The lost city of the Incas, shrouded in mystery between history, archeology and architecture, one of the 7 wonders of the modern world and probably the most visited archaeological site in the world.
“Nowhere on this planet do extinct cultures make such a strong effect with their presence as in the Andes.
Machu Picchu, this elevated city, wrapped itself in silence and hid in its own forest”
From the main entrance to the Inca citadel, follow the signs until you reach the so-called “Casa del Guardiano”.
From this point, follow the main path that leads to the Porta del Sol also called Intipunku (it is from there that the hikers who arrive with the 'Inca Trail) enter.
At this point on the right towards the control booth is the entrance door to Mount Machu Picchu.
Once you have registered at the control gate, the climb begins. In the first 30 minutes the path is quite wide with stairs generally in stone.
The climb is constant with a few flat sections.
There are some places where you can rest in the shade.
From any point on the route, you can appreciate the majesty of the Andean landscape.
After a steady climb, the last sections of the trail become steeper and narrower.
It is estimated that the stairs have a slope of up to 30°.
From there, you walk along a straight path to the top of Mount Machu Picchu.
The total journey takes on average 3 hours 30 depending on the physical state of the person.
The summit can be reached in 1 or 2 hours.
The best time to visit the Machu Picchu mountain is during the dry season (April to October).
In those months, there is little chance of rain, so the paths are not slippery, the sun is shining and the weather is ideal for walks.
Huayna Picchu is considered one of the most incredible short walks in the world.
It is a journey of about an hour of ascent and one of descent always depending on the physical state of the person.
The adventure begins at the check point or checkpoint, located north of the Inca citadel. The visitor must register and start the climb.
The path is steep and narrow. This climb is not recommended for those suffering from vertigo.
From the top you can see all the beauty of Machu Picchu. It is the ideal place to take the best photos of the Wonder of the World. It is also a good time to reflect and meditate.
During the descent you should visit the Temple of the Moon, the only Inca temple located in the Huayna Picchu mountain.