After ascending to Huayna Picchu and getting to the top, we decided to go back to the main site through a different route. We were tired but very excited to have made it all the way to the peak! Little did we know that there was more hiking to do.
The road to the Moon Temple is kind of isolated, not well kept (maybe because it's not too frequented), and there are two wooden stairs that reminded me of an old fear of heights. Fortunately, my friends were there to support me. I would not recommend going through this path on your own, but it is truly worthy. We also met other visitors when we got to the temple, almost all of them had hiking poles. It was nice to talk to them and discover that even though we all came from different countries, we had so much in common. After descending to the Moon Temple, you must go up again to reach the path that leads back to the Machu Picchu archeological site. Also, I would suggest to book the earliest slot to HP if you want to visit the Moon Temple (i.e. 7 am) because it may take some time to get back to MP and you don't want to rush during the remainder of your visit!
Don't forget to your sunblocker and bug repellent! They are a must! There are lots of flying bugs in the whole archeological site, but most of them were in Huayna Picchu and even more near the Moon Temple.
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