There are many paths that lead to Machu Picchu but none like the Inca trail. Perhaps the best know trail on the entire American continent. It doesn’t sound so epic, when heading out from Cusco, the destination is just 43Km away. But the path winds ever upward, between forests and mountain, stone steps with majestic views, precipitous drops. Until one reaches the reward: Puerta del Sol and the views of the ruins of Machu Picchu.