Once I visited Machu Picchu, I knew that seeing all Seven Wonders would be possible. Machu Picchu required the most time and dedication. Dealing with the high altitude and hiking for four days beforehand, offered several challenges. Fortunately it went well, and turned out to be a spectacular trip.

Before visiting Machu Picchu, our tour group hiked the Community Trek for four days through several climate zones, the highest point being 4750 meters (15,583 feet)

On Day 4, we fnally descended.

Our tour group of over 20 travelers, and several porters made for a big fun group.

At last: Machu Picchu!

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 meters (7,970 ft) above sea level.

The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest.

Machu Picchu was never discovered by the Spanish Empire. It was eventually discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Locals still knew of the place over the years.

View from the Sun Gate.

Got my Machu Picchu passport stamp!


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