Huayna Picchu - Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu


Young Mountain

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.


Como llegar al Huayna Picchu

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

The rate can be seen in the electronic ticket.

Route Type Price (soles)
Inka Town Machupicchu (Travel through Inka city) Foreign Adult 128.00
Foreign Student 64.00
National Adult 65.00
National Student 32.00
Machupicchu and Museum (includes city tour and museum Inka site) Foreign Adult 150.00
Foreign Student 75.00
National Adult 87.00
National Student 43.00
Machupicchu - Mountain (Includes Inka city tour and visit to Machu Picchu from the mountain which has a panoramic view of the entire city-inka) Foreign Adult 142.00
Foreign Student 71.00
National Adult 81.00
National Student 41.00
Machupicchu - Waynapicchu
1mer Group 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.
2nd group 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
(includes admission to the hill Waynapicchu Join the hours specified)
Foreign Adult 152.00
Foreign Student 76.00
National Adult 91.00
National Student 46.00


Here look at the path to Huayna Picchu.

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