Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu Tour – Huayna Picchu Hike
Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu Tour offers the best of the tour to Machu Picchu with a local English speaking tour guide.
Machu Picchu, the world wonder, tops the bucket list of many travellers. Although there are different ways to reach the citadel from Cusco, this certainly is the most convenient option. Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu Tour is one of our signature tours.
Huayna Picchu Mountain:
Often travellers are keen on doing the Huayna Picchu Hike to get that postcard view of the Machu Picchu citadel from the top of Huayna Picchu mountain.
Huayna Picchu or Wayna Picchu in Quechua means smaller peak. It is named after its height when compared to the Machu Picchu mountain that stands tall right in front.
Huayna Picchu is at 2720 metres above sea level (8924 feet) and Machu Picchu mountain is at 3082 metres above sea level (10111 feet).
During the Inca civilization, Machu Picchu feared attack. Huayna Picchu served as a watch tower to Inca soldiers.
Apart from offering a panoramic view of the Inca citadel, the peak is also famous for lesser known ruins like the temple of the moon.
Huayna Picchu hike is quite challenging as you will be hiking through narrow steps. It is not recommended to climb Huayna Picchu if you have fear of heights, Infact at some point of the trek, most people find it necessary to crawl on their hands and knees.
As the hike is challenging, in order to avoid rush, authorities restrict the access to only 400 people per day in two different time slots. Often the permit gets sold out months in advance.
Why Peruvian Highland Trek?
Peruvian Highland Trek is an authorised local tour operator based in Cusco. We are licensed Inca Trail operators. We have an excellent team of guides and helpers who have years of experience in trekking and mountaineering.
They are certified tourism professionals with an in-depth knowledge of history, culture and traditions.
We offer the Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu Tour both in private and small group tours. Please take a moment to check out our reviews on Tripadvisor.
Day 1 – Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu Tour starts early in the morning as we will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. We will then embark on a drive through the Sacred Valley of Incas to Ollantaytambo train station. Here we will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu Pueblo).
Once at the town of Aguas Calientes, our representative will be meeting you at the train station and will be transferring you to the hotel in Aguas Calientes.
You will have the evening free. You can make the most of it by visiting the hot springs after which the town is named. Later that evening, our guide will be meeting you at the lobby of the hotel and will be briefing you on the following day’s itinerary.
Day 2 – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Huayna Picchu Hike– Cusco
Early in the morning, as you will be leaving the hotel for the tour, the receptionist will be handing you over a snack box. You will then be taking the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. It is a 25 minutes drive up the hill.
Once at the entrance of the citadel, your guide will be assisting you in clearing the security control and to enter the citadel. We will then give you a detailed two hours guided tour of Machu Picchu citadel.
After the tour the guide will direct you to the trailhead for Huayna Picchu Hike. It normally takes three hours to go up and get back down.
After the tour, you will be taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes town. Here you will have some free time to stop for lunch (not included).
We will then take the train back to Ollantaytambo from Aguas Calientes. Here, our representative will be meeting you and will be driving you back to the city of Cusco. You will be reaching Cusco by 09:00 PM.
- Transfer Cusco – Ollantaytambo
- Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes breakfast included.
- Buses Tickets to/from Machu Picchu.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu citadel.
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Entrance fees to the hot springs
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu mountain and Huayna Picchu (Optional)
- Optional upgrade to Vistadome train (Must be confirmed at-least 24 hours before departure)
What to bring
- Boots or walking shoes without heels.
- Hat or cap.
- Waterproof in the rainy season.
- Insect repellent.
- Sweater or jacket.
- Towels for the hot springs of Aguas Calientes.
- Camera (of course!)