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How to buy Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu Tickets 2021

Only 3,000 people are allowed to enter Machu Picchu each day. The government website lists how many tickets are available for each day. Also, if you would like to climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you must book the ticket  in advance and there is an additional fee to hike to the mountains. There is a limit of only 400 permits for climbing Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain and only 200 people are permitted to enter for each of the 2 sessions scheduled for 7am and 10 am. The guide will organise your holidays to Machu Picchu to climb to the mountains depending on how many in the group have permits.

 

At the moment the mountains are closed during this month. The peruvian government is thinking of reopening these mountains this year and creating new protocols for visiting it.  

 

Your Machu Picchu Tours allows you to enjoy one of the most incredible natural landscapes in the world. But that's not all, it is also possible to make two hiking trails considered among the best on the planet. It's about the treks to the tops of the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains. Both promise to see the Inca Citadel from the top, and are considered the adventures par excellence in the Wonder of the World.

 

The Huayna Picchu (also called Waynapicchu) is the summit that is located in the northern part of Machu Picchu, 2,720 meters above sea level, taller than Rainbow Mountain or Palcoyo Mountain Tour.

 

Peru government launches new website for booking Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountain tickets online in January 2021. If you're having trouble navigating the Peru government website to get your entry tickets to  Huayna Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu Tickets 2021, we can help.

 

This is one situation where travel arrangements need to be certain. If you're not sure how to confirm your reservations and make payments, we can get them for you. 

 

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Perhaps. Do you know exactly what Huayna Picchu Mountain is?

Its name comes from the Andean word "Huayna Picchu" which means "Young Mountain".

 

Huayna Picchu Mountain must have serve as a vigilance post and communications center.

 

How much are Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain tickets?

  • If you are doing only Machu Picchu tour or alternative hike without Inca Trail. The Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain is for an extra cost of USD 25 dollars. Because you can book Machu Picchu + Mountain.
  • In case you are doing the Inca Trail. The Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain are for extra cost of U$ 85 dollars. On the Inca Trail, it is only included the entrance fee to Inca Trail + Machu Picchu. but if  you want to climb up to the mountains, you need to book other entrance fee to Machu Picchu + Mountain

Huayna Picchu Mountain Tickets 

This entrance ticket allows - in addition to making the tourist visit in the citadel of Machupicchu - access to the alternative route of the Huayna Picchu Mountain. This alternate route ascends progressively to the top of the mountain (2681 meters above sea level) from where you get an impressive view of the Machupicchu citadel and the sacred mountains of the surroundings.

 

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The entrance of the first shift (200 visitors) is between 7:00 and 8:00 hours, while the entrance for the second shift (200 visitors) is between 10:00 and 11:00.

hours.

 

Adult  $62 USD (200 PEN)
Student   $38 USD (125 PEN)
Child  $35 USD (118 PEN)

 

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Machu Picchu Mountain Tickets

This entrance ticket allows - in addition to making the tourist visit in the citadel of Machupicchu - access to the alternative route of the Machupicchu Mountain. This alternate route ascends progressively to the top of the mountain (3061 masl) from where you get an impressive view of Machupicchu and the surrounding Vilcanota river.

 

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The entrance of the first shift (400 visitors) is between 7:00 and 8:00 hours, while the entrance for the second shift (400 visitors) is between 9:00 and 10:00 hours.

 

Adult  $62 USD (200 PEN)
Student   $38 USD (125 PEN)
Child  $35 USD (118 PEN)

 

Differences between Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountain

Huayna Picchu (Wayna Picchu) and Machu Picchu Mountain are two mountains situated just above the antique city of Machu Picchu and they both serve to take some panoramic photos of Machu Picchu. Each mountain entrance has to be booked ONLY TOGETHER with Machu Picchu tickets!! The booking needs to be done enough time in advance as there is a limited number of spaces a day (400 permits per Huayna Picchu and 400 permits per Machu Picchu Mountain as well)

 

Huayna Picchu Mountain

Altitude: 2400 m / 7874 ft

Walking: 1 hr 45 min (up or down)

View from Huayna Picchu: Machu Picchu citadel and Vilcanota River and Putucusi Mountain.

