Thinking about visiting Huayna Picchu?
Machu Picchu Mountain is well known by the tourists who arrive to Peru and, at the same time, is residents’ greatest reason for satisfaction. Due to the majesty that old Incas left behind, this place, with the time, has become a wonder worldwide. However, it should be noted that Machu Picchu is not the only attraction you can be surprised with in Cusco. In fact, something new you can visit is closer than you think.
We’re talking about Huayna Picchu, which unlike Machu Picchu (Old Mountain), means Young Mountain and is usually found in the background of typical pictures.
Now, if you like the adrenaline and you’re super adventurous, Huayna Picchu is the perfect challenge for you.
As you can see, the mountain is quite steep, so the climb to the top is really exciting and takes at least an hour to reach it.
You should be aware that, like Machu Picchu, you need to buy a ticket to visit Huayna Picchu and you better do it right away. If you’re thinking about traveling on high season, we recommend to buy it with two months in advance.
The climb is a path of steep stairs, the same that built the Incas themselves to be able to walk through the area without any problem. Something curious is that, to this day, its original function is unknown. However, it’s known that it had to be a place for very important ceremonies, because its construction demanded a great effort.
The view that this magnificent place offers doesn’t compare with anything you have seen before, because you’ll have the privilege of enjoying the same panorama that, every day, beautiful andean birds fly over.
Finally, you have to know that getting to the top is not as scary as many people say. In fact, it is a unique challenge in life, quite simple and safe; and, of course, it will be a great story to tell.
What are waiting to experience the adventure you’ve always dreamed of? Start your journey in Casa del Sol and enjoy Cusco like never before.