Hiking up Machu Picchu Mountain, a Top Travel Experience

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, view from Machu Picchu Mountain (one time I was glad to overcome my fear of heights)

When I think back about this experience, I think of the shaky legs, the deep breathes of fear looking down the side of the stone steps as I climbed the highest mountain in the region of Machu Picchu.

But what an achievement it was!

While many people opt for hiking Huayna Picchu, I chose what was considered the safer mountain, but what I didn’t realise was how much higher it was!

Near the top of Machu Picchu Mountain

Near the top of Machu Picchu Mountain

Machu Picchu Mountain - stars going down

Machu Picchu Mountain – stars going down

It had an incredible view down over the ancient city and really brought a wave of wonder and awe as I stared out over the mountains and city. How can such a place exist in such a difficult to reach area?

At the top of Machu Picchu Mountain

At the top of Machu Picchu Mountain

Machu Picchu City

Machu Picchu City

This is one of my Top 30 Travel Experiences Before I’m 30 for it’s sheer uniqueness. There is nothing like hiking up Machu Picchu Mountain anywhere else in the world. It was a challenge and an incredible moment in my travelling life.

For more photographs of my trip to Machu Picchu check out my post: Machu Picchu Mountain Hike and City »

If you fancy finding out how to organise the trip without having to hike in, check out my post: Planning Machu Picchu (without the trek in) »

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