THIS hike is scary?
It’s up an 8,835ft mountain that overlooks Machu Picchu (EVER HEARD OF IT??) in Peru and has 2,100 granite steps that were carved into it by the Incas like 600 years ago. The steps get increasingly smaller and dangerous-er the higher you get up, culminating with these
“Actually Huayna Picchu was an unforgettable experience.”
About three years ago I ventured to climb the Huayna Picchu with two friends taking advantage of the fact that we were visiting Machu Picchu. I think it’s important to stress that I’m not a sports person; however, the road did not seem so complicated.
The vibes and the energy that you feel during the whole way up are renewing, that’s why it’s an opportunity you can not miss.
To locate ourselves a bit, the Huayna Picchu (in English “young mountain”) is one of the mountains behind the citadel of Machu Picchu. As we can see in different photos these mountains create the figure of a face in a horizontal way, the Huayna Picchu is the “nose” of that face.
Before starting the tour, at the entrance door they make you sign a notebook with your personal data, the date and time so you can have control in case of accidents. Also, they make you sign a sheet in which they exempt from liability in case something happens to you.
We delayed in the ascent, which we did without haste, approximately one hour and 30 minutes and in the descent one hour. It depends on the physical capacity of each person.
This mountain has a very steep and narrow road and in the most complicated parts they have put some cables to help us climb.
The real challenge is in the exercise of climbing the high steps and not in supporting the height.
When you reach the top you will find a staircase that will take you to the stone that is on the highest part of this mountain. When we arrived we were told that going from the staircase to the stone was like a symbol of rebirth, in which you purified yourself.
Once stopped at the top we were speechless, the view is really amazing and we could not believe that we have reached so high. It was definitely a challenge, but the satisfaction was enormous.