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Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

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Address: Lares Calle, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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A Great Way to See the Town, Get Good Exercise and See Some Nice House/Granary Structures

If you can only see one Ruin here then go to the larger Ollantaytambo Ruins, but if you have some extra time and enjoy a good hike, explore this area. We went with our six... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk up to the granaries is very steep and the path unprotected. My partner had a panic attack on the path, we descended before reaching the granaries. Only attempt if confident with very steep unroped trails. Btw I do not agree with a previous comment that this is a 'free alternative to the Ollantaytambo archaeological park'. The Olly ruins... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can only see one Ruin here then go to the larger Ollantaytambo Ruins, but if you have some extra time and enjoy a good hike, explore this area. We went with our six year old and physically she was fine but she slipped and almost had a horrendous fall - so please be careful hiking this with younger... More 

Thank JosephMcGhee
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good climb if you're in shape. The structures are modest and you should learn the history in advance to get the most from your visit. Some great views. You enter via a gate that you need to watch for. No admission charge, allow about two hours.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This climb was a nice way to see Ollantaytambo without the $40 price tag of the Archaeological park. Not to difficult the day after a long day at Machu Picchu.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This steep climb is a great way to get an idea of the type of climbing you'll be doing when hiking the mountains at Machu Picchu. Well worth the hike, the granaries are an incredible testament to the ability to build structures on very steep slopes. The way of getting grain in and out of these structures was clever, original,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This hike is only for those that are fit and not scared of heights! Guides are not allowed. You will need about 1.5hrs to do it but the view from the top is worth it.

Thank Emmy P
Central Arizona, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Pinkyulluna Grainaries trail head can be reached from the plaza via the same street that reaches the Apu Lodge. It is a fairly steep trail, but the upper site can be easily reached 45 minutes. There's no charge, The granaries are in good shape and the views from above are very much worth the hike.

Thank 1Dann0
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

So happy I ignored the sign that said the path was dangerous and climbed ahead. The path now has a ramp which helps a lot. The hike took less than an hour and the views on Ollanta are amazing, especially from the food storage ruins. I could have stayed there for hours. It's much quieter than the archeological site and... More 

Thank 284SophieD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

People normally overlook Pinkuylluna after they've been to the main site at Ollantaytambo. This free entry site is a good one hour hike up. Wear proper shoes as the steps up are uneven. I would recommend to start early morning if you want the whole place to yourself. =)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It took almost an hour to hike up the steep and rocky trail. We were rewarded at the top with hauntingly beautiful ruins. Only a handful of other ppl there. We much preferred it to the crowded Fortress.

Thank Mary Louise B

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