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Hiking Tips At Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Hiking Chances at Machu Picchu (Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu Montain, Sun Gate and Inca Bridge).

Did you reserve your Machu Picchu Trip? Get ready your trekking shoes and make your hiking chances at Machu Picchu – Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu with a extra walk. There are many trails to choose among, each option ranging in difficulty and gift new perspectives of the tropical region surrounding the archaeological ruins.

→ Entrance tickets for hiking in Machu Picchu required:

Huayna Picchu – See the video with amazing views

Machu Picchu Mountain – Watch the video of this impressive peak

Hike Around Machu Picchu Without Required Tickets

Inca Bridge – The video is coming soon…

Sun Gate – The video is coming soon…

With new regulations from January 01st, 2019. For visiting Machu Picchu in place, it’s very important to stay updated on the latest ticket information and how to plan your best trip to Machu Picchu.

Huayna Picchu Climbing

Huayna Picchu is the dome-shaped peak that forms the spectacular background seen ubiquitously in Machu Picchu photographs, and the Inca footpath winding up to its summit is the most sought after hike within the citadel.

It generally takes hikers from 45 minutes to one hour  to reach the mountaintop. Athletic types reach the top in 40 minutes.

A large granite monolith called the Sacred Rock, or Waka in Quechua, is positioned just before the checkpoint for Huayna Picchu. Here hikers must present their entry ticket and sign in before beginning their climb up and sign out when coming off the trail.

About The IncaTrail

The track is very narrow towards the upper-section of the trail and goes up steep staircases and past stone ruins clinging to cliff precipices. There are handrails and monkey cables to grab onto for extra support, but it’s a scary exploration for anyone with a fear of heights. A good alternative trek with less steep sides is Machu Picchu Mountain or Montaña hike.

Almost on the top of Huayna Picchu there is a stone shaped like a seat, as known as Throne of the Inka, where you can look up the view over Machu Picchu, one of the wonder of the world.

→ Special Entry Ticket Required

To hike Huayna Picchu, you must book a general entry Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket in advance. At the time of purchase, you select between two time slots during which you are permitted to begin the hike.

→ Only 400 tickets per day available divided in two groups

Entry times  – For Huayna Picchu Mountain

▬ First group enters from 7am to 8am, the 200 people who will have time to experience Wayna Picchu until 10am while the second group turn comes.

▬ Second group enters from 10am to 11am, the 200 people who will have time to experience Huayna Picchu until 13pm

The hike to Machu Picchu Mountain

When it comes to trekking chance within the famous Inca archaeological ruin, Machu Picchu Mountain traditionally acts second option to Huayna Picchu Montaña, but this towering pinnacle offers extras that should not be ignored.

At the top of Machu Picchu Mountain you look down on Huayna Picchu and when it’s clear you can even see snow-capped mountains in the distance,”Marko Andinauta Inca Trail expert guide said. → There are much better panoramic views at the top of Machu Picchu Mountain, fantastic 360 degree view welcomes you at the summit and it takes just a little difference in time comparing with Huayna Picchu trek but it is worth!

Large granite steps comprise most of the track all the way to the mountaintop. The steep climb is a challenging but profitable experience. Explore at your own pace and drink plenty of water and take a snack.

Huayna Picchu Vs Machu Picchu Mountain

The popular extra hikes in Machu Picchu (Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountain), the video shows you the views from the top.

Compare the panoramas before booking your tour to Machu Picchu. And read our best seller package to Machu Picchu.

Special Entry Ticket Required in Machu Picchu

Similar to Huayna Picchu, you must decide when to begin the hike up Machu Picchu Mountain when you buy your general Machu Picchu ticket plus extra hike ticket as well book couple months in advance only 600 tickets are available per day Monday to Sunday.

Entry Times for Machu Picchu Mountain

▬ First group (200 people) is 6 am to 7 am

→ Second group (200 people) is 7 am to 8 am

▬ Third group (200 people) is 8 am to 9 am

Hike From Machu Picchu to Sun Gate

This impressive site is in the middle of the legendary Inca Trail that comes from Kilometer 82. Nowadays trekkers doing the iconic Inca Trail enter Machu Picchu through this spectacular stone gate on the last day in the afternoon. Another way to visit the Sun Gate is to enter Machu Picchu with your general ticket and then hike up. For this trek in Machu Picchu there is no special entry ticket that is required

The walk starts in Casa Del Guardian or Guardhouse – there is a clear wooden sign for Inti Punku point you in the direction of the hike’s cobbled trail with a few sections of stairs that inclines gradually up the mountain away from the main citadel.

It takes most tourists walking at a steady pace between 45 to 60 minutes to reach the top, figuring in time to rest and take pictures. The surrounding mountains as Putucusi, Huayna Picchu and beautiful view from Aguas Calientes town should be all the encouragement you need to reach the summit.

Hike to Inca Bridge in Machu Picchu

The trail to the Inca Bridge involved around the backside of Machu Picchu Mountain in the opposite direction of the Inca citadel. A special ticket is not needed to walk the path, although daily traffic to the Inca Bridge is documented. Each visitor must log their name in a book at the entrance and then sign out.

The walk follows a fairly even path to the bridge. Most visitors reach the Inca Bridge in about 20 to 30 minutes. It’s not a strenuous hike, but some of the drop-offs along the edges of the trail may be scary for anyone who suffers from vertigo.

Crossing the Inca Bridge itself is strictly forbidden today for safety reasons, but you can take as many photos as you desire. On the return, you’re likely to ponder whether or not you would have the courage to cross the bridge if you lived during the time of the Incas.

Important Information

The entries for Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are limited and the demand is high, especially during peak season from May to October when it’s less likely to rain. Advanced planning is a must during these months to book your spot for one of these Machu Picchu hikes. Tickets for both Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain can sell out up to 4 months in advance…Contact Us

→ Hiking up to the Sun Gate or the Inca Bridge are more relaxed chances.  Since you don’t need a special admission ticket to do either hike – just your general Machu Picchu tickets – these options allow you the flexibility to decide if you want to do them or not with limited advanced planning.

New regulations at Machu Picchu have established different visitor circuits around the expansive archaeological site. For tips on how to best plan your visit and fit in a hike, contact us to explore the wonder of the world now and receive a customized tours to Machu Picchu

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