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Huayna Picchu Tickets

Huayna Picchu Tickets

This Huayna Picchu mountain is a peculiar shape and almost vertical paths are the adventure that everyone wants to make. Its climb up is considered one of the best short walks in the world. In the mountain, you can view the Machu Picchu citadel and in the mountain, you can see enclosures and platforms. These Huayna Picchu tickets have two groups' entrances to the mountain.


The ticket for Huayna Picchu or "Wayna Picchu" allows you to visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu, visit the famous Wayna Picchu mountain, and have the best postcard of your trip to this wonder.


It is one of the tickets that sell out quickly and is because most travelers want to live a unique and unforgettable experience. The Huayna Picchu mountain (Wayna Picchu) is the perfect place for those who love adventure, and trekking and from there you can observe the magic and beauty of the Inca city of Machu Picchu.

The Ministry of Culture and the Peruvian government created new tourist circuits. These circuirt are clafited in 4 routes to visit Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and others mountain.

The Huayna Picchu ticket + Circuit 4 involves climbing up to Huayna Picchu mountain and visiting a part of the Machu Picchu citadel, the ticket duration to visit is 4 hours.


Huayna Picchu Essential Tickets

Huayna Picchu Schedules & Availability

The Huayna Picchu tickets will have 200 spaces per day, distributed in 4 schedules:


Huayna Picchu Entry Schedules Available Tickets
Entrance from 06:00 to 07:00 hrs 50
Entrance from 08:00 to 09:00 hrs 50
Entrance from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 50
Entrance from 12:00 to 13:00 hrs 50


If you want to visit the traditional route of Machu Picchu, you should book for separately two tickets: Machu Picchu tickets and Huayna Picchu - circuit 4.



  • Visitors who access this alternate route must complete circuit 4 (long bass - light blue) and will not be able to re-enter the monument.
  • They are reminded that tickets can only be used at the selected time.
  • The admission capacity to the llaqta will be enabled 100% from October 10 to December 31, 2021, except for modifications that may be given by virtue of the Supreme Decrees of alert levels in the Cusco Region.
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Number Traveler Price per person
Solo Traveler  U$ 60
2 Travelers  U$ 30 per person
3 Travelers  U$ 20 per person
4 Travelers  U$ 15 per person
5 Travelers  U$ 12 per person
6 Travelers  U$ 10 per person
7 - + Travelers  U$ 8 per person


Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu tickets

This tourist bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu is leaving every 5 minutes, you can take any bus with your bus tickets to Machu Picchu. If you want to see the sunrise, we recommend to wake up at 05:00 am,
In the high tourist season you will find a line and usually you will need to wait 30min before to take the bus. in the low season, only you will wait 10 min in the line. If you need the bus ticket to Machu Picchu, book online!


Where is the bus station to Machu Picchu?

Where is the bus station of Machu Picchu


Ticket train to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail Machu chose the best schedules and best prices of the train tickets to Machu Picchu and we published in our booking online. Usually it is very difficult to choose the best time to visit Machu Picchu, but Inca trail machu facilitates this selection of schedules. Our staff will prepare your best time to take the train and visit Machu Picchu, you are not lost the time!, we take care of your entire trip to Machu Picchu by train.

Transfer & train tickets from Poroy - Machu Picchu - Poroy
Vistadome 360° panoramic train from Ollantantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo
Expeditions or Voyager train from Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ollantantaytambo
Bimodal service (transfer & inca train from Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco)

Transfer & Train tickets from Poroy - Mapi - Poroy

These tickets train involve the Expedtions (Perurail) or Voyager (IncaRail) service train. In these are services included the transfer from your hotel in Cusco - Poroy - Cusco and the train ticket from Poroy - Machu Picchu - Poroy. 

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and he will take the train station and when you will return to Poroy the same driver will be waiting in the train station and he will drop you up in the hotel.


Vistadome or 360 Paronamic train from Ollanta - Mapi - Ollanta

This train service is leaving from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo. Once booked it, our booking department will send an email with your ticket train attachment..


Expedtion or Voyager train from Ollanta - Mapi - Ollanta

This service is an economic tourist train, in this Machu Picchu train ticket included only the ticket. If you want to add the transfer, please select this option in our system book online.


Bimodal service (transfer & train from CUS - Mapi - CUS)

Bimondal service involve the tourist bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, there you will cacth the train to Machu Picchu. Once finished to visit Machu Picchu, You will take the train to Ollantaytambo, there the staff of the train company will take the tourist bus and this bus will drop you off in the Av Sol (IncaRail) or Wanchaq train station (Perurail).

