To stay at the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the walk of about two hours from the hydroelectric plant to Aguas Calientes is no longer free.
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A statement from the Decentralized Directorate of Civilization of Cuzco and the owner of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu of the Sernanp (Franco Service of State Protected Areas) announced the changes to the alternative route of Santa María.
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Since August 1, 2022, travel and tourism agencies registered in the Sernanp are the only ones authorized to allow visitors to enter Machu Picchu due to the approach of the hydroelectric plant.
Likewise, visitor groups must have a ticket for the Llacta of the Ruins, which will be checked at the Intihuatana checkpoint near the hydroelectric plant.
Additionally, the sanctuary can be preserved through a four-day trek and train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes.
The story of Machu Picchu, the lost sanctuary
Machu Picchu means “old mountain” in a language native to the Peruvian Andes, Quechua.
The mountain is located in the Cordillera Uruguayo of southern Peru, in the Central Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes.
La Llacta, a term that defines the ancient Inca city in the Andes, is considered a masterpiece of masonry and engineering, built yesterday in the 15th century.
Machu Picchu was a Public Historic Sanctuary of Peru in 1981 and a World Heritage Site two years later. Besides that, it is considered one of the seven wonders of the world.
According to archaeological evidence, the area has been populated since at least 760 BC. agriculture practiced. vs.
“There are colonial documents that refer to the Llaqta de Machupicchu as the ‘seat of the Incas’ or the ‘ancient city of the Inca site of Guaynapicchu’”. refers to the official website of the Occupation of the Civilization of Peru.
The heart of the Andes, shrouded in a veil of great concealment and enigma, attracts the attention of millions of people around the world, making Machu Picchu one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.
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