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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...more
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We did this as part of our visit to Machu Picchu. We went up at 10am you must book your tickets a few months in advance the spaces fill up quickly. Was challenging but well worth it. Great views from the top.
My 26 year old son and I tackled the 10 AM hike. The 200 of us walked at our own pace and the camaraderie on the trip was an unexpected charm. It was strenuous - we ran cross country during the previous year to train--and...More
Not much to say really, you climb the mountain and then OMG you see the view. This is a must do activity. The climb is OK with plenty to see on the way up. You'll hear some horror stories about the climb but to be...More
Incredible views that you have to work for! My wife and I pre-booked a hike up to Huayna Picchu when we visited Machu Picchu and were so glad that we did. It's a bit steep, which was tough since I'm pretty petrified of heights, but...More
We did the full long trail which took about 4hr to complete with a very competent and professional guide from machupicchu center. The guide was able to lead us to the Moon Temple right before the trail splits to reach the summit. After the moon...More
My daughters and I used a private guide Hernan Hermosa for our trip to Peru. He suggested we climb the peak in the first group of the day and he secured our passes ahead of time as there is a limit of how many are...More
The views are stunning. After 4 days on the Inca trail our legs were screaming -- NO MORE and we almost didn't do it (after booking and paying in advance ) but what fools we would have been to not press ahead to the top...More
Hiking up Huayna Picchu is somewhat difficult, especially for people who are not used to hiking about 1000 feet up to 8,924 feet. You climb rock stairs, then go down the same way for part of the hike. Only 200 people are allowed to hike...More
Response from cantravellor | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can absolutely do this hike at any age as long as you are reasonably active and aclimitized. We booked early HP hike. We lined up for bus at 5 AM in AC and had no problem getting to HP in allotted time between 7-8... More
Yes you can absolutely do this hike at any age as long as you are reasonably active and aclimitized. We booked early HP hike. We lined up for bus at 5 AM in AC and had no problem getting to HP in allotted time between 7-8. It takes a good 20-25 mins to walk to HP once in MP because it is quite crowded at the start since many people are entering at that time. We went directly to HP and did hike first. If you buy morning ticket for MP, you are given an extra 2 hours (until 2 PM) to see MP after your hike up HP. There were many guards checking tickets and not allowing people to go backwards so we opted to go to exit after HP and re-enter to start MP from beginning and see it all without being rushed. It was a good decision because there were no crowds at that time since it was about 10 AM and afternoon people not admitted yet (until 12). Would recommend doing early hike as sun gets quite hot later in morning and trail up to HP was not very busy since no one coming down yet. Good luck!
I booked none of my tickets through tour people. I got all of my tickets on line. Just type Machu Picchu tickets in Google and the site to check availability comes up. You can see what is available from this site. Then... More
I booked none of my tickets through tour people. I got all of my tickets on line. Just type Machu Picchu tickets in Google and the site to check availability comes up. You can see what is available from this site. Then order. They send you a way to print your tickets. Huayna Picchu is a little harder to get for the later because people and tour companies buy those early slots fast.
I think you can order way ahead. I did months before my trip. Remember to print your tickets and take with you. That is the only way they will let you in.
I did my day there the best scenario possible for me. I couldn't get the later Huayna Picchu tickets so we had to climb early. We did that without a guide.
But I paid for Huayna Picchu for morning and also bought tickets to the Machu Picchu for the afternoon. That way I was not rushed climbing. Then we exited and then met a guide I hired when at the Hilton in Cuzco.
It was a wonderful experience the way I did it. Once in a lifetime. To see the ruins you must have a guide. Mine was great and we learned so much about the amazing people who built this city.
But get your tickets early. Guides can be hired there. The company I used is right across from where you get the bus passes. Don't wait till the morning of to get bus tickets. Don't freak out about the line you will have to stand in the day of. It does move fast once the buses get moving.
Response from cantravellor | Reviewed this property |
If you're experienced and fit enough to hike up lots of stairs (takes about an hour) then you should be fine. We went in July so it was dry but sun gets quite hot later in morning. Would recommend doing early time slot if... More
If you're experienced and fit enough to hike up lots of stairs (takes about an hour) then you should be fine. We went in July so it was dry but sun gets quite hot later in morning. Would recommend doing early time slot if possible so it's cooler for baby and you.