The Huchuy Picchu mountain is the new attraction in Machu Picchu. It is a summit located next to the famous Huayna Picchu mountain. Its height reaches 2,497 meters above sea level. To get there you must take a hiking route of only approximately 1 hour. At its top there are scenic views of the archaeological site. The entrance is with the purchase of the ticket 'Machupicchu + Huchuy Picchu'.
The Huchuy Picchu is the smallest mountain located within the archaeological site of Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru. Precisely its name, translated from the Quechua language, means 'Little Mountain'.
Like the Huayna Picchu mountain, the Incas built stone steps to reach the top of Huchuy Picchu. Today it is a hiking route (approximately 1 hour) it is one of the new adventure attractions in the visit to Machupicchu. From its top you have panoramic views of the entire place.
To visit this mountain it is necessary to buy the ticket 'Machupicchu + Huchuy Picchu'. This ticket allows you to enter both the Inca city and the mountain.
The cost of this ticket is the same as the 'Machu Picchu Solo' ticket. The entrances to the mountains Huayna Picchu and Machupicchu have a higher price. Know the prices of all the entrances to Machu Picchu.
The Huchuy Picchu mountain is located north of the Inca citadel of Machupicchu, next to the famous Huayna Picchu mountain. Its peak reaches 2,497 meters above sea level.
The entrance door to Huchuy Picchu is inside Machu Picchu, in the sector of the Sacred Rock. The access is the same as the Huayna Picchu mountain.
To get to the Huchuy Picchu mountain, you must take a hiking route of only 1 kilometer. These stone paths were built by the Incas. A detour leads to Huchuy Picchu. The main path continues to the top of Huayna Picchu.
From the top of Huchuy Picchu you have panoramic views of the entire archaeological site of Machupicchu: the Sacred Rock, the Intihuatana, the Main Plaza and more.
To get more panoramic views, it is recommended to reach the tops of the Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu mountains.
The hiking route to Huchuy Picchu is of easy difficulty. In total it travels only 1 kilometer. However, this distance is ascending through dozens of stone steps made by the Incas more than 400 years ago.
The walk is suitable for people of all ages. The roads are not dangerous. It is still recommended to pay attention to each step. The return path is by the same route as the outbound path.
The characteristic flora of the mountain is made up of plants, flowers and trees such as cedar, queñuales, ferns, molles and, above all, orchids. It is estimated that in Machu Picchu there are more than 200 species of this beautiful and colorful flower.
Along the way it is possible to see a great diversity of butterflies and birds. One of the most striking (and difficult to observe) is the cock of the rocks, recognized as the national bird of Peru. The most famous mammal species are: the spectacled bear, the Andean deer and the llamas. The latter can be seen in the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
These are the prices of the ticket 'Machupicchu with Huchuypicchu':
|MACHU PICCHU TICKET WITH HUCHUY PICCHU|
|Abroad People||Peru,Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia Citizen|
|Adults||Students||Minors (3 to 17 years)||Adults||Students||Minors (3 to 17 years)|
|152 PEN||77 PEN||70 PEN||64 PEN||32 PEN||32 PEN|
These are the entry times:
Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.