Machu Picchu: Elias and Team reach Machu Picchu!

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos | August 06, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Peru
Elevation: 7,972'

Hello from Aguas Calientes,

We arrived to Macchu Picchu this morning!! After a super early 3:30am wake up call, and 4:30 start, we hiked the last couple miles to this one of the world’s seven wonders of architecture. Light rain and plenty of clouds greeted us at Intipunku (Sun Gate), perched on the hills of Macchu Picchu mountain. But upon descent to the citadel itself, the ceiling of vaporized water cleared up and we could admire, as a reward for the last week of intense hiking through the Andes, the mysticism of this “lost City of the Incas” as well as its dramatic mountain cliffs surrounding us.

We are now resting at our hotel, equally excited about tomorrow’s hike to Huayna Picchu, above Macchu Picchu. Stay tuned for the last report and pictures.

RMI Guide ElĂ­as de Andres Martos and the Team.

PS: photo attached from Puyupatamarca, Inca site on our descent to Macchu Picchu yesterday

View of Machu Picchu. Photo: RMI Collection

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So glad that you are there, what a beautiful view. Know that you all will never forget it. love, Momma

Posted by: Patsy Hollie on 8/7/2014 at 11:29 pm

We are so proud of you.  Congratulations!  Knew you could do it!

Posted by: Cindy on 8/7/2014 at 10:14 am

Looking good, everyone!

Posted by: Lindsay Schweitzer on 8/7/2014 at 9:12 am

I bet that everyone is ready for a nap after that early start, Ramona watch that rock over your head ! Get some rest and enjoy ! love, Momma

Posted by: Patsy Hollie on 8/6/2014 at 11:06 pm

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