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The route to Huayna Picchu

The maximum number of people per day is 400, divided into two groups and schedules, from 7:00 to 8:00 and from 10:00 to 11:00. If you book weeks in advance, you will have no problem finding a place.

The best adventure, incredible, unforgettable, wonderful, or as you will qualify it; Some people consider it a feat, a dream fulfilled, or something they have to do in life. The difficulty of Huayna Picchu you will see by comments from other visitors or warn you for the same by villagers.

To give a previous mental image, suffice it to say that the Huayna Picchu is the steep mountain that appears at the bottom in the typical postcards of the city of Machu Picchu. Seated in a valley between mountains. And if you have already made the decision to reach the top, let nothing stop you. The entrance is located north of the ruins just behind the Sacred Rock.

It is said that finding a path on your own, outside the indicated one, is so dangerous, that if it fell, you would surely find death, but we assure you that you will not have any problem if you follow the route indicated by the guide.

On your way, you will find that much of the way is surrounded by very thick vegetation typical of the jungle, which, in some way will protect you from risky exposed steps, and will allow you to move forward with peace of mind, we recommend paying close attention on the way

Way of ascent to Huayna Picchu

It is a vertical path, slippery in the rainy season or in the morning humidity; with some quite narrow, very impressive steps, they cause vertigo and on rare occasions, slight panic attacks in some people; stairways with steps of 35 cm high, 70 wide and 15 cm deep, with an exposed drop of about 500 m. one of its sides.

All those who visited the place recommend this experience because they say it is the best they did in the world. So go ahead. And when you are at the top, you will receive something more incredible than the road itself, the privileged views, reserved only for those who reached the top, not only of the Inca city (in 360 °) but also of its surroundings, the Andean mountain range as background, the winding Urubamba River at our feet, a natural and wonderful framework, which surrounds one of the greatest wonders of the world.

The descent offers you access to the Temple of the Moon, it will take you on a circular path that will return you to the citadel, still with time to appreciate it as it deserves.

For most people who visit Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu is (literally) the end point of a visit to Machu Picchu.

Where to relax

Although it is worth mentioning that the Aguas Calientes town and its thermal waters are the best place to relax after the hard walk


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