Huayna Picchu Vs. Machu Picchu Mountain?

Dec 16th, 2013, 06:03 AM
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As of a few years ago, no longer do HP climbers up at 4 am for HP tickets. Now they need to buy a combo ticket in advance, with one of two start times for the HP trail. One also pays extra for MP Mountain. The hike to Sun Gate is still free.
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Dec 18th, 2013, 08:13 AM
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wow, I am really glad I already did MP then, mlgb! I like the change for HP.... an unnecessary degree of work to wake up at 4 am and get in a big line and not even make the cut!
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Dec 26th, 2013, 01:24 PM
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I found out this website, info about Machu Picchu

Good Luck!
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Jul 20th, 2014, 10:27 PM
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Ok, hiking difficulty aside, which mountain has a better view? I have only one day in MP and definitely can't climb both mountains. I'm not worry how much time it takes, I just want to make the best use of my day. Can someone describe the difference between the views of these two mountains? Thanks!

PS: And if I take the Montana trail starting late morning, will I still be able to catch the last train to Cusco that evening?
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Aug 1st, 2014, 03:16 PM
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Huayna Picchu view:

Machu Picchu Mountain View:


It's personal preferences. I prefer the view from Picchu Mountain. Of course the "right" lighting will make any view look good regardless.
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Jul 27th, 2015, 10:43 AM
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Is that possible climbing both in one day?
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Jul 27th, 2015, 01:18 PM
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I suppose it is possibly if you are physically strong enough for it, but it won't leave you much time to enjoy the hike and stopping to admire the views. I have only done Machu Picchu Montana, not Huayna Picchu, and the round trip took about 4 hours. We took plenty of time to enjoy the gorgeous scenery, including an extended break at the top.
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