Machu Picchu train tickets

Private Transfer from Cusco - Ollanta - Cusco

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and he will drop you off the train station and Once arrival to train station of Ollantaytambo. our driver will be waiting and transfer to the hotel.

Private transfer from Cusco to train station


Huayna Picchu + Circuit 4 Map

Machu Picchu circuits map


What is Huayna Picchu?

Wayna Picchu is a Quechua word that means “Young Mountain”. It would come to be the antonym of the also famous Machu Picchu mountain which means "Old Mountain". Huayna Picchu has a viewpoint at the top, which allows you to have one of the best views of the citadel of Machu Picchu, you can also see remains of Inca terraces on the slope, as well as a half-built temple known as "The Temple of the Moon ”.




Machu Picchu tickets vs Huayna Picchu tickets



Machu Picchu tickets

Huayna Picchu tickets

Price: U$ 62 U$ 85
Visit Durations: 4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Level: Moderate Difficult
Altitude: 2400 m 2693 m
 Visiting hours Between 6:00 - 14:00  Between 7:00 -10:00
Shared tour: Yes No
Private tour: Yes Yes
Return to visit: No No
Circuit: 1 - 2 4
All entrance tkts: 2232 400
Best season: All years March to December

Machu Picchu ciurcuit 1 - Map


Huayna Picchu vs Huchuy Picchu tickets



Huayna Picchu tickets

Huchuy Picchu tickets

Price: U$ 85 U$ 62
Visit Durations: 4 Hrs 3 Hrs
Level: Difficult Moderate
Altitude: 2693 m 2497 m
 Visiting hours Between 7:00 - 10:00 Between 7:00 -14:00
Shared tour: No No
Private tour: Yes Yes
Return to visit: No No
Circuit: 4 4
All entrance tkts: 400 200
Best season: March to January March to December

Huayna Picchu tickets vs Machu Picchu Mountain



Huayna Picchu tickets

Machu Picchu Mountain

Price: U$ 85 U$ 85
Visit Durations: 4 Hrs 5 Hrs
Level: Difficult Difficult
Altitude: 2693 m 3200 m
 Visiting hours Between 7:00 - 10:00 Between 7:00 -11:00
Shared tour: No No
Private tour: Yes Yes
Return to visit: No Yes
Circuit: 4 3
All entrance tkts: 400 200
Best season: March to January March to December


Huayna Picchu Hike: Best Trips for you!

The highlight of your visit to Peru is Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. You will travel to Machu Picchu by train and then bus up to the site. After the visit to Machu Picchu. Climb up to the Huayna Picchu and view the Machu Picchu from this mountain, then you can do other activities nearby like the walk to Mandor garden and waterfalls. If you want to see more of the Inca culture, you can visit the sacred valley of the Incas, the agricultural terraces of Moray and the salt mines of Maras with thousands of pools local people harvest salt from since Inca’s days

Machu Picchu Hikes: Top hikes to Machu Picchu

During your visit to Huayna Picchu, you can add between a variety of treks. These range from a full-day excursion to Inca Trail tours through the Urubamba Valley of the Cusco region. The multi-day tours can be combined with climbing of Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu or Huchuy Picchu mountains, but you can also walk along the Urubamba Riverside following the footsteps of the 4 day Inca Trail visiting archaeological sites such as Llactapata, Sacsaymarca, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñay Wayna and you can combine them with the Rainbow mountain tour. A trek through Andean villages with their inhabitants still practicing old traditions. If the 4 day Inca Trail is sold out, the best alternative hike is the Short Inca Trail, such as Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Inca Quarry or Inca Jungle Trek. There are no limits to your thirst for adventures around the Machu Picchu area!





Huayna Picchu Tickets + Circuit 4
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Huayna Picchu + Circuit 4, the most desired ticket in Machupicchu

  • The Huayna Picchu mountain (also called Waynapicchu) is the summit that appears in the background in the postcard photos of Machupicchu.
  • Only 400 people can access its trails each day. The roads are made of dirt and stone. In some sections the road is narrow and dizzying but with spaces where you can stop and enjoy the impressive views of Machu Picchu.
  • The Huayna Picchu mountain is the most desired experience in Machupicchu. It is considered one of the most amazing short walks in the world.
  • The entrance ticket to this mountain is the "Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu" entrance, which must be purchased online 3 or 4 months before.

Huayna Picchu + Machu Picchu Tickets






What places can you see the ticket Huayna Picchu?

