A step by step account of the fascinating trek through the Andes along the Inca Trail to reach Macchu Pichu.
Imagine a rugged granite staircase with irregular steps, carved into solid rock, winding through incredibly well preserved archeological ruins and meandering up and down along high mountain passes like a giant seesaw. A craggy road passing through verdant cloud forests and stunning, succulent gardens, far away from the civilized world, amid gentle valleys and deep river gorges. Imagine trekking through many miles of solitary and picturesque mountain range and, at the end, discovering one of the finest examples of Inca architecture: Machu Picchu. This is the Inca Trail.