We had a very busy Machu Picchu day and made our way to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) after finding our way down Huayna Picchu. This trail is far more accessable and user friendly than the mountain peaks. With limited stairs, it’s much friendlier on the knees. I was surprised but it wasn’t very busy either. It’s about seven kilometres one way and a gradual up-hill the whole way.
Much of the trail is open, offering spectacular views of the surrounding valleys.
The gate itself is quite small, having once been a outpost/guard station. It’s the first ‘port-of-entry’ for trekers who do the ‘Inca Trail’.