  • See the main attractions of the Inca City of Machu Picchu by circuit 4 (Long bass).
  • Climb the Huayna Picchu mountain, the fabled mountain that everyone wants to climb and where the Huayna Picchu Temple of the Moon is also located.


The ascent to the Huayna Picchu mountain is considered one of the best short walks in the world and it is also an experience that you will hardly be able to forget.


At the top of this mountain is the so-called 'Temple of the Moon', which is an Inca construction made of stones that were somehow carried to the top of this peak and which is dedicated as its name suggests to the cult of the Moon.


Why you should visit the Huayna Picchu mountain?

  • You can visit the Temple of the Moon
  • Beautiful landscapes of flora and fauna
  • You will have a unique view of the Inca city of Machu Picchu
  • Reaching the top is something unique and unforgettable. An unbeatable experience.
  • You will be able to climb the most famous stairs in the world.

Additional data:

  • You must be in moderate physical condition.
  • The ascent and descent to Huayna Picchu is from 2 hours to 3 hours, depending on the physical condition of each person.
  • Make the most of it and take unforgettable photos to remember.
  • Not suitable for people with heart problems.
  • Not suitable for people with back problems.
  • Not suitable for pregnant people.

How to get to Huayna Picchu?

To get to Huayna Picchu you must purchase in advance the entrance ticket to the Wayna Picchu mountain (at least 3 months in advance), you must arrive at the citadel of Machu Picchu, either on foot or by bus, then you must walk to the entry control post through circuit No. 3, which starts from the lower part of the citadel. The ascent lasts between 45 to 60 minutes depending on the physical condition of the person.


Recommendations to buy the Huayna Picchu ticket:

  • At the access control post to Machu Picchu you will be asked for the identity document or passport with which you made the purchase of your ticket. Remember that if you do not present this document, you will be prevented from entering.
  • The student fee is applied to undergraduate students under 25 years of age who have a valid university card.
  • In our ‘Tips’ section you will find everything you need to know about visiting Waynapicchu.
  • The prices of the Huayna Picchu ticket vary depending on the nationality and age of the visitor. For more information visit our Machu Picchu prices section.

Why is it difficult to get availability of the ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu?

Huayna Picchu is the incredible mountain that appears at the bottom of the classic photos of Machu Picchu. It is the most requested attraction by visitors to the Historic Sanctuary. However, only 200 people can enter daily.

Reaching its top is a great feat and it will be the greatest adventure of your life. The mountain has zigzagging paths and stairways carved in stone. Once at its summit you will feel a great sense of satisfaction and peace.

The views of Machu Picchu and its surroundings are spectacular and unique. In the mountain you can find Inca remains such as viewpoints, rooms and platforms. In addition, there you can see the magnificent Temple of the Moon.

How to find availability of the ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu?

The only way to find availability is by reserving the entrance ticket to Waynapicchu online and in advance.

  • During the low tourist season (from November to March) you must reserve 3 months in advance.
  • During the high tourist season (from April to October) you must reserve 4 months in advance.

What is included Huayna Picchu and Circuit 4 tickets?
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  • Circuit 4  (Long low circuit).
  • Entrance to the Huayna Picchu mountain (Wayna Picchu).

Not Included:
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  • Professional guide (USD 90)
  • Machu Picchu circuit 1  (High long - U$ 62)
  • Train Ticket to Machu Picchu
  • A shuttle bus round trip to Machu Picchu (USD 30)

If you want to have a private guide in Machu Picchu. We recommend to choose the option PRIVATE SERVICE. 

History of the Huayna Picchu mountain
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The mountain of Huayna Picchu is located at 2,667 meters above sea level and is located, as we had indicated before, next to the Machu Picchu enclosure. The mighty Urubamba River snakes the foothills of this mountain, forming an almost perfect 'U'.

During the seventies and eighties, the entrance to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu allowed visitors access to both the citadel of Machu Picchu and the mountain of Huayna Picchu, but in the nineties and the beginning of the new millennium, the number of tourists was It increased considerably, the reason why the Peruvian government had to impose new restrictions and regulations regarding the number of people that could circulate daily through this ancient Inca city.

