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Huayna Picchu

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The Wayna Picchu mountain, Wayna Pikchu in Quechua, (with an altitude of 2667 meters above sea level) is part of the eastern foothills of the Salcantay massif, in Cusco, Peru. It is part of a large orographic formation known as Batolito de...more
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Carretera Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu 08680, Peru
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not for the climb, which did give me some good exercise, but for the views that it provided once I reached the top. There are no words to describe the WOW factor. It was well worth the physical exertion as the entire hike was full...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank whereintheworld45
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took a while to climb up to the top but when we eventually got up there the views were incredible. We booked our tickets for this climb months in advance they do sell out quickly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank danrobertinglis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This climb is well worth the experience, especially if you have not had the opportunity of walking in via the Inca Trail as it gives a snapshot of the topography. You need a fairly god level of fitness and mobility and whilst very much dependent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mpk1970
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took me only 1.5 hours round trip. I had to book the combination of Huyana Picchu and Machu Picchu through Get your guide with a higher price since doesn’t matter how many times I tried to pay with my credit cards, they wouldn’t process....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 173hap
Reviewed 1 week ago

You’ll need to plan if you want to climb Huayna Picchu. That’s because you must purchase a combined entrance ticket to Machu Picchu / Huayna Picchu. It’s limited to 400 hikers a day with controlled entry times and can sell out several months in advance....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about it on Trip Advisor and was very worried as a lot of people said it is hard, difficult and scary. For a fit person it's not bad at all, the climb was not that bad even in the rain. The fact that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Geisha2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful mountain that many people want to climb. Eat your Wheaties and drink plenty of water before the climb; it's challenging, but my husband said "spectacular."

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brooke C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiking this mountain is not for the faint hearted. In fact, if your doctor has said anything to you about your heart I would definitely recommended NOT doing this. It is hard. Having done a 4 day Inca trail hike before getting here, my wife...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank tomdan1986
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is something not to miss on your visit to Machu Picchu. It is actually a quite tough climb both for the altitude and the path itself, so to be done only if a bit fit. But once up, you will get an amazing view...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AndreaGambadoro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying that I’m 51, in good health, and not normally a hiker. Most previous reviews encourage people to go, and now that I’m back in the hotel, safe and sound, so do I. That said, be prepared: it’s not an easy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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TracyLane
July 7, 2018|
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Response from cantravellor | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can absolutely do this hike at any age as long as you are reasonably active and aclimitized. We booked early HP hike. We lined up for bus at 5 AM in AC and had no problem getting to HP in allotted time between 7-8... More
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282vincentn
July 2, 2018|
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We booked HP tickets directly through official Machu Picchu site. When you buy your MP tickets, you can add HP as well. We did it in July and booked in May. Later time was sold out so we did early hike. You get an extra 2... More
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LalithaKarthik
May 26, 2018|
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Response from cantravellor | Reviewed this property |
If you're experienced and fit enough to hike up lots of stairs (takes about an hour) then you should be fine. We went in July so it was dry but sun gets quite hot later in morning. Would recommend doing early time slot if... More
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longtrail75
St. Petersburg, Florida
Packed trip...still feasible? (1 Replies)
PACKED trip to SA, doable or die trying? Trip: CUZ-AQP (arr. 7:30AM, dept, 1830 respectively) Season: late may, early june Time: 16 Days, 15 Nights. People: 2 (M/F, young) Budget: Lodging &lt;$50/night double occupancy optimal, Food: ~$20/pd/pp, able to cover the costs of about one extra flight and night bus transport everywhere. We can cover the costs of all the objectives listed below. Objectives: Machu Picchu- Not planning on hiking the inca trail. Want to lodge in Auguas...More
February 28, 2013|
teamemk
Audubon, Pennsylvania
How long should we stay for MP/HP? (4 Replies)
I'm going to do the 4 day Inca trek to Machu Picchu with a few friends. We all want to get up to Huayna Picchu and spend time at Machu Picchu without feeling rushed to catch the Backpacker train back to Cusco. Is there enough time in day 4 to sufficiently see everything or should we plan on staying the night in Aguas Calientes and have a second day? We want to 'do it right' but also don't want to spend an extra day there, if there's plenty of time to see everything in 1 day.
February 06, 2011|
Response fromQA101|
It was around 715am when we got our first stunning glimpse of MP from the Sun Gate on Day Four of our wonderful trek with Q'ente. During the descent to MP, our guide, Socrates, was notified that tickets for the HP climb were still available, so those in our group of 11 who wanted to went directly to the base of HP. The rest of us had some time to admire the ruins in the morning sun. My husband and I had decided to celebrate our trek accomplishment by splurging on a night at the Sanctuary...More
Gustavo C
Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Issue with tickets to Machu Picchu. Please, help! (7 Replies)
I was trying to buy two tickets to MP and Huayna Picchu FOR May 30th . I've filled all the form and got to the end. It gave me a reserve code so I can pay for it. Just THEN I've noticed it says “disponibilidad 0” at the top. But I still have the reservation code and can pay for it. What does this means? If I pay I'll have the ticket or will end up stuck with a ticket I can't use? Also, if this means I can't get the ticket, is it possible to buy ONLY to the ticket (and maybe the guided...More
May 12, 2013|
Response fromGustavo C|
I just went ahead and paid the reservation and IT WORKED. It seems I was incredibly lucky and got the last two tickets oO