two weeks ago, i hiked the inka jungle trail to machu picchu (“old mountain” in quechua) with my compañeros (fellow students). recognized by unesco for its outstanding cultural heritage, this ancient and holy inka city is very impressive with its temples, terraces, and rock formations. it is situated at 2,430 m above sea level in a beautiful tropical mountain forest. still, i actually enjoyed the hiking more for its fascinating jungle and our hiking group. moreover, we got the chance to do zip-lining, wild water rafting and biking, though i didn’t capture those moments. if you ever visit peru, you should definitely check out the inka jungle trail (rather the the actual inka trail as it’s cheaper and more exciting)! for more info on machu picchu, refer to this page.
camera: lumix g2 (panasonic dmc-g2)
wonderful view at over 4000 m above sea level …
… from where we biked down to out next stop …
… an eco lodge in the middle of the andean jungle, to where we had to take quite an exhausting hike uphill.
shamanic, andean medicine, plants and argriculture.
traditional face paint and natural insect repellent.
me and my fellow students with our faces painted.
those is not actual baseball equipments, they’re potatoes!
rainbow around the sun!
check out this pineapple.
or those avocados.
or those papayas.
out hiking group.
plenty of awesome bananas, nature’s candy.
me and the parrot.
only 4 more kilometers to our destination, aguas calientes!
finally arrived in aguas calientes, the city next to machu picchu.
inka medicinal plants
the inka city and wayna picchu (“young mountain”) in the background.