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Huayna Picchu ticket 10am + Machupicchu

Huayna Picchu ticket 10am + Machupicchu

Ticket to visit Machupicchu + hike to Huayna Picchu 10am


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Huayna Picchu ticket 10am + Machupicchu

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Ticket to visit Machupicchu + hike to Huayna Picchu 10am

Hiking the mountain of Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights and the most popular activity when visiting Machupicchu. This ticket gives you general access to enter Machupicchu at 08am and hike to Huayna Picchu mountain at 10am.

The entrance to the trail to Huayna Picchu is inside the citadel of Machupicchu. You must be at the Huayna Picchu entrance checkpoint between the hours of 07am - 08am.

You are given maximum time of 3 hours to complete your hike of Huayna Picchu mountain. After your hike, you are allowed an additional 4hrs to to explore the citadel of Machupicchu.

You don't need a guide to hike Huayna Picchu mountain. But you must be accompanied by an official guide the entire time you visit the citadel of Machupicchu. Please hire a Machupicchu guide ahead of time to avoid last minute problems.

Notice:Huayna Picchu is currently closed due to Covid-19 safety. However, reservations are still open as it is expected to open any day without advanced notice. Make your reservation now to secure your spot in advance as spaces are limited. In the case Huayna Picchu does not reopen on the date of your reservation, you will be re-issued only the Machupicchu ticket and you will be given a refund for the difference in ticket price.

How long does it take to climb Huayna Picchu?

Huayna Picchu has 2 trails: short trail and long trail. The short trail takes 3 hours round trip to complete the entire hike. This takes into account 1 hour to reach the summit, 30 minutes to take pictures and rest on some of the terraces that give you amazing views of Machupicchu, 1 hour to climb down as well as 30 minutes to compensate for those who need to go slowly due to physical fitness and altitude.

The long trail takes 4.5 hours round trip to complete the entire hike. The long trail is for those who want to visit the Temple of the Moon. This takes into account 1.5 hours to reach the summit, 30 minutes to take pictures and ret on some of the terraces that give you amazing views of Machupicchu, 1.5 hours to climb down, 30 minutes to spend time at the Temple of the moon as well as 30 minutes to compensate for those who go at a slow pace due to physical fitness and altitude

Is Huayna Picchu worth it?

Huayna Picchu is worth it if you are seeking to see amazing Inca terraces and Inca ruins that will challenge your imagination as these Inca structures were built right at the edge of the cliff. Additionally, Huayna Picchu will give you great photo opportunities of the Machupicchu main ruins below also known as Machupicchu citadel.

Is Huayna Picchu Dangerous?

Huayna Picchu is not dangerous for those who apply simple common sense. As long as you follow the trail with caution, you can safely reach the top without any safety concerns. However, if you suffer from Vertigo or you are scared of heights, this may not be a suitable hike for you. There are some areas where the edge of the cliff is a few feet from the trail and this can be visually impairing for some travelers. For example, there is a section called the stairs of death, not because people have died, in fact, there are no recorded deaths on this section, but simply because these stairs visually gives you the impression that if you misstep you may fall down the cliff.

How difficult is Huayna Picchu

Huayanpicchu can be climbed by most people of all ages as long as you have a normal fitness level. There will be areas during the climb that you will need to use both your hands and legs to climb up. It is recommended that you bring gloves to protect you hands as well as non-slip hiking shoes. Even if you are under a normal fitness level, as long as you take your time and have the mindset to reach the summit, most people can do it. Just take your time, let others pass you by and rest along the way. The long trail however, may require a much higher fitness level as it is very demanding due to the steepness of the trail and the increased climbing time. In summary we can say that the short trial difficulty is moderate and the long trail difficulty is challenging.

What time is better to climb Huayna Picchu 7am or 10am?

This depends on what you are looking for. Machupicchu is typically cloudy until 9am so many people prefer climbing Huayna Picchu at 7am because when they reach the top, the clouds will be on the summit and it looks like you are literally walking on clouds. Additionally, many people prefer to climb up when it's cloudy so that the sun does not beat down on their skin as UV is very high in the Peruvian Andes. Those who prefer the 7am hike get to see the cloud forest upon reaching the summit and then wait a good hour to see Machupicchu from above after the clouds dissipate.
There are those however who prefer to climb up at 10am because all the clouds have disappeared. This makes it for a much more scenic hike. However UV is very high, so hiking with sun beating on you the entire time needs to be taken into consideration. The 10am hike will allow you to see the Machupicchu citadel more often as you climb up.

Do you need a guide for Huayna Picchu?

You do not need a guide to climb Huaynapiccu. The trail is easy to find by simply following the signs. However, it is recommended to hire a guide if you want to reach the Temple of the Moon because there is a way to reach it without doing the long trail. It is also recommended to hire a guide if you have children and or you simply need a helping hand to help you in the most physically demanding parts.

Your ticket to Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu can be shown electronically or printed on paper. Your Machupicchu ticket will be accepted from a cell phone or mobile device as long as it shows the ticket barcode. You must also provide your original passport. The name on your passport and your Machupicchu ticket must match.

All of the Waynapicchu tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. In the case Huayna Picchu is closed on the date of your visit, you can still enter Machupicchu and you will be given a refund for the difference in ticket price. The refund will be automatically issued back to your credit card used to pay for your ticket. All Wayna Picchu tickets are valid for 1 day only, for the date and times stated on the ticket. You can only re-enter one time with this ticket, so please plan ahead as there are no bathrooms inside Machu Picchu. And no food is allowed inside Machu Picchu in order to preserve this world wonder for future generations.

Cancellations or refunds of Machupicchu tickets are not allowed by Peru's Ministerio de Cultura. The Ministry of Culture only allows you to change the date of your visit. To make a change, there is an administrative fee of $5USD + a percentage of the ticket cost:
30% if 24hr before original visit date
25% if 48hr before original visit date
10% if 72hr before original visit date.