4th day - 1,000 meters down, 6klms after lunch. 3.30am in the morning. 40minutes down to Macchu Picchu, 20minutes to enjoy Machu Picchu
Woke up at 3.15 am to be packed and ready to go ASAP. Wake up call from Ugo was 3.30 but we wanted extra time to pack up our sleeping bags.
We packed up and walked a dark 5 - 10 minutes down to the gate. The gate opens at 5.30am every morning and the line gets very long so our guides wanted us there ASAP to secure a bench (there were only four long benches) and just in time we secured the last one. We then had to wait in the pitch black, freezing cold morning (it was snowing yesterday). Our porters packed us a paper bag breakfast so we started munchining on that to fill us up and keep us going the next 6klms. We had ham and cheese rolls, a juice, an apple and some snacks.
50 steep stairs to the sun gate
Walked down and around to Machu Picchu
After Machu Picchu we caught a bus then train down to the town, before having lunch
After lunch, we had a bus transfer to take us back to Cusco, the traffic was horrible and it felt like it took us all afternoon and night to get back to our hotel. Everyone was dying for a shower and a proper nights sleep. We went out for a quick bite to eat for dinner around 8pm, we found a Maccas at the main square came back to the hotel and crashed