Absolutely mind blowing experience trekking across Salkantay mountain range and Inca trails to reach Machu Pichu.
I have learnt and taken in so many amazing experiences it's going to take me a good while to process everything.
Sleeping at 4,600m elevation next to a glacier and beautiful mountain was something I will never ever forget for the rest of my days.
The most notable experience was the incredible kindness, happiness and knowledge of the Quechua / South American people. I have learnt so much about what is to be a human being and humbled to have been given an insight into these extraordinary people's lives and ancestry.
It's with a mixture of happiness and sadness that I got to witness and view Machu Pichu with my own eyes.
Happy to be see this amazing spiritual home of the Quechua people and their incredible achievements/ knowledge in building this ancient sacred place. It was fascinating to get an insight to how and why it was built but also learn how advanced the "Inca" civilisation was and their history.
However it's very sad and disheartening to
see to bus loads of tourists arrive each day to grab photo's / selfies especially for Facebook and Instagram without learning about Machu Pichu's history or respecting this sacred place. Of course I am also a tourist, no different and also guilty of posting photo's on social media.
To use an old cliche tho, this Trek was much more about the journey rather than the destination. I'm glad I experienced this in the way I did and time will tell how much of an impact this journey will have had on me.