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Nestled in the Andes Mountains, the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu have intrigued travelers and historians for decades. Jutting into the clouds, the remote Peruvian site is a must-see destination for tourists and travelers. A visit to the site exposes you to the engineering genius and precision of the Inca. The Inca mastered a technique called ashlar. Cutting huge blocks of stone so perfectly fit together is a difficult feat even using today’s technology.

Camping in the Beautiful Andes Mountains

Camping in the Andes Mountains is a unique experience. Not only will you be surrounded by trees and rushing streams, but you will be nestled in the lush mountains. Surrounding you is a plateau between cliffs with beautiful flowers and spectacular views in all directions.

While many people take an independent trip up at the Andes Mountains, it is advised and recommended to take a guided excursion. Guided tours will ensure that you will be able to traverse the mountains safely. Not only that, but professional guides know the interesting hotspots to “wow” visitors. The Inca Trail up the Andes Mountains to Machu Picchu is a tough hike, but will expose hikers to the wonders of the Andes.

For visitors interested in hiking some of the Inca Trail, and camping in the Andes we have the perfect tour. Our Short Inca Trail with Camping begins with a scenic train ride delivering you to the Inca Trail. Your day is filled with magnificent scenery and discovering Inca sites. The most famous site along the way, Winay Wayna, provides spectacular views of Machu Picchu. Take your time exploring temples, waterfalls, gardens, and more. Enjoy delicious, fresh food throughout the day and camp beneath the stars at the campsite of Puente Ruinas.

Sunrise Over Machu Picchu

Waking up early the next day, you will take a bus to Machu Picchu. Your guide leads you to the perfect spot to see the sun rise. Next, a guided tour fascinates you with history and exploration. If you have permits to climb Huayna Picchu, begin your ascent at 10:00 a.m. However, if climbing isn’t for you, there is plenty to see around Machu Picchu. For example, climb up to the Sun Gate or walk around the temple visiting with the friendly llamas. Later, a bus takes you to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then catch the afternoon train to Ollantaytambo. Finally, a private van delivers you to your Cusco hotel where you can relax and reminisce about your amazing trip.

For the best Machu Picchu trek, consider Alpaca Expeditions. Professional guides, fluent in English and Spanish, provide fun, yet professional, trips into the Andes Mountains. Camping with Alpaca Expeditions means you’ll have the best experience possible. Our chefs cook delicious meals throughout the trek, honoring local food traditions. To learn more, contact us.


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