Peru: Unknown section of Inca Trail two hours from Machu Picchu uncovered

Posted on July 8, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America, Travel News

An Inca trail over four kilometers, parallel to the traditional leading to Machu Picchu was discovered by a group of specialists and technicians of the Regional Directorate of Culture (DRC) from Cusco , which carried out maintenance work, experts announced today. Oscar Montufar La Torre, resident archaeologist of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu , told Andina news agency that it is a paved road width of 1.70 meters, which branches in the area Chaquiccocha (kilometer 24 of the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu) and arrives at the archaeological site of K’antupata. This rejoins the traditional road to kilometer 33, between the joint archaeological and Wiñayhuayna Intipunku (the latter to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu is 3.7 kilometers away). Read Article

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