Huaynapicchu ticket 10:00am + Machu Picchu

Huaynapicchu ticket 10:00am + Machu Picchu

Ticket to visit Machu Picchu + climb to Huaynappichu 10:00am


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Huaynapicchu ticket 10:00am + Machu Picchu

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Ticket to visit Machu Picchu + climb to Huaynappichu 10:00am

Climbing the mountain of Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights and the most popular activity when visiting Machu Picchu. This ticket gives you general access to enter Machu Picchu at 08am and climb the mountain of Huaynapicchu at 10am.

The entrance to climb Huayna Picchu is inside the citadel of Machu Picchu. You must be at the Huayna Picchu entrance checkpoint between the hours of 10am - 11am.

You are given maximum time of 3 hours to complete climbing Huaynapicchu mountain. You are also allwed an additional 4hrs to explore the citadel of Machu Picchu. You can visit the citadel before or after your hike to Huaynapicchu mountain.

You don't need a guide to climb Huaynapicchu Mountain. But you must be accompanied by an official guide the entire time you visit the citadel of Machu Picchu. Please hire Machu Picchu a guide ahead of time to avoid last minute problems.

How long does it take to climb Huaynapicchu?

Huaynapicchu 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 Machu Picchu, 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 Machu Picchu, 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 Huanapicchu worth it?

Huaynapicchu 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, Huaynapicchu will give you great photo opportunities of the Machu Picchu main ruins below also known as Machu Picchu citadel.

Is Huaynapicchu Dangerous?

Huaynapicchu 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 Huaynapicchu

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 Huaynapicchu 7am or 10am?

This depends on what you are looking for. Machu Picchu is typically cloudy until 9am so many people prefer climbing Huaynapicchu 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 Machu Picchu 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 Machu Picchu citadel more often as you climb up.

Do you need a guide for Huaynapicchu?

You do not need a guide to climb Huaynapiccu. The trial 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 Machu Picchu + Huaynapicchu must be printed on paper. Your Machu Picchu ticket will not be accepted from a cell phone or mobile device. You must also provide your original passport. The name on your passport and your Machu Picchu ticket must match.

All of the Waynapicchu tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. 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 Machu Picchu 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