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Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in one day
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Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in one day?

Huayna Picchu is one of the most requested attractions by visitors from around the world. To enter this sacred site, you need the entrance ticket to Waynapicchu that includes the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. This ticket allows you to know the two tourist attractions in a single day. But, can you climb the steep paths of’ Huayna’ and then travel the city inca in a day?

Tourist touring Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in one day
Follow these recommendations and tour Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in a single day

Can you visit both mountains in a single day?

Yes you can. The Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu is designed so that the visitor has enough time to tour the ‘Machu’ and the ‘Wayna’ in a single day. This is because the ticket has two shifts that give tourists time to fully enjoy the Wonder of the World. The first group enters from 07:00 a.m. at 08:00 a.m. and may remain until 01:00 p.m. in the Inca Citadel. The second group enters from 10:00 a.m. at 11:00 a.m. and can stay until 02:00 p.m.

How long does it take to visit the Huayna Picchu?

Both the ascent and the descent by the mountain Huayna Picchu take on average from 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes. This depends on the physical condition of the tourist. In ‘Waynapicchu’ you can visit the Temple of the Moon and have an incredible experience at the top. This is the ideal place to get the best pictures of the Inca llaqta. A proper visit would take 3 hours.

How long does it take to visit Machu Picchu?

The guided tour of Machu Picchu takes 2 hours on average. Today it is mandatory to enter with a guide to the Inca City. The visit includes the main attractions of the place, such as the temple of the condor, the temple of the sun, the main temple, the intihuatana, and more. The visit will leave you some time to get to know the Wonder of the World on your own.

Schedule of entry and exit Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu

There are only 2 entry schedules, distributed in two groups of 200 people each.

  • Group 1 (Entrance from 07:00 a.m. to 08:00 a.m.)
    The schedule is ideal for climbing in a cool environment. Once at the top you can enjoy the landscape that represents the sunrise at Machu Picchu. You can stay in the Inca Citadel until 01:00 p. m.

  • Group 2 (Entrance from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
    The schedule is ideal for climbing in a warmer environment. You will enjoy a clear landscape once at the top. You can stay in the Inca Citadel until 02:00 p. m.

Recommendations for the First group

  • Acquire the tickets to Huayna Picchu months in advance, especially in high season (from April to October).

  • Stay the night before entering Huayna Picchu in the town of Aguas Calientes. This so I can be one of the first people to enter. Machu Picchu opens its doors from 06:00 a. m.

  • Do not walk up to the entrance to Machu Picchu. It is preferable to do it on a bus because you will need energy to climb the ‘Huayna’.

  • Carry only the necessary clothes and objects with you. A rain poncho, a hat, a water bottle, a snack, light clothing suitable for the journey, mosquito repellent and a backpack will suffice.

Tourist in Wayna Picchu
Top of Huayna Picchu mountain

Recommendations for the Second Group

  • Acquire the tickets to Huayna Picchu months in advance. In high season, do it several months in advance.

  • Stay the night before in the town of Aguas Calientes to be the next day early at the entrance gate to the Inca Citadel. Machu Picchu opens its doors from 06:00 a. m.

  • Take an initial tour of Machu Picchu before entering Waynapicchu. In this way you can finish the tour after finishing visiting the ‘Huayna’.

  • Do not walk up to the entrance to Machu Picchu. It is preferable to do it on a bus because you will need energy to climb the ‘Huayna’.

  • Carry only the necessary clothes and objects with you. A rain poncho, a hat, a water bottle, a snack, light clothing suitable for the journey, mosquito repellent and a backpack will suffice.

Important information

  • The entrance to Huayna Picchu is only allowed to people over 12 years.

  • It is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo.

  • If you want to stay all day at the Inca Citadel you will also need to acquire the Ticket Machu Picchu Only Afternoon that allows you to stay until 05:30 p.m.

  • If you could not get the tickets for Huayna Picchu, another option is to reserve the ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain.

Advice from people who have been there

Huayna Picchu

Nataly P.By: Nataly P.

“The challenge“

“Going to Machu Picchu without climbing Huayna Picchu is to stay with pleasure little by little. It is true that it is a real challenge, but with the necessary pauses that each person needs to reach the top. Don't be intimidated, my physical condition is lousy and I did it. Depending on the season, wear comfortable shoes, with good grip, because with humidity the stones become slippery. One of the most wonderful sights you can imagine is waiting for you upstairs, you have to experience it.“

 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, March 9, 2018