It is not hard to see how Machu Pichu is know as one of the wonders of the world. It is spectacular and the thought of building that in the mountain with a lack of resources is astonishing.
We woke up early and went straight to the checkpoint waiting until 5:30 for it to open. While waiting you could see all of constellations in the sky and we were told a couple of stories from the locals.
With our wait over, our eagerly anticipated group rushed towards Machu Pichu in a race against the sun to see the sunrise. There had been a lot made of the gringo killer on the way, but although a vertical climb, seemed to be over in five minutes and quickly forgotten.
Thankfully we won the race to the sun gate and watching the sunrise over the mountain and light up the ancient settlement was beautiful. Sitting in awe of the inca's achievement actually made you question your life, but after the philosophers thoughts we quickly headed down to explore.
The four day trail was all forgotten wandering round discovering residential buildings, sacrificial buildings and experimental buildings.
It was absolutely amazing and words cannot describe the experience or even come close. From our first step to our last the whole time has been phenomenal.
Lunch was provided and a train ticket which changed to have an extra couple of hours. That was fine as we were sat alongside Lisa and Laura and laughed the entire four hours back as the tried to see who could annoy the other one more.
It was a shame to leave the group when we finally got back as the whole thing was out of this world and shared with some great people. We went to our new hostel with a comfortable bed and shower was luxury. Although we are strangely missing not sleeping in a tent tonight.