Huayna Picchu is the mountain that rises behind the Sacred City of Machu Picchu. Distantly it seems impossible to climb without a full team of mountain climbing; however, and despite the strenuous path, with sections where you need all your limbs, the climb is quite possible for anyone with average fitness. For many people, Huayna Picchu is an indispensable experience in the Sanctuary Historical and Natural of Machu Picchu.
Only in the ascent you can already see how the Inca builders cut rock to create steps that breaks the wind in the mountainside; it takes about an hour of climbing to reach the top, but you will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views and access to the impressive Temple of the Moon, by path that descends from the summit, a structure built inside a natural cave. Some structures are built on the mountainside in an extreme way, next to cliffs with hundreds of meters of straight drop. Seeing the Inca city of Machu Picchu from the top of Huayna Picchu, will give an idea of the magnitude of the place, you can see the different parts of the city and the landscapes that surround it, with some snowy mountains.
Lo insólito y bello del lugar, ha hecho que su demanda se dispare de tal manera, que si desea ascender al Huayna Picchu, tendrá que reservar con mucha anticipación, no solo por los visitantes que desearan tener la misma experiencia, el mismo día y en el mismo horario que usted; sino porque el ingreso a este atractivo de Machu Picchu, desde hace algunos años, tiene un número limitado de espacios que asciende a 400 ingresos diarios, divididos en 2 grupos de 200.
The unusual and beautiful place, has caused demand to skyrocket so, if you want to climb Huayna Picchu, you will need to book well in advance, not only for visitors who want to have the same experience, the same day and at the same time you; but because the entrance to the attraction of Machu Picchu, in recent years, it has a limited number of spaces which amounts to 400 daily incomes, divided into 2 groups of 200.
- Ticket Huayna Picchu group 1 – Entry Hours from 07:00 to 08:00 hrs.
- Ticket Huayna Picchu group 2 – Entry Hours from 10:00 to 11:00 hrs.
Consider: In the month of April 2016, Huayna Picchu Mountain will suspend its access. More on the closure of Huayna Picchu.
Group 1 or group 2
El Boleto Huayna Picchu grupo 2 es el que se agota primero porque son horas en las cuales el cielo se encuentra despejado y se puede apreciar la Ciudad Inca de Machu Picchu en todo su esplendor. Sin embargo, si decide optar por el Boleto Huayna Picchu grupo 1, usted puede conseguir vistas panorámicas, sin muchos grupos de turistas, además, después de escalar durante 3 horas (ida y vuelta), usted tendrá tiempo suficiente para visitar la Ciudad Inca con total tranquilidad.
The Ticket Huayna Picchu Group 2 is sold out firstly because they are hours in which the sky is clear and you can see the Inca city of Machu Picchu in all its splendor. However, if you decide to opt for the slip Ticket Huayna Picchu Group 1, you can get a panoramic view without many tour groups also after climbing for 3 hours (round trip), you will have enough time to visit the Inca City with serenity.
When Book Huayna Picchu?
Due to the high demand Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu. The best practice would be make the booking of your Ticket Huayna Picchu, thus ensuring a space, and not miss this amazing experience.
- During high tourist demand (April to August), we recommend booking three to two months before your visit.
- And during the low season (September to March), it is recommended to book in three to four weeks in advance.
Consider: The reserve has a duration of two hours; term in which should make the payment and send the required documents (ISIC card, passport or identity card, etc). Required documents.
In case of not reach the Ticket to Huayna Picchu
These restrictions and the short time with which have many people visiting Machu Picchu in Cusco City, it has made not have the opportunity to climb this mountain; if your are one of the people who could not reach one of the 400 entrance Tickets to Huayna Picchu, remember that there is an alternative, offering you the chance to see Machu Picchu from above and in less accompanying.
- Ticket Machu Picchu Mountain – first schedule, entrance from 07:00 to 08:00 hrs. – 400 people per day.
- Ticket Machu Picchu Mountain – second schedule, entrance from 07:00 to 08:00 hrs. – 400 people per day.
And others that they allowed to reach the Inca City of Machu Picchu, like:
- Ticket Machu Picchu – 2500 people per day.
- Ticket Machu Picchu Museum – (shared with spaces Ticket Machu Picchu).
About the Documentation Required
Many times, the purchase of the ticket Machu Picchu, not successfully completed because an error in sending the requested documents. Following, the cases in which we need sending your documents:
- If a Student, send a COPY OF ISIC CARD AND PASSPORT OR IDENTITY DOCUMENT.
- If you have children between 8 – 17 years old, send a COPY OF ID CARD OR PASSPORT.
Consider: These documents must be valid and be current on the date of his visit to the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
High season and Low season
The number of visitors to the City of Cusco, Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu rises between May and September; this because of the many celebrations held in the city of Cusco during this time, and the more favorable climate. The month of June is the higher demand for celebrating the anniversary of the City of Cusco, where the Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun) is the most anticipated event by visitors.
Visit Machu Picchu in April and May, just after the rains, but before the high season, it might be a good time to go. But no matter what time of year you decide to visit, Machu Picchu is equally splendid throughout the year.
In high season, prices delos airfare, hotels, trains, and services, raise their prices, sometimes reaching duplicate them; so it is advisable to book Huayna Picchu with several months in advance.
Closure of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in April 2016
The official report published by Andina – Peru News Agency, on August 11, 2015, reads as follow:
- Huayna Picchu Mountain closed for maintenance from 1 to 15 April 2016.
- Mountain Machu Picchu closed for maintenance from 16 to 30 April 2016.
However, during the closing time of the "Mountains" Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, still you have the opportunity to visit the Inca City of Machu Picchu, with some of the alternatives available, mentioned before.
Often, the purchasing of ticket does not finish due to lack of documents. For this reason, it is essential to send us a copy of your document; if is a student SEND A COPY OF ISIC with this you will obtain a discount; if you have children between 8 – 17 years SEND A COPY OF PASSPORT OR IDENTITY CARD.
By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last Update, 16-02-2016