What is Huayna Picchu?

The Huayna Picchu mountain is the summit that stands out in the classic postcard photo of Machupicchu. It stands at a height of 2,667 meters above sea level (300 meters higher than Machupicchu). The Incas built roads to its top. This walk is one of the most preferred routes for tourists in Machu Picchu.

Huayna Picchu is a Quechua word that means ‘young mountain’. Getting to the top is a challenge because its paths extend for approximately 2 kilometers. The almost two thousand stone stairs have slopes that reach up to 60 degrees.

The Incas built terraces, enclosures and even temples along Huayna Picchu. One of the most famous buildings is the Temple of the Moon, also called The Great Cavern. This enclosure is built inside a cave (the Incas believed that caves communicated the world of the living with the world of the dead).

Currently the walk to the top of Huayna Picchu is a very popular hiking route in Machu Picchu. To enter its paths you must buy the ticket ‘Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu’.

Enjoy the trip to Machu Picchu with the best services

Choose one of the 5 types of tickets

The entrance to Machu Picchu offers discounts for university students, those under 18 years of age and citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. Children under 3 years enter free! Get your entry to 'mapi' here.

We take you wherever you want in Cusco

The private transportation service takes you to any tourist destination in Cusco. Travel with total security in a private service for you, your partner, your friends or family. Includes pick up service from the airport or transfer to Machu Picchu train station, book here!

An unforgettable train trip to Machu Picchu

In total there are four tourist train services to Machu Picchu: Expedition, Vistadome, Vistadome Observatory and the Hiram Bingham luxury train. They all belong to the prestigious Peru Rail company. Buy the tickets here! Take advantage of the discounts!

Get on the final bus to Machu Picchu

The train trip will leave you in the town of Aguas Calientes, 10 kilometers from Machu Picchu. For this last section you must get the bus to Machu Picchu, a comfortable service that takes care of the environment of the wonder of the world. Buy your bus ticket here!

Tour Machu Picchu with a professional guide

In Machu Picchu the tour guide service is not mandatory. However, most tourists decide to go accompanied by a guide. This way they will be able to fully understand the history and importance of the wonder of the Incas.

Machupicchu all inclusive 1 day

If you do not want to buy each ticket to Machu Picchu separately, it is best to hire an all-inclusive tour. Includes: transfer to the station, train ticket, tour guide, entrance fee and lunch option at the best ‘mapi’ restaurant. Book the tour here!