The mountain of Machu Picchu

The mountain of Machu Picchu

Did you know that Machu Picchu mountain is considered one of the 7 wonders of the world? Yes, it is one of the most exciting and incredible places to visit in Peru, and that is why it is on the list of favorite destinations in travel agencies worldwide.

If you still don’t know them, don’t waste any more time! You can plan your trip for your next vacation and enjoy this magical destination.

What is the mountain of Machu Picchu?

It is known for being a mountain where the Incas settled and paid tribute to the gods.

For the Incas, these mountains were sacred because they were precisely surrounded by areas where they built the Wonder of the World. Although you can get to know this splendid place through the internet, it is better to visit it personally and verify its majesty.

In total there are 3 summits surrounding the Inca City: the Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu and Putucusi mountains. When you arrive at the site, the guides will inform you about the more than 150 lithic structures found there.

How to start my tour in the mountain of Machu Picchu?

There are several places that you should visit inside the Machu Picchu mountain. Take note of which ones to visit:

Sacred Plaza

Undoubtedly, it is the most important structure of Machu Picchu. It is known as the first place where the mountain was worshipped.

Main Temple

It is another place you can not miss, characterized for being the most important temple of Machu Picchu. Inside you will find a space for the most important ceremonies and rituals of the city.

Royal Tomb

Located just below the sacred square, it causes great curiosity in everyone who visits the place.

It is a mausoleum carved into the rock of the mountain, identified by the sacred symbols engraved on the outside and extending into the interior of the royal tomb.

The Intihuatana

If you visit Machu Picchu, you will surely be curious about the Intihuatana. It is a kind of stone pyramid that identifies the solstices and equinoxes of the sun.

Its recognition is due to the belief that it radiates energy just by touching it. Although tourists were previously allowed to approach it, the Peruvian government has now prohibited people from approaching the pyramid.

However, many tourists indicate that they can feel the energy it emanates without even touching it.

Temple of the Sun

Considered the largest in the country, this is one of the most popular places in Machu Picchu for being the temple with a different structure built with circular walls.

When visiting this wonderful place in Machu Picchu, you will have access to a private terrace with phenomenal views of the city.

Hike to the top

For nature lovers, the hike up the mountain will be their greatest adventure in Machu Picchu because it is the most imposing and also where you will find the Inca City.

Tourists who want to hike it should know that it is 600 meters higher than Machu Picchu (3,082 meters above sea level).

When you reach the top of this mountain, you will discover the most magical view of the Inca City: this is the dream of every traveler, to reach the top and enjoy the great view!

Although it is a long hike of at least 2h or 3h, however, there are specific resting points for hydration and recovery.

What do I need to visit Machu Picchu mountain?

In order to enjoy this tourist attraction considered one of the 7 wonders of the world, it is necessary to buy an entrance ticket.

With this ticket you can control the arrival time and the number of people visiting the site per day. It is advisable to buy it a few days or weeks before the trip, so you will be sure to have your voucher at hand.

Although the most visited of the Machu Picchu mountains is the Huayna Picchu, it has a limit of visitors per day (only 400). Whereas, the Machu Picchu mountain can receive up to 800 visitors per day.


There are two entrance hours for tourists: 7h-8h and 9h-10h. The user will be in charge of deciding which schedule is more convenient for him/her according to his/her time.

In general, at the time of purchasing the ticket, users must be sure of their trip and the schedule, since there is no refund of the ticket or modification of the schedule.


If your dream is to visit the mountain of Machu Picchu, visit its tourist attractions, and also walk its path, do not wait any longer.

Enter the official website and book your ticket in advance or you can buy it in person in Cusco or Aguas Calientes.

However, remember that, being areas of high tourist flow, you should book in advance to avoid inconveniences.

Book with us if you want a tour to Inca Trail or any destination in Peru, we are a travel agency with much recognition in the city of Cusco.

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