Machupicchu FAQs

MachuPicchu FAQs – Inca Trail Salkantay Trek

CAN I STAY IN MACHU PICCHU?

Yes. There is a tourist hotel on the site. His temperament may have improved since then, but the hotel near the ruins probably remains a relatively expensive option for low budget travelers. On the other hand, staying close to the ruins gives you the opportunity to get to the site when there should not be too many people around.

IS THERE ANY OTHER PLACE IN MACHUPICCHU?

Yes. If you follow the railway line from the Machu Picchu station, you will arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes, which is one mile (1.6 km) away by train tracks. There are a number of small hotels and restaurants. Due to the large number of people who now walk the path to Machu Picchu, you may need to book accommodation in advance, and it is possible that hotels are not so much a bargain as they used to be.

HOW CAN I SEE THE MACHU PICCHU SITE WHEN IT IS LESS INCREDIBLE?

Stay close and get up early. The Machupicchu site is only open for a limited number of hours every day. At the time I went, the first tourist train arrived about an hour after the Machupicchu site opened, and the last one left about an hour before it closed. In theory, this should give you at least two hours a day when the site is not completely invaded by (other) visitors in the Inka citadel of Machu Picchu.

SOME ADVICE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS?

Take more film than you think you’ll need in Machu Picchu. Due to the altitude, it is worth having a UV filter / skylight. As in most places, early in the morning and late at night they seem to offer the best light to take really stunning photos in Machu Picchu.

ARE THERE OTHER INCA TRAILS TO MACHU PICCHU?

Yes. The Inca Empire extended from southern Columbia to central Chile, and while many of the communication routes they used have not yet been discovered, several have been identified. In Bolivia, for example, there are several well-known trails, including Taquesi (which starts near La Paz), Yunga Cruz, El Choro and El Camino del Oro. The times to travel these trails vary from two to seven days.

Another alternative is to approach the Inca Trail through Salkantay Trek instead of joining it in Cusichaca / Km. 88. This will add several days and some difficult treks to your hike on the way to Machu Picchu, but it is said that the views are spectacular when they do the walk. Search the Salkantay Trek path on the Web using your favorite search engine or read this description in the Salkantay section.

WHERE CAN I FIND MAPS?

Once again, in the city of Cusco, it offers maps on paper, both Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail.

For online maps, there is a good map of the Inca Trail in Infoperu. The Wholeo online books have a sketch map of Machu Picchu, and there is a more accurate but unlabelled map available as part of an article about a multimedia feature in Machu Picchu.

Our best advice is to buy a good guide first and read it. Decide how long you have to travel, where you want to go and how much it will cost to get there. Then plan your total budget. Do not try to see everything and visit as many countries as you can or you will discover that you have devoted all your time to traveling on buses in search of new places and places to eat. Try to incorporate some flexibility into your program and leave many days off to relax in places you enjoy.

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