The Exciting Huayna Picchu Hike A Guide with Photos & Videos

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Huayna Picchu hike

The Huayna Picchu hike is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular yet thrilling hikes in Machu Picchu National Park The breathtaking views overlooking the Machu Picchu Mountains are truly awe-inspiring, and it is only from this lofty vantage point that one can truly capture its extraordinary location, nestled on a ridge amidst jagged mountains.

However, it is not solely the mesmerizing scenery that sets this trail apart; the path itself is exhilarating, with narrow passages, dizzying precipices, and, of course, the renowned ‘stairs of death’.

That being said, the stairs are not as intimidating as one might imagine, and we will delve into great detail about the Huayna Pichcu Hikes, accompanied by beautiful photos and videos, allowing you to gain a genuine understanding of what it’s truly like.

Here’s everything you need to know about hike to Huayna Picchu – Nickname (Wayna Picchu the Stairs of Death).

The Huayna Picchu hike Distance

Distance: 4.6km loop (3km return on the Huayna Picchu trail, 1.6km circuit 3)
elevation of huayna picchu gain:
360m
Difficulty:
Moderate

Summary: After walking across the largely flat terrain of Machu Picchu, the trail to Huayna Picchu presents a challenging uphill journey, with some sections being particularly steep. Though the stairs may be uneven, they do not become slippery when dry.

To enhance stability, a metal handrail is available for most of the climb. While the path is generally narrow, it never reaches a point where one would feel precariously close to the edge. However, individuals with a fear of heights may still find this walk uncomfortable.

General Information About Huayna Picchu Mountain in Machu Picchu.

Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike
Machu Picchu Mountains

What is Huayna Picchu Mountain?

Huayna Picchu Mountain, also known as Wayna Picchu, is the iconic mountain that graces the most famous photographs of Machu Picchu. Rising at an impressive height of 2,693 meters (8,835 feet) on the northern side of Machu Picchu, this majestic peak offers an exhilarating adventure.

Embarking on the ascent, it will take approximately 1 hour to reach the summit, and the descent along the same trail takes around 50 minutes. Along the Huayna Picchu hike, you will encounter the thrilling “Stairs of Death,” a series of steep and narrow stairs. As you make your way up, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of terraces, temples, orchids, and more.

Unveiling the intriguing history, local guides and archaeologists reveal that this peak once housed a high priest responsible for astronomical observations. While some construction remains unfinished, Huayna Picchu was also a significant site for religious ceremonies and offerings to the local gods.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure, where you’ll soak in the beauty of Huayna Picchu Mountain and revel in its captivating history.

Keep in mind that to be able to hike this mountain, you will need to book entry tickets in advance. Keep reading to find out how:

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Where is Huayna Picchu Mountain located?

Huayna Picchu, located in the Batolito of Vilcabamba in the Cusco Region of Peru, stands majestically behind the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. This breathtaking site, nestled within a subtropical cloud forest, is part of the larger Vilcabamba mountain range.

Situated approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of the vibrant city of Cusco, Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu are surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Urubamba Province.

At an altitude of around 2,430 meters (7,970 feet) above sea level, the mesmerizing Urubamba River gracefully winds its way through the deep canyon known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, while Huayna Picchu itself reaches a stunning elevation of 2,693 meters (8,835 feet) above sea level.

Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting wonders of this historical sanctuary, as you embark on an incredible journey through time and nature.

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Huayna Picchu Mountain
Huanya Picchu

History

Machu Picchu, constructed around 1450 by the Inca emperor Pachacuti, stands as a magnificent testament to Inca architecture and ingenuity. Nestled on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley in the heart of the Andes, this royal estate or retreat offers a breathtaking backdrop of ancient ruins.

While the exact purpose of Huayna Picchu, a mountain within the Machu Picchu complex, remains uncertain, it is believed to have played a significant role in Inca society. The Incas adorned Huayna Picchu with terraces, temples, and other structures, seamlessly integrating it into the larger complex. Scholars speculate that it may have served as a sacred site, a fortified stronghold, or even a watchtower.

