The next morning we got up at 4am, which would feel much worse if not having fallen asleep at 8pm the evening before. Still, almost too late, the queue for the first bus at 5.30am was already going through half the village. Now the karma points paid us back and we still got to the citadel in time, making it to the designated photo spot minutes before the sun reached the first houses. Later in the morning we hiked up to Mount Machu Picchu, a steep one hour hike with 600m height difference. The view was great though, and we got extra entertainment with a bear cub stealing and gleefully munching Sabine’s almond chocolate croissant.