Hiking on Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu mountain
Cusco - Machu Picchu - Huayna Picchu Mountain
Tour specially designed for hikers explorers. Huayna Picchu is one of the sacred mountains located near the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu at 8.923 ft. 2.720 m. Is considered one of the 10 places to visit before dying, the ascent takes approximately 1.25 hours. through a narrow path and steps on the edge of the mountain with different stops and stunning views, on the upper part we can find some buildings probably for ceremonial purposes.
It is definitely one of the unforgettable experiences because from the top you have a completely different view of Machu Picchu, not to mention that you are surrounded by sacred mountains, feeling the energy of this magical place.
Per day, 400 people are allowed to enter in different schedules, that’s why sometimes is difficult to find spaces, so it is advisable to reserve a long time in advance.
- Exploring through the archaeological site of Machu Picchu.
- Walk surrounded by sacred mountains of the andes
- Observe the stunning and panoramic views of the andes.
- Spotting the amazing cock-of-the-rock, considered our national bird.
- Historical tour in Machu Picchu wonder of the world.
- Best pictures with your professional Tour Guide/Photographer.
After picking you up from your hotel we take you to Ollantaytambo Train Station to take the train to Aguas Calientes town descending into the Cloud Forest for almost two hours.
Machu Picchu Citadel
2,400 m. – 7,874 ft
You will be visiting the famous Sacred City of the Inca civilization With your tour guide.
Then it’s off to a 3 hour guided tour into the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu Citadel visiting the main temples such a the Temple of the Sun, the Main Temple, the Priest house, etc.
After visiting the citadel you can have lunch in the Sanctuary Lodge restaurant near Machu Picchu or in Aguas Calientes.
- Professional Tour Guide/Photographer.
- Tour Transport (van, bus and train).
- Entrances fees.
- 1 nights at Machu Picchu town.
- Tips, Extra expenses.
- Binocular, Alcoholic drinks,
- Original passport.
- Flashlight and extra batteries.
- Small back pack and confortable shoes.
- Rain jacket or poncho (December – April).
- Three complete change of clothing.
- Sport sandals or water shoes.
- Personal hygiene products.
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
- Sun block (sun protection cream).
- Insect repellent.
- Snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, etc.
- Camera, plenty of film and batteries.
- Extra Money (soles).
As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco, they start wondering about altitude sickness. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air.
With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may have a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing during exercise. If any of these effects become severe, please contact our office and we will help you get to a doctor.
Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness. Leaves from the coca plant contain alkaloids which helps bring oxygen into your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it more difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.
Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicines, such as acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine two days before you get to a high altitude. Continue to take it while you are at high altitude.
Of course weather is unpredictable. Typically the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop rain from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December – just be prepared. No matter what month you are doing the trek, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves.
Also prepare for four seasons. Many of the treks through the Andes involve many micro-climates and you will need to be prepared for all seasons. Layers are always key as they are easy to adjust to the different temperatures. And evenings will always be cold, so please be prepared with a warm, winter-weight jacket.
Can I design my own trip?
Absolutely. If you want you can change the program according your interest, just let us know and the Neotropic Travel Designer is going to give you more options.
Are flights included?
Unfortunately no. Neotropic Peru does not include flights for this trip.
How many people will be part of my tour group?
Our organized itineraries like this 4 Day tour through Cusco region are typically done as individual bookings. While others may join you if interested in the same day, the groups will always be small up to 12 people max. Private groups are very easily accommodated as well.
Can I bring my luggage to Manu?
All larger luggage should stay in Cusco and can be stored either at your hotel or with us at our deposit.
Which Vaccines Do I Need for Peru?
Vaccines for Peru vary based on your specific itinerary. A Passport Health travel specialist will help you decide which vaccines are best for you. The CDC and WHO have recommended that travelers receive the following vaccines:
- Yellow Fever
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B