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Wow me i my partner could not believe when we were on the top of Putucusi mountain. The top of Putucusi mountain is in front of Machu Picchu citadel. Do different hike than clsassic hikers of Machu Picchu.
How can a track seemingly unrepaired or maintained since 2016, still be featured as TripAdvisor's number 1 activity to do in Aguas Calientes? I'm sure the views are epic from the top and would have loved to have made it up however:
1. Track entrance...More
This is not easy since the ladders were removed. Well worth when at the peak, great views of Machu Pichu. Not the best idea with a hangover, fatigued legs and old trainers for shoes. All the way up was worried about going down on the...More
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
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
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.