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Machu Pichu as historic sanctuary

04 March 2014

All the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu covers an area of 32,592 hectares, which is protected by the Peruvian government for being intangible .

The sanctuary is framed by Veronica ( 5822 m ) and the Salkantay ( 6271 m) peaks, includes all the Inca trail from km 82 of the railway line , in addition to the large area comprising up to 9 areas of life , the tourist area only covers 1% of the whole sanctuary .

The sanctuary has at least 350 species of orchids, 423 species of birds, the most important are the cock of the rock , or the Andean condor torrent duck . The climate is varied , in the highlands is cold and dry , while in jungle switch to warm and humid . In the citadel of Machu Picchu temperature varies between 12 and 24 degrees.

Walking the Inca Trail we see natural abundance , on the heights of Yunca chimpa there unkas wet forest ( trees lower branches full of lichens) . In warmiwachusca can be found vizcachas and deer , spectacled bear . As we alder trees , white cedars , pisonayes , CETICOS , etc. . We can also find the Yanacocha lagoon and Chaquicocha Plain .

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