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Experience the best of the lost city of Incas on this two day Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu Tour from Cusco. From the summit of Huayna Picchu Mountain you will have an enchanting view of the Machu Picchu citadel.
Machu Picchu Mountain in Quechua means Taller Mountain. Huayna Picchu Mountain is named after its shorter height when compared with the former. Although it is shorter the hike up to the summit is quite challenging.
The infamous stair of death is the most challenging part of the hike. We highly recommend you to have a good physical condition, well acclimated and do not have any fear of heights.
There are two trails in the mountain. The first one which is also the most popular one loops around the top of Huayna Picchu Mountain. It houses many farming terraces, narrow staircases, altars and tunnels.
The lower trail which is often overlooked by trekkers, goes around the base of the mountain. This is where the lesser known temple of the moon is located.
Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu Hike is action packed and is challenging. If you don’t fancy to hike up Huayna Picchu, we recommend our two day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour. It is relatively easier and offers in detail information about Inca civilization.
You will need to book the trail months in advance. It is best to experience the hike to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountain during the dry season – between April and September.
Machu Picchu Peru Cusco is a local tour operator based in Cusco. Travelling with us means adventure, fun and security. We maintain high safety standards. Our guides are trained on first aid and use of Oxygen cans.
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Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then we will be driving you along the Sacred Valley of Incas to Ollantaytambo train station. Here you will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes.
The train journey is quite an experience. It offers enchanting views of the Urubamba river snaking through the picturesque Andean villages. Once in Aguas Calientes, we will be accommodating you in an ensuite hotel room.
You will have the rest of the day to yourself. You can soak in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes or visit the Machu Picchu museum.
Later in the evening, our representative will be meeting you at the hotel. We will be briefing you on the following days itinerary.
Early in the morning, you will be taking the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu citadel. It is a 30 minutes drive up the hill. Our guide will be meeting you at the entrance to Machu Picchu. After a short briefing our guide will assist you in clearing the security control to enter the citadel.
The authorities will be verifying your original passport against your permit, so make sure to carry your passport. Once inside the citadel, we will be giving you a two hours guided tour of the Incan ruins.
You will be visiting the main square, remains of ancient Incan temples, ceremonial sites, farming terraces and more. After the tour to Machu Picchu, our guide will direct you to the trail head of Wayna Picchu Mountain. You will need a good level of fitness to reach the top. You will have spectacular views of the citadel from the top.
After the full day tour you will be taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes town. Here you will have some free time. You can have lunch at a local restaurant of your choice.
Huayna Picchu is 2720 metres (8920 feet) above sea level.
It normally takes 2.5 to 3 hours to hike up and back down.
This was a wonderful experience visiting both Machu Picchu citadel and Huayna Picchu mountain on a two day tour. The guide was very accommodating and shared many information about the history and culture of Incas. Karen took a great effort in organising the tour. Highly recommend this.