 

Machu Picchu Mountain

Altitude: 3200 m / 10499 ft

Walking: 3 hrs (up and down)

View from Machu Picchu Mountain: Machu Picchu Citadel, Vilcanota River, Salkantay Mountain, Llactapata ruins (with binoculares), Putucusi Mountain, Santa Teresa town, Hydroelectric, a part of the Inca Trail and Inti Punko (Sun door).

 

Huayna-Picchu-Elevation

The ascent to the Huayna Picchu mountain is one of the most amazing hikes. However, if you cannot overcome your fear of heights, we recommend reserving the ticket to Machu Picchu mountain.

 

Differences Huayna Picchu Mountain Machu Picchu Mountain
Location North of Machupicchu South of Machupicchu
Altitude 2,720 m.s.n.m. 3,082 m.s.n.m.
Kilometers 2 kilometers 2 kilometers
Slopes 60º 30º
Time (approx.) 1 hour 2 hours
Difficulty Moderate to high Moderate to high
Allowed age 12 years and older Any age

 

Detailed information of the Huayna Picchu mountain.

 

Know in detail everything that the Waynapicchu mountain offers:

  • Restrictions: Only for people over 12 years old.
  • Height: 2,720 m.s.n.m.
  • Walking Distance: 2 kilometers of steep and narrow roads.
  • Location: North of the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
  • Description of the Path: The paths are quite steep, you will need ropes to overcome some parts of the path. You will go through stairways built in rock and wooden stairs; the road is visually terrifying.
  • Access: From the Inca City of Machu Picchu, through the Sector de las Huayranas (Sacred Rock). Here you will find the entrance control booth to the Waynapicchu mountain.
  • Hours: Group 1 (Machupicchu from 6 am and Huaynapicchu from 7 to 8 am). Group 2 (Machupicchu from 7 am and Huaynapicchu from 7 to 8 am). Group 3 (Machupicchu from 8 am and Huaynapicchu from 10.30 to 11.30 am).
  • Number of visitors: 400 tourists per day.
  • Walking time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (up and down).
  • Degree of Difficulty: Moderate high. It is a steep mountain, with cliffs and many steps (not recommended if you suffer from vertigo).
  • Archaeological Attractions: Andenería and the amazing Temple of the Moon, built inside a natural cave.
  • Flora and fauna: A jungle landscape, abundant vegetation, which serves as a habitat for birds, butterflies and insects.
  • Advantages: Some of the best panoramic views of the Inca City and the amazing mountain environment where it is located.
  • Disadvantages: cliffs covered with vegetation, steep ascent, narrow paths.

Detailed information of the Machu Picchu mountain.

 

Get to know in detail everything that Machu Picchu mountain offers:

  • Restrictions: Suitable for tourists of any age.
  • Height: 3,082 m.s.n.m.
  • Distance of the Walk: 2 kilometers where you will ascend approximately 300 vertical meters.
  • Location: In front of Huayna Picchu and to the left of the traditional path.
  • Description of the Trail: Abundant vegetation, the wild orchids stand out. The wide trails will allow you to walk them in a calm way.
  • Access: From the Machu Picchu Complex, go up to the viewpoint (Guardian's House), continue until the detour that is indicated by a sign.
  • Hours: Group 1 (Machupicchu from 6 am and Mountain from 7 to 8 am). Group 2 (Machupicchu from 7 am and Mountain from 7 to 8 am). Group 3 (Machupicchu from 8 am and Mountain from 9 to 10 am).
  • Number of visitors: 800 spaces per day.
  • Walking time: 3 and a half hours (round trip).
  • Degree of Difficulty: Moderate / high.
  • Archaeological Attractions: None.
  • Flora and fauna: You will find a variety of orchids, butterflies and birds.
  • Advantages: Less steep trails, panoramic views of the Inca City and the Huayna Picchu Mountain.
  • Disadvantages: It has no archaeological remains. It is difficult to get to the top.

What changes are there to visit Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu in 2021?

