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Machu Picchu City + Huayna Picchu Hike 10am

Machu Picchu City + Huayna Picchu Hike 7am

Tourist Price:

$76.00 Adults (18+)

$53.00 Children (8-17)

$53.00 Students with valid University photo ID

Citizens of Peru, Bolivia, Colombia or Ecuador:

$48.00 Adults (18+)

$31.00 Children (8-17)

$31.00 Students with valid University photo ID

Ticket Type: Machu Picchu City + Huayna Picchu Hike 10am

For many people climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights when visiting Machu Picchu. This ticket grants you general access to the citadel of Machu Picchu and access to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu. The entrance to Huayna Picchu is inside the Machu Picchu Citadel and you must be at the Huayna Picchu check point between the hours of 10am - 11am.. You can enter and leave Machu Picchu as many times as you want throughout the day. But you can only enter and leave Huayna Picchu one time.The ticket is valid only for 1 day, and on the date indicated on the ticket.

This ticket does not allow you access to Machu Picchu Mountain (Machu Picchu Montaña) or the Machu Picchu Museum. With this ticket you have access to the Sun Gate hike and the Inka Bridge hike.

You must provide your original passport along with the printed copy of your electronic ticket every time at the check point. The name on your passport and your OFFICIAL ticket must match. The ticket is non-transferrable and non-refundable.

The level of difficulty of climbing Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu is the towering mountain behind the actual site of Machu Picchu. Huayna Picchu is a strenuous climb where in some parts you will actually need both hands and feet to continue. But even if you're a bit overweight or over 50 years of age, the climb is quite possible for all averagely fit visitors. The most important tip is to simply take your time and, if necessary, to stop and allow others to pass you without getting flustered. The climb up to the top takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. The climb down takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

What to wear to MACHU PICCHU + Huayna Picchu

If you visit Machu Picchu in the rainy season (December to March), you must bring warm and waterproof clothing, rain poncho and good walking shoes. On the other hand, if you visit Machu Picchu in dry season (May to September), is important to protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or brimmed hats and mosquito repellent.

It is important to stay hydrated throughout your visit, bring water in a bottle or a similar container.

Why climb Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu

People climb Huayna Picchu because once you get to the top, the views (on a clear day) of Machu Picchu seen from Huayna Picchu are breathtaking and really give you an impression of the magnitude of the site. You will also be able to appreciate the different sectors of the site with some snowcapped mountains seen from afar. Additionally, Huayna Picchu has amazing structures and terraces, some of them built on impossible places that really speak to your imagination. Some structures are so close to the mountain side with a sheer drop of a couple of hundred meters on the other side. These and many other reasons, make Huayna Picchu tickets the most popular.

The Tunnel in Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu Tunnel

Nearing the summit of Huayna Picchu, there is a narrow tunnel you must navigate through. Apparently, this feature was built into the path by the Incas; the idea was that it would act as something of a 'choke point' for any invading forces attempting to make their way up the mountain. We imagine that it would have worked quite well--it's a small space, and there are points where some people find it necessary to crawl on hands and knees. This can be especially difficult if it's raining or shortly after a rainfall, as water is known to drop through the cave's roof and run down its walls. This can make the cave portion of the trip significantly more slippery.

Huayna Picchu's death stairs

Huayna Picchu Death Staira

Also found near the summit of Huayna Picchu, the peak's famous death stairs are not quite as scary as some might have you think. That being said, they're no walk in the park either. Most visitors assume that the climb will be more intense going up, and the presence of this staircase at the start of the descent throws many for a loop. It's quite an extreme set of stairs, reaching an angle of over 60 degrees at some points. There's also no railing to hold on to, so we recommend a lot of caution when navigating this section of the Huayna Picchu descent. Despite the impressive nature of this stair set, they're actually less difficult than some stairs going up. What can be overwhelming for visitors regarding the death stairs is the sense of vulnerability created by a lack of railing coupled with the view in front of them, which can create the sensation that a misstep could result in a never-ending free fall to the valley floor below. But don't worry--thousands of visitors have navigated the stairs at Huayna Picchu before you without problems, and you can do the same.


To get to the Machu Picchu Archaeological site, first you must get to Aguas Calientes also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, the city closest and at the foot of Machu Picchu Mountain and then take a 30-minute bus that will drop you off at the Machu Picchu Santuary entrance check point.

You can get to Aguas Calientes, by train only. The train station in Aguas Calientes is called 'Machupicchu Station'. Once you buy your Machu Picchu Tickets, you must buy your train tickets. We also recommend that you stay at Aguas Calientes for two nights. Arrive one day before your visit to Machu Picchu so that you can take your time visiting Machu Picchu and depart Aguas Calientes the day after your visit.

Bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu + HUAYNA PICCHU Mountain

The bus ticket to the Machu Picchu Archaeological site is not included. However, the city of Aguas Calientes also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo is so small, that it is very easy to find the location where you can buy your bus tickets.

Buying bus tickets require no prior reservation and the bus ticket office hours are from 05:00 hrs. – 21:00 hrs. You need to present your passport to purchase bus tickets. It is recommended that you buy your bus tickets as soon as you arrive to Aguas Calientes

The first bus leaves from Aguas Calientes at 05:30 hrs arriving at Machu Picchu at 06:00 hrs; from this hour the buses depart to Machu Picchu when they are full usually every 10 minutes. The last bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu is at 15:30 hrs because the admission to the Inca citadel is only until 16:00 hrs.

Rules inside of MACHU PICCHU + Huayna Picchu Mountain

  • Entrance is from 06:00 to 15:00 hrs.
  • Alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Hydrating beverages must be transported in bottles.
  • Food consumption within the citadel is prohibited.
  • Pets are prohibited.
  • Littering is prohibited. There are trash bins only outside
  • Smoking is prohibited and obviously campfires.
  • Regarding baggage; only small bags and backpacks are allowed with you.
  • However if you have much luggage you can leave before entering the citadel in the hold, the use of them implies an extra cost of 3 to 5 soles.
  • Climbing, painting or damaging the Inca walls is prohibited.
  • You must be responsible of your family, if you bring children take care of them, they should not damage anything
  • There are no bathrooms inside. Use the restrooms before entering.
  • The use of walking sticks are allowed only for seniors or persons having a disability, the walking sticks should have rubber tip.
  • Respect the signs, the Sanctuary has certain areas closed. You must only walk in the authorized areas.