It is fascinating that this mountain still holds a powerful energy, which perhaps explains why people are willing to risk their lives to experience a taste of the ancient Incans’ hidden energy preserved within the Temple of the Moon.

Weather

The weather in Huayna Picchu, much like the rest of the Machu Picchu National Park, exhibits variation throughout the year. Here, we present a comprehensive overview of the weather patterns one can anticipate.

  • The dry Season (May to September) is regarded as the prime time for tourists, thanks to the favorable weather conditions. During this period, expect sunny and clear days with minimal rainfall. However, it’s important to note that temperatures may drop significantly, particularly in the early morning and evening. To stay warm, it’s advisable to dress in layers and have a jacket or sweater handy.
  • During the wet season (October to April), Huayna Picchu experiences higher rainfall and humidity. Rain showers become more frequent, resulting in lush and vibrant vegetation. Although temperatures are generally mild, higher elevations can still be chilly. It is crucial to pack appropriate rain gear, including a waterproof jacket and pants, and be prepared for muddy and slippery trails.

Just a friendly reminder: weather conditions in mountainous regions can be quite unpredictable, with variations even within a single day. You might encounter some fog and mist too, which could affect visibility. It’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast before your visit and be prepared for any changes. Stay safe out there!

What does Huayna Picchu Mountain signify?

In Quechua, the language of the Incas, the name “Huayna Picchu” translates to “young mountain.” This appellation was bestowed upon the mountain due to its significance as an Inca Temple and the belief that the spirits of their ancestors dwell there.

While there is some scholarly debate regarding the exact connotation of the name, with some suggesting a connection to the Inca emperor Huayna Capac, the prevailing interpretation suggests that it simply denotes Huayna Picchu as a comparatively youthful peak amidst the surrounding mountains. Regardless of its true etymology, Huayna Picchu undeniably presents a breathtaking sight and stands as one of Peru’s most sought-after tourist destinations.

Huayna Picchu Mountain Entry Times

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Machu Picchu Circuit 4 – Picture by INC

Around 300 people hike up to Huayna Picchu Mountain every day, and let me tell you, those entrance tickets sell out fast! So, if you’re planning to go, make sure you book them well in advance.

Now, here’s the thing about those Huayna Picchu Tickets – they only give you access to Machu Picchu through Circuit 4, which is the lower part. If you want to explore the upper part, you’ll need to get another entrance ticket with Circuit 1 or 2.

Oh, and by the way, there are four shifts available for hiking Huayna Picchu each day. So, plan accordingly and make the most out of your adventure!

RELATED: New Rules For Visitors To Machu Picchu

Morning Shift: 7 to 8 am

You’re welcome to enter the Machu Picchu citadel from 6:00 am onwards, and Huayna Picchu from 7:00 am to 8:00 am. To make the most of this opportunity, it’s best to stay in a hotel in Aguas Calientes town the night before and catch the early buses to Machu Picchu. Remember, there are 75 permits available for this time slot each day.

This shift is perfect for:

  • Travelers with limited time to explore Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, who need to return early.
  • Travelers who have already visited Machu Picchu and want to hike Huayna Picchu exclusively.
  • Travelers who have a guided tour scheduled later in the day.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

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Machu Picchu and Huayna picchu hike

Morning Shift Hike to Huayna Picchu: 8 to 9 am

Gain access to the magnificent Machu Picchu citadel starting from 7:00 am, while the enchanting Huayna Picchu is open for exploration between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. For those staying overnight in Aguas Calientes, we highly recommend securing a spot in this time slot. Remember, to experience the wonders of Huayna Picchu Mountain, make sure to enter before 9:00 am.

Please be aware that there is a brief 20-minute hike from the main entrance to reach the Huayna Picchu main entrance. Limited to only 75 permits per day, this time slot is ideal for travelers with 6:00 am Machu Picchu tickets who wish to connect with Huayna Picchu and return early, those planning to hike only Huayna Picchu during their second visit to Machu Picchu, or those with early guided tours seeking an early finish.

