Huayna Picchu

Being such an elaborated and outstretched site, obviously many people would like to get a Birdseye view of the site. The most famous and known way to see the site of Machu Picchu from above is from the towering mountain behind Machu Picchu, namely Huayna Picchu. Nevertheless as the entrance rules and fees for Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu have changed recently for many people this is no longer an option. For more information about Huayna Picchu, please click here.

Huayna Picchu is the towering mountain behind the actual site of Machu Picchu. From a distance the mountain looks impossible to climb without the necessary tools but even though a strenuous climb with some parts where you will actually will need both hands and feet, the climb is quite possible for all averagely fit visitors.

After the celebration for the “discovering” of Machu Picchu 100 years ago, the INC (Peruvian National Cultural Institute) under impulse of (now ex) President Garcia, decided that it was time to implement a daily number of 2500 visitors to the site. In case of doing this with a transitional system the INC did this from one day to the next and hence created a ton of problems for the visitors during the months of July and August. In any case as the INC did not feel like providing the general public with much information we hereby will try to give you the last information regarding.