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Review of Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

these ruins are huge and they are free. easily accessible. chalenging at times. you challenge yourself and decide how high you want to climb and to where. good place to meditate or read or have a piknik. great views from the top. not too many tourists.

Visited August 2012
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Short, fun hike, no charge, and you are rewarding with amazing views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

On the first day we got into Ollantaytambo, we were walking through the town with our three chikdren (14, 12 and 9) and decided to hike up the the Granaries. It's only about a fifteen minute hike, although given the high altitude and our lack of acclimitization we took our time and stopped several times to catch our breath. It's not a dangrous hike, although there are a few patches of loose rock and you need to watch where you step. We didn't have on hiking boots, just sneakers and keens. When you get to the Granaries you have an amazing view of both the town and the Incan ruins across the valley. Well worth it!

Visited September 2012
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Eugene, Oregon
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33 reviews
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“Whew! Really high, really cool!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

You take the trail out of town -- ask anybody where it starts -- and head up steeply to two Inca granary sites that are visible from anywhere in Ollantaytambo (your friends will be able to track your progress as they shop or eat at a sidewalk cafe in town).. It's not for those who don't deal well with heights, but greatly satisfying for those reluctant ones who are able to give themselves a push!

Visited August 2012
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“This hike was amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

I can't believe I hadn't reviewed this site! Pinkuylluna was very close to our hotel Apu Lodge in Ollantaytambo so on our last morning there my stepdaughter and I decided to go hiking. She is an experienced hiker and I am not but I try to keep in good shape so off we went. First of all, there are no tour guides or gates or even a ticket booth here, you will just see the entrance with a wooden sign that says Pinkuylluna, and a notice that pretty much says "climb at your own risk", what could be more charming than that? The steps carved in stone are steep and tall, and you keep climbing them until you find a narrow lane, which will then turn into a very narrow ledge. Right about here I totally chickened out and stayed behind taking pictures of the AMAZING views, but my step daughter kept climbing and she made it all the way to the granaries, and took some wonderful photos. You can see all the way across to the ruins of Ollantaytambo, the green agricultural terraces, the town below. It was a great hike, you will not regret it!

Visited May 2012
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Austin, TX
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“Steep hike, great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

My husband and I hiked this after also seeing Machu Picchu in the morning. We were pretty tired, but the afternoon views toward the opposite side ruins were amazing, the sun was on the Pinkuylluna side for great pictures. About halfway up, there was a guy playing a Zamona and guitar - it was magical. Take it slow if you aren't in the best shape or used to the altitude.

Visited July 2012
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