Hike Huayna Picchu (Inca Trail)
Machu Picchu, Peru
The Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Andes, is world-renowned, and for good reason. But for as strenuous as the trek is, it’s not as spine-tingling as it’s neighbor, the Huayna Picchu, which leads to what is believed to be the ruins of Machu Picchu’s high priest. The path to the top of the 8,924 foot pyramid contains knife ledges, stone staircases, barely perceptible stepping stones built into the ledge, and breathtaking views of the surrounding ruins and Andes landscape. Don’t get too distracted looking around though, a misplaced step or lack of attention could lead to dire consequences.