The third shift is scheduled from 9 am

You can enter the Machu Picchu citadel after 8:00 am and Huayna Picchu between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. This shift is perfect for Alternative Treks like the Short Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Inca Jungle Trek, Tours by train, or any other trek that takes you to Machu Picchu. You’ll first explore the Citadel of Machu Picchu and then hike the mountain. Don’t worry, every day is available, but there are only 75 permits in this shift.

Who is it recommended for?

  • Travelers who have early guided tours.
  • Travelers finishing alternative treks or organized tours.
  • Travelers who prefer to have more time to enjoy Machu Picchu.

Last Shift time: 10 AM to 11 AM.

After 9.00 am, you are welcome to enter Machu Picchu, followed by entry to Huayna Picchu between 10.00 am and 11.00 am. This specific timing is ideal for various treks like the Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Inca Jungle Trek, Tours by train, and any other routes leading to Machu Picchu. The reason is that you can explore the Citadel of Machu Picchu first, before embarking on the mountain hike. These slots are available every day but are limited to 75 permits.

This time frame is recommended for:

  • Travelers who prefer a leisurely hike up Huayna Picchu with a guided tour.
  • Travelers who arrive via the Inca trail.
  • Travelers completing alternative treks or organized tours.

Just a friendly reminder

Huayna Picchu Mountain is priced at US$ 75 and cannot be purchased separately. Access to the upper part, where the best photo spots are, is only available through the lower part of Machu Picchu. Please note that these tickets do not allow re-entry.

For the complete Machu Picchu experience and to capture those stunning upper part pictures, you’ll need to purchase a separate regular Machu Picchu ticket priced at US$ 50.

If you opt for a trekking tour, a tour by train, or any other tour that includes entry to Machu Picchu, regular entry is always included. Enjoy your visit!

What you can anticipate while hiking Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu hike
Hike Huayna Picchu Mountain in Machu Picchu Inca City

The hike up to Huayna Picchu takes about 2-3 hours, depending on how fit you are. Once you pass the checkpoint in the northern area of Machu Picchu, get ready for a steep 45-minute to 1-hour climb up to the top of Huayna Picchu Mountain. But trust me, it’s worth it! Once you reach the summit, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking 360° view of Machu Picchu and the surrounding area.

After you’ve soaked in the beauty from the top of Huayna Picchu, it’s time to head back down through the same trail to Machu Picchu. The descent takes around 1 hour to reach Machu Picchu, and then another 30 minutes to exit. Enjoy the journey!

The views

The views from Huayna Picchu Mountain? Incredible! On a clear day, you can see for miles in every direction. And the best part? The mountain is surrounded by lush rainforest!

As you make your way up, get ready for some jaw-dropping panoramic views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountains. Trust me, the scenery is out of this world. Oh, and don’t forget your camera, because the photo opportunities? Simply amazing!

The flora

Huayna Picchu Mountain boasts a rich tapestry of flora, displaying an impressive array of diverse and lush vegetation. This verdant landscape is a testament to the tropical Andean cloud forest ecosystem. Here, you will encounter an abundance of fascinating plant species that call this area their home.

Orchids: With their vibrant colors and intricate shapes, orchids add a mesmerizing touch to the flora in this region, captivating our senses and filling the air with their enchanting beauty.

Bromeliads: These fascinating plants boast unique rosette-shaped leaves that create a cozy oasis for insects and tiny creatures. With water collected in their centers, they form miniature ecosystems, thriving with life and wonder.

  1. Trees: The cloud forest is filled with a bunch of different tree species. You’ll find common ones like Polylepis, Aliso, Queñua, and Chachacomo. These trees give shade and provide homes for other plants and animals.
  2. Epiphytes: Huayna Picchu is also home to loads of epiphytic plants that grow on other plants without being parasites. Epiphytes, like bromeliads and orchids, attach themselves to trees and get their moisture and nutrients from the air and rain.
  3. Medicinal plants: The cloud forests of the Andes are famous for having lots of medicinal plants. Many traditional remedies and herbal medicines come from plant species found in this ecosystem.
  4. Ferns: Explore the world of ferns, where delicate and lacy fronds dance in the breeze, alongside larger and more robust varieties that stand tall and proud. Each fern type brings its charm and allure to the lush surroundings.
  5. Mosses and lichens: Step into the damp embrace of Huayna Picchu, where mosses and lichens play a crucial role in painting the landscape with their vibrant hues. Adorning tree trunks, rocks, and the forest floor, contribute to the mountain’s rich green tapestry, creating a captivating sight to behold.

