Machu Picchu Mountain
Mountain Machu Picchu, is located south-west of the Inca city of Machu Picchu and rises about 3,082 meters, sits right in front of the Huayna Picchu mountain, and is visible on the left side of the Inca trail, exceeds the height City of Machu Picchu for more than 650 m .; the name of this mountain translated into English means Old Mountain.
The route of the Mountain Machu Picchu is via a very steep path overgrown with irregular stone steps, whose journey takes on average 3 hours, the ascent may become tiring, this depending on the physical and rhythm of each person. The top of the mountain, offers unparalleled views of the famous Inca sanctuary and panoramic views of the mountainous landscape that surrounds it.
Machu Picchu Mountain is accessible for most of the year. Between the months of November to April, there is a greater chance of heavy rains, making the road slippery and harder to walk. The region has a sub-tropical climate throughout the year, with temperatures averaging 19 °C. The hiking at early morning offers fresher and better sun shade temperatures.
The climate in this region is often unpredictable at any time of year, so you should be prepared with rain gear and sun, as well as sunscreen and rain poncho, whatever the case. Comfortable hiking boots with non-slip floor is recommended.
What includes Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain?
This type of ticket allows you to visit:
- The citadel of Machu Picchu which has as main attractions: Intiwatana Temple of the Three Windows, Sun Temple, Temple of the Condor, Main Plaza, Agricultural Zone.
- Machu Picchu Mountain has no archaeological remains, however, has a beautiful view of the Citadel and surrounding valley.
Upon reaching the top you will have stunning views of the Inca City of Machu Picchu and its surroundings, including the top of Huayna Picchu and the Urubamba River. Many experienced travelers who climb the mountain Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain, surely choose back up to Machu Picchu Mountain.
- The time of entry to Machu Picchu Mountain Group 01 is from 07:00 hrs. – 08:00 hrs.
If you decided to ascend to Machu Picchu Mountain, note that although access to this mountain is not so requested as the Huayna Picchu (for now), likewise, we recommend you purchase your ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain well in advance, thereby securing a space on the date, you see for convenient carry your visit.
The tour (up and down) in the mountains Machu Picchu lasts between 3 and 4 hours, and is an extraordinary adventure, able to connect with nature adventure to another level.
The maximum capacity to ascend the mountain Machu Picchu in Group 1 is 400 people per day.