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Review of Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu
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Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Day Tour from Cusco
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Day Tour to Machu Picchu by Inca Rail Train
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Huayna Picchu is located towards the north of the Inca city of Machu Picchu. To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, should reach the checkpoint and entrance to Huayna Picchu and the road begins a few meters from the Sacred Rock is followed, it is an area with very dense vegetation, this road is very steep and quite and includes sections of narrow stairs and steps made of granite stone placed irregularly, there are some that appear carved into the rock. The promotion lasts between 45-60 minutes depending on the physical state of the person.
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Be careful if you decide to go on this hike. I spent 7 days trekking in peru and this was my least enjoyable experience. It is quite busy with alot of people on the top of the mountain which is not the most enjoyable the views are good but if you are unfit, poor with heights or get vertigo I would not go on this. It is extremely steep and slippy at times with no medical attention nearby if required urgently which we unfortunately discovered there. If you are healthy and enjoy a challenge do it you will enjoy it but take your time. otherwise avoid.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

If you are afraid of heights, don't look down. I am glad we did it, well worth it. Even though it was raining that day. A tough climb after 8 days of trekking, thought we would have been fit for these stairs.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

I'm an avid hiker and I do have to say that this was a challenge. Definitely not for the faint of heart because of the slippery steps and the height. I am afraid of heights but saw this as a challenge and a great
accomplishment. You definitely have to be in shape and paste your self going up and down. It is definitely worth it!!!

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

It was a huge and exhausting hike almost vertically uphill. Although not in the rain season, it was al very cloudy so could not see anything from up there, I could presume it s a magical place under other circumstances, so it you want to check it out, make sure it wont be covered or rainy during that day, It will ony eat you energies out for Machu Picchu

Thank D H
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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

If u r in good shape and fit, then its a must for u to climb it, and see the Machu Picchu from above! If its cloudy (wich is most of the time early in the mornings) dont despair: wait patiently till all the clouds are gone and be amazed by the view!!
Dont be lazy and climb the Huchuy Picchu as well, u'll get a closer view of the Machu Picchu for perfect pics ;)

Thank ekaterusa
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