The Fauna

Huayna Picchu Mountain boasts a rich variety of flora and supports a diverse range of fauna. While the dense forest and rugged terrain may pose challenges for spotting certain species, here are some examples of the wildlife you might encounter in the Huayna Picchu area:

  • Birds: Prepare to be dazzled by a vibrant array of avian wonders. Look out for the captivating Andean cock-of-the-rock, the majestic golden-headed quetzal, a variety of hummingbirds and tanagers, as well as the impressive Andean condors and a delightful assortment of toucans.
  • Mammals: The diverse ecosystem of Huayna Picchu is home to an enchanting collection of smaller mammals. Keep an eye out for the charming spectacled bears, also known as Andean bears, the agile mountain vizcachas, adorable squirrels, and a captivating array of bat species.
  • Amphibians: Be prepared to encounter a captivating assortment of amphibians, particularly the vibrant and toxic Andean rocket frog and the mesmerizing variable harlequin frog. These colorful poison dart frogs are just a glimpse into the enchanting world of amphibians that await you.

The cloud forest is a thriving habitat for a wide variety of fascinating creatures.

Insects and arachnids, such as butterflies, moths, beetles, and spiders, abound in this area. If you’re lucky, you might even catch sight of tarantulas, praying mantises, and other intriguing spider species.

The reptilian inhabitants include snakes like the Andean coral snake and the Andean forest pit viper, both adding to the diversity and allure of the region.

Furthermore, the cloud forest serves as a sanctuary for invertebrates, boasting numerous species of beetles, spiders, and other insects. And don’t forget the vibrant butterflies and moths, including the iconic blue morpho butterfly, which lend an enchanting touch to this magical ecosystem.

Just a friendly reminder, the wildlife in Huayna Picchu is wild and can be quite elusive. To fully appreciate and observe the fauna, it’s important to respect their habitat and keep a safe distance. Oh, and hiring a knowledgeable guide can really up your chances of spotting and learning about the different species in the area. Cheers!

The Stairs of Death

For an exhilarating hiking adventure that will get your heart racing, Huayna Picchu mountain in Peru is a must-visit. This trail is not for the faint-hearted, with its steep stair climb famously known as “the stairs of death.”

But don’t let that deter you! The reward at the summit is an awe-inspiring view that makes every step worthwhile. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey!

The Task at Hand

The Huayna Picchu Mountain hike is classified as moderately challenging, featuring steep and narrow sections. The trail is adorned with stone steps, stairs, and intermittent exposed areas. Navigating the path safely demands both physical fitness and agility. Individuals with acrophobia may find certain sections to be particularly daunting.

Limited Permits

Discovering the wonders of Huayna Picchu is a limited opportunity, with only 300 permits granted daily. To ensure your chance to explore this enchanting site, it’s crucial to secure your ticket in advance.

Don’t miss out on this incredible experience, especially during the high season. Plan and check availability to make your adventure a reality!

Limitations on time

You’ll be assigned specific time slots to enter Huayna Picchu, and you gotta start your hike within the designated time frame mentioned on your permit. The hike usually takes around 2-3 hours round trip, but it can vary based on how fast you go and your fitness level.

Safety Measures

Because the trail has some steep and exposed sections, it’s important to take precautions and hike carefully. Make sure to wear sturdy footwear with good traction, bring plenty of water, and think about using trekking poles for added stability. Remember to take breaks when you need to and be aware of your physical limitations.

Factors to Consider Regarding Weather

Huayna Picchu is situated in the Andean region, and let me tell you, the weather there can be quite unpredictable! So, it’s a good idea to dress in layers, slather on some sunscreen, and don’t forget to carry rain gear because those rain showers are pretty common.

