The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket is the only ticket that allows you to ascend to the top of Waynapicchu (one of the best short hikes on the planet). This entry is the most desired in the Wonder of the World. It also includes a visit to the Inca City and all its mysterious archaeological sites. Find out what the ‘Huayna’ entry ticket includes and does not include.
- Video: This is the visit offered by the entrance to Huayna Picchu
- Comparative table of tourist attractions of the Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu ticket
- What does the Huayna Picchu ticket include?
- What is not included?
- What does each tourist attraction include in the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket?
- Map Circuit 4: the visit that includes the ticket to Huayna Picchu
- Important information about the Huayna Picchu ticket
- Frequently asked questions: what else does the Huayna Picchu ticket include?
- Photo gallery
The famous Huayna Picchu mountain
The Huayna Picchu mountain is a summit located north of the Inca City. It is located next to very deep ravines. The adventure of reaching the top is considered one of the most incredible short hikes in the world. You ascend approximately 2,000 stone stairs built by the Incas hundreds of years ago. The only way to do this trek is to buy the ‘Machu Picchu + Huaynapicchu’ ticket.
Comparative table of tourist attractions of the Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu ticket
|Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Entrance|
|Attractions||Include||Does not include|
|Ascent to Huayna Picchu||✓||–|
|Classic photo at Casa del Guardian||–||✓|
|Temple of the 3 Windows||✓||–|
|Temple of the Condor||✓||–|
|House of the Inca||✓||–|
|Huchuy Picchu Mountain||–||✓|
|Inca Bridge of Machupicchu||–||✓|
What does the Huayna Picchu ticket include?
The Huayna Picchu ticket includes the ascent to the summit of Waynapicchu and the tour of the Inca Citadel (circuit 4) with its many archaeological remains. Additionally, this ticket includes the following tourist attractions:
In Machu Picchu:
- The House of the Inca
- The temple of the Sun.
- The Temple of the 3 Windows.
- The Temple of the Condor.
- The Sacred Rock.
- Platforms and colcas.
In Huayna Picchu:
- The Great Cavern or Temple of the Moon(Closed until further notice).
- The Stairs of Death.
- The beautiful landscape at the top of Waynapicchu.
Stone stairs in Huayna Picchu mountain – elevation 2720 m.a.s.l.
What is not included?
The entrance to Huayna Picchu does not include any attraction that is not in the Inca City or on the Waynapicchu mountain.The entrance to Huayna Picchu does not include the complete tour of Machu Picchu (circuit 2). It only allows you to do the circuit through the lower part of the Inca citadel (circuit 4). In addition, the ticket does not include other special areas of the archaeological site such as the Huchuy Picchu mountain, the Machupicchu mountain , the Inca Bridge, the Intipunku, etc.
These activities are not included in the ticket:
- Train tickets to Aguas Calientes.
- The buses that take you from Aguas Calientes to the entrance gate to the Wonder of the World.
- No type of food, drink or food.
- No type of hotel accommodation .
- The tour guide service in the Inca City.
- No type of mountaineering equipment.
- No type of souvenir.
- The classic photo of Machu Picchu from the Guardian’s House.
- Some Inca constructions such as: the Main Temple, the Intihuatana or the Sacred Plaza.
What does each tourist attraction include in the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket?
- Huayna Picchu mountain – This attraction includes a tour of ancient Inca stairs. There is a very popular part called ‘the stairs of death’. From the top of the summit you can see all the beauty of the Wonder of the World as few can see it.
- The Temple of the Moon (temporarily closed) – This Inca site can only be visited with the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket. It is built in the middle of a cave in the mountain. It has mysterious structures whose purpose has not yet been revealed.
- The Inca City – The most famous constructions of Machu Picchu are there. The tour with a tour guide is mandatory. The tour of Machu Picchu is carried out in circuit 4 (includes a visit to the agricultural sector, the House of the Inca, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Sacred Rock, the Temple of the Condor, the Water Mirrors and further).
- The postage stamp – Many people want to keep a symbol about their trip to the Inca City. The postage stamp in the passport is a fun symbol of the incredible journey to one of the 7 Wonders of the World. There are many tourists who queue just to obtain this stamp.
Map Circuit 4: the visit that includes the ticket to Huayna Picchu
Important information about the Huayna Picchu ticket
- Entry to Huayna Picchu is only allowed to people over 12 years of age.
- In Waynapicchu there is a mysterious Inca construction called the Temple of the Moon. The only way to get to know it is by entering the ‘Huayna’. However, access to this construction is temporarily closed.
- The guided tour of Machu Picchu is mandatory. In Huayna Picchu it is not necessary to ascend accompanied by an official tourist guide.
- It is recommended to book the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket 3 months in advance.
- Waynapicchu Mountain is located 2,720 meters above sea level (masl). It is known as ‘young mountain’. The climb to the top is recognized as one of the most incredible short hikes in the world.
Frequently asked questions: what else does the Huayna Picchu ticket include?
The Huayna Picchu ticket is the most desired in the Wonder of the World. Every day there are many people who reserve their tickets online. Below we present some of the most frequently asked questions about the activities and places included in the ticket:
- Does the ticket include the ascent to Intipunku?No, the ticket to Huayna Picchu only includes the tour of the ‘Huayna’ mountain and the tour of Machu Picchu through Circuit 4. This circuit does not offer a visit to Intipunku (the Gate of the Sun).
- Does it include the walk to the Inca Bridge?
No, the ticket to Huayna Picchu only includes the tour of the ‘Huayna’ mountain and the tour of Machu Picchu through Circuit 4. This circuit does not offer a visit to the Inca Bridge. To visit this little-known construction you must purchase the ‘Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge’ ticket.
- Does the ticket include the Inca Trail?
No. The Inca Trail is a popular 4-day, 3-night hiking route. On the last day in the morning, hikers arrive at Machu Picchu through the Puerta del Sol (Intipunku). It is not included in the ticket.
- Does the ticket include a visit to Machu Picchu mountain?
No. The ticket only includes entry to Waynapicchu. To enter the Machu Picchu mountain you must reserve the Machu Picchu + Mountain ticket.
- Does it include the ascent to Putucusi?
Putucusi is one of the mountains that surround the Wonder of the World. To ascend to the top of this attraction you do not need to buy any type of ticket. You just have to do it carefully and on your own. This adventure requires special care due to its dangerous trails.
- Does the entrance to Machu Picchu include entry to the Site Museum?
No. To enter the Manuel Chávez Ballón Site Museum. Admission to the museum is free. You will be able to enter the Machu Picchu Site Museum. This site has ceramic remains, construction tools, lithic remains, metals and other instruments that the Incas used in the Wonder of the World. The Site Museum’s opening hours are Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Does the ticket include the Machu Picchu postage stamp?
Yes. The Machu Picchu postage stamp is a nice souvenir of the trip to the Wonder of the World. To get it you just have to request it at the exit door and request it at the entrance control of the Inca enclosure.
- Does the ticket include a visit to Machu Picchu for the entire day?
No. The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket allows you to stay in the Wonder of the World only until 1 or 2 in the afternoon. To stay all day in the Inca City, you must also purchase a ticket for the afternoon shift.
Advice from people who have been there
“The Young Mountain“
“Don't miss the Waynapicchu mountains and the path to the Inca bridge, the bridge itself can be seen from afar, but the little path to the Waynapicchu mountain is easy and wonderful. Stay as long as you can on the terraces enjoying the view, it is unrepeatable, and you cannot return later, it is advisable to go as early as possible.“
By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, October 27, 2023