Machu Picchu Mountain Panorama
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Panoramic photo by Phillip Simpson Taken 22:46, 04/06/2012 - Views loading...

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Machu Picchu Mountain Panorama

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This panorama was taken about half way up the trail to Machu Picchu Mountain. This trail is an extra cost option. It dosen't offer the non-stop views that the trail to the Sun Gate offers, there is dense foliage on both sides of the trail except for a few spots.

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