Prohibitions in Machupicchu
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During your visit to the Llaqta of Machupicchu the following is prohibited:

  • Carry backpacks, bags or bags larger than 40x35x20 cm (16x14x8 inches).
  • Enter with food and utensils.
  • Enter with any illegal substance or under its influence.
  • Enter with any type of alcoholic or alcoholic beverage.
  • Carry canes, umbrellas, umbrellas, portable seats, tripods, supports or extensions for cameras, cell phones or any other stabilization or extension element for filming and / or photography.
  • Enter with animals, with the exception of guide dogs.
  • Feed domestic and wild animals.
  • Enter with any type of sprays.
  • Make any type of graffiti.
  • Enter with any type of musical instrument, megaphone or speakers.
  • Make loud or annoying noises such as clapping, shouting, whistling or singing, among others.
  • Use virtual applications with cell phones or mobile devices in narrow arteries.
  • Enter with heels or hard-soled shoes.
  • Access with baby carriages.
  • Entering with sharp objects and / or weapons of any kind.
  • Enter with banners, posters, posters, clothing for advertising purposes, costumes, among other objects of this type. Take filming or photographs for advertising purposes.
  • Causing a riot, jumping, lying down, running, undressing or creating disorder.
  • Climb or lean on walls and / or structures. Touch, move or extract lithic elements.
  • Disturb, collect or extract flora or fauna.
  • Carry out activities that distort the sacred character of the Llaqta de Machupicchu; such as fashion shows, dances, social commitments, obscene acts contrary to morals and good customs or any type of activity that implies the impairment or deterioration of the monument, its natural environment and / or facilities.
  • Smoking, vaping or making any type of fire.
  • Throwing waste of any kind.
  • Not respecting the established circuits and routes.
  • Outpatient commerce in the monument and surrounding areas up to Puente Ruinas.
  • Perform overflights with paragliders, drones or any type of smaller ship.
  • Performing acts or entering with prohibited objects on this list will generate the immediate expulsion of the visitor without the right to reimbursement and the initiation of the corresponding legal actions. The park rangers of the Ministry of Culture and the agents of the National Police are the authority inside the monument.

Health protocol to avoid covid-19 in Machu Picchu
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Although it has the Safe Travels seal, granted by the World Travel and Tourism Council, which certifies it as a safe destination, it is essential to comply with the measures required by the sanitary protocol for all visitors.

Sanitary protocol

The measures established by the sanitary protocol require that all visitors must wear a mask when entering and during their entire stay in the Inca citadel, as well as carry the affidavit of health in print or in digital format on their mobile phone.

This is followed by taking the body temperature of tourists. Those who present 38 ° C or more cannot enter the Inca citadel. If any symptoms associated with covid-19 are identified, the suspect will be isolated in the isolation area and the event will immediately be reported to the competent authority.

Before starting the tour, it is necessary to disinfect the footwear and personal equipment of the visitors, as well as hand hygiene.

During the tour of the citadel, tourists must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between each person. Food consumption is not allowed during the visit.

Visitors are prohibited from collecting or collecting archaeological or natural material, as well as touching the surfaces of the archaeological walls, as established in the "Regulation of sustainable use and tourist visit for the conservation of the citadel of Machu Picchu".

Schedule of entry

During the validity of the health emergency, the daily tourist visit schedule to Machu Picchu begins at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.

According to the Decentralized Directorate of Culture of Cusco, there are nine time ranges for the entry of visitors to the citadel of Machu Picchu, the first time range being from 06:00 to 07:00 hours and the last from 14:00 to 15 : 00 hours.

Visitors must board the bus that transfers from Machu Picchu Pueblo to the citadel with a maximum of 30 minutes prior to the time range that appears on their respective entrance tickets.


Tourist circuits

The circuits for the tourist visit in the Inca citadel are unidirectional and there are four defined circuits.

  • Short High Circuit. It implies the ascent to the lower or upper platform (general explanation area) of the so-called House of the Guardian to continue along the Main Portal, the Granitic Chaos sector (Quarries), the Plaza de los Temples, the set of Mirrors of Water and the exit by the Plaza del Pisonae.
  • Long High Circuit. It includes the ascent to the lower or upper platform (general explanation area) of the so-called House of the Guardian to continue along the Main Facade, the Granitic Chaos sector (Quarries), the Plaza de los Temples, Llamakancha, Sacred Rock, Eastern Qolqas and the exit is through the lower terrace.
  • Short Low Circuit. It includes the entrance through the Qolqas sector, terraces adjacent to the Dry Moat (general explanation area), Casa del Inca, Espejos de Agua complex and the exit through the Plaza del Pisonae.
  • Long Low Circuit. It implies the entrance through the Qolqas sector, terraces adjacent to the Dry Moat (general explanation area), Casa del Inca, Llamakancha, Sacred Rock, Eastern Qolqas and the exit is through the lower terrace.

