Machu Picchu Mountain vs Huayna Picchu

 

If your next destination is the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and you want to climb one of its two most famous mountains: In this article we will show you all details about Machu Picchu Mountain vs Huayna Picchu Mountain.

machu picchu mountain vs huayna picchu

Huayna Picchu mountain vs Machu Picchu mountain?

Huayna Picchu or the young mountain is the mountain that you can see in the famous postal photos of the citadel of Machu Picchu. This mountain is highly visited, due to its rich archaeological value, its spectacular panorama and its proximity to Machu Picchu.

Due to its immense popularity, access to this mountain is restricted to a certain number of people per day. The only way to get one of these tickets is by reserving them months in advance or hiring an excursion months in advance.

Huayna Picchu Mountain

Features of the Huayna Picchu.

Height: 2,693 meters

Hiking time: 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours (round trip)

Difficulty level: challenging, if you are afraid of heights, it is better not to go.

Number of people per day: 400 hundred people on the following times.

Access to the Huayna Picchu mountain can be reserved only with the ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu that are sold at the following times:

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

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

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

View from Huayna Picchu:

Which one to choose? Machu Picchu Mountain vs Huayna Picchu Mountain

 

Machu Picchu Mountain

The Machu Picchu mountain or old mountain in the Quechua language, is less known than that of Huayna Picchu, however its scenic beauty is just as interesting and beautiful.

The Trek to the Machu Picchu Mountain is less steep and wider than to the Huayna Picchu mountain, it requires one more hour of hiking and its panoramic views of the snowy mountains, the horizon and the majestic sacred river, are phenomenal.

Features of the Machu Picchu mountain.

Height: 3,082. meters.

Hiking time: 3 hours to 3 and a half hours (round trip).

Difficulty level: Medium to Challenging.

Number of people per day: 800 splitted into three groups.

 

First Group: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 a.m. And access to the Machu Picchu mountain Between 7 a.m. at 8 a.m.

Second Group: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 7 a.m. And access to the Machu Picchu mountain Between 7 a.m. at 8 a.m.

Third Group: Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 a.m. And access to the Machu Picchu mountain Between 9 a.m. at 10 a.m.

View from Machu Picchu Mountain:

Which one to choose? Machu Picchu Mountain vs Huayna Picchu Mountain

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