Hiking the mountain of Huchuy Picchu is one of the highlights when visiting Machu Picchu. If you are looking for beautiful pictures of yourself and the ruins close-up then Huchuy Picchu is the place to go. This ticket gives you access to hike Huchuy Picchu at the time you choose when making your reservation. The available times are from 7am to 2pm). You will be allowed to enter Machu Picchu 1 hour prior so you can start exploring the Inca citadel through Circuit 4. Half way into Circuit 4, you will find the start of the trail. You must be at the Huchuy Picchu trail checkpoint at the time of your ticket. The hike to the summit takes approximately 1hr so you will need 2 hours to complete your hike. After your hike, you are allowed an additional 1hrs to finish exploring the Inca citadel through the rest of Circuit 4. If you want to see the other circuits (1, 2 & 3), we recommend you purchase a Machupicchu ticket in addition to your Huchuy Picchu ticket.
The hike to Huchuy Picchu mountain is considered moderate. The walk to the summit follows stone paths for approximately 1 kilometer or .62 miles. The walk is suitable for people of all ages. The path is not dangerous. It is also recommended to pay attention to each step. The return path is the same route as the outbound path.
Your ticket to Machupicchu + Huchuy Picchu can be shown electronically or printed on paper. Your Machupicchu ticket will be accepted from a cell phone or mobile device as long as it shows the ticket barcode. You must also provide your original passport. The name on your passport and your Machupicchu ticket must match.
All of the Huchuy Picchu tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. In the case Huchuy Picchu is closed on the date of your visit, you can still enter Machupicchu and you will be given a refund for the difference in ticket price. The refund will be automatically issued back to your credit card used to pay for your ticket. All Huchuy Picchu tickets are valid for 1 day only, for the date and times stated on the ticket. You cannot re-enter with this ticket, so 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.
Cancellations or refunds of Machupicchu tickets are not allowed by Peru's Ministerio de Cultura. The Ministry of Culture only allows you to change the date of your visit. To make a change, there is an administrative fee of $5USD + a percentage of the ticket cost:
30% if 24hr before original visit date
25% if 48hr before original visit date
10% if 72hr before original visit date.