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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Peru is a 25 mile one way hike with 10 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 19 miles west-northwest of Urubamba. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry.
Overview: The appeal of this particular hike is the stunning combination of Inca ruins, magnificent mountains, exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety. The trail goes over high passes with unforgettable views, through cloud forests, and finally into subtropical vegetation. Over 250 species of orchid have been counted here, as well as numerous rare birds, animals and reptiles.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.