Can I Climb to Huayna Picchu?
Climb to Huayna Picchu is an experience full adrenaline.
Before you have know that Huayna Picchu or Wayna Pikchu is a mountain. It rises over Machu Picchu and The Ancient Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu also built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 8,920 ft above sea level, or about 1,180 ft higher than Machu Picchu. This hike is around 1hr steep ascent – there are sheer drops on the side, so if you are afraid of heights, this is not for you! Coming down will also be around 1hr approx.
Please note that you need to reserve permits for Huayna Picchu Mountain in advance. This hike is around 1hr steep ascent – there are sheer drops on the side, so if you are afraid of heights, this is not for you! Coming down will also be around 1hr approx.
There are 400 permits available per day and split into the following departure times:
- Huaynapicchu 1G : 7am-8am slot (if you choose this slot you will lose your guided tour of Machupicchu)
- Huaynapicchu 2G : 10-11am slot (this is our preferred time slot for our passengers as it means you can have your tour of Machupicchu first followed by the hike)
The cost to add on Huayna Picchu to your program is US$ 70 per person payable via Paypal in advance. Effectively the cost of the permit incudes entrance to Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu. Unfortunately at this moment the INC does not have a separate Huayna Picchu permit to combine with the Inca trail permit which already includes the Machu Picchu entrance. We have asked the INC to consider providing the opportunity for Inca trail trekkers to only pay for the separate Huayna Picchu permit which is $10 but they have not yet provided for this, so for the moment we have no choice but to price this permit as above.
Please note your entrance to Machu Picchu and permit for Huayna Picchu are with your name and passport details so permits non transferable and non refundable.