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Review of Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu
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Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Day Tour from Cusco
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Private Guided Tour in Machu Picchu
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Day Tour to Machu Picchu by Inca Rail Train
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Huayna Picchu is located towards the north of the Inca city of Machu Picchu. To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, should reach the checkpoint and entrance to Huayna Picchu and the road begins a few meters from the Sacred Rock is followed, it is an area with very dense vegetation, this road is very steep and quite and includes sections of narrow stairs and steps made of granite stone placed irregularly, there are some that appear carved into the rock. The promotion lasts between 45-60 minutes depending on the physical state of the person.
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Do not come to Machu Picchu without doing this. It makes the trip! However you should probably be prepared to sweat and be out of breath. Must get tix months before cuz they limit the amount of people per day. We went on the second round and was pretty happy about that decision because the fog had cleared however the usual afternoon down poor occured on the way down but no biggie if you're prepared.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

It's quite hard and might be not exactly 100% safe to get up there, but it's worth the view.

There were a few parts that people should be aware of.
a: the steps at the end are very steep and people who are not relatively fit or are scared of heights might have a few problems with it. I remember crawling on all fours to feel more or less safe about doing it. It's been a while since I've been there though, so they might have changed something about it.

Another tip is to get in line earlier, to make sure you actually get in ;).

Thank Ivan F
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

One of the highlights of your journey! Book your tickets in advance to be sure you can do the hike to the top. The best time to visit is in the early morning.
After e steep hike of about 45 to 60 minutes you will be awarded by the stunning view down to the fabulous Machu Picchu. if their are some clouds hiding the view, just take your time and wait. Often it clears up.
Also take your time the way down, its really steep and sometimes slippery.

1  Thank Hans-Martin G
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We obtained tickets for the 7am time slot - 200 allocated and another 200 later in the morning. Easy to book online, but would accept VISA only, which was a hassle as I had every other card but VISA. Was able to get a family member to use theirs to finalise the booking, and although the booking site said that I would have to produce the card, it wasn't asked for, fortunately. Did have to produce passport or Government photo ID at the entrance, though.

We took a bus up at 6:15am which got us to the main entrance at 6:40am, just enough time to follow the signposted route to the entrance to Wayna Picchu, which took about 20 minutes and we were among the first to enter.

Being a couple of 60 year olds, we took it easy, reaching the top in 75 minutes. Was steep with some big steps, but there were wire ropes in the worst places that proved useful to pull ourselves up. There was one narrow, low tunnel that we had to get on hands and knees to get through, but it was short and the effort very worthwhile.

View from the top was magnificent. We were blessed with a nice sunny day, and only light cloud cover, so had the benefit of snow covered mountain tops as backdrops. We were back down by 10:30am, again taking it very easy on the steep path.

Only real problem we encountered was that the only toilets are at the entrance, so a long time between visits!

5  Thank burdekin
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went for the 7 am hike and reached the top in 55 minutes. It is a very safe hike. Although it was very cloudy (we are in the middle of a rain forest afterall) it was an extremely enjoyable hike. We are in our 40s and I would not consider it a challenging hike if you are used to hiking in North America. You gain around 900 ft (about 200 m) in 1.2 miles (2 kms). We did not do the Gran Caverna so not sure how it is

1  Thank sangoy
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