Wow! This place is mind blowing. You look at these buildings and you know that it´s impossible for someone to have built them up here hundreds of years ago, but there they are...
The mountains are almost more beautiful and impressive than the ruins are. The hike up to Wanyu Picchu is great, and is quite similar to angel´s landing in Zion, Utah, only it´s green and there are really old precariously perched ruins to wander through.
I came to aguas caliente (macchu picchu peublo) the back way. Bus from Cuzco to Santa Maria, then taxi to the hydroelectric dam. After that it´s just a 2 hour walk to aguas caliente.
I walked up to Macchu Picchu at 5 and beat most of the buses. I also passed about 30 hikers on the way. Yeah campcraft!
Be Well friends!