And oh, be ready for fluctuations in temperature and weather conditions during the hike, my friends

Wayna Picchu Accidents & Deaths

The internet is rife with exaggerated myths about the death rate at Wayna Picchu, but most of these stories and figures don’t seem to be accurate.

However, here are a few Wayna Picchu accidents that are confirmed and verifiable:

  • In 1997, a 68-year-old American tourist fell and died near the top of the Huayna Picchu hike. (Source: UPI)
  • In 2004, a Russian tourist died after being struck by lightning on the mountain. (Source: Washington Post)
  • In 2009, a 66-year-old American tourist died of “massive internal injuries” after falling from “a mountain above Machu Picchu,” but it’s not clear if this was Wayna Picchu, the Inca Trail, or possibly Montana Machu Picchu. (Source: ABA Journal)
  • In 2014, a Belgian tourist reportedly died on the Huayna Picchu hike, but no other details are known, so it’s anyone’s guess what may have happened. (Source: Washington Post)
  • In 2016, a German tourist fell 200 meters and died while ‘jumping in the air’ trying to get stunt photos near the edge of a cliff. Again, it’s not known if this was at Wayna Picchu or Montana Machu Picchu. (Source: NY Daily News)

There have been many other deaths at Machu Picchu over the years, but if you dig into the details, most of these accidents happened on the Inca Trail or at the citadel itself, and the circumstances were out of the ordinary.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Huayna Picchu Mountain

What level of difficulty does the Huayna Picchu hike present?

The hike to Huayna Picchu is moderately challenging, with steep inclines, narrow trails, and even some sections where you’ll need to use your hands for support.

It takes about 1 hour to reach the summit and around 45 minutes to come back down, depending on how fit you are and how fast you go. Oh, and if you’re afraid of heights, it might not be the best idea. Just saying!

What is the cost of the admission ticket?

The ticket that includes access to Machu Picchu Circuit 4 and Huayna Picchu for foreign adult visitors is US$ 75. There are discounted rates for students, children, and citizens of Andean Community countries (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia).

Remember to purchase your tickets in advance, as daily access to Huayna Picchu is limited to 300 visitors. Tickets tend to sell out quickly, especially during the peak travel season.

The same is the case of Machu Picchu Mountain. To plan a perfect trip to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, you must book a more convenient shift depending on the activity you have planned for Machu Picchu.

What are the available tour options for hiking Huayna Picchu?

When hiking the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, trekkers typically arrive at Sungate around 6:30 a.m. on the last day of the trek. From there, they continue for about an hour to reach Machu Picchu, the final destination of the Inca Trail. After a brief rest, a guided tour of Machu Picchu usually takes place from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

If trekkers have Huayna Picchu tickets, they can choose to hike to the top of this mountain, descend back down, and then take a bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Finally, they can take a train back to Cusco. The tickets for Huayna Picchu cost US$75, and it is recommended to book the last shift from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu

Treks like the Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Inca Jungle Trek, Quarry Trek, Tours by train, and other tours include spending the night in Aguas Calientes and taking the early buses up to Machu Picchu. You must book an early Machu Picchu entrance (6:am or 7:am), explore the upper part of the Citadel with a guided tour, and use a second ticket to enter Huayna Picchu from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. By following this order, you will enjoy Machu Picchu to the fullest, have enough time to listen to the tour guides, and explore on your own before climbing the big mountain.

For a full-day tour starting from Cusco or Ollantaytambo, it’s recommended to opt for the early train options between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. This way, you can arrive at Huayna Picchu Mountain before 11 a.m. To explore Huayna Picchu, ensure you book the second shift from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. There are two ticket options available: one ticket for Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu included at US$75, or you can purchase two separate tickets – one for Huayna Picchu (US$75) and another for exploring the Citadel after the mountain (US$50). Remember to savor the beauty of Machu Picchu without rushing; allocate at least 2 hours for your visit. If you have later trains, you may also consider booking the last shift of Huayna Picchu from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

What is the optimal time of day to embark on a hike up Huayna Picchu Mountain?

