Machu Picchu – Our photo story
As soon as you get to the top of the sun gate and look down upon Machu Picchu, You soon forget all the pain, sweat and tears we had to overcome. How the Incas managed to build a site of its mass, its such a remote place without modern tools is beyond me. It's breathtaking and so naturally beautiful, hidden in the clouds and mountains.
Over 4 days we had walked about 45km, fought up 780 flights of stairs and climbed over 1480 metres in altitude. Through all of that I wouldn't have changed a thing, I can't see me doing again anytime soon. Lucky we captured the natural beautiful along the way, including multiple inca ruins, views of the neighbouring valleys and mountains and the triumph picture at the top of dead woman's pass.
We seriously couldn't have done it if it wasn't for our incredible group, tour guides and porters. Our guides were brilliant, giving us the right amount of encouragement to get us over the finish line and sharing their knowledge which such enthusiasm.
As for the porters I have such a deep respect for them. They complete some hike we did like machines, powering past us with bags 3 times the size. Cooking some of the best food I have eaten in South America with only a gas stove and doing all this with a smile.
I am so proud of both myself and Ryan for completing a hike pushed me to my limits and that a times had me at the brink of tears. I'm the end we made it, we made it to Machu Picchu, one of the natural wonders of the World.
Thinking of doing the Inca Trail? Check out my How to survive guide.