Its name comes from the Quechua word that means “Young Mountain”. It might have been used as a checkpoint and a communication center as it is speculated in visual signs.
Huayna Picchu is located to the north of the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
In order to get Huayna Picchu a path is followed starting a few meters from the Sacred Rock towards the north through a demanding path. The walk lasts between 40 and 60 minutes depending on the physical conditions.
The astonishing beauty of this natural attraction makes it a “must” visit for those who want an unforgettable memory of the citadel. Although the access is a bit difficult, it has an impressive view and the effort is really worth it.
The “Huayna Picchu” gives the archeological complex a special geographic characteristic. A group of terraces can be observed on top of the mountain that might have been used in esthetic and religious purposes as well as a temple which is partially built or partially destroyed (Archaeologists haven’t agreed on that yet).
The moon temple complex is located on the north side where stairs, caves, benches and niches can be observed.
The maximum capacity for Huayna Picchu is 400 people divided in two groups of 200 each. The entering time is:
First Group: Machu Picchu – Huayna Picchu 7:00 to 8:00am
Second Group: Machu Picchu – Huayna Picchu 10:00 to 11:00am
|Table of Prices||Foreign |
|Inka Citadel of Machupicchu (Inca Citadel Tour)||S/.152.00||S/.77.00||S/.64.00||S/.32.00|
|Inka Citadel of Machupicchu (Inca Citadel Tour) in the afternoon schedule (from 1pm to 5pm)||S/.100.00||S/.50.00||S/.100.00||S/.50.00|
|Machupicchu and Museo(Includes the tour of the Inca city and the site museum)||S/.174.00||S/.88.00||S/.86.00||S/.43.00|
|Machupicchu - Mountain (Includes the tour to the Inca city and the visit to Machupicchu mountain from which you have a panoramic view of the entire Inka city)||S/.200.00||S/.125.00||S/.112.00||S/.80.00|
|Machupicchu - Huayna Picchu
1st group 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
2nd group 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
(includes the entrance to Mountain Huayna Picchu in the specified entry schedule)
Here look at the path to Huayna Picchu.
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