Possible alternative Inca Trail to Machu Picchu reportedly discovered

Possible alternative Inca Trail to Machu Picchu reportedly discovered

Eleven young explorers discovered what could be a new Inca trail that connects the town of Huayopata in the province of La Convencion, with the district of Machu Picchu, El Comercio reported Thursday.

Map: Huayopata and Machu PicchuOscar Valencia, mayor of Machu Picchu Pueblo, was quoted saying that the group of local youths trekked the route for six days, during which time they encountered sections of Inca-style paved roads, vizcachas (Peruvian hares), spectacled bears and the remnants of small buildings.

“We had always heard of a road from Huayopata, we now know is reality,” Valencia said.

Valencia he will sign an agreement with the municipality to form a more formal expedition to retrace the reported Huayopata-Machu Picchu route around Oct. 2.

Possible Alternative Route to Machu Picchu. Click image to read original story in El Comercio


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