For the best experience, we suggest hiking Huayna Picchu after the guided tour of Machu Picchu. Begin by exploring the Citadel alongside your tour guide, and then embark on the ascent of Huayna Picchu Mountain. This sequence ensures that you fully immerse yourself in the magnificence of Machu Picchu, which is the main attraction. After conquering Huayna Picchu, hop on a bus to Aguas Calientes, where you can savor a refreshing Cusqueña (a local beer), before returning to Cusco.

When is the optimal season to embark on a hike up this majestic mountain?

Huayna Picchu remains accessible throughout the year, yet there are several factors to ponder when designing your ideal journey. Nestled within Peru’s Cloud Forest, Machu Picchu is situated in one of the country’s rainiest regions. Showers may occur unexpectedly, even during the traditionally drier months of June and July.

  • Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Huayna Picchu during the dry season.

From May to October in the Andes, Machu Picchu experiences relatively lower rainfall. However, it is advisable to always have rain gear handy due to the possibility of sudden weather changes. It is worth noting that these months also tend to be the busiest time of the year, particularly from June to September, resulting in long queues for buses, Machu Picchu, and trains.

  • Exploring Huayna Picchu during the wet season offers a unique and captivating experience.

From November to April. It is expected to rain in the mornings and late afternoon. However, the sun will come out around 9 to 10. However, in the cloud forest, the weather is unpredictable. Preparing for sunshine, rain, and cold weather is better.

The best time to visit Machu Picchu and hike Huayna Picchu Mountain is in the shoulder seasons: April, May, September, October, and November. These are the transition months between the dry, cold, and warm-wet seasons.

Could you please provide me with the elevation of Huayna Picchu?

The summit of the mountain stands at 2,693 meters (8,835 ft). The hike begins in Machu Picchu at 2,430 meters (7,972 ft) and ends at the same spot. Enjoy the breathtaking journey!

Where can it be found and what is the best way to reach there?

Located north of Machu Picchu, the majestic Huayna Picchu mountain awaits. To reach its entrance, embark on a scenic twenty-minute trek through the captivating site of Machu Picchu.

Is the Mountain of Huayna Picchu dangerous?

Huayna Picchu and Montaña are both super steep and exposed areas with sheer drops. But Huayna Picchu is even more vertical, so you might need to grab onto handrails in some spots to stay steady. Montaña Machu Picchu is also steep and exposed, but it doesn’t have those sheer drops as Huayna Picchu does. Just be careful when you’re out on the trail to the top of Huayna Picchu!

Is visiting Huayna Picchu worthwhile?

The ascent hike is difficult since it is steep and narrow; you must stop and allow the people behind you to pass. You will also encounter a series of steps called the Stairs of Death. These stairs got their name because they are very steep and require you to climb using your hands.

Despite the difficulties and possible risks involved, Huayna Picchu is worth it for its breathtaking vistas!

The Temple of the Moon in Machu Picchu

Located within a natural cave adorned with exquisitely carved lithic structures, the Temple of the Moon, also known as the Great Cavern, stands as a remarkable architectural marvel. Its significance to the Inca civilization lies in their belief that caves served as conduits for communicating with the departed.

Scholars studying the Moon Temple surmise that sacrifices might have taken place within its sacred confines. To explore this awe-inspiring site, one must acquire the combined entrance ticket for Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu during the morning session.

Kindly note, that access to the Temple of the Moon is currently closed, with further updates to follow.

Moon Temple or Grand Cavern

The Temple of the Moon, also known as the Temple of the Moon Cave, is an ancient Inca sanctuary located on the western side of Huayna Picchu. It is a natural cave that was modified and enhanced by the Incas. The cave contains intricate stonework and ceremonial niches carved into the rock walls. It is believed to have served as a sacred place for Inca rituals and ceremonies.

Visitors who choose to hike Huayna Picchu can explore the Temple of the Moon as part of the trail. The cave offers an intriguing glimpse into the Incas’ religious practices and architectural achievements.

Please be aware that access to Huayna Picchu and its attractions may be subject to restrictions and regulations imposed by local authorities. If you have intentions to explore these specific sites during your visit, we highly recommend verifying their accessibility with the relevant authorities or tour operators.

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