Here’s everything you need to know about Machu Picchu Mountain. This article will answer all of your questions about hiking Machu Picchu Mountain.
Hiking with us up to Machu Picchu Mountain. Unlike Huayna Picchu Mountain, you’ll get also a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains from Machu Picchu Mountain, which appears to be a far greater payoff.
Guide to Hiking Machu Picchu Mountain
Get the best information about the hike to Machu Picchu Mountain and find out why it is worth to hike it.
Everything you need to know about Machu Picchu Mountain
Planning to visit the iconic Machu Picchu? Did you know that the city of Machu Picchu offers many different activities that you can add to your visit to Machu Picchu? That’s right!
Maybe you have no idea what Machu Picchu Mountain is, that’s why in this blog based on the information provided by our local guides we will provide you with a complete guide where we will explain everything you need to know.
The hike starts and finishes at Machu Picchu city, which is located at about 2430 meters or (7972 feet).
The names of Machu Picchu come from Quechua Machu: Old and Picchu: Peak or Mountain.
Although both the Inca citadel is called Machu Picchu as well as the Mountain you should learn that they are not the same.
There are 2 mountains you can climb: the Huayna Picchu Mountain and the also famous Machu Picchu Mountain.
Tips for Hiking Machu Picchu Mountain
- Start your hike early (this way you will avoid the intense heat on the way up and the crowds on the trail).
- Bring at least 2 liters of water. It is not possible to find any stores along the trail.
- Use the restrooms before starting the hike, there are no restrooms on the trail.
- carry a portable cell phone charger.
What to Pack for the Hike
- Comfortable hiking boots
- Sun hat
- Mosquito spray
- Sun block
- Water bottle
Avoid hiking Machu Picchu Mountain these months: December, january and February.
Rainfall almost every day. During this period of heavy rainfall, the humidity level gets to 91% which is absolutely big.
However, Hiking Machu Picchu Mountain from March to November is the best time. The average temperature in Machu Picchu is about 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19ºC)
Where does the Machu Picchu Mountain hike begin?
To get to the beginning of the trail you have to walk in the direction of the Sun Gate, then you will see a sign indicating you to turn to the right.
follow the signs until you get to the gateway of the Machu Picchu Mountain.
How hard is it to climb Machu Picchu Mountain?
Regarding difficulty levels, Machu Picchu Mountain is harder than Huayna Picchu Mountain as it is much longer and higher compared to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
The hike to Machu Picchu Mountain is moderate to challenging. A good level of fitness is needed.
When is the best time to do this hike Machu Picchu Mountain?
Machu Picchu is located in the upper jungle of the Amazon, in an area of tropical cloud forest.
Bearing in mind that July and August are the most crowded months, the best time to hike Machu Picchu is the low season (May/June and September/October).
Book early because tickets are likely to sell out quickly, especially in the peak season.
How many steps does Machu Picchu Mountain have?
The Machu Picchu Mountain has 1600 steps approximately, get there before the crowds and ensure your photo with the best views. Consider that once in the photo spot the time is limited to 15 minutes from there you are supposed to go back down.
Is Machu Picchu Mountain Dangerous?
Some sections of the trail lead to the edge of the abyss, it is important to be very careful when climbing the stairs, some are very short and others high, this could make you stumble, do not run, no matter how much good energy you have, keep a moderate pace.
You won’t be alone all the way, you will constantly bump into people along the way, there are also park rangers guarding the whole place making sure everyone is ok.
Is the Montaña hike worth it?
Of course, it is! Maybe when you first see it. It might seem impossible to climb, but as soon as you start the hike and get to the top you will feel on top of the world!
What is Machu Picchu Mountain ticket?
The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain comes with your Machu Picchu ticket. So when buying your Machu Picchu ticket you will have some options of activities to choose from or add to your ticket.
What to wear/bring for the hike?
For the hike to Machu Picchu Mountain take a super light pair of jeans, a cotton shirt or long-sleeved shirt, a hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sunglasses, a compass and your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.
How much is the cost of the entrance ticket?
Considering that both, the Machu Picchu ticket to the citadel and the Machu Picchu Mountain ticket come together, not separately.
Book your Machu Picchu tour with us, take a look at our Machu Picchu tours with Machu Picchu Mountain.
To hike up Machu Picchu Mountain will cost you US$ 55.
Machu Picchu mountain admission timetable?
The limit of available spaces is 400 per day, which is divided in 2 schedules.
The first shift: From 7 am to 8 am
Second shift: From 8 am to 9 am