Although there are plenty of photographic opportunities in Machu Picchu, perhaps one of the best sceneries is the Funerary Rock Hut.
The hut, located by Funerary Rock, has been restored with a thatched roof, which proves to be a perfect stopping point for hikers when the rain begins. Travelers have to climb a number of zigzagging staircases in order to reach the hut, but the views are spectacular.
Not only will travelers get to see the beginning of the Inca Trail, but herds of llamas and alpacas tend to enter Machu Picchu through the nearby terraces to graze the grass around the Funerary Rock Hut. This can make for a great photo opportunity for those who like to be one with nature.
There have been a number of theories as to what the Funerary Rock was used for. The rock, which is an oddly carved shape, has been suggested as being a sacrificial altar in the past. However, other historians have suggested the rock formation served as a place to mummify nobles.