Entrance tickets to the Machu Picchu mountains
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Entrance tickets to the Machu Picchu mountains

Machu Picchu has 4 types of tickets to enter it and enjoy all its natural and architectural beauty. Of these tickets the most required is the one that allows to climb the mountain Huayna Picchu. But there is also the other adventure, the new mountain Machu Picchu.



Incredible landscape of Machu Picchu
Incredible landscape of Machu Picchu

What is the difference between the mountains to Machu Picchu?

The Huayna Picchu:

  • The Huayna Picchu is 2,720 meters above sea level
  • Climbing to the top takes between 1 to 2 hours.
  • The walking distance is approximately 2 kilometers.
  • The walk has a moderate difficulty.
  • The trails are steep and narrow (near ravines).
  • In Huayna Picchu there is an Inca construction: the Temple of the Moon.
  • Admission is only allowed to tourists over 12 years.

The Machu Picchu Mountain:

  • The Machu Picchu mountain is 3,082 meters above sea level
  • Climbing to the top takes between 2 to 3 hours.
  • The distance of the walk is approximately 2 kilometers.
  • The hike has a moderate – high difficulty.
  • The trails are wide and not so steep.
  • In the Machu Picchu mountain there is no Inca construction.
  • Admission is allowed to tourists of all ages.

Machu Picchu in Quechua (language of the Incas) means ‘old mountain’. Huayna Picchu, on the other hand, means ‘young mountain’.


Huayna Picchu and his entrance ticket

  • Huayna Picchu, also known simply as Waynapicchu, is the picturesque and unique mountain that always appears in the classic photos of Machu Picchu.
  • It is one of the main attractions of Machu Picchu and the most requested by visitors who want to venture to climb this steep summit.
  • In order to have access to the Waynapicchu mountain, you must book the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket. This ticket allows two things: visit the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu and climb the Huayna Picchu mountain.
  • The ticket is limited to 400 income per day and is divided into 3 groups.
Machu Picchu observed from the mountain Huayna Picchu
Machu Picchu observed from the mountain Huayna Picchu

Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket – Group 1

  • Spaces: 100 per day approximately.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu: from 6 am
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu: from 7 am to 8 am
  • Walking time: 2 -3 hours (up and down) approximately.
  • Time of permanence: 7 hours from your entry.

Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket – Group 2

  • Spaces: 100 per day approximately.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu: from 7 am
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu: from 7 am to 8 am
  • Walking time: 2 – 3 hours (up and down) approximately.
  • Time of permanence: 7 hours from your entry.

Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket – Group 3

  • Spaces: 200 per day approximately.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu: from 8 a.m.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu: from 10.30 am to 11.30 am
  • Walking time: 2 – 3 hours (up and down) approximately.
  • Permanence time: 6 hours from your entry.

Mountain Machu Picchu and your entrance ticket

  • The Machu Picchu mountain is the summit on which the Inca Citadel was built.
  • It is great mountain is on the 3000 msnm
  • Despite the difficulty of climbing this mountain, it is the best place to be visited by all kinds of people.
  • Its trails are wide and not very pronounced. They allow a non-dizzying walk, unlike the Waynapicchu, although it is somewhat exhausting.
  • The views of Machu Picchu and the landscape that surrounds it from this mountain are simply wonderful and spectacular.
  • In order to have access to this mountain you must book the Machu Picchu + Mountain Ticket. This ticket allows 2 things: visit the entire Inca Citadel and climb the Machu Picchu mountain.
  • The ticket is limited to 800 income per day and is divided into 3 groups.
The Inca city observed from the Machu Picchu mountain
The Inca city observed from the Machu Picchu mountain

Machu Picchu Ticket + Mountain – Group 1

  • Spaces: 200 per day approximately.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu: from 6 am
  • Income to the Mountain: from 7 am to 8 am
  • Walking time: 3 – 4 hours.
  • Permanence time: 8 hours from your entry (upload and return).

Machu Picchu Ticket + Mountain – Group 2

  • Spaces: 200 per day approximately.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu: from 7 am
  • Income to the Mountain: from 7 am to 8 am
  • Walking time: 3 – 4 hours.
  • Permanence time: 8 hours from your entry (upload and return).

Machu Picchu Ticket + Mountain – Group 3

  • Spaces: 400 per day approximately.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu: from 8 a.m.
  • Entrance to the Mountain: from 9 am to 10 am
  • Walking time: 3 – 4 hours.
  • Permanence time: 8 hours from your entry (upload and return).

When to buy the entrance to Huayna Picchu?

  • The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket must be purchased online 2 months in advance.
  • During the high season of tourism (from April to October), the purchase must be made 3 months in advance.

When to buy the entrance to the Machu Picchu mountain?

  • The Machu Picchu + Montaña ticket can be purchased online at least 3 days in advance.
  • To ensure the entry, during the peak tourist season, the purchase must be made 3 weeks before.

It should be remembered that each ticket to Huayna Picchu and the Mountain is specific to each mountain and its respective group. It can not be used to enter a mountain or group other than the one indicated on the ticket.


Recommendations when climbing the Machu Picchu mountains

  • The Huayna Picchu mountain is a summit that needs both hands to climb. A medium backpack should be worn to store the necessary things and have both hands free.
  • Reaching the top of the Machu Picchu mountain is an arduous task. However, it is not necessary to reach the highest point to appreciate the beautiful landscapes. Climb as far as the energies allow, especially if you come with children.
  • Both the Machu Picchu mountain and the Waynapicchu have signposts along the way. Do not omit the designated roads or look for other roads than those allowed.
  • Before accessing both mountains you must register your entry in a control booth. This is done for security reasons.

 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, July 20, 2019

 

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