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“Another great climb with Awesome views!”
Review of Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu
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Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Admission Ticket
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Huayna Picchu is located towards the north of the Inca city of Machu Picchu. To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, should reach the checkpoint and entrance to Huayna Picchu and the road begins a few meters from the Sacred Rock is followed, it is an area with very dense vegetation, this road is very steep and quite and includes sections of narrow stairs and steps made of granite stone placed irregularly, there are some that appear carved into the rock. The promotion lasts between 45-60 minutes depending on the physical state of the person.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

After two days of hiking the sacred valley and 4.5 days on the Inca Trail i didn't think i would be up for another hike/climb but this was definitely well worth it! The views are spectacular and the climb is challenging but highly recommended! The view back down to Machu Picchu is ridiculous! Definitely worth it even after 6 days of hiking!

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"afraid of heights"
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"take your time"
in 121 reviews
"coming down"
in 59 reviews
"per day"
in 90 reviews
"small cave"
in 18 reviews
"narrow steps"
in 30 reviews
"hands and knees"
in 16 reviews
"time slot"
in 36 reviews
"sense of accomplishment"
in 36 reviews
"steep climb"
in 48 reviews
"gran caverna"
in 16 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 57 reviews
"decent shape"
in 29 reviews
"great hike"
in 42 reviews
"hand rails"
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"physical condition"
in 19 reviews
"moon temple"
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

It's definitely worth of 1,5-2 hours while visiting the Machu Picchu site.
Make sure you bring enough water and apply sun-screen.
Wearing hiking shoes is strongly advisable.

1  Thank Alexander_random
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

If you are going to be visiting Machu Picchu, you'll need tickets to climb this mountain as well & its much higher up than Machu Picchu. The energy of this mountain is special and is very amazing. The view is truly incredible but note that the climb is extremely steep and narrow- if you're afraid of heights or not in the best of health/shape, this may not be for you.

6  Thank MissD819
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I planned our trip to Machu Picchu months in advance and purchased tickets to hike Huayna Picchu in the second group. While we were waiting to go, we saw lots of people returning from their hike (the first group). They looked super hot and sweaty. My husband and I are in our 50s. We consider ourselves "sporty" but we are by no estimate lean and mean. As the people came down, my husband began to speculate about whether or not we could make the hike. It does look pretty tough from down below. And he was still suffering from altitude sickness, despite acclimating in Cusco for 4 days before moving to Machu Picchu. A super nice man and his partner who had just finished the hike stopped near us to catch their breath. I asked if the hike was worth it. They ensured us that they were not in great shape (they looked among the most tired we'd seen) but they would absolutely recommend the hike. We followed their advice and hiked the trail. It was, without a doubt, the high point of our 2.5 week to Peru. We were tired and sore afterwards, but the view is absolutely worth the effort.

8  Thank Suzanne K
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We did the dawn hike up to the ruins from Aguas Callientes. We were some of the first ones on the mountain and got pretty breathtaking pictures without all the people since we went away from most of the early tourists as our Huayna Picchu passes were the early ones. The hike itself was tiresome as we had already hiked up in the morning. With fresh legs i'm sure it wouldn't have been as challenging. It was a verticle steep climb and we had to bear crawl in the top sections however once at the top, it was perfect. The fog was heavy so we were not able to see the ruins from above however the surrounding view of the vast gigantic mountains of the Andes was just a glorious. From the top you could see just how large this place was and if you looked hard enough you could spot waterfalls in the distance. I highly recommend doing this hike. Make sure to get your passes online and early as space is limited for both Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Make sure to bring your passport and printed tickets as well because you will need them to get in!

2  Thank Jeff D
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