Basking Atop Machu Picchu's Sister Peak in Peru
Tucked within a mystifying fold of the Urubamba River valley, Huayna Picchu balances atop a cloud-cloaked Andean peak, reigning quietly over the ancient, intricate maze of Machu Picchu below. Accessible via a lethally steep path, Huayna Picchu offers a tremendous reward for a treacherous trek up. The thin air will shorten your breath, but the dizzying perspective will arrest it altogether. Find a rock, situate your weary body, and lounge at this majestic pinnacle until the poncho-ed tourists retreat, and you can claim this regal throne to yourself.