DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4055 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

14 days ago

In my opinion, this is the way to enter Machu Picchu. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment to enter through the Sun Gate. If you don’t have the whole four days to do the full trail, this one day trek is wonderful. Took us about 4 hours to get from KM 104 to the Sun Gate. You get to experience beautiful views of the Andes and two other Inca ruins along the way.