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 07am 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 7am - 8am (07:00-08:00).
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!