Climbing Huayna Picchu 2023
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Climbing Huayna Picchu 2023

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Climbing Huayna Picchu 2023

Machu Picchu has many recognitions around the world; Millions of users of the largest traveler community in the world chose Machu Picchu as the best destination in the world. But there are people who not only want to know the Inca city of Machu Picchu, but they decide to add some more adventure and adrenaline to their experience in Machu Picchu. There are two mountains in Machu Picchu, the Machu Picchu mountain is the mountain where the Inca city of Machu Picchu is built, and the Huayna Picchu mountain (Wayna Picchu) is the mountain that can be seen behind; in the classic image of Machu Picchu. Almost all people can reach the top of Machu Picchu mountain, but Huayna Picchu mountain is a different challenge. Now, the question that everyone asks while reviewing the availability of Machu Picchu tickets can I climb Huayna Picchu Mountain? So today we will explain the most important facts. 


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Climbing Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu (Wayna Picchu, or also Waynapicchu) means "young mountain" in Quechua; This mountain is located just behind the Inca city of Machu Picchu and can be seen in the background, in all the classic postcards of Machu Picchu. From time to time, for many people, it is unimaginable to hike Machu Picchu and not climb Huayna Picchu mountain, considered one of the best short walks in Machu Picchu and in the whole world. The views of Machu Picchu and the fabulous mountain environment where it is located, are insurmountable from the top of Huayna Picchu; However, not all people can travel the Huayna Picchu. The imposing beauty of this natural attraction makes it a must for those who wish for an unforgettable memory of the citadel. The trail to this young mountain is zigzag, its steps are almost vertical with precipices of vertigo, and the access is a little difficult, it is recommended to be careful, definitely reaching the top of Huayna Picchu is a challenge, but once arrived at the place It is worth the effort because the view that is observed is impressive. Huayna Picchu has an altitude of 2,667 meters above sea level and its summit has an area of 2,000 m2.

Tips about climbing Huayna Picchu:

All people want to climb up to Huayna Picchu, but not all can do it; know why.
About entry tickets
First thing's first; Huayna Picchu tickets + Circuit 4 must be reserved at least 6 months before; You can have every intention of reaching the top of Huayna Picchu, but if you do not have one of these tickets, you will not be one of the 400 lucky ones who will enter the Huayna Picchu "that day".
Afraid of heights?
If you suffer from "vertigo" or can not control your fear of heights, it is best to choose the Machu Picchu Mountain ticket. The trails of the Huayna Picchu are  "visually terrifying"; The mountain and precipices with falls of hundreds of meters are built between the walls, direct to the Urubamba river. If you think you can not overcome your fear of heights, choose the Machu Picchu Mountain; However, if you think you can overcome this fear, the top of Huayna Picchu can offer you one of the greatest experiences of your life.
The stairs of death in Huayna Picchu
The mountain Huayna Picchu has a flight of stone staircases, known as the stairs of death, and stand between you and the top of the mountain, and where is the amazing Temple of the Moon. While no one has fallen or died on these stairs, they are the main cause of many people having panic attacks, or they decide not to continue. So think it over.
Is there an age limit?
In the distance, the Huayna Picchu mountain can be intimidating, but it can be traveled by people as young as 12 years old. You will find some sections of the road where you will have to hold wires, so you must have both hands free.
Do I need technical knowledge of mountaineering?
To climb the mountain Huayna Picchu does not need technical knowledge of climbing, but a great respect for the mountains and extreme heights, in addition to an acceptable physical condition is required. We have taken many people to the top of Huayna Picchu and know from experience that reaching the top of Huayna Picchu, goes beyond their age, physical condition or knowledge of mountaineering, depends more on their desire to be in the top and see Machu Picchu from above.

Importance of Wayna Picchu: 

The "Huayna Picchu" gives the characteristic geographical image to the archaeological site. At the top of this mountain there are numerous constructions on the edge of the abyss that were used for crops of species, perhaps considered sacred. There are also remains of a temple, which is not known if it is a building that did not end or was partially destroyed. From there you can see the Main Square of Machupicchu about 400 meters down, the general panorama is impressive, the Canyon of the Urubamba River with infinite green nuances and in the background the snowy peaks. On the northern flank is the set called Temple of the Moon, where you can see staircases, grottos, benches and niches, in front of this temple you can see a set of platforms over 50 meters long by 2 meters high

Inca Trail and Huayna Picchu

Inca Trail: On the last day you have an early start so you can arrive in Machu Picchu, after trekking, you will need to check in at the gate and reenter to visit Machu Picchu and you will have a guided tour of Inca city. Once finished the guided. All travelers should be outside If you have the Huayna Picchu ticket, you will need to present the Huayna Picchu ticket before entering again, then take your time walking from the check gate to the mountain. It is approx 1 hr. walking. then you will be climbing to Huayna Picchu to the high point in 2 hrs.


We recommend you get the Huayna Picchu ticket between to 10:00 to 11:00 am, you will have enough time to visit Machu Picchu.

In case you have the tickets between 08:00 and 09:00 am, you will need to talk with your guide. Firstly visit the mountain and then you should have a guided tour.


06:00 to 07:00 am Don´t get the tickets. because from the Inca Trail tour, you will be arriving at the Inca city at 08:00 and you don´t have enough time to visit the mountain.



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