Waynapicchu ticket availability, hours of operation and what each ticket costs and what each ticket includes.
Climbing the mountain of Huayna Picchu also known as Waynapicchu mountain is one of the top tourist attractions when visiting Machu Picchu. This website will give you all of the information you need to plan your hike to Huayna Picchu such as Huayna Picchu ticket availability, hours of operation, what each ticket includes and so you can and purchase the correct tickets.
Tickets to climb Huayna Picchu can be purchased online on our website. It is recommended that you purchase your Huayna Picchu tickets at least 3 months in advance. There are only 200 Waynapicchu tickets for each day. 50 tickets for 7am, 50 tickets for 7am, 50 tickets for 9am and 50 tickets for 10am. Due to high demand in the months of January, December, June and July, you must purchase Huayna Picchu tickets with 4 to 5 months in advance.
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Yes! The Huayna Picchu ticket includes a visit to the Machu Picchu citadel but only for the lower section of Machu Picchu, circuit 4. Since the best views and attractions of Machu Picchu are in the upper sections, circuits 1 and 2, you must purchase an additional Machu Picchu ticket to ensure you see the best of Machu Picchu.
Since the Huayna Picchu tickets only allow you to see the lower section of Machu Picchu, circuit 4, here are the recommended ticket combinations if you plan to climb Huayna Picchu and also visit Machu Picchu on the same day:
Yes! You can confidently purchase your Huayna Picchu tickets for 2023 on our website. You will receive your confirmaton vouchers within 24 hours. When the Peruvian Ministry of Culture approves the release of the tickets, our system will automatically E-mail you the official tickets. Purchase your Huayna Picchu tickets with confidence
Huayna Picchu has 2 trails: short trail and long trail. The short trail takes 3 hours round trip to complete the entire hike. This takes into account 1 hour to reach the summit, 30 minutes to take pictures and rest on some of the terraces that give you amazing views of Machupicchu, 1 hour to climb down as well as 30 minutes to compensate for those who need to go slowly due to physical fitness and altitude.
The long trail takes 4.5 hours round trip to complete the entire hike. The long trail is for those who want to visit the Temple of the Moon. This takes into account 1.5 hours to reach the summit, 30 minutes to take pictures and rest on some of the terraces that give you amazing views of Machupicchu, 1.5 hours to climb down, 30 minutes to spend time at the Temple of the moon as well as 30 minutes to compensate for those who go at a slow pace due to physical fitness and altitude
You can visit Machupicchu for about 45 minutes maximum before your hike to Huaynapicchu or for 1 hour after your hike to Huaynapicchu. But the Huaynapicchu ticket only allows you to visit the lower section of Machupicchu (Circuit 4). Machupicchu has 4 circuits. Two in the upper section (circuits 1 and 2) and two other circuits in the lower section (circuits 3 and 4). The best section of Machupicchu is the upper section (Circuits 1 and 2).
Huayna Picchu is worth it if you are seeking to see amazing Inca terraces and Inca ruins that will challenge your imagination as these Inca structures were built right at the edge of the cliff. Additionally, Huayna Picchu will give you great photo opportunities of the Machupicchu main ruins below also known as Machupicchu citadel.
Huayanpicchu can be climbed by most people of all ages as long as you have a normal fitness level. There will be areas during the climb that you will need to use both your hands and legs to climb up. It is recommended that you bring gloves to protect you hands as well as non-slip hiking shoes. Even if you are under a normal fitness level, as long as you take your time and have the mindset to reach the summit, most people can do it. Just take your time, let others pass you by and rest along the way. The long trail however, may require a much higher fitness level as it is very demanding due to the steepness of the trail and the increased climbing time. In summary we can say that the short trial difficulty is moderate and the long trail difficulty is challenging.
This depends on the type of experience you are looking for. Machupicchu is typically cloudy until 8:30am. Some travelers prefer climbing Huayna Picchu at 7am because when they reach the top, the clouds will be on the summit and it looks like you are literally walking on clouds. An additional benefit of the early morning hours is that the clouds will protect you from the sun as you climb because UV is very high in the Peruvian Andes. Sitting at the summit in one of the Inca view points while you wait for the clouds to dissipate is an amazing experience for many travelers.
There are those however who prefer to climb up after 8am because they prefer to have the best visibility hiking up. This makes it for a much more scenic hike. However UV is very high, so hiking with sun beating on you the entire time needs to be taken into consideration. The 10am hike will allow you to see the Machupicchu citadel more clearly as you climb up.
You do not need a guide to climb Huaynapiccu. The trail is easy to find by simply following the signs. However, it is recommended hiring a tour guide if you want to reach the Temple of the Moon because there is a safety concern to reach this amazing temple. It is also recommended hiring a tour guide if you have children and or you simply need a helping hand to help you in the most physically demanding parts.
Huayna Picchu is not dangerous for those who apply simple common sense. As long as you follow the trail with caution, you can safely reach the top without any safety concerns. However, if you suffer from Vertigo or you are scared of heights, this may not be a suitable hike for you. There are some areas where the edge of the cliff is a few feet from the trail and this can be visually impairing for some travelers. For example, there is a section called the stairs of death, not because people have died, in fact, there are no recorded deaths on this section, but simply because these stairs visually gives you the impression that if you misstep you may fall down the cliff.
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