2 October, 2019
Imposing, magical, incomparable, unique are the common denominations to describe Machu Picchu. This city was built during the fifteenth century in the middle of two mountains on the border between the Andes and the Amazon, in the valley of the Urubamba River known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, at 2,260 meters altitude; He has received dozens of titles, one of the best known is the wonder of the world. You can arrive on an organized tour; but it comes on its own, knowing that you must book tickets for Machu Picchu weeks in advance, unless, of course, you want to enter the Huayna Picchu mountain, the available Machu Picchu tickets to enter this mountain must be booked with months of anticipation . We knew you had yours, but we will show you 6 reasons to visit Machu Picchu.
We do not believe that there is a person who does not want to know one of the 7 places considered wonders of the world. Machu Picchu was chosen one of the 7 wonders of the world in 2007. Its constructions are unique on the planet and contain one of the greatest mysteries of antiquity, nobody can explain how they could build it with the tools that are seen in the museum of Machu Picchu , and it is that the stones with which their structures are constructed, instead of carved with chisels and percussion tools, seem to have been molded as if they were plasticine. The temple of the sun, the temple of the 3 windows or the temple of the moon on the Huayna Picchu mountain, are structures that will leave you with your mouth open.
It is built between the Machu Picchu mountain and the Huayna Picchu mountain, these in turn, are surrounded by the Urubamba river canyon and other mountain ranges that belong to the Andes mountain range, right on the border with the Amazon jungle. Next to it is a cloud forest that seems to touch the clouds; It is known as the city in the clouds. But that’s not all, this incredible place is flooded with thousands of species of plants and animals, many of which can not be seen anywhere else on the planet (endemic species) and others that are in danger of extinction, such as the ” Rooster of the rocks “or the” spectacled bear “; The latter walks freely through the Inca city and does not represent any danger.
Until a few years ago, people from all over the world heard rumors about the energy that can be felt in Machu Picchu; You can now feel that energy is more than just a rumor; It is something very remarkable, it can make you come home recharged and is the main reason why people return to Machu Picchu; and perhaps also the reason why the Incas chose this place for her. Experts in the field speak of a unique electromagnetic field, of a vortex of energy that resembles the “kundalini” energy that can be felt in the chakras of our body. The Intihuatana or the sacred stone are the places where energy emanates with the strongest force. Until a few years ago, people put their hands on these rocks to feel their energy; these stones are currently cordoned off and it is forbidden to touch them, but know that you do not need to touch them to feel their energy, it will be enough to put your hands near them.
The stones of their joined structures and perfectly embedded as a puzzle without glue, are not the only or the greatest mystery of Machu Picchu. Okay, seeing walls built with stones that seem to have been molded as if they were made of clay is a mystery, but there are others. Machu Picchu, like other amazing structures of the ancient cultures of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt or the temples of Angkor Wat, in Cambodia, has its own geodesic line and is perfectly aligned with other ancient Inca cities. Another of the mysteries is its location, why did you choose this inaccessible place to build one of its most important cities? Did it have to do with the energy vortex? Machu Picchu did not have a written history, so his true purpose was never known. What exactly was Machu Picchu? A ceremonial site? A true residence? There are many possibilities that are considered, but none is fully tested.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the 5 best walks in the world and has a dream that ends at the “Puerta del Sol”, the old main entrance to Machu Picchu. There are 4 days in which you will go from the mountains of the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the cloud forest at the foot of the mountains where Machu Picchu is located; The tour includes seeing some of the most amazing structures of the Inca civilization, and is one of the best before what can be seen in the sacred city of the Incas. Patallacta, Runquracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca are some of the places you will see, before entering Machu Picchu through the “Puerta del Sol” (Intipunku). From this place you will have one of the most privileged views of the wonder. The “Inca Trail” has 2 versions, short Inca Trail of 2 days, for those who do not have much time or do not have the necessary physique.
The Huayna Picchu mountain is one of the main reasons why the most adventurous people come to Machu Picchu; In addition, there are so many people who want to see Machu Picchu from this mountain, that tickets must be booked at least 3 months in advance, only then will you avoid having to choose between the remaining available tickets. The trails of the Huayna Picchu mountain are one of the most incredible short walks that exist in the whole world, however, only people over 12 years who are not afraid of heights can travel it, because in case they do not know the 500-year-old trails that cross this mountain, where it was built between the mountain walls and the cliffs hundreds of meters above the Urubamba River.