We have been terrifically lucky with the weather!! Albeit, quite chilly in Cusco at an altitude of 3,380 meters or 11,089', it became warmer as we were heading downhill. Ollantaytambo was only (ha) at 2,700 meters or 8,858', and we were descending to 2,000 meters or 6,562' at our destination, Aguas Calientes (Much Hot Water, is the meaning), today.
We were traveling only with our backpacks for the 2 days, as the trains do not have luggage facilities on board for anything more. Our remaining luggage had been stored in Cusco for when we return.
The ride was an hour and 45 minutes f of stunning beauty!! And, a comfortable ride. Along the way we saw more Inka ruins, the beginning of where the hikers start their 4 day trek up the mountains, and just stark beauty as we descended into the jungle and rain forest.