Tour and Safety in the Huayna Picchu Mountain

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2016 Ticket Machu PicchuThe best adventure, amazing, unforgettable, wonderful, or as you will qualify; some people consider it a feat, a dream come true, or something they have to do in life. Only upon entering, you’ll notice by yourself, or by the comments from other visitors, the difficulty of the tour.

By the narrowness of the road and for its conservation, is allowed the income to 400 people per day, divided into two groups, with the following schedule of income: 07:00 to 08:00 hrs. and from 10:00 to 11:00 hrs.

To give a prior mental image, suffice it to say that the mountain Huayna Picchu is displayed at the background in the typical postcards of the City of Machu Picchu seated in a valley between mountains. And if it decided to get to the top, anything stop you. The entrance control to Huayna Picchu is located north of the Inca city, just behind the area where the Sacred Rock is located.

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Control of Entry to the Huayna Picchu Mountain

On the other hand, it is said to find their own way, outside the established, is so dangerous that if it fell, surely would find death, but we assure that you will not have any problem, if you follow the route indicated by the signs. In his tour of the Mountain Huayna Picchu you will find that much of the road is surrounded by very thick vegetation own of the jungle, which somehow will protect you from risky steps, and allow you to move with ease, we recommend you pay close attention to the road.

It is a path of high journey, slick with moisture from the morning or in the rainy season; with some steps quite narrow, very impressive, which cause vertigo in some people; stairways with steps of 35 cm high, 70 cm wide and 15 cm deep, with a fall exposed about 500 m on one side. Be sure to carry a small backpack or camera bag, and you’ll want both hands free to hold onto the rocks, cables and ropes, which contain some sections of the road.

Visitors speak of it as one of the best experiences in the world, so go ahead. And when you are on top, you will get something more incredible than the road itself, the privileged views, reserved only for those who reached the top, not only the Inca City in their 360º but also around the Andes Mountains as a backdrop, the meandering Urubamba river at our feet, all a natural and wonderful framework, which involves one of the greatest Wonders of the world.

On the descent of the Mountain Huayna Picchu will have the opportunity to visit the Temple of the Moon, this route will take you through a circular path; which leads him to the Inca City, once there, you will have enough time to continue appreciating.

For most people who visit Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu is literally the endpoint of a visit to Machu Picchu. Although, it is noteworthy that the village Aguas Calientes and its Hot Springs are the best place to relax after a hard walk.


Your security in Huayna Picchu

The physical integrity of the passenger is under his responsibility, who must be careful during the visit to this magnificent Mountain of Huayna Picchu. However, it has the support of security personnel inside and outside the City Inca, which will be attentive to any event that may arise during their visit.

How is security in Huayna Picchu?

To climb the mountain Huayna Picchu must register with the Control of Entry and you must enter your details (name, ID, date and time) in the guestbook; the same procedure must be performed on exit. This way it can be controlled that all visitors are well.

The safety of all enclosures of the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu is done with a large number of security officers, civilians and police; you will find uniformed agents those who can resort anytime and others in civilian clothes, who also ensure their safety. It also has HD cameras strategically positioned around the sanctuary, ensuring safety, so that with the peace of mind, you will see one of the best archaeological sites around Machu Picchu.

Who is responsible for security in Machu Picchu?

Police of Peru is responsible for the safety of visitors in the wide area between Cusco and Machu Picchu, including Huayna Picchu Mountain. It has security staff as well as technological solutions, both from the agents, and visitors. Also within the City Inca it is located the staff of the Ministry of Culture responsible for ensuring compliance with the regulation of Machu Picchu, which keeps the integrity of the archaeological heritage of Machu Picchu.

How to report an emergency?

You can report your emergency, directly in the commissary of the area, located at Avenida Hermanos Ayar, Aguas Calientes or call directly +51 – 084- 211178. But you will find police officers in the town of Aguas Calientes also called Machu Picchu Pueblo and on the access to the Archaeological Park. You can also report to "Tourism Police Peru", free application available for smartphones and tablets, by this you may report an emergency that may arise during their displacement. A digital communication system will allow agents respond very efficiently, if you have an emergency.

Note that, in Machu Picchu, as in all tourist cities should be careful with their belongings and not lose sight during your tour.



By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last Update, 07-11-2015


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