 m Up 13,114' Down 3997.17 m Down

Limatambo, PE
Favorite Looking over the steep valley from Winay Wayna ruins
Difficult

Inca Trail - Trek to Machu Picchu

19.4 mi 31.2 km 6,822' Up 2079.24 m Up 6,876' Down 2095.87 m Down

Ollanta…, PE

Trails in Santuario Historico Machu Picchu - 3

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1.0 mi 1.6 km #1Inca Trail: Sun Gate to Machu Picchu
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
7.6 mi 12.2 km #2Salkantay Trail: Salkantay Lodge to Wayna Lodge
Intermediate/Difficult
Limatambo, PE
Intermediate/Difficult
Limatambo, PE
6.7 mi 10.8 km #3Salkantay Trail: Lucma Lodge to Machu Picchu
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE
Intermediate
Santa Teresa, PE

Photos of Santuario Historico Machu Picchu - 42

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Money shot!  The ruins photographed from a common viewing point.  The taller peak in the background is Wayna Picchu (or Huayna Picchu), and it is possible to climb to the top for a different view of the ruins.  You need a special permit to do this - check it out before you go.
Feb 9, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
Another view of the ruins from a slightly different angle.
Feb 11, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
The landscape becomes more stark but no less beautiful along this section of the Salkantay Trail.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
Another view of the ruins.
Feb 12, 2016 near Santa T…, PE
The Salkantay Trek is a photographer's paradise.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
No cars out here - things move via pack animal while on the Salkantay Trail.  Here, it's propane.  The horses are not roped together, so give them lots of room.
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
You'll really be hiking by this point in the Salkantay Trail!
Nov 18, 2015 near Limatambo, PE
Another beautiful view of the ruins.
Feb 12, 2016 near Santa T…, PE