Machu Picchu Mountain or Old Mountain
Machu Picchu Mountain is located 3,082 meters. In it, is seated the Inca city of Machu Picchu, and are every day more people decide to venture to it, possibly by the energy emanating earth, considered sacred to the Inca civilization. Its summit was used by Inca priests to perform rituals on special dates and place of worship of the Apu Salkantay.
The great mountain rises more than 652 m above the Sacred City, and offers so lush landscapes, as few places in the world; the paths of the old network of roads used by the Incas, amounting amid lush vegetation, surrounded by native fauna. The road has irregular sections of stone steps, it is estimated that during the climb will go through more than 1,600 steps.
The rise time depends on the physical condition of the individual, and can range from 2-3 hours. From the top you can admire the amazing canyon formed by the slope of the Vilcanota, with green mountains on one side, and on the other, the mountains of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, the snowy summit of Salkantay (6,271 m) among others. Conglomerate which forms the habitat of species such as the spectacled bear, the cock of the rock (endangered) and other fauna.
The ascent to the Mountain Machu Picchu is considered a moderate in difficulty, not to be a challenging hike. Is required, an acceptable physical condition. During the rainy season, the road can be very slippery, making the ascent most difficult.
Before purchasing the Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain, in this two options, consider the train schedule, which is available at the date, time of entry to the tourist spots of the park is very strict. Another fact that must be considered is that the control of access to Machu Picchu Mountain is within the Inca city of Machu Picchu, therefore, you should consider the time it takes to raise the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu which typically is 30 minutes.
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 impressive views of the Citadel of Machu Picchu and its surroundings, including the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain and Urubamba river. A lot of travelers that experimented to rise the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain will choose insurance go up again to the Machu Picchu Mountain.
The maximum capacity to enter Machu Picchu Mountain is 800 people per day, divided into 2 groups:
- Group 01: Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain 07:00 hrs. – 08:00 hrs.
- Group 02: Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain 09:00 hrs. – 10:00 hrs.
Live Availability Ticket Machu Picchu Mountain Group 1
Note: Availability is displayed in real time and corresponds to the number of seats available to the selected date. “0” means that there is no space available.
This information is provided courtesy of the Regional Directorate of Culture of Cusco.