Alternative treks – Walking Vs Alternative Inca trail to Machu Picchu

What kind of alternative trek I discover :

In 2004 Peru regulo government regulations for travel to Machu Picchu named the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu , which puts a limit on total people and 500 trips per day to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu . It is an impact and change regulo face adventure trek Cusco forever and the creation of those alternative routes for the Inca Trail. (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)

Why is called alternative walks – inka jungle trek?

The alternatives are permits for hiking the Inca Trail go cuantdo are out said road . Usually permits about 3 to 4 months before being sold , so if you have permission to do an «alternative» to walk to get to Machu Picchu was exhausted. (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)

That we can choose alternatives walks as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu , Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu , inka jungle trek to Machu Picchu , trek Lares to Machu Picchu, trek Ausangate , Choquequirao to Machu Picchu , etc. with other popular area of the Amazon rainforest. (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)

Because what makes it so special to the Inca Trail – (Daily Inka Jungle Trek) ?

  • It is one of the most popular and famous treks in the world . (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • Walks right at Machu Picchu using the Royal Road of the Incas , no other does this hike . (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • You arrive at the Inti Punku , the famous Puerta del Sol , with a breathtaking view of Machu Picchu at dawn.
  • It has a wonderful variety of impressive ruins every day to observe. (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • Breathtaking landscapes, from mountains, glaciers, wildlife , peoples , to dense forest and lush cloud forest. (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • Good facilities and toilets at campsites with ease. (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • Despite the large amounts of adventure people still have moments of solitude in the mountains on the Inca Trail. (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • There is a sense of complete hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu . (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)

What is not so good on the Inca Trail – inka jungle trail?

  • 500 people or tourists come every day (this includes domestic and foreign tourists and staff for trekking the Inca Trail ) . (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • Book about 4 or 5 months in advance for high season is necessary and advisable . No changes allowed . If any tourist or canceled then you will not be using your permission. No waiting list for the Inca Trail. (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • Many groups are as large as 25 people ( group size is just 10 people) (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • The comprehensive site with all amenities , is not exactly a wilderness experience or adventure camp . (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • It ‘s a bit like a road with many people and tourists on the walk (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • Locals can be a bit tired of seeing tourists. (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)

The good aspects of the alternative treks :

  • Some of the walks (ie by Vilcabamba ) could be the only group from that day (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • sense of adventure and discovery of new paths for the Inca Trail . (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • Real wilderness camping . (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • Isolation and remote atmosphere. (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • What is missing in ruins usually consists of cultural interaction , meeting the  locals in every town and on the road.(Daily Inka Jungle Trek)

Not so good aspects of alternative ways – inka jungle trail :

  • Do not enter Machu Picchu (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • is not as well known , and therefore you can be worried if you have made the right decision. (ie , sometimes hard to find other hikers who have done this route . (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • There are the spectacular ruins of high quality along other trails found along the Inca Trail . (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • need to spend the night before your visit to Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes and we recommend you take the bus early in the morning for your visit. (Daily Inka Jungle Trek)
  • When you return to your home or country, no one will say «wow , that made the Vilcabamba trek to Machu Picchu ! «(Daily Inka Jungle Trek)

Inka Jungle to Machu Picchu : This is one of the most amazing and exciting trip to machu picchu with bike and trek, we can discover more adventures among the mountains, valleys, rivers and crossing smalls villages, coca plantations, coffee and a lot of kind of fruits (Daily Inka Jungle Trek) …walking on the old real inka trail which connect to the city of the Incas, we will take also a relaxing bath in the hot spring which is good for rheumatism, this trip definitely is considered one of the adventure rote to machu picchu where we will observe daily living of Andean and local people… doing this kind of trips we can contribute with local people, buying some fruits, mineral water, also we always use the local restaurants and familiar hostels… as we already know they are always grateful with our guest Inka Jungle to Machu Picchu (Daily Inka Jungle Trek).

Treks to MachuPicchu before Bingham:

Archaeologist Paolo Greer looks at the history of MachuPicchu before it was officially ‘discovered’ by Hiram Bingham in 1911 – Inka Jungle Treks.

In 1471, the year the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro was born, Pachacuti Yupanqui died. Pachacuti was the ninth Inca and Atahualpa’s Great Grandfather – inca jungle trail. When he was young, Pachacuti was known simply as Cusi Yupanqui. Then, the Inca kingdom was small and their enemies, the Chancas, attacked their home, Cusco. Cusi’s Father, Viracocha, and his six brothers fled, while he, the youngest, stayed to successfully defend the city – Inka Jungle Alternative Treks.

In the decades that followed, Cusi Yupanqui and his sons, Yamque and Topa, extended the Inca Empire to include vast territories and numerous civilizations – inca jungle trek. Cusi became known as “Pachacuti”, “He Who Changes the World” – Inka Jungle trail to Machupicchu Alternative Treks.

The “World Changer” confined Cusco’s rivers to stone channels and had his capital completely rebuilt – inka jungle. He created the Inca system of warehouses and roads, with chasqui messengers to maintain rapid communication – inca jungle. He defined the calendar, festivals, customs and laws for his people to follow and organized a warrior class for the conquests to come – Inka Jungle trail Treks to Machupicchu.

It was Pachacuti who ordered the holiest Inca site, the Sun Temple or Coricancha, to be constructed. For that, he gathered the best goldsmiths and told them to fashion a life-sized figure of a young boy, resembling the brilliantly shining child he had seen in a vision while protecting Cusco- inka trail alternative treks.

