Huayna picchu 1 Day
Huayna Picchu mountain is located towards the north of the Citadel and appears in the background of Machu Picchu’s classic pictures. At the summit you will find terraces that were made for avoiding erosion, as well as for gardens.
From US$ 300
- Things to bring
Huayna picchu 1 Day
Very early in the morning we will pick up from your hotel, we will go to the Ollantaytambo train station. Then, you will take the train to get Machu picchu town (the train lasts about 2 hours). Then, we will pick you up from the Machupicchu train station and transfer to the bus station. We will take the early bus up to the stunning archeological complex of Machu Picchu (The bus ride lasts about 15 minutes). After that, you will meet your guide and other group members.
The exciting exploration begins with a visit to the world famous Machupicchu Sacred Temples (Sun Temple, Condor Temple) agricultural terraces, sacred rocks, water fountains, the famous Intihuatana and other important Inca buildings. During the tour, our guide will explain the meanings , importance and story of Machupicchu while we walk around the Machu picchu city for around 2 hours. After your tour you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself.
CLIMBING HUAYNA PICCHU: Once your tour of the ruins are over, your guide will show you where to begin. This hike is typically done on your own (without the guide) unless you requested assistance. The Huayna Picchu Trail follows an undulating path for 15 – 20 minutes until the trail splits. The upper path continues to the summit of Huayna Picchu, and the lower trail continues around the base of the mountain to the Great Cavern and the Moon Temple before climbing a steep incline to the summit. The trail continues on for another 10 minutes or so before reaching the base of Huayna Picchu. Here the trail follows a set of steep and moderately challenging (and often slippery) switch backs for a further 20 – 30 minutes. Once at the top the trail passes through a narrow rock tunnel where you may need to get down on your hands and knees to pass. After just a few minutes you will arrive at the rocky summit, where you can appreciate panoramic views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountains. The trail continues around the top of the mountain, where you will come to a small store house and agricultural terracing. Here is a good place to rest and take photos. From the top the trail descends sharply following a set of very narrow and steep steps, before meeting up with the original trail that ascended the mountain. The return time to warden’s hut takes about 60 minutes, but can be longer if the trail is congested.
Later in the afternoon you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes where you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then carry on by car to Cusco, where we will arrive late at night.
All departure and arrival times are approximate.
- Huayna Picchu: 400 people allowed daily
- 2 groups – first departing at 7.00AM (200), second at 10.00Am (200)
- The climb takes about 1.5-2 hours up - Coming down about 45 minutes to 1 hour
- Collection from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to the train station (Ollantaytambo).
- Round trip Train ticket (Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo).
- Round trip Bus ticket (Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Sanctuary - Aguas Calientes).
- Two hours Machu Picchu guided tour.
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu
- Collection from train station (Ollantaytambo) and transfer to Cusco city.
What is not included
- Personal expenses
- Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes
Prices in U.S. dollars are based on per person, departures are guaranteed.
Private Trip for similar itinerary with much flexibility.
(1) The Expedition train has fully covered wagons with panoramic windows to allow travelers to immerse in the beauty of the natural landscape, and make your experience at Machu Picchu begins on the train.
(2) The Vistadome train has a different service on board, which allows travelers to immerse and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients. This train is completely surrounded by glass, with wagons with large panoramic windows offering unparalleled scenic views and a number of spectacular photo opportunities.
- Machu Picchu Student Discount, $ 20.00 per person (Requires ISIC Card to qualify, you will need to e-mail us a copy of your ISIC)
- Machu Picchu Children, $ 20.00 per person (Passengers under 18 years old receive the same discount as a student. If you are claiming a child discount you must send us a scanned copy of your child's passport by email).
- Machu Picchu Andean Community: Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador : $ 20.00 per person.
- EARLY BIRD SAVING: 90 days prior to the trip: 10% off.
NOTE: INCA PLANET TRAVEL GUIDE reserves the right to make the final decision regarding amount of discount. Also we offer special discounts for groups.
Extensions and additional services
- Private guide (english) to visit Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu: $120.00 per group
Things to bring
- Hat or cap to protect from the sun.
- Sun cream (factor 35 recommended), lip salve, sun glasses.
- Money belt + emergency money
- Water bottle (mineral water can be bought throughout Peru)
- Camera + Batteries (Batteries can easily be bought in Peru and is of excellent quality).
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Original passport.
- Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs.
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Insect repellent
- A small day-bag