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Huayna Picchu Mountain: restrictions, tips and warnings

We do not often start like this, but it happens that this is very important, “the reservation of the tickets machu picchu + huayna picchu should be done 4 months in advance otherwise you may not be able to get one for the date you want.” Well now you must know that the Huayna Picchu mountain is the most desired experience of the National Park of Machu Picchu. Yes, the Huayna Picchu mountain is one of the places you have to visit, in one of the places you have to go at least once in your life. Machu Picchu is not only one of the most important historical places on the planet, but in the whole world. Huayna Picchu is a very special mountain and there are some things you should know before climbing the Huayna Picchu mountain; About the restrictions, tips, but also some caveats that you must keep in mind so that your tour of the mountain Huayna Picchu to be simply astonishing.

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Huayna Picchu towering over the Inca City

Restrictions tips and warnings to travel the mountain Huayna Picchu

The Huayna Picchu mountain trails constitute one of the most amazing short walks in South America, and in case you did not know, people compete on the internet for one of the tickets to enter this mountain, only 400 people can enter the mountain Huayna Picchu. The tour of the mountain will be amazing from the moment you enter, but not only are the paths of vertigo, the stairs of death or the top; But on reaching the top of this mountain will be rewarded with one of the most incredible structures of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the incomparable Temple of the Moon, which more than a Temple, seems a portal to some distant moment of time.

Mountain Restrictions Huayna Picchu


  • Only 400 people can enter Huayna Picchu daily, so you may want to check availability at this time.

  • You will not be able to climb this mountain if you are under 12 years old.

  • You can not climb this mountain if you suffer from vertigo or if you can not control your fear of heights.

  • You will not be able to climb this mountain if you have any serious physical impediment; This due to the narrow of the trails and that in some cases will have to support itself of security cables to overcome certain sections of the way.

Tips for touring the mountain Huayna Picchu


  • First things first, you will not be able to tour the Huayna Picchu mountain if you do not reserve one of the 400 available tickets; So you will have to do it with at least 4 months in advance.

  • As you may know, Huayna Picchu is one of the most amazing short hikes in the world, its trails are built on the side of the mountain, on huge cliffs, so it is best to walk the mountain with the appropriate hiking equipment.

  • There are 2 schedules to tour the mountain Huayna Picchu:

    • Group 1 – 07:00 am to 08:00 am (200 tickets)
    • Group 2 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am (200 tickets)
  • Our experience on trips to Machu Picchu makes us recommend that you buy the Boleto Huayna Picchu Group 2 Why? As there are occasions when the mountain Huayna Picchu is covered with fog, and although this dissipates with the morning step, it is possible that this does not happen while Group 1 travels the mountain Huayna Picchu.

  • Do not carry with you anything more than necessary, since in many parts of the route you need both hands to cross the mountain trails; So everything you carry should be in a small backpack that allows you to have your hands free at all times.

  • Remember to bring your camera well charged and with plenty of space available; So you will not miss out on any of the amazing views offered by this mountain of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, and all the fabulous mountain environment where it was built.

  • If you choose Group 1 for Huayna Picchu, it is best to spend the night in the town of Aguas Calientes, in order to take the first bus to enter the mountain.

  • Protect your skin, use sunscreen, a cap and mosquito repellent, but do not forget to bring a light water coat, since Machu Picchu is in the middle of the Amazon rainforest and you never know when it will rain, and from experience we know that You can not rely on weather forecasts, not because they are not reliable, but because the weather in the jungle is extremely shifting.

  • The best time to visit Huayna Picchu is between the months of May and October; But coming to Machu Picchu in rainy season also has its advantages.

  • Many people are waiting to arrive in Cusco to buy their Machu Picchu tickets. Although it is possible to buy tickets Machu Picchu up to a few weeks in advance this is not possible with the ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu.

  • If you have already decided to reach the top of the Huayna Picchu and you have a question, whatever, please contact us, we will be happy to help.

  • I am 65 years old, can I go to Huayna Picchu? The thousands of people that we have taken to Machu Picchu, taught us that reaching the top of the Huayna Picchu, depends more on wanting to be at the top, than the years you have.

  • We are sure that your first choice is the Huayna Picchu mountain, but if you could not book one of these tickets, you can tour Machu Picchu mountain, and not miss the opportunity to see Machu Picchu from above.

Warnings for touring the mountain Huayna Picchu


  • You will not be able to enter the Huayna Picchu mountain if you do not present your printed ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu, along with your PASSPORT.

  • Unless you enter Machu Picchu by the Inca Trail, the only way you will get to Machu Picchu is by train, so book your tickets in advance.


Advice from people who have been there

Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu

Celine DBy: Celine D

“A dream come true“

“I wanted to come to Machu Picchu for a long time, but it did not work, first came one thing, then another and never gave. But one day I decided to travel to Machu Picchu and do it in large; So I chose the mountain Huayna Picchu. I have been to the pyramids of Egypt, in the Grand Canyon in the USA, on the Great Wall of China, but Machu Picchu was special !, it was the journey of my life; Being in Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu and seeing the incredible stone buildings was the best experience I have ever had.“


By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last Update, 06-12-2017