Huayna Picchu Updated Facts

2021: Updated Facts on Huayna Picchu

The Huayna Picchu mountain is 2720 meters high and is located; Between the foothills of the eastern Andes and the beginning of the Amazon jungle. It is part of a large orographic formation known as the Vilcabamba batholith. Is mainly known for being the backdrop to the classic postcard of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. In addition to being a mountain with a privileged view of snow-capped mountains, mountain ranges and the sacred river of the Incas. Huayna Picchu also houses beautiful and interesting buildings on its top. In this blog post we tell you all the Huayna Picchu updated facts, you need to know to visit this beautiful mountain without any inconvenience.

2021 Updated information about Huayna Picchu.

  1. What is the famous Huayna Picchu?

Huayna Picchu or Wayna Picchu means in the language of the Incas (El Quechua) “young mountain”. It is the most photographed mountain in the entire historical and natural park and appears as a backdrop to the Inca citadel.

The Inca dynasty built platforms, Inca trails, and a magnificent temple called “the great cavern or the temple of the moon”, on the back of the Huayna Picchu mountain.

It is currently the most desired attraction after the citadel of Machu Picchu. Because the trek to its top is full of adrenaline and magnificent views.

 

  1. Huayna Picchu ticket.

If you buy a ticket for the Huayna Picchu mountain this will also allow you to access the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

The 400 people that are allowed daily in the Huayna Picchu are divided as follows:

 

First Group: Entrance to Machu Picchu,at 6 a.m. And entrance to Huayna Picchu between 7 a.m. at 8 a.m.

Second Group: Entrance to Machu Picchu, at 7 a.m. And entrance to Huayna Picchu between 7 a.m. at 8 a.m.

Third Group: Entrance to Machu Picchu, at 8 a.m. And entrance to Huayna Picchu between 10 a.m. at 11 a.m.

 

  1. Estimated time to book the Huayna Picchu ticket.

The Huayna Picchu ticket is after the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu the most requested by tourists from all over the world.

The season with the highest number of tourists in Machu Picchu is between the months of May to October, if you are planning to visit the Inca citadel and the Huayna Picchu mountain in those months, you must reserve your ticket at least 4 months in advance.

2021 Updated information about Huayna Picchu.

  1. Why is Huayna Picchu Mountain so popular?

Reaching the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain is a wonderful experience, because it’s difficult and adrenaline-filled ascent, will be compensated with spectacular views of snow-capped mountains, the Vilcabamba and Urubamba mountain ranges and the sacred river of the Incas.

The Huayna Picchu ticket will also allow you to observe beautiful stone walls, trails and temples.

Once you reach the top of the Huayna Picchu, you will feel that you have conquered the Andes and therefore the world.

Keep learning about the 2021 Huayna Picchu updated facts, and climb to its summit to enjoy a fantastic view.

 

  1. Who can go up to Huayna Picchu?

The ascent to Huayna Picchu can be risky so it is prohibited for people under 12 years old.

It is not recommended for people who are afraid of heights.

You need to be in moderate physical shape, be well hydrated and have a steel mindset to reach the top.

In the case of older adults, if they do not have moderate physical activity, it would be advisable not to climb the mountain.

 

  1. How is the path to Huayna Picchu?

Climbing to the top of the Huayna Picchu will be challenging if you are not physically very active and if you are a little afraid of heights; Otherwise it will be of moderate difficulty.

It rises to about 2 km of stone path where 85% is paved in stone and 15% is a dirt path; The Inca trail to Huayna Picchu has a 45 degree slope in greater proportion, however there is a place called the stairs of death where the slope reaches 75 degrees. In total, it climbs almost 300 meters of altitude with respect to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

The trail to the top offers paths along huge cliffs and in some sections you will need to hold on to the safety cables placed next to the rock.

The unmatched panorama of its summit makes the effort made worthwhile.

 

  1. How long is the ascent to Huayna Picchu?

The average time to reach the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain is 45 minutes.

The descent for most people is more complicated due to the slope and takes around 50 minutes.

To visit the temple of the moon, you must reserve your Huayna Picchu ticket at the first or second entrance time and all hike will take 3 hours in average.

 

  1. Is it safe to ascend to Huayna Picchu?

What it is dangerous and what it is not, often depends on the perspective of each person, I can personally tell you that the ascent to Huayna Picchu can be complicated by the slope and the cliffs but it will not put their lives at risk.

You should also understand that going off the marked trails could pose a risk.

The Huayna Picchu mountain is surrounded by cliffs of 600 meters of fall, however, in the most difficult and risky sections, there are safety ropes and support rangers.

In many occasions those who put their lives at risk are the tourists themselves, this happens when they want to take selfies at the edge of the cliff and go through the security laces.

 

  1. What is the best time to go up to Huayna Picchu?

You can go up to the Huayna Picchu mountain every day of the year; Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu never take vacations.

Without a doubt, the best time of the year to visit the Huayna Picchu mountain and the Machu Picchu citadel is between April to October. This does not mean that the view in the other months will be very bad, many times how cloudless the Machu Picchu region will be (even in the dry season), will depend on luck.

 

  1. What to bring to Huayna Picchu?

In order to enjoy fully the trail to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain, we must carry only what is necessary for a two-hour hike.

Therefore, we recommend that you carry a small backpack, 15 liters would be ideal; This should contain a light rain poncho, a cap or hat, sunscreen, bug spray, a water bottle, snacks, and a camera or cell phone with a full battery.

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