The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu reopened from this Friday, March 1

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu reopened from this Friday, March 1

The Decentralized Directorate of Culture of Cusco confirmed the reopening of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu this Friday, March 1, after successfully concluding the maintenance, rehabilitation and reconditioning of camps and other services.

Guido Bayro Orellana, director of the entity, reported that during the month of February various tasks were carried out, such as:

  • Cutting of vegetation and removal of roots in architectural structures.
  • Maintenance of walls, enclosures, platforms, channels, water sources, retaining walls, platforms, passageways and free areas.
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of camping areas
  • Renovation of wooden structures and thatched roofs.
  • Maintenance of toilets and rest huts.
  • Restitution of wooden braces on bridges, railings, handrails and pontoons.
  • Installation of wooden stairs and other improvements.

“It has been arduous work in the midst of adverse weather conditions, but the work has been completed on the entire Inca Trail, including the archaeological monuments of Salapunku, Qhanabamba, Qoriwayrachina, Machuq’ente, Patallaqta, Willkaraqay, Tunasmoqo, Patawasi, Pawkarkancha, Runcuracay, Sayaqmarka, Qonchamarka, Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, Chachabamba, Choquesuysuy and Intipunku,” Bayro Orellana explained.

The official highlighted that the main objective of these tasks is to improve the experience of visitors at the different control and surveillance posts of the Inca Trail Network, providing greater satisfaction and comfort to national and foreign tourists who, as of Friday the 1st March, they will be able to travel again this wonderful pre-Hispanic road network.

The work was carried out by work teams from the Machu Picchu National Archaeological Park, led by archaeologist Francisco Huarcaya, who traveled to various points of the Inca Trail Network.

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