We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (178)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rope”(14 reviews)
“dangerous”(21 reviews)
“sign”(16 reviews)
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Putucusi Mountain
from US$625.00
More Info
from US$450.00
More Info
Reviews (238)
There are newer reviews for Putucusi Mountain
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
96 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rope dangerous sign path peak metal fatigue machu shoes legs
Updating list...
11 - 20 of 96 reviews
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We climbed up the first 50m but the ladders are broken and a lot are missing and there are only a few cables which arent trustful. Few parts are without anything.. We think it is very dangerous without own ropes and without climbing experience even...More

Date of experience: July 2016
5  Thank alexkY1109YI
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Peru for our 2 year anniversary. After months of research I decided that I wanted to try Putucusi. Now, I am not very athletic, but I was determined to get to the top! The hike starts with finding the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
5  Thank Alison S
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We climbed up this in mid-March 2016. The rope and ladder are gone, so you have to free climb the first 70-100 feet or so. About 70 feet up there is a pretty tough 5.7/5.8 move that you really shouldn't try unless you are comfortable...More

Date of experience: March 2016
6  Thank erik586
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I marked it 4 because, sure that it s great :), but actually I havent been there. I've tried this morning but there is no route. Not even problem with first ladder like in the all reviews, there is no two first ladders are all...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Roma F
Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We tried to reach the top of Putucusi in February 2016 by ourselves. The rope at the bottom is now removed so going the traditional route with ladders is almost impossible now. Especially in rainy season when there is water and moss on the rock...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Sean O
Reviewed February 11, 2016

After our private hike up to Machu Picchu, the wonderful people at the Supertramp Hostel informed that they knew a local guy who would take us up to Putucusi for a very reasonable rate. Seeing as how we didn't get to do the Inca trail,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for things to do around aguas caliente, then we found this mountain on tripadvisor so we decided to climb. Me and my boyfriend went at the end of May, and first part (about 50 feet) had absolutely no ladder. Just wire rope...More

Date of experience: May 2015
8  Thank koka106
Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

As of June 2015 there are absolutely no ladder pieces for about 40 feet. The is just an unattached cable held at the top by something. You need rock climbing equipment at this point.

Date of experience: June 2015
9  Thank TripAdvis1349
Reviewed June 6, 2015

We have not being to this Mountain, but we could easy see it from Machu Picchu. Our tour guide said that this place is a junction of the a energy stream that comes from the Amazone and another stream that comes from the Pacific. The...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank DArrigoMarcus
Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

As described already by others, the first path has been destroyed and the only way to get up is by using the metal rope. Once you've reached the wooden ladder (after about 12 meters), it gets a bit easier, but since many steps are missing...More

4  Thank Luis R
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 nearby hotels
SUMAQ Machu Picchu Hotel
2,080 reviews
.50 km away
Santuario Hotel
281 reviews
.57 km away
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
1,394 reviews
.62 km away
Los Caminantes
60 reviews
.64 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 123 nearby restaurants
Chullpi Machu Picchu Restaurante
466 reviews
.65 km away
The Tree House Restaurante
1,611 reviews
.72 km away
QUNUQ Restaurant
31 reviews
.50 km away
Rest. Centenario de Machupicchu
35 reviews
.79 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 27 nearby attractions
Los Jardines de Mandor
458 reviews
.85 km away
Huayna Picchu
4,028 reviews
1.00 km away
Mariposario de Machupicchu
227 reviews
.87 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Victoria E
July 14, 2015|
Response from koka106 | Reviewed this property |
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.