What is the Machu Picchu mountain?
The Machu Picchu mountain is the highest peak of the three that surround Machu Picchu (the other two are the Huayna Picchu and Putucusi mountains). Its name means ‘Old Mountain’ and was used to name the Inca city located at its feet.
The top of the mountain reaches 3,082 meters above sea level. Until then, the Incas built roads and stone steps that reach 2 kilometers away. In some sections there are platforms and smaller areas that are unfinished.
Today the route to the top of the Machu Picchu mountain is an adventurous option for tourists. To enter there you must buy the ‘Machupicchu with Mountain’ ticket. The route is suitable for people of all ages. The path is longer but less intense compared to the route to Huayna Picchu. On the way you can appreciate the characteristic flora and fauna of Machu Picchu. From the top you have the most panoramic view of the Inca city.