<p>Along the six-day, 35-mile trek along the high route to Machu Picchu, a trekker gazes across the ruins to the Huayna Picchu, the mossy pinnacle looming over the ruins in all the classic photographs.</p><p>Read more in "The High Road to Machu Picchu" in the May/June 2009 issue of <em>National Geographic Traveler.</em></p>

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Along the six-day, 35-mile trek along the high route to Machu Picchu, a trekker gazes across the ruins to the Huayna Picchu, the mossy pinnacle looming over the ruins in all the classic photographs.

Read more in "The High Road to Machu Picchu" in the May/June 2009 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

Photograph by Aaron Huey

Hiking Machu Picchu

See photos of a hiking trip to Machu Picchu in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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