Skip to comments.Something Hidden — The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Posted on 03/20/2019 11:18:01 PM PDT by Osage Orange
Pretty great video....
Jon and Elliot travel the Inca Trail to the abandoned Inca city of Machu Picchu. Something Hidden -- The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu | Jon Jordan | Published on Jan 28, 2015
When I went to Machu Picchu I was worried about there being too many tourists on the ruins. But by waiting till late afternoon I was able to photograph the site ever which way without a tourist appearing in any shot.
It takes about 40 minutes to climb Huayna Picchu from Machu Picchu but only a small percentage of visitors make the effort to climb up on the mountain’s trail. The only problem of photography from the Huayna Picchu side is that the mountain adds a lot to the site and only photos from the other side include the big tooth of the mountain.
I am not as tough as I used to be and my spouse has a bad knee so I will go this way.
Excellent video! Thanks so much for posting.
Photo says much; at the left is the switchback roadway connecting the nearby town and rail station of Aguas Calientes with Machu Picchu. This is the route tour buses use to access Machu Picchu.
The photo appears to have been made from Huayna Picchu (new mountain) with Machu Picchu (old mountain) and the ruins in the background.
Huayna Picchu is on the route of the Inca Trail, a route used by hikers travelling to Machu Picchu.
In January 2010, a good bit of Aguas Calientes and the railway was heavily damaged by seasonal flooding.
After watching the link here...worth the ride too!, I watched a couple other videos on the construction periods between the Incas and the Megalithic. Was very interesting. ...and surprised to read Indian Jones was inspired by the guy who discovered it....soooooo...I looked hi M u and surprised how Much he looked like the actor, including the hat.
History is so fascinating!
The qhapaq ñan. I have spent hundreds of hours following these using Google Earth. Love to go there someday.
It is a really weird trip and you have to bring antibiotics in case you get parasites. Don’t drink the water. Brush your teeth with bottled water and keep your mouth shut in the shower. We in America don’t understand how clean our environment is on a world continuum.
Nice vid. When we were there one of the impressive things was how the bus drivers of those large buses were able to safely navigate that windy dirt road with many switchbacks without hurling us over the cliffs (there were no guardrails). They had to navigate back and forth to make many of the turns...and there were buses coming down as we were going up. The site was unique and quite incredible.
Sometimes it’s simply a matter of different ‘bugs’ in another place (that you go to) that you haven’t been raised with, in your own home region. It can happen the other way around, too.
Thanks for doing that.....
Glad you did also...
My pleasure. :^)
Although the walk/hike looks very fun....
We had a nephew who is in his 30s who took the trail. His comment was that although beautiful, “we thought it was a good idea at the time”.
Thank you, Osage Orange, for this post.
It was very nice to view their walk!
I admit just watching where they were walking gave me chills!
That was enjoyable. Thanks for posting.
many thanks for posting. beautiful.
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