Huayna Picchu Mountain History

History of the Young Mountain: Huayna Picchu

History of the young mountain: Huayna Picchu.

The Huayna Picchu Mountain is located at 2720 meters of altitude; it is the most famous mountain in the entire Historic and Natural Sanctuary of Machu Picchu: due it is the backdrop to the postal photos of the citadel of Machu Picchu. In Quechua, which is the official language of the Incas; Huayna Picchu means: “Young Mountain”. Below we tell you, the interesting Huayna Picchu Mountain history.

Reaching the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain; is challenging but very rewarding. The hike starts from a sector known as the sacred rock; from where you hike about 2.2 km to the top of the mountain. The ascent to Huayna Picchu; is full of steep sections and cliffs of more than 600 meters of fall.

This famous mountain is located in the magnetic north of Machu Picchu citadel; From its summit you can see the Vilcabamba and Urubamba mountain ranges. In addition to the mighty sacred river of the Incas; surrounding its base on three sides.

According to the archaeological and archaeo-astronomical evidence; we can determine that Machu Picchu was an area, to perform magical religious rites.

 

The beautiful temple of Huayna Picchu Mountain.

25 minutes from the top of Huayna Picchu; there is a magical place known as the “temple of the moon or the great cavern“. It should be noted, that very few tour guides and local people; have had the privilege of visiting it.

The path to the temple is full of narrow steps and deep cliffs. “The temple of the moon or the great cavern”, is a set of finely carved shelves; that we suppose fulfilled the function of housing mummies, or statues of important figures of the time.

History of the young mountain: Huayna Picchu.

Keep in mind.

Be very careful when booking your tickets to the citadel of Machu Picchu and its mountains; access to the Huayna Picchu mountain, is only possible through the ticket to the Machu Picchu citadel + Huayna Picchu Mountain. The available schedules are detailed below:

First Group: Entrance to Machu Picchu, at 6 a.m. And entrance to Huayna Picchu between; 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. (only this schedule allows you to go to the temple of the moon).

Second Group:  Entrance to Machu Picchu, at 7 a.m. And entrance to Huayna Picchu between; 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. (only this schedule allows you to go to the temple of the moon).

Third Group:  Entrance to Machu Picchu, from 8 a.m. with Entrance to Huayna Picchu from 10 a.m. at 11 a.m. (this schedule does not allow you to go to the temple of the moon).

Only 400 people daily; are allowed to access the Huayna Picchu mountain. due to this you should reserve your tickets; at least 4 months in advance.

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