The Inca ruins of Chachabamba is located in the km 104 on the way to Machu Picchu, Chachabamba is set at elevation of 2,150masl; it’s a Quechua word which means valley of trees; the name is not original Inca name. The Name probably was given for the type of geography since the environment is fully vegetated.
Chachabamba contains of two types of architecture: the Inca imperial structures, and domestic types. For the type of architecture, structures and distribution probably it was a religious center where the Incas performed ceremonies dedicated to the Mother Nature spatially to the mountains. In the middle of the construction there is a very nice square that at the east site one can appreciate a very nice altar carved on natural rock. Few meters from here there are several ceremonial water baths. Probably the place where the Inca pilgrims take purification shower in order to clean the soul before arriving to Machu Picchu.
The zone of Chachabamba is a very fertile valley, a great place to grow tropical and sub-tropical food and plants, spatially sweet potato, yucca, and medicinal plants.
At Chachabamba there is a control point for the trekkers; here you have shown the permits and the entrance to the national park of Machu Picchu. Here begins the short Inca Trail or the 2-day trekking to Machu Picchu.
The weather is normally warm and tropical duo to the location; it’s surrounded by pristine forest. Here is where the Amazon Jungle starts.