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Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountain

Enjoy the strategic location of the Inka Citadel of Machu Picchu and the surrounding lush canyon from the different angle view points like: the Huayna Picchu Mt, Sun Gate, Machu Picchu Mt, Llactapata Inca ruins, Putukusi Mt and the Inca bridge section

Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu

IS IT LIMITED?

Yes! Its limited to 400 hikers a day, so you will need to plan early to book the extra hike. At least 2 to 3 months in advance. We will purchase the permit for you, if tickets are available. Schedules for hiking up to Huayna Picchu:

  • First schedule: 7 – 8 AM
  • Second schedule: 10 – 11 AM
***This is the time you start the hike. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the top, snap some photos and 45 minutes down.

PRICES

It depends on the trek or tour that you choose:

  • For those who go by train or do any alternative trek to Machu Picchu: US$25 per person
  • For hikers trekking the Inca Trails to Machu Picchu: US$65 per person

Why so much more for Inca Trail trekkers?

When we purchase your permit for the Inca Trail, the permit includes entry to Machu Picchu. You don’t need a paper ticket to enter the Lost City of the Incas. But when you climb Huaynapicchu, you need a permit for the hike plus a paper entrance ticket to Machu Picchu. This is a requirement enforced by the Park Office.

The Wayna Picchu Mount will be closed from the 1st til the 15th of April

Huayna Picchu or Wayna Picchu which translated from Quechua means Young Mountain is located at 2,667 metres above sea level and is apart of the Andean foothills. Huayna Picchu is well known for being part of the vast majority of the panoramic photos of Machu Picchu. On Huayna Picchu you may see some archaeological sites, including the Temple of the Moon built in a natural cave. At the top of Huayna Picchu there are small terraces and some buildings that were a part of an astronomical observatory and is a point of guardianship to the citadel.

Machu Picchu Mountain

Machu picchu mountain

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

The rise time depends on the physical condition of the individual and can range from 2-3 hours (round-trip). From the top you can admire the amazing canyon formed by the slope of the Vilcanota river with green mountains on one side and on the other side the mountains of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, the snowy summit of Salkantay (6,271 m) and more. It is a conglomerate which forms the habitat of species such as the spectacled bear, the cock of the rock (endangered) and so on…

The ascent to Machu Picchu Mount is considered moderate to difficult, but not challenging. An acceptable physical condition is required. During the rainy season, the road can be very slippery, making the ascent more difficult. This is where you will begin the hike. It takes approximately one and a half hours to reach the top, snap some photos and another one hour down.

PRICES

It depends on the trek or tour that you choose:

  • For those who go by train or do any alternative to Machu Picchu: US$15 per person
  • For hikers on the Inca Trails to Machu Picchu: US$60 per person

Why so much more for Inca Trail trekkers?

When we purchase your permit for the Inca Trail, your permit includes entry to Machu Picchu. You don’t need a paper ticket to enter the Lost City of the Incas. But when you climb Huaynapicchu you need a permit for the hike plus a paper entrance ticket to Machu Picchu. This is enforced by the Park Office.

The Machu Picchu Mount will be closed from the 16th til the 30th of April

Machu Picchu Mount is located 3,082 meters above sea level. In it, is seated the Inca City of Machu Picchu. Thousands are drawn everyday, possibly by the ornate energy emanating from the Earth, considered sacred to the Inca civilization. Its summit was used by Inca priests to perform rituals on special dates and is a place of worship of the Apu Salkantay.

The great mountain rises more than 652 m above the Sacred City and offers some breath taking views, a uniqueness like no other place in the world. The paths of the old network of roads used by the Incas are surrounded by a cloud tropical forest. The trail has irregular sections of stone steps; it is estimated that there are more than 1,600 steps.