  • The entrance to the Inca citadel is with mandatory use of a mask.
  • You must show your Identity Document when entering.
  • You must move keeping 1.5 meters away and avoid crowds.
  • The maximum time of stay of the visitor is now 02 hours from the moment of entering the Wonder of the World.
  • The price of tickets was reduced for foreign citizens. It remains the same for the citizens of the Andean Community of Nations: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.
  • Another modification to take into account is that re-entry to the Wonder of the World is not allowed except for reasons of force majeure.
  • The entrance to the imperial city is in the company of a guide obligatorily.

What you must know to visit Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu

  • The student rate is valid only if they carry the International Student Card (ISIC) valid on the date of the visit.
  • Children from 3 years old pay their entrance.
  • If the student is Peruvian or resident in Peru, the University Card updated on the date of the visit is accepted.
  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • It is forbidden to bring food.
  • You should not climb the walls or Inca constructions.
  • Do not carry backpacks with a capacity greater than 20 kg.
  • Do not throw solid and / or liquid waste.
  • Maximum 5 visitors per reservation.
  • Minors are all visitors who, on the date of visit, have not reached 18 years of age.

Finally remember to book the tourist ticket to Machu Picchu in advance.

 

How to book Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain in 5 simple steps

  • Contact our sales department to check about availability of your Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • If there are spots available, our sales department will confirm your book.
  • To be able to complete your booking, we will need your personal details as the following: Full name, gender, passport number, date of the passport expiration, date of birth and nationality

Your Tour Guide always organises a Machu Picchu guided tour to allow enough time to enter either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain

 

Please note that your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu/Machu Picchu Mountain always displays your name and passport details so it is NOT TRANSFERABLE to another person and NOT REFUNDABLE either. Last minute bookings of this trek will possibly miss out on permits in high season so please book and pay in advance.  

 

Recommendations:

  • In the control post of access to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain you will be asked for the identity document or passport with which you made the purchase of your ticket. Remember that if you do not present this document, you will be prevented from entering.
  • The student rate is applied to undergraduate students under 25 who have a valid university card.
  • The prices of the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain tickets vary depending on the nationality and age of the visitor.
  • You can reserve the Machu Picchu and Mountain tickets one week in advance. During the high season of tourism (from April to October), with up to 3 weeks in advance.
  • We recommend you take the Machu Picchu Mountain hike with hiking shoes. The trails are made of stone and can be very slippery when wet.
  • Unfortunately, only those over 12 years old are allowed to enter Huayna Picchu Mountain. The trails are vertigo so it is not recommended for people who suffer from fear of heights.
  • The Huayna Picchu hike tickets are the most desired tickets in Machu Picchu. If you want to obtain one of the 400 tickets available, you must reserve them 3 months before. If you plan to visit during the high season of tourism (from April to October), make your Huayna Picchu reservations up to 3 months before.

How to successfully separate a reserve for the Huayna Picchu mountain?

 

The high and low seasons in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, as in many other tourist attractions worldwide, determine both the availability of tickets and the cost of some services.

 

The high season in the Cusco region normally begins in the month of May, with the massive arrival of national and international tourists and lasts until October. During these months of intense tourist activity, getting access tickets for the Huayna Picchu mountain is relatively complicated, since most tickets have already been sold for up to three months onwards.

 

The low season is between the months of November and April and coincides with the rainy season, during these months most of the tourist services are short of travelers and the costs of some transport sections tend to decrease, so finding available tickets for the Huayna Picchu mountain it is relatively easier.

 

Taking this information into account, the traveler can plan in advance his route and objectives and separate his access tickets in advance for this enigmatic and unforgettable experience.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. Is not there an entrance ticket just for Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain?

No. This tickets includes access to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. There is no ticket designed exclusively to access the ‘Huayna Picchu’ or ‘Machu Picchu Mountain´. Remember that the gateway to this adventure tourist attractions is located within Machu Picchu.

 

2. How to buy Huayna Picchu tickets online and Machu Picchu Mountain tickets with a discount?

There are special discounts for the tickets. To access this benefit you must make a reservation and send the necessary documents that prove the benefit through an e-mail.

