Huayna Picchu Climber's Log

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Exploration Junkie - Jan 27, 2018 6:32 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2017

Steep and sweaty  Sucess!

Climbed this mountain twice in 2006 and 2017, quite touristy but gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains, very steep stairways and a lot of sweat but well worth it.


yadahzoemtn - Mar 18, 2017 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2016

After doing the Inca Trail  Sucess!

09/24/16: After the Inca Trail


Moogie737 - Sep 25, 2016 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2016

Twofer: This as warm up for Cerro Machu Picchu   Sucess!

Seemed odd for 200 people to be climbing this steep stone stairway, but most of them seemed to somehow make it. Rain the previous night had thoroughly dampened the stones and occasional slippery spots made caution a must. The summit boulders allow for only a few people at a time for the obligatory pictures, but the wait is worth the trouble. With Lady Lana, John Saul and Paula. Up in about 50 minutes from the control booth.


John - Nov 28, 2015 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2015

Nice late season hike  Sucess!

Beautiful day summiting Huayna Picchu and Huchuy Picchu on Nov 28, 2015. Went up Huayna Picchu via the high hut and scrambled up the short rock slab above. Visited Putukusi the prior afternoon but didn't summit that peak.

Things were much more developed compared to when I summited last time on October 30, 1999. Some differences are that tickets are required now, there are more signs and information about what to do and that walking on the plaza center is no longer allowed.

All 400 tickets were sold out this day but there were days in both Nov and Dec 2015 that did not sell out. Dec 1 had 61 G1 / 1 G2 tickets left and Dec 2 had 20 G1 / 6 G2 tickets left.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Oct 18, 2015 9:18 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2015

Normal   Sucess!

Steep irregular steps. Descended via the back side trail and the Temple of the Moon - a long descent with one ladder and some climbing back up - adds several hours to the trip, but is well worth it to get away from the crowds. Advice - do some stair climbing workouts before going. You will be glad you did. Also, note that permits must be reserved well ahead of time.


Moni - Oct 9, 2015 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2015

Beautiful views  Sucess!

Nice hike although stairs get tedious. Beautiful views. Also went down to caverns (Temple of the moon) on the way out.


browng73 - Aug 31, 2015 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2014

Spectacular  Sucess!

Can't go to Macchu Picchu without climbing this peak! Amazing hike and views! Be sure to get your permit ahead of time!


teddycricket83 - Aug 9, 2015 3:31 am

lots of fun!

such great views and crazy steps


Alpinist - Sep 16, 2014 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2014

Standard Route  Sucess!

Fun climb on a cloudy day. Took 2 hours round trip. Sat around for about 20 mins on top before I could get a clear shot of Machu Picchu.


matthias.pabst - Apr 27, 2014 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2013

Amazing Sights  Sucess!

Very fun, but also short hike. Nice views on Machu Picchu and the valley. Personally, I enjoyed Huchuy Picchu even better... I was completeley alone there and the views on the ruins. Also there is a small "climbing" section with an old rope to help the ascent. Not really necessary, but fun nevertheless!


bellinghamclimber - Apr 23, 2014 12:26 am Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2008

A great end to the Inca Trail!  Sucess!

We had an amazing trek in during the beginning of December, and hiked up to the top of Huayna Picchu in the morning after checking out the ruins. Great views from the top, and some morning cloud cover made the views even better!


cjwhat - Apr 3, 2014 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2014

Rainy season  Sucess!

Went up in fog hoping it would burn off. It didn't. Not so scary when you can only see 20 feet. Did the A Gran Caverna trail to Temple of the Moon. Only 7 people did that trail while we were up there - us (5) and 2 others. There are no signs identifying this as the trail to Temple of the Moon. It took a total of 4 fun hours.


labgloves - Dec 31, 2013 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2005

Nice hike  Sucess!

Also tramped around back to the 'temple of the moon.'


utahjimk - Nov 20, 2013 10:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2000

27 July 2000  Sucess!

reminds me of Angels Landing in Zion National Park


whatdoIknow - Jun 3, 2013 7:46 pm

nice  Sucess!

Its surprising. I thought there would be a lot more on the other side, alas...


Jake - Feb 9, 2013 10:39 am Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2013

Cloudy   Sucess!

Clouds everywhere. Nice walk on the stairs.


ljbailey - Nov 18, 2012 12:41 pm

waisted 2 hours!  Sucess!

Next time....I'll know to get my pass stamped at the main entrance. Awesome views! I would go back again...while it is still there......


ajberry - Nov 12, 2012 7:59 pm

1987  Sucess!

When up a couple times, on two different days. What a place.


paulparkie - Nov 12, 2012 5:08 pm

Ran up it  Sucess!

For a bet. Very busy.


Cissa - Jun 26, 2012 5:28 pm

Impressive  Sucess!

Too many noisy tourists. Great views.

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