Machu Picchu Adventure
Huaynu Picchu, Peru, about 8920 ft, 11/1999
Machu Picchu is 7970 ft.
I bought a tour package to Peru. I was the only person on the tour. Most tours last a week, and depart from Miami or Houston International Airports, landing in Lima, Peru. After 2 nights in Lima, fly to Cusco, at 11,150 ft, for 1 night. Take the train to the river valley, 1000 ft below Machu Pichu, for a 2 night stay. Reverse the process to return.
Most postcard pictures of Machu Picchu show Huaynu Picchu in the background, like this.
|Machu Picchu, with Huaynu Picchu in the background, 11/1999|
|The following picture was taken near the summit of Huaynu Picchu, about 1000 feet above Machu Picchu. The hike is about 90 minutes.|
|Same picture, wider angle. Switchbacks in the road can be seen on the left. The winding Urubamba River valley is on the right.|
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