These are the types of discounts:

  • University undergraduate students and under 25s: send a digital copy of the valid university card.
  • Minors (between 8 to 17 years old): send a digital copy of the passport or identity document that certifies the minor’s age. 
  • Citizens of the Andean Community of Nations (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia): a digital copy of the passport or identity document that proves the nationality of the person.

3. Can I access discounts for the tickets with ISIC card?

No. Currently, the ISIC student card is not valid to buy any type of Machu Picchu ticket at a discount. The valid university card is the only valid document for the student discount.

 

4. Can I pay the tickets with a Visa card?

The official website only accepts ‘Verified by Visa’ cards. But we accept any type of Visa card through PayPal.

 

5. How much time do I have to pay for the Huayna Picchu ticket?

Once the reservation is made, the visitor must pay the entrance as soon as possible. Otherwise, another tourist can do it before and take the requested ticket.

 

6. How to get Huayna Picchu tickets or Machu Picchu Mountain tickets if I do not have a credit card?

The official site of the Ministry of Culture of Peru only supports ‘Verfied by Visa’ cards. If you do not have one, you can not reserve your Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain tickets. However, you can reserve with us and make the payment through Western Union or a bank transfer.

 

7. I was wrong! How to change the data of my ticket?

Keep calm. Yes, it is possible to change personal information on the ticket. However, in any case, there is an economic penalty that varies according to the anticipated time with which the procedure is requested. Remember that the ticket is only valid for the day and time recorded on the ticket. If for any reason you do not make the visit on such date, there is no refund of money.

 

8. How to book Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain tickets for next year?

Only at the end of December do they start selling Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu tickets for next year. It is advisable to have patience and be attentive to the moment when the tickets are for sale. Try to buy your Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu tickets for a date close to June 24th, when is celebrated the Inca Sun Festival, so you can enjoy the Inti Raymi Tour and hike to Huayna Picchu in a single trip to Perú.

 

9. What to do if you lose the ticket?

The entry remains in PDF format in the visitor’s email. In case of loss, it should only print it as many times as necessary.

 

10. What other adventure to choose if there is no availability for Huayna Picchu reservations?

If you do not find availability for the Huayna Picchu Mountain tickets online, the best option is to climb the Machu Picchu mountain. This adventure is as amazing as the Huayna Picchu. Admission is allowed to people of all ages.

 

11. The Huayna Picchu hike tickets 2021 were sold out! Is there no solution?

Unfortunately not. If the Huayna Picchu hike tickets 2021 are already sold out there is nothing to do. Try to book Huayna Picchu Mountain tickets online months in advance.

 

12. How to get to Huayna Picchu?

To get to Machu Picchu and climb the Huayna Picchu mountain, you must first reach the city of Cusco. From Lima, the capital of Perú, you have two arrival options:

  • Travel by land.
  • Travel by air.

13. Is Huayna Picchu Hike Dangerous?

  • Even Huayna Picchu Hike Difficulty is moderate, it is not dangerous.
  • There are a variety of security measures deployed on the mountain such as ropes where you can stand in the most difficult sections.
  • Even Huayna Picchu Hike is not Dangerous, there are support staff willing to offer your help if they need it.
  • However, due to the Difficulty of the Huayna Picchu Hike, only people over 12 can access 

14. Are there the so-called ‘Huayna Picchu Death Stairs’?

  • Truth! The ‘Huayna Picchu Death Stairs’ really exist and are part of the road that leads to the top of Huayna Picchu Mountain.
  • Tourists will face 183 meters of rock steps.
  • These stone rungs were built over 600 years ago by the Incas, and it gain their name because of the difficult slope of their route.
  • Nobody has die in that section, the trail is safe. Once at the top, you'll think the effort was worth it.
  • The hike up these stairs requires considerable physical effort.
  • The track back is intimidating due to the ravines on the edge of cliffs.
  • Tourists must descend step by step. Many times you must let pass the tourists that are ascending.

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15. How many people have died on the Huayna Picchu Death Stairs?

