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The Inca Trail
From: Pisacacucho near Chilca (KM 82)
To: Machu Picchu
Length: 24 mi (39 km)
Permits: should have a permit for tracking (500
people a day)
Dec- Apr are wettest months and
thus most dangerous
Travel Destinations on the Inca Trail
The Inca Trail to a great Incan settlement of
Machu Picchu is
one of the greatest hikes you will ever undertake. It lies in a
beautiful Andean mountain range and connects numerous ancient
archaeological settlements along its way.
1. Llactapata or Llaqtapata (aka Patallacta)
Llactapata or Llaqtapata is an ancient Incan site along the Inca Trail.
Its ancient name is lost, however its modern name is a combination of
two Quechua words "yakta-pahta" and translated roughly as a "town on a
high point" or a "town on a
hillside". It was discovered by Hiram Bingham.
Archaeological digs at
this site still continue.
2. Huayllabamba (last place to buy food and supplies)
3. Abra de Warmiwanusca
This is the highest point on the
Inca Trail and
also the hardest point to climb. The view of Pacaymayu valley (Hidden