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Huayna Picchu question

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Huayna Picchu question

A group of us are doing the 4 day hike along the Inca Trail (where we reach MP on the 4th day) and we're planning to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes to hike Huayna Picchu the next day. A couple questions...

-Just wanted to clarify... do we need new entrance tickets to MP in order to hike Huayna Picchu? Would you recommend that we buy our entrance tickets to MP the night before the hike to Huayna Picchu?

-When people line up early to hike Huayna Picchu, is it the first bus at 5:20am that they're all trying to catch? Do you buy the tickets to bus at a specific place that same morning, or can you purchase the tickets the night before?

Thanks for your help!!

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1. Re: Huayna Picchu question

Yes, you need new entrance tickets for Machu Picchu. You can buy them the night before at the ticket office just off the main plaza in Aguas Calientes. Recommend this, so you can go directly to the bus in the morning.

Not sure if you can buy the bus tickets the night before. Ticket office is close by the bus stop, easy to find. Heck, we got off the bus in the afternoon, and had a tout on the street try to sell us more bus tickets!

I don't suppose everyone at the bus stop early in the morning is planning to hike HP. Some are just trying to get there for early morning -- like sunrise --photo ops. (Fewer people in your pictures early in the morning, too.)

They limit the HP tickets to 400 -- 200 starting the hike at 7 a.m., and 200 at 10 a.m.

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2. Re: Huayna Picchu question

Thanks Redhead... definitely helpful! I just wasn't sure if people lined up to buy bus tix or if they lined up at the bus stop with tickets in hand already. If it's the latter, I'm guessing you can buy tix the day before... we'll definitely check when there.

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