Huayna Picchu ( Wayna Picchu or Wayna Pikchu), which means ‘Young Peak’ in Quechua, is the large mountain that sits directly behind Machu Picchu, and can been seen in all it’s glory in the picture above. For many trekkers, climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights of a visit to Machu Picchu. The views of the Citadel and surrounding landscape are extraordinary from the top and well worth the climbing effort.
Day 1: Cuzco – Machupicchu Town. We will pick you up from your hotel with our private transportation at 10:00 a.m and drive to the train station aproximately two hours. There we will take the train at around 12:58 The train goes through lush fields and colorful villages in the foothills of the Andes, and has great views of the mountains and of the beautiful Vilcanota river which runs through the Sacred Valley. When you arrive at Aguas Calientes, our staff will be waiting for you at the train station to take you to your selected hotel at 14:25 hrs. Our local guide will see you at your hotel around 19:30hrs to brief you about the next day tour. You will have the afternoon free to explore by your own, visit the hot springs of Aguas Calientes or go to walk around the beatiful town. You can taste peruvian food at the restaurant of your choice in the town of Aguas Calientes.
Day 2: Tour Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu Mountain. We will pick you up from your hotel at 5am and then we will board by bus to Machu Picchu for about 30 minutes. We will arrive at the checkpoint of Huayna Picchu at about 7:00 a.m and begin to hike up the stunning mountain. It will take about 50 minutes to reach the top, and once there you will be able to enjoy the impressive view of Machu Picchu and the nature that surrounds it. It will take about 40 minutes to go back down. At 10 a.m. You will begin a guided tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. Have in mind your MachuPicchu ticket valid from 6am to 12:30hrs. You will then be able to take the bus back to Aguas Calientes town, and have free time to get lunch. At about 18:20 hrs. Depart to return to ollantaytambo and then take a bus to arrive in Cuzco at about 22:30 hrs. In case you want to come back with the earlier train than 18:20 just let us know at booking time.