Post series: Peru 2014

In Review: 18 Days of Backpacking in Peru

Places I visited, summary of expenses, my favorites pictures, and how it is to backpack in Peru.

Salkantay to Machu Picchu Day 7: Machu Picchu

Gerald and I got up at 4am to get breakfast at the hostel and try to be one of the first ones to enter Machu Picchu.

Salkantay to Machu Picchu Day 6: Llactapata to Aguas Calientes

We got up at 5:30am to try to catch the sunrise over distant Machu Picchu. As it was still raining and super foggy, we couldn’t see the sun at all.

Salkantay to Machu Picchu Day 5: La Playa to Llactapata

We found the ruins of Llactapata after a long hike up a mountain. Nine years ago they were barely visible, but they are now fully excavated and look very nice.

Salkantay to Machu Picchu Day 4: Colpapampa to La Playa

With improved weather, we walked this section of the trail that follows the river all the way to La Playa.