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Huayana Picchu and Intipunku?

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Huayana Picchu and Intipunku?

Do these 2 trails require a map to find your way or is the path obvious once you are there. I 2 maps of Machu Picchu ane each of them just have an arrow pointing to these 2 areas.


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1. Re: Huayana Picchu and Intipunku?

You dont need a map for Waynu Picchu, there is one entrance and there's stairs that goes to the top. You just have to know that you can't bring any snacks to climb the trail, but you can bring water.

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No map require for Inti Punku either.


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If you are at the bottom looking up at Machu PIchu, just look up and to your left and you will see Inti Punku. It's hard to miss and there is only one trail to get there. If you get to Macchu Pichu early in the morning, look for the trekkers coming down from Inti Punku. :)

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4. Re: Huayana Picchu and Intipunku?

Thanks everyone. I may try to do both (I have 2 partial days there). I've read so much and just can't imagine what it's really like. I can't wait to go and finally see this for myself.

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As you near the top of Hyanu Picchu the trail splits. Take the right branch on the way up and the other side on the way down to see different sides of the mountain and different views. The stone temple is to the left. Take more water than you think you will need and I would advise against climbing it if it is wet. The steps and rocks are very steep in places with very short and slick pads for your feet to fit.

Have a great climb. The view you will have is unforgettable.


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7. Re: Huayana Picchu and Intipunku?

If you want to do a great hike do Putocusi. It is across the valley from Machu Picchu. It takes about 1.5 hours up, and about 1 hour down. I was up there for an hour and a half all by myself with great views looking down on Machu Picchu. The hike has some ladders that you climb, that are around 300 feet tall. To start this hike you walk along the train tracks out of Aquas Caliente for about 5 minutes and then you find the trail.

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I second sno_bored: the Putucusi hike is well worth it and provides both solitude and a killer view. It's challenging and humid, so be prepared, nevertheless, I highly recommend it. No map needed. Just follow the railroad tracks to just before KM marker 111...the way up is on your right.

Wayna Picchu was cool, too. Just make sure you carry water and sunscreen. It's about 45 minutes up, no map needed. It's steep and can be frustrating at times when there are older, slow, or unfit people in front of you who won't let you pass. Great hike, though.

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Does Huayna Picchu require admissions to Machu Picchu?

I'm trying to do some planning....

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