Did a lot of thinking the last few days and I’ve decided to take the train to Machu Picchu instead of hiking it. I am not the biggest fan of hiking, even less when it’s 5d/4n of 6-8 hours at high altitude and cold and bug bites. I heard the views on the hike are great but I think I am happy with my decision.
Instead, I will climb Cerro Machu Picchu, which is twice as high as the more popular Huayna Picchu (one reason is that it is sold out so I really have no choice). It will take me about 2.5 hours to climb it so that will be my physical “price” to pay for the view from there.