Day 8: Walk to Aquas Calientes, the village at the base of Machu Picchu.
After a short shuttle ride to Hidrolectricas(a hydroelectric project), we did some checkpoint procedures with our passports and disembarked to begin the day’s walk. Following a railroad track to the town of Aquas Calientes, cruising along a river, flat and scenic. Dotting the mountainsides, we witnessed history preserved through legendary architecture as more agricultural terraces seems to blend in as one with the landscape.
The pictures show one of the many dogs, strolling the trail, looking for handouts and part of the river running through the valley. After some previous experience with flowing water and slower shutter speeds, Alex and I hiked(slipped and slid) down from the railroad tracks to the river. We snapped a few shots and managed to get back up to the path. Side note: I believe the mountain on the far side of the river is Huayna Picchu.