Further exploration uncovered an ancient highway, a royal road that connected Machu Picchu to Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire.
The Inca Trail is a magnificent, well preserved Inca route which connects Machupicchu with what once were other regions of the Inca Empire, and today it is one of the worldâ€™s most popular treks. This four-day walk goes from the highlands of 4,200mts and down through the cloud forests to finally arrive at Machu Picchu - 2,380mts. Inca trail
Packed with striking views of the high sierra and dense jungle, the trail varies in altitude constantly and offers endless breathtaking changes in panoramic views and sceneries. After crossing two high passes, towards the end of the trail, one arrives at Intipunku (â€œThe Sun Gateâ€) for the first view of Machu