Part of the 23,000 kilometers of roads built by the Incas in South America. It is the most famous route for hiking in Cusco and possibly the most spectacular in America. Each year, more than 25,000 adventurers from around the world walk along the 43 kilometers of this cobblestone road built by the Incas that leads to the amazing citadel of Machu Picchu located deep in the jungle of Cusco. The trip begins in the town of Pisqacucho, at kilometer 82 of the railway line of Cusco - Aguas Calientes and is 4 days of intense walking. The route includes an impressive variety of altitudes, climates and ecosystems that goes from the puna to the cloud forest. Travelers will cross two high altitude passes (Warmiwañuska at 4,200 m.s.) to complete the walk with a magical entrance to Machu Picchu through the Inti Punku or Sun Gate.
One of the main attractions along the route is the ancient settlement network built by the Incas such as Wiñay Wayna and Phuyupatamarca immersed in a natural setting. Hundreds of varieties of orchids, multicolored birds, and dreamy landscapes provide the ideal setting for a route that an adventurer should ever walk in his life The climate is relatively mild around the whole year, with heavy rains from November to March, dry and warm weather from April to October, which is the recommended time to visit.
The minimum annual temperature ranges from 8 ° to 11.2 ° C. In the months of June, July and August the temperature can often fall below zero.
The annual maximum temperature varies from 20.4 ° to 26.6 °. The terrain is quite irregular, with several ravines and streams fed by the glaciers that eventually pour into the Urubamba River, which crosses the area forming a deep valley.
The mountains of Vilcabamba have wide and high peaks that reach up to 6,000 meters as well as Salkantay and Humantay among others.
The mixture of mountains, jungles and valleys create a fantastic world where the sunrise and the sunset are wrapped in a mystery.