Inspiring Inca Trail 2D

Published on: 21 de June de 2018 -

Detailed Description

Chachabamba (Inca site near the control area).

There are three ceremonial sites on each side; the whole group has a central element of an ancient Waka (proper Inca stone). From here, we take a slow ascent that shows an impressive landscape with a change of ecological levels. The mountains and the murmur of the Vilcanota River dominate the trail. On our trek, we will find Tiana’s (places of rest).


This road runs parallel to the creek connecting this group with that of Wiñaywayna. The Incas took much care to achieve this combination of architecture with nature. Choquesuysuy is one of the places where both of them fuse harmoniously.


The road crosses the middle of the mountain and does cover with straw and small bushes.

Wiñaywayna means “always young.” This archaeological site was discovered by the Peruvian scientist Dr. Julio C. Tell. After some minutes of walking between platforms covered with moss and flowers, we arrived at Wiñaywayna.

It does locate at the crossroad of the Inka road and the sacred road. Both locations are perfectly appropriate to the topography in the middle of the green Andes Mountain.

This area has the form of the hill where it did build. Their architectural expression, appropriate to this topography of nature, is worthy of being imitated today. This spiritual mixture of reverence and everyday water use is standard in many parts of the Inca construction area.

The turret’s interior is semicircular with trapezoid windows that offer an impressive view of the whole valley. In the back part of the turret, there are spaces for domestic use.


The platforms of Intipata, whose name means “heights of the sun,” are formed by sequential convex media. In a pyramidal way, these platforms have the characteristic of being oriented toward the dawn to capture the first sunbeams. Intipata indicates that the Inca was engaged in acclimatizing or adapting new species in a different ecological area. These constructions are in the top and bottom parts of the terraces.

The Route to Machu Picchu 

From Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu is only six kilometers or approximately an hour and a half of hiking.

Inti Punku 

Everything is surrounded or hugged by the sacred river and its wide bend, a jealous guardian of Machu Picchu. We are only one kilometer from the city, along the low path directly leading to the town.

The Town of Aguas Calientes.

This town is known for it is flourishing thermal, mineral, and curative waters. In this place, one can enjoy the comforts of a tourist town, which is atypical.

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