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So you’re thinking about visiting Machu Picchu but aren’t sure which of the mountains to climb, huh? I’ve been fortunate enough to climb both Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain, and in this guide I’m going to take you through the pros and cons of both (spoiler: the main con for both is you might fall off and die, no joke) and the practicalities of doing so. Machu Picchu: mystical fifteenth-century Incan civilization, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and arguably one of the most photogenic places on this planet. Do you know how I know this? Because I’ve been there…twice. Planning a trip to Peru? Check out these other articles to help make the most of your trip:The Ultimate 2 Week Peru ItineraryBest 12 Things to do in Arequipa10 Incredible Places to Visit in Northern PeruOr check out the Peru Archives for more inspiration Yep, this “once…

So far on this trip I’ve tried to keep the blog chronological, writing as I go so as to remember the little things that otherwise go forgotten. I think the last place I blogged about was Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m now in Aguas Calientes, Peru and have visited both Chile and Bolivia since Argentina so it’s safe to say I’ve fallen behind slightly. Today though, I definitely feel the need to break the chronology, simply because… Machu Picchu!  This photo isn’t from Google, I captured it today and I am by no means any kind of photographer, but Machu Picchu is one of those places/things that it’s just impossible to take a bad photo of. It’s the second time I’ve visited and I still can’t get over the complete beauty of the citadel! The first time, back in 2011 I was a fresh-faced eighteen-year old on her first solo trip abroad,…