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The day before we had spent the day at Machu Picchu and decided the next day to hike up to the Sun Gate. Yes, it is steep and you need to take plenty of water, sun screen and a hat but if you want to...More
For the absolutely best views of Mach Picchu, you need to go up! This is an easier climb than others at the sanctuary. That does not mean it will not take effort. You will climb over 1,000 vertical feet along the trail.
Take your time...More
On the last day of our four day trek we got up at 3am for the final push and reached the sun gate for our first glimpse of machu picchu, with the sun rising over the snow covered mountains all around. Awe inspiring
I researched to DEATH (almost literally) which extra hike I should do at Machu Picchu with the family. I probably read a half dozen web sites and blogs - probably watched over two dozen videos of various hikes around Machu Picchu.
The one that all...More
Nice walk/hike from Machu Picchu. I would only do this early in the morning as it only gets hotter. I sort of regretted hiking all the way up here as it: (1) took alot longer than I thought, taking away valuable time from visiting Machu...More
Machu Picchu is amazing. We did Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu via the jungle trek.
The only issue is that we had a HORRIBLE tour company for Machu Picchu. DO NOT use #actionmachupicchu as they are incompetent and liars. They did not book us tickets...More
Our guide book recommended this short hike to the Sun Gate and it was perfect. Enough of a walk to feel like you have done something but not too strenuous and plenty of places to stop for shade if it's a hot day, which it...More
Intipunku or the SunGate is a beatiful place to admire Machu Picchu. It´s the point where the the Inca Way ends, and it was the entrance to the city in the XV century. You can go with the same ticket that Machu Picchu (no extra...More
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To get to the sun gate If you get to MachuPicchu by bus/train it's no really a hike, it's just a walk up stairs that will take you less that an hour if you go easy, it's not very hard, specially if you take... More
To get to the sun gate If you get to MachuPicchu by bus/train it's no really a hike, it's just a walk up stairs that will take you less that an hour if you go easy, it's not very hard, specially if you take your own rhythm will be really easy.