Inca Trail to Machupicchu opens its doors from the first of March
As of today, March 1, tourist arrivals to the Inca trail to Machupicchu are resumed after this road was closed for maintenance and conservation work during the month of February, as indicated by Dr. Vidal Pino in his capacity as Head of the Decentralized Culture Cusco Directorate.
Also, Vidal Pino indicated that during the month in which the work was carried out, maintenance was done not only of the Inca trail but also of the archaeological centers that are adjacent to these, such as in the enclosures, platforms, water sources, Inca channels, retaining walls, among others.
Within the maintenance plan and for being a place considered as a jungle eyebrow, the extraction and removal of roots were also carried out, which directly affect the Inca trail and walls, in addition also, the stabilization of soils in places where there was erosion Because of rains, and the revision and maintenance of floors, bridges and pontoons, as well as their respective handrails.
On the other hand, the areas suitable for camping, also went through the rehabilitation stage, since the constant use of them and the erosive agents cause these areas to wear out, for that reason rehabilitated the systems of drainage, reforestation and maintenance , Cleaning and rehabilitation of drains along the Inca road, protection of headwaters, rehabilitation and consolidation of stone steps, treatment of rest areas and other work were also carried out; All these works were supervised by archaeologists specialized in the preservation of pre-Hispanic structures.
Finally, Vidal Pino congratulated all the people who were working throughout this project and for the enormous effort made, "He congratulated the staff of the Inca Road Network for this enormous effort, since they have worked overcoming adverse weather conditions , As the persistent rains, which hindered their work, "said the Director of the Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco.
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