From the reopening until further notice, the visiting hours to the Intihuatana and Templo del Cóndor complexes will not govern, while the Temple of the Sun complex will not be available for tourist visits.

Frequently asked questions about the Huayna Picchu Ticket
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1. What to do if the Huayna Picchu entrance is not available?

If you do not find the ticket available, you can wait for a space to be released. Although it is rare, there are people who lose their ticket due to non-payment. At that point, the ticket is available to everyone again.

2. Is the availability shown on this site the same as on all the websites?

Yes. The availability shown on this website is the same as governed by the Ministry of Culture of Peru and other websites.

3. Is Huayna Picchu available for 365 days a year?

Yes. The Huayna Picchu mountain is located within the Inca City of Machu Picchu. The entrance to this mountain is open every day of the year except for unforeseen emergencies.

4. Can I get availability if I get the Huayna Picchu ticket in Cusco?

The only way to get availability is by booking online in advance. If you travel to Cusco a few days before visiting Machu Picchu, you will not find availability for the Waynapicchu mountain.

5. Can I buy the Huayna Picchu ticket for next year?

It was only at the end of December that tickets to Huayna Picchu began to be sold for next year. It is advisable to be patient and be attentive to the moment when the tickets are on sale.

6. What other adventure to choose if there is no availability for the Waynapicchu?

If you do not find availability for the Waynapicchu ticket, the best option is to ascend the Machu Picchu mountain. This adventure is as incredible as Huayna Picchu. Entry is allowed to people of all ages.

7. If I find availability, how do I reserve the Huayna Picchu ticket online?

To reserve the ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu, you must follow the following steps:

  • Find availability of the Huayna Picchu ticket in the month, day and group of your preference.
  • Fill in the reservation form with your personal data.
  • Send a digital copy of your identity document or passport via email.
  • Make the payment through any Visa, MasterCard, American Express or other card.
  • Print the tickets and present them the day you enter the Waynapicchu.

8. Huayna Picchu tickets are sold out! Is there no solution?

Unfortunately not. If the tickets are already sold out there is nothing to do. Try to reserve tickets months in advance.

9. When does Huayna Picchu close?

  • Huayna Picchu remains open 365 days a year except for emergency or maintenance situations.
  • For example, in April 2016, Machu Picchu announced the suspension of visitor entry to the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains.
  • This measure was adopted to facilitate comprehensive maintenance work on: stairways, platforms and supporting walls. Despite the suspension, the Inca City of Machu Picchu remained open.

Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain: Which one to choose?
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During the visit to Machu Picchu, you will have the option to climb one of the two mountains that surround the site: Wayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.

Access is limited and it is necessary to buy the ticket in advance if you want to secure your place.

But which mountain to choose? Is Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain better?

What is the most difficult mountain?

The two paths are about 2 km long, but they are quite different:

  • The Huayna Picchu trail (2700m high) is shorter (1h30-2h round trip) but more demanding: many stairs, narrow and steep paths, where sometimes you have to hold on to safety cables to keep your balance. The view from Huayna Picchu is incredible but if you suffer from vertigo, I recommend that you choose the mountain of Machu Picchu.
  • The road to the Machu Picchu mountain (3082m high) -also called Machu Picchu or Cerro Machu Picchu- is longer (2h-3h back) but less demanding: the roads are well marked, they are wider and less steep, with some rest points along the way. Be careful, "less demanding" does not mean "easy", and even so you have to be in good physical condition to complete it because it is a constant climb.

Which mountain offers the best view?

Some say the view is more spectacular from Wayna Picchu.

The Machu Picchu mountain also offers a beautiful view over the archaeological site, the canyon crossed by the Vilcanota River and the mountains, including the Vilcabamba and Salkantay mountain ranges.

It is a more classic view of the site with a broader perspective, since the summit is higher than the Wayna Picchu.

Advantages and disadvantages of Huayna Picchu

  • Shorter but steeper.
  • A more intense feeling of adventure (beware of vertigo).
  • You pass archaeological sites along the way, such as the Temple of the Moon, and agricultural terraces.
  • It is very touristy, and sometimes they walk one after another.

Advantages and disadvantages of the Machu Picchu mountain

  • Longer but less physically demanding.
  • There are no archaeological sites on the way.
  • There are much fewer people, sometimes you find yourself just walking!
  • The best option if you are afraid of heights or traveling with children.

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