Peru - Chachabamba on the Inca Trail

There are two versions of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: the long one and the short one. We did the short one, which goes about 9 miles, rises 1500 feet, and took me about 9 hours. This website has a good description.

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(click to enlarge) Start by hopping off the train, crossing the bridge, and registering at the checkpoint. (The number of hikers per day is limited.)

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(click to enlarge) There are many Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley. Chachabamba, just after the checkpoint, is relatively small but very attractively situated.

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