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Tips for purchasing the Huayna Picchu Ticket

One of the greatest attractions offered by the Wonder of the World, without a doubt, is the Huayna Picchu mountain. The ascent to the top of this summit is considered an incredible experience so much so that many say that visiting Machu Picchu without climbing Waynapicchu is an incomplete visit. How to get the entrance to the steep paths of this mountain? Here are some tips to acquire the Huayna Picchu Ticket without any setbacks.

Tips for buying Waynapicchu tickets
These are some tips to purchase the Huayna Picchu Ticket

What is the amazing Huayna Picchu mountain?

Imagine being on top of a mountain from where you can see rivers, snow-capped mountains, abundant vegetation and, above all, an ancient city built entirely of stone considered by humanity as a Wonder of the World. That is Huayna Picchu, an immense mountain towering over the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Reaching its summit is a challenge due to its ascending trails on the edge of vertiginous cliffs. But fear not. These ancient Inca trails have the necessary security to enjoy an unparalleled adventure. So much so that Huayna Picchu is considered one of the most incredible short hikes in the world. It is so popular that hundreds of tourists believe that coming from so far away not to visit Waynapicchu is an incomplete visit to Cusco.

What is the entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu?

Such popularity has caused the entrance ticket to be the most requested ticket to the Wonder of the World. This is the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket, which allows entrance to the Waynapicchu mountain and also to the Inca Citadel and all its stone constructions made more than 600 years ago. Unfortunately, only 400 people per day can enter Huayna Picchu divided into 4 groups.

  • Shift 1 : Entrance to Machu Picchu between 07:00 am and 08:00 am. The entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain is between 08:00 a.m. and 09:00 am.
  • Shift 2 : Entrance to Machu Picchu between 08:00 a.m. and 09:00 a.m. The entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain is between 09:00 a.m. and 10:00 am.
  • Shift 3 : Entrance to Machu Picchu between 09:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain is between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 am.
  • Shift 4 : Entrance to Machu Picchu between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain is between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 pm.

Tourists on shift 1 enter Machu Picchu from 7 a.m. onwards. Tourists of shift 2, from 8 a.m. Tourists of shift 3, from 9 a.m. Tourists on shift 4, from 10 a.m. onwards. Departure time is relative, although 1 p.m. is recommended. The schedules are designed so that the visitor has the best experience and can visit both attractions: Huayna Picchu and the Inca Citadel.


  • Due to the early entrance hours, tourists on shift 1 and shift 2 must spend the night in the town of Aguas Calientes the night before their visit to Waynapicchu.
  • Although it is not recommended, tourists from Shift 3 and Shift 4 can arrive by train on the same day of their visit. For this, it is necessary to get up early to be one of the first to take the train. Otherwise, you will not be on time in Machu Picchu.

How do I buy the Huayna Picchu ticket?

Knowing Waynapicchu is easy. You only have to book the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket in advance due to the high demand for tickets. To do this, tourists should check the availability of Huayna Picchu spaces on our website:

  • During the low tourist season, you must book up to 2 months in advance.
  • During the high tourist season, you must book up to 4 months in advance.

If there is still availability on the day and group of your choice, you must fill out the reservation form with personal data: names, type of document, document number, age, country, gender, and e-mail. In addition, it is important to fill out again without errors the type of ticket, the chosen group, the day of admission, and the number of visitors.

After submitting the reservation form, you must choose to pay with: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club, or PayPal. In less than 24 hours, you will receive the Huayna Picchu Ticket in PDF format in your email. All you have to do is print it and present it on the day of your entrance to the Wonder of the World.


  • Make sure that the payment is made as soon as possible. That way you will not lose the space requested to enter Waynapicchu.
  • After making the payment, send a copy or digital photo of your passport or identity card. This way, it will be easier for us to make sure that there are no errors in the issuance of the ticket.
  • Another way to enter the Wonder of the World is by simply showing the Huayna Picchu Ticket on a mobile device (Tablet, Smartphone) on the day of your entrance.

Are there discounts on the Huayna Picchu ticket?

University students, minors (12-17 years old), and citizens members of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) have access to discounts on the normal price of the Huayna Picchu Ticket. To benefit from these discounts, you must send us a copy or legible digital photo of your identity card or passport in the case of minors and citizens members of the CAN, as well as a valid university card in the case of students.


  • Children under 12 years old DO NOT PAY. They just have to show up with their parents or guardians and show their ID on the day of their entrance to the Wonder of the World.
  • Be sure to send the documents after filling out the reservation form. This way, you will be able to access the discounts offered by Machu Picchu.
  • Make sure the documents are up to date. The copy or digital photo must be legible. All data must be clear.

What if I don’t get a ticket?

There are other options in case there is no availability for the Huayna Picchu Ticket:

  • The most recommended is the new trekking route to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain. This hike is a little more arduous than Waynapicchu and, like it, offers incredible views because it is at a higher altitude. To do this adventure you need the Machu Picchu + Mountain Ticket, which also allows the entrance to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • A good option is to hike to the Sun Gate or Intipunku. This trekking route is not as arduous as Huayna Picchu or Mountain but it takes time. Currently, tourists who hike the 4-day route known as the Inca Trail enter through this point. To do this adventure you need the Machu Picchu Solo Ticket.

Other tips about the mountain Huayna Picchu

  • After booking your Huayna Picchu ticket do the same with train tickets, hotel reservations, and itineraries.
  • Huayna Picchu is only allowed for people over 12 years old. It is not recommended for people who are afraid of heights.
  • Take only what you need to Waynapicchu: a hat, water bottle, hiking shoes, sunblock, mosquito repellent, snacks, and a camera will be enough.
  • Respect the mountain: follow the signs and do not look for your way. Do not defy nature.

Advice from people who have been there

Huayna Picchu

George B.By: George B.

“¡Inka Experience!“

“First of all, to say that the quotas are limited so you must buy tickets months in advance. The ascent is hard. I do not recommend it to people with vertigo problems. There are two shifts. If you go in the first shift, don't be in a hurry to do the tour as going up there and coming back without the stunning view and pictures is a shame. highly recommended!“


By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, April 15, 2024