Huayna Picchu
Huayna Picchu
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8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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The Wayna Picchu mountain, Wayna Pikchu in Quechua, (with an altitude of 2667 meters above sea level) is part of the eastern foothills of the Salcantay massif, in Cusco, Peru. It is part of a large orographic formation known as Batolito de Vilcabamba, in the Central Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes and is known mainly as the backdrop of most photographs
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  • Anila Kapoor
    Bengaluru, India2 contributions
    Tough hike with incredible views
    I chose the Huayna Picchu + Circuit 4 route for my first day and was amazed by the breathtaking views. The hike is super fun, but I would suggest hiking shoes for the older folks who only sometimes hike (that's me!). Book the tickets well in advance. Must hike and visit experience.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 9, 2023
  • Gianna Medina
    San Diego, Texas3 contributions
    The other magical sister of Machu Picchu
    Get your Machu Picchu tickets 5 to 6 months in advance to hike Huayna Picchu or they will be sold out. The Circuit 4 + Huayna Picchu is the one that gets sold out. This circuit is somewhat challenging, but almost anyone can do it, even if overweight, as long as you take your time and have no medical issues. My husband and I completed the mountain in 5 hours. That's with taking in the views at the top. Don't let the "stairs of death" moniker scare you away, just do it. You will not regret it. I used Huaynas Expeditions travel agency to book the tickets and the tour from Cusco via the Sacred Valley which we highly recommend.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 11, 2023
  • Rob F
    Fredericksburg, Texas41 contributions
    Family summit
    We did the hike with our two kids ages 13 and 17 after a 3 day Lares trek. They did well and we summited in 1:20 and it took about half an hour to come down. The views were incredible and well worth it. The steps are are narrow, vertical and hand holds are not always available in some tricky areas but everyone managed without issue. We highly recommend this for families.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written March 17, 2023
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wanderlust
77 contributions
Jun. 2023
We bought tickets to hike Huayna Picchu because so many of the reviews I read online said that this ticket was super popular and was highly recommended. My mom was a bit concerned about the "stairs of death" but didn't find them that bad in the end. The stairs aren't dangerous -- the "death" just refers to the quantity of steps and the tiredness you may experience from hiking them all. We didn't find it too hard to do in the end.
This hike offers a nice view of MP, but it's quite far away. If you only have one day to see MP, I would definitely recommend going to see circuit 2 instead, to get the typical picture of MP. This view isn't as iconic and you don't get to see the ruins as up close in all their glory.
We hiked with a guide, but you definitely don't need a guide for the actual hike. Having a guide for the ruins is nice so you can understand the history and significance.
Written June 14, 2023
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hikobaba
1 contribution
Apr. 2022
I had a headache as it was so high but going to machu picchu was a great experience. It was pretty expensive and hard to go
Written March 25, 2023
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mert inanç tekkuş
5 contributions
Sep. 2022
I loved the Macchu Picchu excursion. It was one of the best trips in my life. It takes a lot of time to get to the top. And of course you have to be young. If I had another chance, I would go again. But it was my first and last time because it was so expensive.
Written March 25, 2023
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hikobaba
1 contribution
Apr. 2022
I had a headache because it was too high, but going to machu picchu was a great experience.it was quite expensive and difficult to go
Written March 19, 2023
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Rob F
Fredericksburg, TX41 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Family
We did the hike with our two kids ages 13 and 17 after a 3 day Lares trek. They did well and we summited in 1:20 and it took about half an hour to come down. The views were incredible and well worth it. The steps are are narrow, vertical and hand holds are not always available in some tricky areas but everyone managed without issue. We highly recommend this for families.
Written March 17, 2023
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Carlos D
3 contributions
Jan. 2023
If you can get a booking with Wayna Picchu, it is well worth the trip. I suggest not to get a guide, so you can visit on your own pace, plan up to 3 hours so you can enjoy the magnificent views
Written January 13, 2023
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Gianna Medina
San Diego, TX3 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Get your Machu Picchu tickets 5 to 6 months in advance to hike Huayna Picchu or they will be sold out. The Circuit 4 + Huayna Picchu is the one that gets sold out. This circuit is somewhat challenging, but almost anyone can do it, even if overweight, as long as you take your time and have no medical issues.
My husband and I completed the mountain in 5 hours. That's with taking in the views at the top.

Don't let the "stairs of death" moniker scare you away, just do it. You will not regret it.

I used Huaynas Expeditions travel agency to book the tickets and the tour from Cusco via the Sacred Valley which we highly recommend.
Written January 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anila Kapoor
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
I chose the Huayna Picchu + Circuit 4 route for my first day and was amazed by the breathtaking views. The hike is super fun, but I would suggest hiking shoes for the older folks who only sometimes hike (that's me!). Book the tickets well in advance. Must hike and visit experience.
Written January 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,804 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
Machu Picchu is the most incredible place on earth and part of its wonder is the iconic mountain in the background Huayna Picchu. We were lucky to see it in its full glory as some arrive at the city to find it in fog. This mountain truly is an icon.
Written August 21, 2022
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Carlos L
san Juan puerto rico27 contributions
Jul. 2022
I am 70 years old physician living in Puerto Rico (sea level) and recently climbed Huayna Pichhu mountain. If I could do it, most people who are not excessively overweight can . the trick is there is no hurry, take your time eventually you will get there. A few tips, 1- Carry the less weight possible, dont carry a big water bottle. Weight will increase as you climb. 2- Have good walking shoes one s that protect your ankles. 3- A hiking cane helps a lot. 4. Wear gloves because you might need to crawl some areas. 4. Use rest rooms before you star, there are none in the mountain. The view at the top is worth all the sacrifice. Good luck
Written July 21, 2022
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HUAYNA PICCHU - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Huayna Picchu admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost C$67.17, while a popular guided tour starts around C$34.27 per person.

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