The Inca Trail Less Travelled

Approximately five hundred years ago, Machu Picchu was a living city, inhabited by Incas who sustained themselves by farming the vertiginous terraces they had carved out of the mountainside, and by worshipping the gods of mountain and sun.

After the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham stumbled upon the “Lost City” in 1911, one of the many routes the Inca used to connect themselves with other Inca sites gradually became one of the…