Machu Picchu, considered a wonder of the modern world, is one of those legendary places that every novaturient wants to have in their curriculum.
A destination that fascinates by its history, its ruins, and the incredible landscape where it is located.
But visiting such an impressive place is not complete without visiting one of the classics of this wonder of the world: Huayna Picchu in Peru
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.
Here we explaing you some interesting Huayna Picchu Facts that will let you know more about this incredible adventure inside Machu Picchu:
The Huayna Picchu Altitude is 2,720 meters above sea level and its top has an area of 2,000 m2.
The top of the Huayna Picchu Elevation is 2,720 m.a.s.l. From there you can see from a privileged point the Inca Citadel, the Salkantay snow, the Putucusi mountain, the Urubamba river and much more.
This mountain is located almost 300 meters above the Inca Citadel. It is estimated that the route is 2 kilometers long that ascends by tilt stone stairs of up to 60 ° C.
We always recommend our passengers to acclimatize a 2-3 days in Cusco to avoid altitude sickness caused by the Huayna Picchu Height.
The Huayna Picchu Mountain Climbing starts at the entry where the tourist must register for security reasons.
Only 400 people per day are allowed to enter in two groups of 200 people. Tickets must be purchased well in advance.
The first meters are the least difficult. A very narrow cave species is crossed.
The ravines at the edges of the road give a sense of vertigo difficult to forget.
Near the end one crosses the so-called Huayna Picchu Death Stairs. This section is named for being the most difficult, with steep stairways.
Finally, you reach the top of Huayna Picchu. On the top are some minor ruins - the Agricultural Zone, Temple of the Sun, Fountains, Main Square, Sacred Rock - and from there another path to the temple of the moon.
The Huayna Picchu Mountain Climbing ascent runs up to 2 kilometers of steep stone and trail trails.
The Huayna Picchu Mountain Climbing will take you two hours, and the path to the temple of the moon, or the Great Cavern, is 4 hours.
During the Inca´s times it was considered as a ceremonial temple.
The Temple of the Moon is located 2,700 meters above sea level. It is built based on trapezoidal recess, and has delicate details in the Inca style.
In the center of this small architectural complex it is located a throne carved in rock. It is alleged that niches for mummies lived inside this place.
The Huayna Picchu Climb is considered of moderate difficulty due to the fact that its trails are built between the mountain walls and cliffs hundreds of meters above the Urubamba river.
As in all the adventures hiking mountains, while climbing the Huayna Picchu you must be very careful, its trails can cause you vertigo, if you are afraid of Huayna Picchu Height, you may find them frightening.
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 it.
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.
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’.
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.
The incredible Huayna Picchu Views that are obtained from its top make many people want to hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain in Peru.
Book your entrance ticket for Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in advance, because they have limited spaces.
One of the queries that travelers who go to Machu Picchu do most, is where and how to buy the Tickets for Huayna Picchu, especially since there have been several changes compared to other years, and much of the information on the internet is totally outdated. So here we will detail each kind of Huayna Picchu Tickets and how to acquire them.
So much popularity has caused that the entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain turned to be one the most requested in the Wonder of the World.
The schedules are designed so that the tourists have the best experience and can meet both attractions: Huayna Picchu and the Inca Citadel.
Unfortunately, there are available only 400 spaces per day to enter to Huayna Picchu divided into 3 groups.
The entry time is relative although we recommended you to do it at 1 p.m.
Here is the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Tickets, which allows you to hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain and enter to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu.
You must buy your Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Tickets 2020 months in advance due to the high demand for tickets.
For this, the tourist must check the availability of spaces for Tickets for Huayna Picchu 2020 on the official website.
If there is still availability on the day and the group of your choice, you must fill out the reservation form with personal data.
After submitting the reservation form, you must make the payment.
In less than 24 hours, you will get your Huayna Picchu Entrance Fee in your email. All you have to do next is print it and present it when you entry to the Wonder of the World.
University students, childs (8-17 years old) and citizen members of the Andean Community of Nations (Perú, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador) can access to discounts.
Student tickets cannot be purchased directly through the Official Machu Picchu Tickets Website.
Huayna Picchu Entrance Fee for students are acquired only in person, in Cusco at the Ministery of Culture offices at Calle Garcilaso s / n - Regional Historical Museum and Calle Maruri 340 and in Aguas Calientes at the Cultural Center.
You can also get the students discounts for Huayna Picchu Ticket Cost with any authorized travel agency, who can adquire the Huayna Picchu Entrance Fee for you.
Foreign students must present a current undergraduate university card.
Peruvian students must present a valid undergraduate card issued by SUNEDU or by the Ministry of Education to access to the discount for Huayna Picchu Ticket Cost.
To be able to choose the day and the exact group in which you want to enter the mountain, we recommend you Booking Huayna Picchu 2 months in advance, otherwise you must have to book the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Tickets 2020 for the days available.
If you want to hike to Huayna Picchu during the months of May to August, the Tickets for Huayna Picchu must be purchased 3 or 4 months before.
Nevertheless, It is not possible to purchase the Tickets for Huayna Picchu in Cusco days before the visit, you must book it months in advance.
There are other options in case you do not are Booking Huayna Picchu on time:
Like Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu in Peru is open every day of the year.
In 2020, it is not expected to close the access to Huayna Picchu Mountain unless there is an emergency that puts tourist safety at risk.
This is one of the shortest tours to visit Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu in One Day, but for this you must depart very early from Cusco.
Here is a possible itinerary for visit Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu in One Day:
Once in Machu Picchu you can go to the Huayna Picchu Mountain, check your entrance schedule well.
After the visit to the Huayna Picchu Mountain you can go down quietly and then visit Machu Picchu, you can stay as long as you want.
For your return from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at night there are trains of different schedules. And once in Ollantaytambo you must go to Cusco by Car, travel for 1 hour and a half.
This itinerary is the most recommended to visit Machu Picchu and hike to Huayna Picchu.
The first day you can calmly go from the city of Cusco to Ollantaytambo without hurry and board the train to Aguas Calientes, where there are comfortable hotels to rest. The second day you can hike to Machu Picchu and Tour Huayna Picchu Mountain full of energy.
The tour to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu in Two Day has many advantages:
The weather is a determining factor since it depends on it that you can climb and appreciate the entire Machu Picchu City from the top of its summit.
The days up of the Huayna Picchu mountain are humid by the cloud forest that surrounds the Inca city.
The climate of Huayna Picchu Mountain is humid and warm, with abundant vegetation, cloudiness and constant rainfall in the rainy season (from December to March), cleared in seasonal changes (April, September, October and November) and absent in season dry (from May to August).
In the rainy season it is likely that the fog prevents you from fully appreciating the beauty of the place. In the dry season it is the best time to enjoy the top of the ‘Wayna’. From the top of the Huayna Picchu Mountain you can get the best photos of the Wonder of the World.
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