Huayna Picchu Climber's Log

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emilie - Jul 31, 2006 5:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Normal Route (after Lares Trek)  Sucess!

i was sick as a dog (usual developing country troubles) and it made hiking up huayna picchu feel tougher than mt rainier. :-) awesome views, don't go to machu picchu without doing this hike!

andre hangaard

andre hangaard - Jun 5, 2006 10:27 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

Normal route  Sucess!

Fun and easy climb to a spectacular mountain seen on almost all peruvian postcards! May is a perfect month for Machu Picchu. Everything perfectly clear and no huge crowds of people on the trek.


HeyItsBen - Dec 27, 2005 7:02 pm

Route Climbed: Inca Steps Date Climbed: December 2nd, 2005  Sucess!

Amazing. I had to look at my pictures to convince myself it was real! Peru is an excellent way to acclimate on the way to Aconcagua.

ben jammin

ben jammin - Oct 24, 2005 3:47 am

Route Climbed: Normal (after Salkantay Trek) Date Climbed: 15 September 2005  Sucess!



charles97 - Oct 10, 2005 7:28 pm

Route Climbed: Camino Inca km 82 Date Climbed: Sept. 21, 2005  Sucess!

One of the classic hikes of all time. Six of us made the trek from km 82 to Winay Wayna in 2 days. On day 3, we took the short hike down to Machu Picchu, where we visited for the morning. Then, we climbed the short distance up Huayna Picchu for a picturesque look at Machu Picchu. Also checked out Gran Caverna and Huchuypicchu. Great weather, great tour guides and porters. No problems.


Guillaume.Ceyrac - Aug 24, 2005 4:01 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!

Went there with PO and Benoît, also from France. Beautifull trekking up to Huayna Picchu and (that goes without saying) incredible views on Machu Picchu. "Climb" in a bit less than 30 minutes, nobody up there...


lucaskerper - Jul 8, 2005 7:28 pm

Route Climbed: Huayna Picchu from Aguas Calientes. Date Climbed: December 2005  Sucess!

I took the little buses to Ollantaytambo from Cuzco, then i hoped on the train, and headed up to aguas calientes for the night. i meet some awesome argentinan amigos in the train, and we ended up sharing a room in a hostel. early the next morning we hiked up from the town all the way to the ruins. the hike took about an hour. machu picchu is so amazing. it is a very spiritual place. we hiked up Huayna Picchu, that afternoon, and shared check fulls of coca leaves. it was amazing.


Lobelia - Jul 6, 2005 1:15 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route from Machu Picchu Date Climbed: 11 August 2004  Sucess!

The incas ruins and the views were spectacular from the summit. Climbing this mountain was the finishing touch for our journey to Perú. Lobelia.


hyperbolictans - Jun 16, 2005 2:31 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 15th june 2005  Sucess!

Pretty good view. Climbed it at the end of the standard 4D/3N inca trail trek. took 24min. from the ridge between the HP and the shorter peak beside it. Very crowded at the top.


tahai - Apr 25, 2005 4:07 pm

Date Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!

Climbed Huayna Picchu at the end of the "Four days Inca Trail". Amazing views from the top!

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Apr 22, 2005 11:06 am Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1958

Route Climbed: Steep trail from the ruins of Macchu Picchu in 15 minutes Date Climbed: April, 1958 and April, 1971  Sucess!

In April 1958 after a four-month-long hitchhike down the Pan American Highway from Utah, Karl Nelson and I visited Macchu Picchu. That night after the tourist left the ruins on the last train, we bedded down for the night on the sun dial (Intihuatana). In 1958 Macchu Picchu was not patroled by any tourist police. Around midnight rainfall forced us to flee to the only thatch-covered hut with walls of stone intricately fitted together by the Inca stone masons six hundred years ago.
At dawn we wandered around the ruins taking photographs and found the steep track that leads to the topmost temple on the peak of Huayna Picchu. The photographs I took of Inca stone city from that high crag are spectacularly panoramic with snow-and-jungle-clad peaks that surround it.

Thirteen years later I followed the Inca trail from Wikiwaini, six or seven miles up the railway line, in the company of my then-wife, Shigeko. This approach to Macchu Picchu ends at a point high above it, a position that allows for a classic panoramic view of the ridgetop ruins and Huayna Picchu behind it that plunges into the gorge of the Urubamba and rises to the snow peaks beyond it.

This time the Peruvian Tourist Department did not permit us to bed down inside the ruins. We were compelled to lay our sleeping bags on the lawn next to the tourist hotel, a structure that had been erected long after my first visit in 1958. I shall always remember with fondness when Karl and I had Macchu Picchu all to ourselves on a rainy night forty-seven years ago.


coloradoattorney - Apr 5, 2005 12:13 am

Route Climbed: Standard. Date Climbed: April 1, 2005  Sucess!

Wear Great Shoes with super rock traction. Take light Rain Gear and a Camera


balajisv - Mar 23, 2005 1:58 am

Route Climbed: Inca Trail Date Climbed: 2002 Dec 26  Sucess!

One of the many highlights of an unforgettable tirp to Peru. Have been meaning to write a trip report, someday...


CBakwin - Jan 7, 2005 5:11 pm

Date Climbed: around 1972  Sucess!

What a nice little hike, I climbed up this to get an over view of Machu Picchu, but left my camera when i came down and had to blaze up it again to get the camera.


climbmn - Nov 30, 2004 3:24 am

Route Climbed: Inca Trail Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!

Great views of Machu Picchu from the top. Great day to climb!

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Aug 23, 2004 6:49 pm

Route Climbed: Inca Trail Date Climbed: April 2002  Sucess!

Definitely worth the approx. 45-minute climb., even if you have already hiked the 27+ mile Inca Trail beforehand. And at the top, there are all these cute little biting flies!


gato - Aug 19, 2004 11:59 am

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

A truly fantastic hike up ancient Incan steps, through a tunnel, and up more steps to the top. Was fortunate enough to share this incredible adventure with my wife and our friends. We were the only folks on top for about half an hour, enjoying the breathtaking scenery.


eza - Aug 19, 2004 8:14 am

Route Climbed: Normal route from Machu Picchu Date Climbed: 11th August 2004  Sucess!

A nice climb, shared with my friend Rafa, to finish an unforgettable trip to Peru. Absolutely advisable, for almost all publics. The sights are really impressive

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Aug 16, 2004 7:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2004

Route Climbed: Ruins of Machu Picchu Date Climbed: 11 august 2004  Sucess!

After the climbings in Cordillera Blanca we have visited MP's ruins and we climbed this popular mountain. The landscape was really spectacular and the sacred mountain of the Incas is precious. It is a shame the tourists great quantity that they promote it for what is highly advisable to get up early and to come soon to the ruins in the first buses. An unforgettable experience.

Probably the Incas were the first "mountaineers" since they were marking the tops with cairns with stones as honoring to the gods (they were adoring to the mountains considered as gods and called "apus")


Bill562 - May 29, 2004 1:56 pm

Route Climbed: Inca Trail from km 82 Date Climbed: May 2004  Sucess!

Four day trek. Enjoyable and rewarding. Excellent sites along the way, gorgeous scenery. Hiking in from the Inca trail it was a bummer to see all the people who got in the easy way - train. Climb up Huayna Pichu was disappointing - too many people scrambling too close to one another, not that I am an expert but know enough to leave a little room. Careful with the 'handrails' - I had a fiber from the rusty cable poke a hole in my hand, was glad my Tetanus was up to date.

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