When I was in Peru, I had really wanted to hike up Huayna Picchu. I was in my twenties and feeling quite spry! I was backpacking across the countryside with a few of my guy friends, exploring the world.
What we didn't realize is that you need to get there very early in the day, as the trail will only allow for 400 travelers during the course of one day. By the time we made it there, we had figured we could camp at the top since it was already afternoon. They had reached their maximum occupancy for the day. We explored Machu Picchu instead.
Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu in the background.
“They had reached their maximum occupancy for the day.”