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Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu

Between Heaven and Earth

If we were to start listing all the reasons why you should visit Huayna Picchu mountain during your trip to Machu Picchu, we would never finish. But what we can guarantee is that you will have an unforgettable experience. Join Joex Travel and discover fascinating facts about Huayna Picchu mountain, the place where heaven and earth meet.

Huayna Picchu is also known as the new or young mountain, in its translation from Quechua to Spanish, it is located at 2,667 meters above sea level in the Cusco region. Its circular base is surrounded by the Urubamba River, on the north side of the Machu Picchu Citadel. Reaching the top will be worth it, as from this place you can observe the Machu Picchu Inca Citadel and the Andean snow-capped mountains in all their splendor.

Hayna Picchu Mountain View
Hayna Picchu Mountain View

Once inside the Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, we start our hike along a path that leads us to the top, where an incredible view leaves us breathless and fills us with excitement. Seeing Machu Picchu from this perspective leaves us speechless. As we progress, the imposing Huayna Picchu, which often instills a certain fear, comes closer. That is our destination, our goal, the place we long to explore.

It is normal to feel a little intimidated by this challenge, as well as to have some doubts. That is why it is super important for us that you are always well informed.

Huayna Picchu
Huayna Picchu

Is it worth climbing the highest mountain in Machu Picchu?

Definitely yes, this mountain is a destination that shows us its beauty from the first step, imposing its dominance from the Sacred Rock sector. We begin the hike to Huayna Picchu mountain, as we follow the path it becomes a little more complicated and it becomes an incredible challenge to reach the top, making us live an unforgettable experience with a lot of adrenaline and excitement.

Machu Picchu View
Machu Picchu View

How to get there?

First, we must understand that Machu Picchu as such is a destination that is very well controlled and there is a capacity of people per day, so to enter this destination we must also have an entrance ticket, this can be acquired without problem during your planning. When you enter you will see that there are various routes and ours can be the traditional one or the short one but in both cases we will reach the Sacred Rock sector, where a control booth is located and the experience of ascending the mountain begins (Remember that this walk is done without the guide, the path is marked so there is no chance of getting lost). When we reach the top we will have free time to take the best photos to show off with our friends and finally we descend and return to the same point where we will find the exit path.

Is it dangerous to climb this mountain?

It must be considered that Huayna Picchu is not for everyone, as it is a very high place it is possible that many people who suffer from fear of heights or vertigo, in addition to the fact that many people have called their path the death stairs since they are very narrow for the transit of people, however after these difficulties, the achievement of overcoming the challenge for the most adventurous who like to feel adrenaline makes it a memorable experience.

Climb the largest mountain in Machu Picchu
Climb the largest mountain in Machu Picchu

What is the difference between Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu?

It is normal to feel a doubt about whether the choice is correct when choosing Machu Picchu mountain or Huayna Picchu mountain. To know this, it is important to understand that each mountain is intended for a specific type of traveler.

In the first case, the Machu Picchu mountain is intended more for families with small children or people who are afraid of heights, although the section is more accessible and easy, it is also extensive.

For the second case, which is the Huayna Picchu mountain, it is planned for travelers who have a taste for adventure and adrenaline since although the time is less, its access is somewhat more complicated since in a certain part it becomes very narrow.

For this reason we can say that there is no comparison or certainty of which is better, both are ideal and very incredible, that is why the question you have to ask yourself is: What type of traveler am I? Is adrenaline and excitement my thing or being calm and traditional?

Archaeological sites on the mountain top
Archaeological sites on the mountain top

Can you buy tickets to climb the mountain?

Due to the recent changes we have regarding the income acquisition platform by the Ministry of Culture, the acquisition of income for direct travelers to Machu Picchu as well as Huayna Picchu Mountain became more complicated. For this reason it is important to leave this task to a strategic ally, a formal company like us, our Peru Travel Agency constantly maintains communications with the Ministry of Culture so it is safer and more accurate that we can obtain Huayna Picchu tickets for you.

Is Huayna Picchu open now?

There is popular news that affects travel plans every year and that is that during the month of February, Machupicchu is closed for the rainy season, well now you will discover that this is a LIE. During the month of February as such, the only thing that closes its access due to a maintenance concept is the Inca Trail in its 2 modalities (Classic of 4 days and Short of 2 days), the rest of the destinations and experiences are 100% operational although of course They become a little more complicated due to the climate, however we will also find a natural environment that is much greener and more pleasant to the eye. The Huayna Picchu mountain as a destination is possible to visit on any date of the year that you choose, so there is no restriction on that side.

Huayna Picchu Hiking
Huayna Picchu Hiking

Can I get guide after Huayna Picchu?

It is possible, however we recommend the opposite. That is, first you enjoy the guided experience throughout the Inca citadel, knowing and discovering each space and enclosure with our professional guides and then being able to visit the Huayna Picchu mountain calmly. The guided groups are closely linked to the established schedules, so if for some reason you delayed returning from the mountain, there is a possibility that you will not reach your group and you will have to make an additional expense to get a new group or private guide.

Huayna Picchu stairs
Huayna Picchu stairs

Now that you know a little more about Huayna Picchu, would you join our adventure?

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