Machu Picchu Elevation

Located at the Peruvian Andean Mountains With an elevation of 2,400 meters, is Machu Picchu is accessible only from Cuzco by train or on foot from the Inca Trail, a paved Inca made by passing Incas many other creations that can be seen if one follows the road for 3 days. The walk ends with a spectacular view of Machu Picchu that gives the traveler a real explanation of how the Inca saw their city. Recent government restrictions limit the number of hikers to 500 while on the road and need certificates approved to do the walk.

The Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu is situated at the vilcambamba range , high on the banks of the Vilcanota River, at 13 ” 9 ’13’ south latitude and 72 ” 32 ’34’ west longitude. is at the rainforest surrounded by majestic mountains, on the north side Wayna Picchu hill at 2750 meters above sea level to the south, the mountain Machu Picchu to 3050 msnm, at the east elevations: yanantin to 3200 m to 2650 m and Phutukusy, in the distance you can see the snow also Veronica at 5750 msnm west is the hill Viskachani, at 2,800 meters above sea level, in the same direction is observed Aobamba valley and the snowy Pumasillo distance, around which are located Choqekirao and Vilcabamba.

The mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, Both hills are surrounded by the Urubamba River, which runs through the estate of a canyon situated 450 meters below the famous Inca town (Aguas Calientes).

For those who have in mind the Inca trail to Machu Picchu there is at the following map the mountains with its respective elevations along this path.




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