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Created 22-Jul-17
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4th and final day of Inca Trail. Very early start as the porters need to catch an early train back to Ollantaytambo, and we need to get to Sun Gate for sunrise.
Arrived at Machu Picchu (2,430m/7,970ft) before most day-trippers, and got a short tour from our guide after we washed up.
Spent the rest of the day resting at Santuario Hotel in Aguas Caliente (2,040m/6,690ft).

5:33am. After waiting for an hour at the last checkpoint. One hour hike to get to Sun Gate.

Looking west, the Urubamba River and the railroad that continues down to Hidroelectrica.

Final steps, really, on the Inca Trail. Sun Gate at the top.

2017-9-19 6:39am. First view of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu from Sun Gate (2,720m/8,920ft).

Huayna Picchu (2,720m/8,920ft) that we would climb the next day.

Our group at Sun Gate.

Almost forgot to take a picture of Sun Gate.


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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:South America
Subcategory Detail:Peru
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