Inca steps, Huayna Picchu, Peru

Ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu in background, Peru

The classic view of Machu Picchu, Peru is seen from a small stone building known as the Watchman’s Hut. The towering peak in the background of most pictures is Huayna Picchu and, for anyone with the energy, this mountain offers it’s own unique vantage point over the ancient ruins. The final challenge on nearing the summit is to squeeze through a narrow gap in the rock, up a short series of carved stone steps…

Inca steps leading to the summit of Huayna Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu from the summit of Huayna Picchu

My image of the Inca carved steps has been licensed for a German travel guide.

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