Climbing the mountain of Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights and the most popular activity when visiting Machu Picchu. This ticket gives you general access to enter Machu Picchu at 08am and climb the mountain of Huaynapicchu at 10am.
The entrance to climb Huayna Picchu is inside the citadel of Machu Picchu. You must be at the Huayna Picchu entrance checkpoint between the hours of 10am - 11am.
You are given maximum time of 3 hours to complete climbing Huaynapicchu mountain. You are also allwed an additional 4hrs to explore the citadel of Machu Picchu. You can visit the citadel before or after your hike to Huaynapicchu mountain.
You don't need a guide to climb Huaynapicchu Mountain. But you must be accompanied by an official 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.
Huaynapicchu 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 Machu Picchu, 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 ret on some of the terraces that give you amazing views of Machu Picchu, 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
Your ticket to Machu Picchu + Huaynapicchu 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 name on your passport and your Machu Picchu ticket must match.
All of the Waynapicchu tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. All Wayna Picchu tickets are valid for 1 day only, for the date and times stated on the ticket. You can only re-enter one time 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 Machu Picchu 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