Enjoy the strategic location of the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu and the surrounding lush canyon from the different angled view points such as: Huayna Picchu Mountain, Sun Gate, Machu Picchu Mountain (not to be confused with the citadel itself), Llactapata Inca ruins, Putukusi Mountain and the Inca bridge section.
Those who are doing the Inca Trail will see Machu Picchu for the first time from the Sun Gate, which is one of the highlights of why people choose the Inca Trail Trek. Those doing alternative treks arrive to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes. After the last day of your trek, you will stay a night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes and take the early bus the next morning to Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise.
HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN INFORMATION
Why does Huayna Picchu sell out faster? Well for starters, Huayna Picchu is home to the breathtaking Temple of the Moon. This hike has the reputation of being the more difficult, and scary climb of the two, especially for people with a fear of heights. Huayna Picchu peak is the steeper climb in comparison. You’ll encounter long sets of stairs and very steep, narrow paths. You’ll need to keep your hands free as it gets trickier towards the top. Ladders and cables are provided to hold on to. This hike is perfect for adrenaline seekers.
Along the climb, there are areas of great exposure to big drop offs and the top can feel very crowded. However, the great thing about Huayna Picchu is that when you’re at the peak, you are able to look straight down over the Machu Picchu ruins and the Urubamba River. It is a faster hike and you get the bonus of seeing some partially completed Inca buildings. The hike will take about 2 hours, roundtrip. Finally, please note that the trail can be very slippery when it’s wet or rainy.
ARE THE ENTRANCE TICKETS LIMITED?
Yes! They are limited to 400 hikers per day so you will need to plan early to book this extra hike. At least 2 to 3 months in advance. We will purchase the permit for you with your trek, if tickets are available.
Schedules For Hiking Up To Huayna Picchu:
First schedule: 6 – 7 AM
Second schedule: 8 – AM
Third Schedule: 10 – 11 AM – * This is the best schedule for Inca trail trekkers.
Forth Schedule: 12 – 13h.
***This are the times you start the hike. It takes approximately 2 hours (roundtrip) to hike Huayna Picchu.
*** To hike the Huayna Pichcu mt, you need ot follow the circuit 4, with this ticket, you are not allowed to explore Machu Picchu Inca city anymore
For trekkers of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: $75 USD per person
Alternative treks to Machu Picchu: $75 USD per person
Tours to Machu Picchu: $75 USD per person
What Is The Difference In Buying A Ticket To Huayna Picchu With And Without The Inca Trail?
When we buy the permit for the Inca Trail trek, the Machu Picchu entrance is included with it. The government only sells the Inca Trail permits as a combined ticket with Machu Picchu entrance. It does not allow us to add on the Huayna Picchu entrance with the combined permit. In order for our Inca Trail trekkers to climb Huayna Picchu, we have to buy another entrance ticket to Machu Picchu combined with the Huayna Picchu entrance ticket. It is not possible to buy just a Huayna Picchu entrance ticket by itself! Salkantray/Lares Treks and other alternative treks do not need an Inca Trail permit, thus we can just buy a Machu Picchu entrance combined with the Huayna Picchu entrance together.