Huayna Picchu Mountain or Young MountainHuayna Picchu, is part of a set of related with the Salkantay, mountains known as the Central Cordillera of the Andes. Huayna Picchu, “Young Mountain“, is located opposite the mountain of Machu Picchu “Old Mountain” and has a height of 2,693 meters, can be accessed through a steep and narrow path with steps carved into rock; from Machu Picchu rises approximately 360 meters.
In the mountains you can visit buildings attributed to a Temple of the Moon inside a natural cave, also you can see agricultural terraces and some buildings that were part of an astronomical observatory or point of control and observation of the city of Machu Picchu, since from the Huayna Picchu can be seen Inca City in its entirety, including the entrances and roads that surround it.
In order to ascend to the top you have to go a narrow, winding and steep road. The path includes sections with steps and stairs carved into solid rock, the walk takes about 1 hour, variable time according to the physical condition of the person.
What includes Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Group 1?
This type of ticket allows you to visit:
- The citadel of Machu Picchu which has as main attractions: Intiwatana Temple of the Three Windows, Sun Temple, Temple of the Condor, Main Plaza, Agricultural Zone.
- The Huayna Picchu Mountain has some archaeological sites such as the Temple of the Moon, Andenerías carefully constructed on top of the mountain.
The entry schedule of Huayna Picchu First group is 07:00 to 08:00 hours.
For those travelers who want to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain, are advised to purchase the Ticket in advance, the Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu First group, is one that sold out more often, due to the great interest of hundreds of tourist to ascend to this mountain and by the limited number of spaces are available for sale.
The tour in this mountain has an approximate duration of 3 hours, in what it concerns to rise and to go down, it is an extraordinary adventure.
The maximum capacity to go up to Huayna Picchu group 1 is 200 people per day.
Live Availability Ticket Huayna Picchu Group 1
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This information is provided courtesy of the Regional Directorate of Culture of Cusco.