Huayna Picchu
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 Vilcabamba, in the Central Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes and is known mainly as the backdrop of most photographs
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,111 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We booked tickets online as soon as they became available. Its a ticketed entry we booked 9 am -11 am where we could enter anytime between those slots. We got to Aguas caliente by train and stayed over night. First thing in the morning we took the bus to machu pichu. We had booked the bus ticket online as well. You don't need any print outs just your passport for id. We also booked an amazing guide Sergio. He was a fantastic guy! He spent all day with us on both hikes to site and the mountain. Its really important to get a guide as they know the history, best photo spots and they are the best motivators. The bus ride was about 30 min, we entered with our tickets and passport. We walked through the site and entered Huayna Picchu. It was 2 hrs to go up and come down. Stairs most of the way, killer on the knees. High Altitude causes breathlessness. Walk constant and slow and take deep breathes. Our guide was amazing he got us an essence to help us breathe, and coco leaves. It helped tremendously. Pack water, snacks, hat, sunscren, bug spray. The view from the top was incredible and you feel accomplished when you see machu picchu. There is a precarious climb when you do reach up top. So this is not for the faint hearted.
Written June 23, 2022
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DreamsOfMyComrades
Park City, UT371 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
One of the greatest (and most difficult) hikes in the world! This is a challenging hike! My wife and I are in our early 60s, I’m a little fearful of heights, and we are in very good (but not triathlon-good) physical condition. And we made it! In the rain! We took our time, ascended carefully and enjoyed the views, captured our photos, and descended even more carefully. Took us about 3 hours. There were only a few areas near the top (“The Stairs of Death”) that I felt truly treacherous. Most of the way is tough but not potentially deadly. The views are spectacular and the accomplishment of reaching the pinnacle of such an iconic mountain is unsurpassed. If you’re there, and you can do it, you should!
Written May 14, 2022
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unpunctual
Chicago, IL62 contributions
Oct 2020
An hour and a half climb up Huayna Picchu to take in the best views of Machu Picchu and the Andes that surround it. The hike is very steep and quite challenging, but totally worth it if you can make it to the top. Weather notwithstanding, the hike while challenging and long, is not nearly as dangerous as some pictures and websites would have you believe. After taking in the views, it’s another 45 minutes to hike back to the base of Machu Picchu where you can then tour the Inca city. Otherwise, you can hike another hour down to the Temple of the Moon (The Great Cavern), a mysterious Incan structure built inside of a cave. If you are someone that loves to hike and is in relatively good shape, then this adventure is one you will enjoy. It not only brings that rewarding sense of accomplishment, but it also offers some of the most spectacular views you’ll encounter while in Peru.
Written June 5, 2021
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,637 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Machu Picchu is the most incredible place on earth and part of its wonder is the iconic mountain in the background Huayna Picchu. We were lucky to see it in its full glory as some arrive at the city to find it in fog. This mountain truly is an icon.
Written August 21, 2022
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Ray M
5 contributions
Nov 2021
The Inca ruins on the top are mind blowing. True Inca masterpiece of architecture. We went not only to the summit, but also to the Temple of the Moon, our guide Victor from Machupicchu Center took us to this amazing place and it was worth the hike all the way there. It took us 4 hrs round trip.
Written November 21, 2021
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Lauren M
Torrance, CA133 contributions
Nov 2019
We booked our trip with Latin Escapes in US, and fortunately, they arranged us to hike the Huayna Picchu. My understanding is that there is a limit and permit must be obtain ahead of time. We arrived to the gate around 6:40 am, and there were plenty of folks already getting ready for the 7 am hike. I must mention that Machu Picchu was very pretty in the early morning in the mist and very few tourists on the way to the gate. Also, it was interesting that there were people from all over the world in different physical shapes and hiking experiences, judging from the attire, etc. I believe most made it to the top without much issues. It is interesting how we bond with total strangers, when we are climbing very steep and exhausting trails together. The view is amazing, and considering the cultural and hitorical significance, it's well worth it.
Written March 8, 2020
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Maris Z
Sigulda, Latvia396 contributions
Feb 2020
Only 400 people are allowed to climb this mountain during the day, divided into groups at different times of the day. The climb is very steep and difficult and not everyone is capable of doing it. In addition, in the rainy season, the view can be damaged by fog. In spite of this, I would definitely like to climb again :)
Written March 6, 2020
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rlk33853
Manitoba, Canada122 contributions
Mar 2020
We climbed this with our guide. Let me start by saying we are in our early sixties. This fact was evident in that we never saw anyone during the climb that was over 30-35. Not that it can't be done, but you better be in condition to do the climb.

Entry is restricted by the entry time of your ticket and this ensures safety. Once you are doing it you will see why this is important. The lower portion is through the rainforest but as you climb, some of the steps become narrower and narrower. At some points the steps are only maybe 4 inches deep and 1 foot wide. When you go through the tunnel it is maybe 3 feet of clearance. Thus if crowded it would be of concern.

Once you are at the top it is amazing. Direct view down to Machu Picchu and the valley.

Was the climb physically demanding - yes. Would we do it again - probably once was enough but we are very glad we did.
Written March 27, 2020
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GAJ 93
London, UK64 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
I have been to Machu Picchu three times and managed only recently to get a ticket to climb this lovely mountain (due to COVID,the demand is less) . The view of Machu Picchu is worth everything .The steps are a bit hard but if you take it slowly and enjoy it then it’s easily done.
There is a park ranger at the top to take pics if you are solo .
Butterflies at the top and you can stay long enough to take as many photos as possible (again I was there during COVID so less number of tourists)

The trip to Mach Picchu is not complete without climbing this amazing peak .
Written January 11, 2022
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Steveh3Texas
Southlake, TX705 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
So….we did this hike on day 2 at Machu Picchu. My wife doesn’t like heights but she made it. There are around 750 Inca steps and you truly get to the tip-top of the mountain that overlooks the Machu Picchu site. Truly a highlight of our trip.
As a forewarning though - There are a lot of steps and they go straight up. People not in good shape may not make it to the top. We are in our 60’s and are regularly in the mountains. If it is raining, this will add to the difficulty. Luckily, there are handrails on some of the steeper parts. Admission is restricted so have your agent buy tickets, in advance. You must have a separate ticket. Good luck!!
Written February 2, 2022
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