The Mountain Machu Picchu is located 3,082 m.a.s.l. It is the mountain on which is built the Inca City of Machu Picchu. It is a steep path with a landscape of jungle, lush vegetation, native fauna and presence of intrusive rocks (granite).
The path has irregular stone steps and a dirt road, stone, conditioning and restored for tourist visits. The climb is long and can become tiring, depending on the physical condition of the hikers. The view from the top is breathtaking you can see all the Urubamba river; winding and bordering the "Putucusi" or Cheerful Mountain, is a landscape of jungle, the mountain Huayna Picchu and the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
Likewise, you can see much of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu; mountains dressed in abundant flora and fauna of the area. From the top you can dominate the habitat of the spectacled bear, the cock of the rock, orchids and other endemic species. Surely in this mountain, under the feet of thousands of walkers, there are traces of other Inca constructions.
This Mountain Machu Picchu is much higher than Mountain Huayna Picchu, but less steep, the ascent lasts 1-2 hours depending on the physical state of the hiker. Reaching the top of this mountain is rewarding.
Entering Machu Picchu follow the road towards the House of the Guardian along a path signposted, it is the same road that leads to the Puerta del Sol or Intipunku; before arriving at the guardhouse, follow the right path that lies between agricultural terraces. We walk there, about 15 minutes and then reach the Control shed.
The trail is wide and well marked gradually gaining height, there are several points of rest, as you go up the road becomes more difficult and challenging. From Machu Picchu, should climb 652 m. Remember that access is limited to 800 people per day and the ticket is purchased with the entrance to Machu Picchu; ie Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain.
It is advisable to visit the place in the dry season from May to October, that there isn’t pronounced rains, the landscape is tropical, there is sunshine, is cloudless and the road isn’t slippery. For this hike requires a good pair of boots, walking stick with a rubber tip, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
It is noteworthy that there are sections, not suitable for people with vertigo, because there are trails uneven, steep, covered depths of vegetation; but the reward of reaching the top is priceless.
By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last Update, 05-08-2015