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How to book the Huayna Picchu Mountain ticket in 2024?

The Huayna Picchu mountain is the most incredible experience you can have in Machu Picchu. There are so many people who want to have one of the 400 tickets available, which have to be booked several months in advance. Booking early will also help you choose the group you wish to enter.

The Huayna Picchu mountain is a summit within Machu Picchu in which the tourist can take one of the most incredible short walks on the planet. In addition, you will appreciate Inca constructions such as the Temple of the Moon, one of the most mysterious in the Inca City.

Mountain Huayna Picchu
View from the Huayna Picchu Mountain

How to book the entrance to the Huayna Picchu mountain?

Do you want to buy a ticket for the Waynapicchu mountain? Just follow these steps:

  • Access the website of the official sales site. Another option is to enter the website of a tourism agency that offers tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Choose the option ‘Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu’ on the date and time of your choice (there are 3 entry times: Group 1, Group 2 ,Group 3 or Group 4).
  • Check if there is availability.
  • If you found available spaces, click on ‘book’ and complete the form with your personal information.
  • Make the payment with Visa, MasterCard or other cards.
  • Print the tickets and present them the day of your visit to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.

When to book the ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu?

  • The entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu is the most required by tourists. However, due to its low availability (only 400 spaces per day); Tickets must be purchased 3 months in advance.
  • During the high tourist season (from April to August), tickets to Huayna Picchu must be purchased 4 months before. Otherwise you will not find tickets available.
  • Remember that the purchase of tickets is online. You can choose the official sales website (website of the Ministry of Culture of Peru) or the website of a tourism agency that offers tickets to Machu Picchu.

Which group to choose to enter Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu?

Most people prefer to enter the Huayna Picchu mountain in Group 3. This is because normally the Inca City dawns covered with clouds that dissipate with the passing of the morning. On the other hand, Groups 1 and 2 are a good option for visitors looking to be the first people to reach the top of the Waynapicchu.

Group 1.

  • Hours in Machu Picchu. Admission is from 6 am to 7 am
  • Hours in Huayna Picchu. Admission is between 7 am and 8 am
  • Availability: 75 tourists a day.

Group 2.

  • Hours in Machu Picchu. Admission is from 7 am to 8 am
  • Hours in Huayna Picchu. Admission is between 8 am and 9 am
  • Availability: 75 tourists a day.

Group 3.

  • Hours in Machu Picchu. Admission is from 8 to 9 aam
  • Hours in Huayna Picchu. Admission is between 9 am and 10 am
  • Availability: 75 tourists a day.

Group 4.

  • Hours in Machu Picchu. Admission is from 9 to 10 aam
  • Hours in Huayna Picchu. Admission is between 10 am and 11 am
  • Availability: 75 tourists a day.

What to see or do on the mountain Huayna Picchu?

  • The Waynapicchu is the mountain that shapes the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu. Its name means ‘young mountain’, unlike the Machu Picchu mountain, known as ‘the old mountain’.
  • To climb to the top you will have to cross dizzying trails and steep stone steps. It is estimated that it travels approximately 2 kilometers. The most difficult section is known as the ‘stairs of the death of Huayna Picchu’ since they are located on the edge of cliffs of several meters.
  • From the top of Huayna Picchu you can see incredible landscapes like nowhere in Machu Picchu.
  • The hike to the top of the Waynapicchu is recognized as one of the most amazing short walks in the world.

View of the Huayna Picchu mountain
View of the Huayna Picchu Mountain from Machu Picchu

Are there other alternatives besides the Huayna Picchu mountain?

The Machu Picchu mountain is the best alternative for people who could not get one of the tickets to enter the Huayna Picchu mountain. On the other hand, with the ticket ‘Machu Picchu Solo’ you can have amazing walks inside the Inca City of Machu Picchu: the walk to the Puerta del Sol or the Inca Bridge.

  • Walk to the Inca Bridge – The Inca bridge is a construction made of granite stone and wood located in one of the limits of Machu Picchu. The walk there is simple. It takes 1 hour and crosses paths near cliffs so it resembles the route to Huayna Picchu.
  • Walk to the Puerta del Sol (Intipunku) The Intipunku was the old entrance gate to Machu Picchu used by the Incas. It consists of several walls and windows where the first rays of the sun arrive. The walk there is challenging. It lasts approximately 2 hours and crosses steep steps from where you can see beautiful landscapes.
  • Trek to the Machu Picchu mountain – Machu Picchu mountain is the main summit on whose slope the Inca City was built (due to this it is called Machu Picchu). This summit does not have Inca buildings but stone staircases made hundreds of years ago. The walk to its top is challenging. It takes approximately 2 hours and offers beautiful landscapes. It is the most similar hike to Huayna Picchu.

When booking the Huayna Picchu ticket, consider the following

  • You will not be able to enter Machu Picchu without the company of a tour guide. You can hire one at the same entrance door of the archaeological site.
  • Student tickets can be booked with the university card. This promotion is valid only for undergraduate and under 25 students.
  • There are also discounts for children under 18 as well as citizens of Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Bolivia.
  • Only people over 12 years old will be able to enter the trails of the Huayna Picchu mountain.
  • February is the rainiest month of the year so the trails of Huayna Picchu are usually wet. Therefore it is recommended to wear hiking shoes as well as a rain poncho.

Advice from people who have been there

The huayna

Silvana MBy: Silvana M

“Really spectacular views“

“Totally advisable. Although dozens of other people, you can feel alone and on top of the world, seeing the Inca city of Machu Picchu sitting on the terraces next to the cliffs, there you can also take a picture, where there will be nothing under your feet, alone hundreds of meters of fall on the urubamba river. It is totally worth every step to be able to see Machu Picchu and the beautiful surroundings that surrounds it, from above. I'm in love with Machu Picchu“


By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, January 3, 2024