We did the climb on our 2nd day at MP and it was wonderful. The place gets under your skin after a while as does Peru. I was very surprised to see people trying to get up with no water and flip flops. There are areas with some pretty signifigant exposure.
A slippery and damp path with loads of people.
After getting off the Inca trail, decided to go up with another SPer. Watch out, it's slippery!
Climbed Huayna Picchu at the end of our 5 day Salkantay Trekking. Superb views to the Machu Picchu Inca ruins.
A must-do day hike. A couple of short Class 3 sections; otherwise all Class 1 and 2. Summit is at 8881 feet by Garmin GPS.
There was a mountain page to this mountain, but as long as it's here, signed!
Amazing trip. We took the Jungle Inca Trail from Cuzco and biked 60km through the Andes in the rain, straight down. Then the next day was a long hike over all kinds of mountains in full packs. The next day a shorter hike to AC. MP was awesome but honestly the views from the top of Huayna was better because we earned it and it wasn't so crowded back there. I had wanted to climb that peak for 8 years and it was real fulfilling.
Had to get up at 3am to get in line (4am) for the bus that is heading up the mountain at 5.30am. About 100 people, who had been hiking up at night, were already waiting at the gate. Only the first 400 get a permit, divided into 2 groups at 7-8am and 10-11am. It is totally worth it though. The view of the Inka ruins on Machu Picchu are spectacular and Huayna Picchu has some impressive ruins itself, the former seat of the high priest, built into the steep upper slopes.
A must for anyone visiting Machu Pichu. The climb in itself is quite fun, fairly easy but steep in some places. You can't beat those views...
Definitely one of the highlights of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. Gotta love crawling through the tunnels on the way up. The view from the summit is amazing!
it rained while we were on the summit, but there were still incredible views of the ruins.
After three days of biking and trekking through the jungle. The climb up huayna picchu was definitely the highlight of the machu picchu visit, but make sure to go get a stamp on your entry pass early, and bring enough water for the (~2h) roundtrip.
It was a little drizzly at the time, but I enjoyed it none the less.
Hiked Inca Trail, and after exploring Machu Picchu climbed the peak behing as well. Relatively easy, great view!
My buddy and I woke up at 4am to hike from Augas Calientes to the Inca ruins below Machu Picchu. From there we hiked to the summit of Wayna Picchu and then descended in just one hour. We were happy to have cut the expected two hour climb time in half.
It was fun but there were just so many people on the mountain that you constantly have to go off path to work around slow people.
Surely the most meaningful and memorable short climb and view of my life in one of the most impressive and moving places on this planet.
one of the happiest moments ever sitting up there!
Fun little hike up after doing the Inca Trail. You get a different perspective and nice views.