Pachacuti personally placed the finished statue in an interior room of the Coricancha, where only he, certain lords and special caretakers were allowed to enter to revere the child’s figure, the most sacred icon in the realm – bike inka jungle treks.

Like Pachacuti, the golden sculpture was considered a representative of the sun. On the same day that Pachacuti installed the boy’s image in the Sun Temple, he had a sugarloaf shaped stone, an intihuatana or “sun hitch”, placed in the center of the principal plaza of Cusco. The specially carved rock represented the sun, for one and all to worship – biking inka jungle treks.

Although Pachacuti’s victories stretched throughout the Inca’s known world, his initial invasions were in the Urubamba Valley inca jungle trail. It was there that the aged leader had a village built for his panaca or descendant family to care for his tomb and to serve his memory. He called the town Patallacta, “High City”. It is now known as Machupicchu – bike inka jungle trail alternative treks.

«In 1551, the Viceroy Mendoza ordered Betanzos to record the history of the Incas…..but the initial eighteen chapters were lost for more than 400 years inka jungle treks – tour operator».

The Inca History is Recorded with Inka Jungle Treks – Tour Operator:

Huayna Capac, Pachacuti’s grandson, chose the newborn Cuxirimay (‘Speaks Good Fortune’) to eventually wed his son Atahualpa. After Huayna Capac’s death, Cuxirimay was in Atahualpa’s camp when he was captured by Pizarro. She stayed with the imprisoned Inca leader until his execution by the Spaniards (day inka jungle treks).

Following Atahualpa’s murder, Cuxirimay became Doña Angelina Yupanqui, and Francisco Pizarro’s mistress. She bore him two sons, Juan and Francisco. When Pizarro was assassinated in 1541, Angelina Yupanqui was nineteen years old (inca jungle treks). In 1544, Doña Angelina became the wife of Juan de Betanzos, a Quechua interpreter for the Conquistadors. Following the conquest of Perú, Betanzos became the most respected translator for the Viceroyalty. In the same year that he wed Angelina, Betanzos was commissioned to write the Church’s religious conversion
manuals and Spanish-Quechua dictionaries (daily tours bike, daily inka jungle treks).

In 1551, the Viceroy Mendoza ordered Betanzos to record the history of the Incas. Betanzos’ unique work, Suma y narracion de los Yngas, was finished in 1557. However, all but the initial eighteen chapters were lost for more than 400 years (daily alternative treks).

In 1987, a complete manuscript, with an additional sixty-four chapters, was found in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The “Inca Garcilaso” produced his “Royal Commentaries” in 1609, based mostly on what he remembered as a child before leaving Perú in 1560 (daily treks inka jungle trail).

Bernabe Cobo, like Garcilaso, among the most cited of Inca authorities, relied on the scant records available in his day, publishing his history in 1653, nearly one hundred years after Betanzos’ direct translations from Atahualpa’s cousin-wife and their surviving relatives (daily biking inka jungle trek)

Perhaps, it was then that Cuxirimay, a.k.a. Doña Angelina Yupanqui, finally “spoke her good fortune” by preserving the history of her vanquished ancestors. Without the telling of her story by Juan de Betanzos, and his Narration’s recent rediscovery, much of the Inca’s own account might have been lost forever (daily inka jungle trail alternative treks).

The Rediscovery of Patallacta – Daily Tours Inka Jungle:

From Inca Land – Explorations in the Highlands of Peru (1912) by Hiram Bingham: “On the afternoon of July 23rd we reached a hut called “La Maquina”, where travelers frequently stop for the night (day bike tours). The name comes from the presence here of some large iron wheels, parts of a “machine” destined never to overcome the difficulties of being transported all the way to a sugar estate in the lower valley, and years ago left here to rust in the jungle…”.

The rusted machine that the Yale explorer wrote about had nothing to do with sugar cane. It was a sawmill, brought to Perú before Bingham’s birth by a German, Augusto R. Berns, for the purpose of producing ties for the Southern Perú Railroad. The site of La Maquina is now Aguas Calientes, the community just below Machu Picchu (daily tour bicicleta 1 day).

In 1867, Berns purchased twenty-five kilometers of the northern bank of the Urubamba/Vilcanota River, next to the famous citadel. His estate, the “Cercado de San Antonio” or “Torontoy”, extended above and far downriver from the present ruins of Torontoy, and up to the mountain crests, directly opposite of Machu Picchu. Even today, this region within plain sight of the best known ancient city in the Americas is virtually unknown (daily treks to inka trail).

Pre-Bingham Research I first walked the popular Inca trail in 1974, several years before I encountered history of the area that pre-dated Hiram Bingham. Like many a good adventure, this one started with the serendipitous discovery of an old map (daily alternative treks).

I came upon the sketch during one of my numerous trips to the U.S. Library of Congress. It had no title or date, although it indicated the locations of mineral deposits along the Vilcanota River. Oddly, it was in English and in its center was a spot marked “Saw Mill” (inca jungle treks).

It took me another twenty years to find out who had drawn the map and why. That same year, in 1978, I found another clue, one that also took decades to comprehend. I had sent away for a large 900-page volume, the “Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories”. The index described hundreds of historical collections in the United States (alternative treks to machupicchu).

I read it carefully, page by page, gleaning any reference I could about Perú. One brief citation mentioned “promotional materials relating to an attempt to exploit a mineral area of Perú, 1881”. It caught my eye because, in those years, my passion was exploration for long forgotten mines in the “Caravaya”, a remote section of high jungle in the department of Puno near the Bolivian frontier. Alas, this particular prospect was somewhere else entirely, on the river Vilcanota near a place called Torontoy (alternative treks to bike inca jungle).