Machu Picchu Blog Nov 5 2015

November 06, 2015 at 3:48 AM

Thursday November 5th, 2015 - Trek to Machu Picchu

Today we began our trek to Machu Picchu.  Midday we took the train from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu Village. It was a great ride through the valley to the lower level of the ruins. Here in Machu Picchu we are actually at a lower elevation than in Sacred Valley. We have dropped from 11,200 feet to 8,500 feet. We enjoyed the afternoon exploring the village and a fun evening and dinner with the group. We are up at 6:30 a.m. to travel the rest of the way up to the ancient ruins. 

Here are a few images from todays travels.

This little girl was sitting outside a shop this morning


Some of the group gave this little girl a few gifts they brought from home and she poised with them


Electrical work in front of the Inka ruins we visited yesterday


Onboard our train headed towards Machu Picchu


A river that follows the train tracks


If you hike the Inka trail this is where you start ... it takes 4 days to reach the ruins


The streets are very narrow and the train runs up through the centre


This shows you how close the trains come to the hotels, cafes and shops


Heavy clouds in the mountains today


The central part of the village


This is the main river that flows through the valley, the big rocks slow the water during heavy rains


Very low clouds in the valley this afternoon


All the supplies for the village come in by rail


Need any bottled water ...,


This guy was all dressed up for dinner?????


Group photo this afternoon


That's it for this evening. Tomorrow we depart for an early trip up to Machu Picchu, good night from all the trekkers here in Peru.


Please add a comment

Posted by CL on
I really liked that dog wearing the outfit. You guys are on quite an adventure and a serious expedition! The photos are spectacular.
Posted by Gail Nichol on
Great photos! James you should buy an outfit for Wally !!!! LOL
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