The stairs of death are surrounded by myths. Among the lies that are telling among tourists, it is said that it is very dangerous to ascend these steps. However, that is false. Actually, people of all ages do the Huayna Picchu Tour daily.

 

To date, no person has died due to a fall in ‘Huayna Picchu Death Stairs’.

 

16. What to pack for Huayna Picchu Climb?

 

Essential Items: 1 bottle of water, trekking shoes or comfortable shoes with thick plant, sunscreen.

 

We always recommend our passengers to wear light and comfortable clothes, remember that Machu Picchu is a mountainous area and the trek will make you warm.

 

The days are wet but with the course of the hours the weather gets warmer.

 

Dry Season (from April to October): Shorts, shirts, overalls, caps, sunglasses, insect repellent.

 

Rainy season (from November to March): Long pants, waterproof jackets, rain ponchos.

If you decide to travel by land, the travel time is approximately 22 hours, while by plane the travel time is one and a half hours without stops.
Once you have arrived in the city of Cusco, you must take a train to transport you to Machu Picchu. Once there you can climb the Huayna Picchu mountain.

 

Extra Information - Huayna Picchu Tips

 

When to go?

How much?

Schedules

  • They are organized into two groups with two different schedules. The first group can enter between 7:00 and 8:00 and the second between 10:00 to 11:00, being able to enter either group. A maximum of 400 people / day is allowed and the last person to get off the summit must do so before 14:00.

Where to eat?

  • Before you get to the top. Up there is prohibited to eat, but during the trip there are numerous viewpoints that will serve as a resting point and ideal place to have a snack.

What to bring?

  • There are people that seems to reduce the effects of altitude sickness or even chewing coca leaves that you can buy in any market. There are people who also carry Sorojchi Pills, much more expensive but more effective than coca leaves. 

RECOMMENDED TOURS

 

Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour

  • Location: North of the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
  • Availability: 400 tickets per day, 200 for each group.
  • Alternative Hike: Machu Picchu Mountain Hike
  • Restrictions: Only for people over 12 years old.
  • Schedule:
    • First Group: Machu Picchu from 6 a.m. / Huayna Picchu from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
    • Second Group: Machu Picchu from 7 a.m. / Huayna Picchu from 7 a.m. at 8 a.m.
    • Third Group: Machu Picchu from 8 a.m. / Huayna Picchu from 10.30 a.m. at 11.30 a.m.
  • Huayna Picchu Height: 2,720 m.a.s.l.
  • Walking distance: 2 kilometers of steep and narrow roads.
  • Walking time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (up and down).
  • Road Description: The trails are quite steep, you will need ropes to overcome some parts of the road. It will cross rock-built staircases and wooden stairs; The road is visually scary.
  • Access: From the Inca City of Machu Picchu, through the Sector de las Huayranas (Sacred Rock). Here you will find the entrance control booth to the Waynapicchu mountain.
  • Archeological Attractions: Inca platforms and the amazing Temple of the Moon.
  • Flora and fauna: Landscape of jungle eyebrow, abundant vegetation, which serves as habitat for birds, butterflies and insects.
  • Advantages: Huayna Picchu offers the best View of the Inca City.
  • Disadvantages: Precipitation covered with vegetation, steep ascent, narrow roads.
  • Degree of Difficulty: Moderately high. It is a steep mountain, with cliffs and many steps (not recommended if you suffer from vertigo).
  • Physical Condition: Normal to Regular is a demanding and steep path; Not recommended for those suffering from vertigo.
  • Travel Time Inca City Machu Picchu: Guided tour approximately 2 hours, you can stay inside until 13 hours.
  • Travel Time Huayna Picchu: From 2:30 to 3 hours round trip, depending on the pace of the walk.

Tours that include Huayna Picchu Tickets

If you want to climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, we recommend that you spend an extra night in Aguas Calientes and the next day you can wake up early and climb up to the mountains or if you want to have a relax day, you can take the Machu Picchu tours and Tierras Vivas will get the tickets and you will have all ready for your experience of these mountains. 

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