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“More scary than physically difficult”
Review of Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu
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Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Day Tour from Cusco
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Private Guided Tour in Machu Picchu
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Day Tour to Machu Picchu by Inca Rail Train
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 an area with very dense vegetation, this road is very steep and quite and includes sections of narrow stairs and steps made of granite stone placed irregularly, there are some that appear carved into the rock. The promotion lasts between 45-60 minutes depending on the physical state of the person.
Reviewed 19 March 2012

There are some small and narrow stairs that can be slipery when it rains (which it does daily). The top is just a pile of big bolders with no rails so when there are a lot of people up there it can get tricky to maneuver.

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Reviewed 17 March 2012

Apparently only a limited number of people are permitted to make the climb each day but I had arranged it well before we went so no problem. It is not an easy climb as it is very steep in places with steps cut into the rocks. Allow at least one hour, more if you are not in good physical condition.

Great views from the top if it is not foggy or cloudy. There are also some ruins at the top. Well worth the effort.

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Reviewed 9 March 2012

If you visit Machu Picchu and do not do this climb, you miss out on such a huge aspect of the site. Getting to the top and down is not easy, but well worth the time and effort. During our climb there a variety of ages from 9ish to 70ish, so anyone can do it.

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Reviewed 8 March 2012

I made it!! I love the experience!!!when get in to the stone on top, you can see MacchuPicchu , superb

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

After four weeks of traveling, this is my highlight as we were the old folks who made it and back. Take your time and enjoy the wonderful views. We took others' advice and signed up to start at 10 to obtain a clearer sky. Don't be put off by the young people who blow pass you. You might later see them clinging to the rock/cliff faces as their height fears kick in. You can pass them then ;)

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