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Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

Lares Calle, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Walk with amazing view, great alternative to the temple

Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries is located on the opposite side of temple and difficult to walk... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Good hike, but not for the faint of heart

I only went up as high as the granary buildings. You can go higher, but that wasn't for me! The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naomi E
Fort Worth, Texas
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Lares Calle, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries is located on the opposite side of temple and difficult to walk around. The beginning of the climb is a small door in the city between the narrow streets and that door is open until 17:00. The walk to the top can...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only went up as high as the granary buildings. You can go higher, but that wasn't for me! The climb itself started out pretty steep but then got somewhat easier. There were handrails, but there were some tricky sections, especially coming down. I read...More

Thank Naomi E
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the granaries from everywhere in town and happened to be in an AirBnB just steps from the trailhead so when we had an hour before breakfast we headed up and enjoyed the easy hike and views of the valley with the sun...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the time to hike and explore the granaries! Great views of town and the Olly ruins.

Thank Globe-trotter-too
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the fortress my wife and I decided to tackle these granaries. Now, some people said the hike is easy. That is relative. There are well defined stone steps that turned into ill defined ones. The trail is not so well marked at a certain...More

Thank bigwawao
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pinkuylluna is an easy hike. It offers great view of the town which makes the climb worthwhile. Its free.

Thank Backpackways
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked up here in the early morning and loved the hike. The views of Ollantaytambo and the surrounding mountains were beautiful. The trail is steep and fairly narrow. If you have a fear of heights, this wouldn't be the trail for you. There were...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Make sure you take plenty of water with you and sun cream and sun hats. I climbed on a very sunny day and there was little shade until you reached the buildings. The climb is challenging if you've not acclimatised as it is very steep....More

1  Thank Becky B
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This is actually a pretty tough/steep hike, albeit brief. The views from up here of the town and the Temple of the Sun and the mountains are pretty fantastic! Believe it or not, these ruins were once 'refrigerators' or 'pantries' used to store food in...More

1  Thank TiffanyinBoston
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The hike up is a little bit of a challenge due to the elevation. I have a fear of heights/exposure and was fine for the most part. It was really only once on top when I moved to the very corner edge that I got...More

2  Thank odie1
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What's the best thing to do: 1. Take a day trip to Ollantanyabo and go back to Cuzco, and then to go Machu Picchu. 2. Go to Ollatanyabo and sleep there and from there go to Machu Picchu. Thanks
19 March 2016|
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Response from sqroot3 | Reviewed this property |
Cusco is at a significantly higher altitude than Ollanta and Machu Picchu. Unless you're traveling from altitude or know you won't have any problems, you should consider staying at lower elevations toward the beginning of... More