Inca Trail to Machu Picchu [Update]

We are back from a breathtaking (in all meanings of the word) four days of hiking through the Peruvian mountains. We are alive, became engaged and are off for the Amazon jungle …

Alright some more details on the hike. We started out slowly on the first day from Ollantaytambo to the first camp site with only 400 meters elevation difference. In contrast to that we had to climb 1200 meters on the second day (from 3000 to 4210 m.a.s.l.). The Warmiwanusqua-Pass was the also the highest point on the hike. As usual the way down was the most difficult part for me (especially due to the high steps), Heike troubled a bit more with the way up. The third day was the longest in terms of distance, but was a piece of cake compared to the previous one. During the whole hike we passed by a couple of really amazing Inca ruins at stunning locations. The fauna and flora changed several times from cloud forests, to
bare rocks, snow covered mountains and normal forests. The lase day finally brought us to Machu Picchu. Simply amazing! Walking through the Sun Gate towards the site, while seeing the sun rising over the mountain tops.