Citizens of Peru, Bolivia, Colombia or Ecuador:
$48.00 Adults (18+)
$31.00 Children (8-17)
$31.00 Students with valid ISIC card
Climbing the mountain of Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu Montaña) is one of the highlights and the second most popular activity when visiting Machu Picchu. This ticket gives you general access to climb the mountain of Machu Picchu at 09am and also visit the citadel of Machu Picchu, with entrance times from 6am-12pm (06:00-12:00).
The entrance to climb Machu Picchu Montaña is inside the citadel of Machu Picchu. You must be at the Machu Picchu Montaña entrance checkpoint between the hours of 9am - 10am (09:00-10:00).
You are given maximum time of 4 hours from the moment you enter Machu Picchu to complete climbing Machu Picchu mountain. Then you are allowed an additional 3 hours to explore the citadel of Machu Picchu after you finish your climb to Machu Picchu mountain.
You don't need a guide to climb Machu Picchu mountain. But you must be accompanied by an official guide to enter Machu Picchu and you must have a guide the entire time you visit the citadel of Machu Picchu. Please hire Machu Picchu a guide ahead of time to avoid last minute problems.
Your ticket to Machu Picchu must be printed on paper. Your Machu Picchu ticket will not be accepted from a cell phone or mobile device. You must also provide your original passport. The information on your passport and your Machu Picchu ticket must match.
All of the Machu Picchu tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. All Machu Picchu tickets are valid for 1 day only, for the date and times stated on the ticket. You can not re-enter Machu Picchu once you leave, so please be sure to be prepared to stay inside all the time. Please plan ahead as there are no bathrooms inside Machu Picchu. And no food is allowed inside Machu Picchu in order to preserve this world wonder for future generations.
Machu Picchu mountain trek is wide and well-marked. After the wardens hut the trail follows a fairly even ascent of about 30 – 35 degrees in angle for about 1 hour. Gradually and steadily gaining altitude, the views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountains become ever-more impressive. There are several view and rest points along the way. As the trail gets closer to the base of Machu Picchu Mountain, the steps become steeper, narrower and more challenging. Winding on for another 30 minutes or so, the trail passes through a stone gateway, before following a narrow mountain ridge to the summit. A small round hut provides shelter and seating, whilst the view point (a few more yards on) offers aw-inspiring views of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and Putucusi Mountains. The decent follows the same route, but takes about 20 – 30 minutes less.
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.
Machu Picchu Mountain is the most spectacular yet one of the most overlooked optional treks available at Machu Picchu. Located to the south-west of Machu Picchu citadel and towering 3,050 meters (10,007 feet) above sea level, the mountain trek offers unparalleled views of the famous Inca sanctuary and panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountain scenery. At its summit Inca priests once performed rituals on special dates as well as liturgical greetings to the Salkantay Apu.
The Machu Picchu Mountain trek is considered to be a moderate to challenging trek. The trail is an original Inca Trail paved with stone and you will continuously ascend to the summit. A good level of fitness is required. During the wet season, the trail can become more slippery making it more challenging to traverse. Difficulty: moderate to challenging.
You must be well acclimatised to altitude before attempting this trek – the air is thin and you’ll notice the difference, no matter your level of phisical fitness! Take PLENTY of water – at least 2 litres each, plus some snacks as there are no facilities to buy refreshments after you have entered the site. Be respectful and discreet where you choose to stop and snack as food is prohibited and never leave any litter. Wear supportive hiking shoes and cool, comfortable clothing. Use sunblock, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun gets intense at this altitude. Remember your fully charged camera and spare SD cards! Otherwise, carry as little as possible!
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.
To get to the Machu Picchu Museum, you simply walk about 20-30 minutes from the center of town of Aguas Calientes. Just ask any local, and they will tell you how to get there, you can't miss it. The museum is located just off the road used by the shuttle buses to go to Machu Picchu. Just a few meters after the bridge that crosses the Vilcabamba River and just before the road starts to incline, a small pathway to the right leads to the museum. There are neither buses nor taxis in Aguas Calinetes, so the only way to get there is by foot. 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 Machu Picchu visit date so that you can take your time visiting Machu Picchu and depart Aguas Calientes the day after your visit.
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.