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Huayna Picchu Climb time - 7am or 10am in mid November

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Huayna Picchu Climb time - 7am or 10am in mid November

Just wondering if for a day in mid November, it is better to book the 7am or the 10am climb for Huayna Picchu?

I'm trying to weigh up it being hotter to climb at 10am, and with more people (coming down and going up), vs 7am where it is more likely the view might be impaired by mist/cloud?

If we do the 7am climb, could we wait out the mist up top before the time we have to come down? (Does the mist make it more dangerous to climb?)

(Our other morning we may climb to the Sun Gate.)

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1. Re: Huayna Picchu Climb time - 7am or 10am in mid November

For me I prefer the 7am, some will say 10am.

You can stay on the top until you decide when to return, remember the people of the 10am will arrive aprox at 11.30am so you will have enougt time to wait for the mist to go, of course it is a misty day

Edited: 6:51 pm, April 17, 2014
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2. Re: Huayna Picchu Climb time - 7am or 10am in mid November

In November, there is a lot of fog early in the morning (from 6:00 to 9:00 approx.)

going to climb Huayna PIcchu by 10:00 will give a chance to have a clear view from the top.

About staying at the top. At the really top of Huayna Picchu there is always a ranger who makes nobody stays there more than 15 minutes (because there is few space). But You can stay longer closer to the top (there is a lot of space).

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