We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Putucusi Mountain

Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: 4-Day Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“wooden ladder” (5 reviews)
“amazing hike” (5 reviews)
“climbing gear” (2 reviews)
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru

Similar Things to Do in Aguas Calientes

Write a ReviewReviews (224)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the way to Machu Picchu we were celebrating a Birthday on board the Train I asked if we could sing to our friend and to our amazement after a while a mini birthday cake came aboard Fantastic' We would like to thank Wilberth and...More

Thank Ave279
Reviewed February 8, 2017

This is one of my favorite hikes in the entire world! I went this past weekend to climb it again (February 4, 2017) - but unfortunately the ladders and the cable are no longer there. You will need good rock climbing equipment to ascend. There...More

7  Thank peruecoexpeditions
Reviewed January 21, 2017

This is an amazing climb. It is very very dangerous. The old gear is gone. Only try this if you have your own gear and are an experienced climber.

Thank Djkaufman
Reviewed October 2, 2016

If you have altitude issues or stomach upset, as many visitors may, this is a fairly grueling hike, at home you could do it in less than two hours, but in Peru it may take you four. Spray yourself with deet. Bring lots of water....More

5  Thank Travelmom525
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

My family and I tried to do the hike but at the mountain, the ladder was demolished. The only thing left was a long piece of cable. We tried to climb the mountain but abandoned the effort because it was very dangerous. Please don't attempt...More

4  Thank sonja2183
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We went up the mountain thinking it was going to be a straight forward hike. My friend even went up with Birkenstocks. At the first test you see a 100ft+ cliff ace that used to have a rope ladder with a steel cable guide. The...More

2  Thank JiffyFresh
Reviewed August 24, 2016

if you have extra time around Aguas Calientes, you should visit Putucusi Mountain, the view from the top is amazing, but the climb is very challenging, not for vertigo people!.

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed July 15, 2016

This track is not open to the public and is in huge disrepair. As stated by another user you will need equipment to do this track. Its rather sad as it looks like it would have been quiet lovely.

3  Thank xvictoriax
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We climbed up the first 50m but the ladders are broken and a lot are missing and there are only a few cables which arent trustful. Few parts are without anything.. We think it is very dangerous without own ropes and without climbing experience even...More

5  Thank alexkY1109YI
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Peru for our 2 year anniversary. After months of research I decided that I wanted to try Putucusi. Now, I am not very athletic, but I was determined to get to the top! The hike starts with finding the...More

3  Thank Alison S
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
The Tree House
1,402 reviews
.45 miles away
Indio Feliz Restaurant Bistro
4,084 reviews
.51 miles away
Chullpi Machupicchu Restaurante
381 reviews
.41 miles away
La Boulangerie de Paris
976 reviews
.51 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Los Jardines de Mandor
381 reviews
.53 miles away
Plaza Manco Capac
430 reviews
.49 miles away
Huayna Picchu
3,714 reviews
.58 miles away
Mariposario de Machupicchu
145 reviews
.54 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Victoria E
July 14, 2015|
Response from koka106 | Reviewed this property |
for us it tooks us about 2.5 hours one way. But we took everything very slowly and took lots of time taking photos. We were very cautious too since it looked very dangerous. Coming down was just about 1 hour.