Published: December 12th 2010December 6th 2010
Ako sme spomenuli v minulom blogu dnes nas cakal zaciatok Inca pochodu, ktory skonci navstevou Machu Picchu a preto asi neprekvapi ze sme sa obidvaja velmi tesili a ani nam nevadilo ze sme museli byt pripraveni na 6.15. Autobus nas doviezol na km 82, co je tradicny zaciatok tejto cesty, tu sme museli ukazat pasy, prejst cez uzky most ponad rieku Urubamba a zacat slapat. Tato cesta bola naozaj pouzivana inkami a znovuobjavena po par sto rokoch, dovolene po nej mali chodit len privelegovani a pre chudobnych boli urcene ine cesty. Niektore casti cesty boli vylozene kamenmi este z ich cias. Tento pochod nieje mozne robit samostatne a preto sme si museli zaplatit agenturu. Prijemnou zmenou bolo ze sme mali nosicov na stany a ani o jedlo sme sa nemuseli starat co bola prijemna zmena po nasich predchadzajucich vyletoch. V skupine nas bolo sedem turistov, k tomu sedem nosicov a dvaja sprievodcovia. Cela cesta az k Machu Picchu je lemovana inskymi ruinamy a nasa prva zastavka bola Willkarakay, ruina ktora sluzila ako kontrolne stanovisko. Odtialto bol krasny vyhlad na Patayakta miesto urcene na pestovanie plodin. Na vecer sme dorazili do Huayllabamba, malickej dedinky, kde sme uz mali pripravene stany a vecera
na seba tiez nenechala dlho cakat. Medzitym sa zotmelo a mi uz o osmej vecer lezali v stane a pokusali sa zaspat pretoze zajtrajsok bude najtazsi usek nasej cesty.
As we mentioned in our previous blog today we started our Inca trail, which is going to end by a visit of Machu Picchu and therefore we were really excited and didnt even mind to be ready by 6.15. Our bus took us to km 82, which is a traditional beggining of this trail, where we had to show our passports, cross a quite narrow and wobbly bridge over Urubamba river and started to walk. This trail was used by Incas, rediscovered after a few hundred years and only used by priviledged. Some parts of it are still paved by original stones from that time. This trail is not possible to do solo, so we had to pay an agency. Good news was that we had porters and so didnt have to carry our tent or care about food. There were seven of us in our group, seven porters and two guides. All the way to Machu Picchu is dotted with inca ruins and our first stop was Willkarakay,
ruin used as a guard post. From here we could see Patayakta, place used for growing food. In the evening we reached Huayllabamba, little pueblo, where our tent were already ready and dinner prepared. Afterwards there was nothing to do, so we went to our tent to sleep, because tomorrow is hardest day of the trail.
There are more photos below