The journey from Salkantay. Salkantay hike and private huts experience hike to the salkantay. Hike from Salkantay to Machu Picchu, Awesome Salkantay. Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, platforms and waterways, built on the highest of a mountain. Recreation rooms for a team of families living on the length of the Salkantay route.


Machu Picchu is the most famous and popular Inca archaeological ruin in the world. Over 1.2 million people visit ever year, many of which either trek the Inca Trail or one of the alternative trails to the ancient city.

It is situated inside the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu in the Cusco region of Peru and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Built in the 1450s during the reign of Inca emperor Pachucuti, Machu Picchu is thought to have been either a country estate for the emperor, or an important place of worship. The exact purpose of the site is still unknown, though.

The site is separated into an urban and agricultural sector, with clear structures that demarcate areas of important religious and royal purposes. Vast agricultural terraces surround much of the city. The terraces would have been used to produce food to support around 1,000 inhabitants. The terraces also played an important role in providing efficient drainage to mitigate the impact of landslides and earthquakes.

Most of the city is constructed using the classic dry polished rock method of placing stone on stone without mortar, known as ashlar. To this day, we still do not exactly understand how the Inca managed to move and place such large stones with such precision. Contemplating this architectural ingenuity is at once humbling and mystifyingly beautiful.