Mountain Machu Picchu 

The Machu Picchu Mountain is the mountain that houses the Inca City of Machu Picchu It is located at a height of 3 082 meters above sea level. Along with Huayna Picchu is one of the biggest attractions for people looking for a little adventure in their journey through the Wonder of the World.

Why visit the Machu Picchu Mountain?

The Machu Picchu Mountain is a great option if you want to make a family trip. The journey to the top is wide and well signposted. The climb is approximately 2 kilometers per sections with slopes of 30 to 35 degrees of inclination.

However, getting to the top is not an impossible task. Once there, the effort will be worth it due to the incredible landscapes that surround the Wonder of the World. Although in itself, the adventure of ascending its slopes is already unique.

Way to the top the Machu Picchu mountain
Way to the top the Machu Picchu mountain Picchu

What is the difference between Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain?

The Machu Picchu Mountain is not the same as Machu Picchu. The Inca City is the llaqta where the Incas built enclosures like: the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condor, etc. La Montaña, on the other hand, offers a privileged view of these attractions and the entire Inca Citadel


What is the difference between Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain?

Many people confuse the Huayna Picchu with the Machu Picchu Mountain. The Waynapicchu is the hill that stands out in the classic postcard of the Wonder of the World. Its roads are on the edge of ravines, which constitute an extreme adventure. The Mountain, on the other hand, has wide roads and not so steep. 

Top of Machu Picchu mountain
Top of Machu Picchu mountain.

What to see in the Machu Picchu Mountain?

The Machu Picchu Mountain is located 600 meters above Machu Picchu and 300 meters more than Huayna Picchu. From its top, you can see all the landscape surrounding the Wonder of the World: the Vilcanota River, the town of Aguas Calientes, the summit of Huayna Picchu and more

However, not only at the highest level can this be observed. Along the way the view already offers this show. It is a great option if you are looking for a photo for posterity. In addition, its paths abound with orchids, butterflies and a variety of birds.

How is the route to Machu Picchu Mountain?

The journey is not difficult. The entrance is by a path properly signposted from the door to the Inca Citadel. Before starting the journey, for safety reasons, you must fill out a logbook with your personal information.

Then we proceed to the ascent through well-defined paths and with safety lanyards. These have an inclination of 30 or 35 degrees, which does not demand an excessive physical effort. There are places to take a break along the way.

The descent is down the same road. It is less difficult than the climb although you must be careful. During the rainy season (from November to March), the usual rains can make the trails slippery.

How to get a ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain?

To climb the Machu Picchu Mountain you must book the Machu Picchu + Mountain ticket. This allows entry to the Inca Citadel and the Mountain.

The daily income is in two groups of 400 people each in two different schedules:

  • Mountain Machu Picchu Group 1 – Opening hours to the mountain: 07:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m.
  • Mountain Machu Picchu Group 2– Opening hours to the mountain: 09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The entrance to this tourist attraction is allowed to people of any age. Children must be under the supervision of their parents.

Important information about the Mountain Machu Picchu ticket

  • The Machu Picchu + Mountain ticket is available most of the time. However, as all tickets must be booked in advance.
  • The Machu Picchu + Mountain Group 1 ticket allows you to stay until 2 p.m. in the Inca City. Admission is available from 6 a.m.
  • The ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain Group 2, allows staying until 3 p.m. in the Inca City. Admission is available from 6 a.m.

What to take to Machu Picchu Mountain?

For an ideal journey it is advisable to take the following:

  • Water to drink.
  • Cap or hat.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Detachable pants.
  • Windbreaker jacket.
  • Poncho for the rain (at any time it can rain).
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Ideal hiking shoes.
  • Snacks.
  • Photographic camera.
  • Ideal backpack for trekking (not to exceed 5 kilos).

How is the weather in the Machu Picchu Mountain?

The climate in Machu Picchu Mountain is hot most of the year. During the months of January, February and March, the rains are more frequent. The temperature at the top of the summit varies between 25ºC. and 12ºC.

More information about Machu Picchu Mountain

  • The Mountain Machu Picchu means in Quechua ‘Old Mountain’. The Huayna Picchu, the other summit means, ‘Young Mountain’.
  • Although there are no archaeological remains on the roads of the Machu Picchu Mountain, it is believed that the Incas there worshiped the ‘Earth’ and the snowy Salkantay.
  • The whole: Machu Picchu Mountain, Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and many other protected areas is known as the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Recommendations during the tour of Machu Picchu Mountain

  • Do not go through the safety lanyards or explore unmarked roads. If there was ever an accident, it was due to the negligence of the visitors
  • Bring hiking shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, sun hat, water in a canteen and a poncho in case of rain.
  • The dry season (from April to September) is ideal for climbing the Machu Picchu Mountain. However, in the rainy season (October to March) there are fewer people and the landscape becomes greener.
  • It is advisable to go to the Inca City by bus and not walking. Save the energy to travel the Mountain and Machu Picchu which is the most important in your visit

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