Machu Picchu and Sun Gate Loop is a 3.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Urubamba, Cusco, Peru that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
276 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

historic site

20 days ago

Fantastisk.

hiking
2 months ago

After being in Machu Picchu itself, which was sooo breathtaking, this was a great way to finish the day. Spectacular views with a different perspective on the citadel. Well worth it.

5 months ago

Great

6 months ago

AMAZING. As good as it gets!

hiking
7 months ago

Wear sturdy shoes for this very nice walk up to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu. The views of the valley and the site are awesome. Took us about an hour up and half that down, very glad we took the trail.

hiking
Monday, November 20, 2017

less crowded trail. a nice place to just sit down and enjoy the scenery

Monday, October 23, 2017

Hiked up to the sun gate after we came back down from Huayna Picchu. My legs were jelly to start with and I thought it would just be a little, short walk to the sun gate. Wrong. Slow and steady uphill most of the way with steeper bits and though and it takes about 45 min to an hour to get there (had to take a break or 5 lol). It was much quieter up there and it was a beautiful hike! Totally recommend.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

After the little 45 minute hike, you get a really nice overall view of Machu Pichu and the surrounding forest !

Monday, July 31, 2017

Did the 4 day hike back when it wasn't so touristy. Hear it's getting very overrun by tourists....

hiking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Macchu PIcchu gets 5 stars, and the masses of tourists get 2 stars. Impressive and beautiful, but looks like it's becoming a real tourist trap.

Much more enjoyable hanging out up at the Sun Gate and watching folks (especially the porters) come through.

Amazing views of high forest. Makes you wonder what else is hiding out undiscovered.

11 days ago

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

walking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016