Huanya Picchu

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Huayna Picchu is the pinnacle at the end of the ridge of Machu Picchu, the famous Incan archaeological site in Peru. It is mostly an on-trail and steep steps hike, with hand ropes placed in the steeper parts of the steps. Near the summit, there are a couple of low third-class moves required to get over and around some boulders. The views of the Urubamba River (a tributary of the Amazon) and of Machu Picchu are spectacular. During clear conditions, some of the snow-capped Andean peaks are visible on the horizon.

For an illustrated report of the climb, please see http://www.climber.org/TripReports/2002/856.html

Elevation (feet): 9,100
Elevation (meters): 2,774
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -13.15
Longitude: -72.5333
Difficulty: Scramble
Year first climbed: 1200s - 1400s(?)
First successful climber(s): Incas
Nearest major airport: Cuzco
Convenient Center: Aguas Calientes

Thanks to Alan Ritter for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 8 trip reports for Huanya Picchu.

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  • Log #21454 - by Scott on Sep 30, 2008
    Steep enough that the Peruvian Gov placed ropes, cables, and handrails to get up. It's in the cloud forest so it's very wet and slippery most of the time. PLEASE take the time to descend down the...
  • Log #20917 - by KURT DUZAN on July 31, 2007
    'JUST A WALK UP FROM THE BEAUTIFUL RUINS OF MACHU PICCHU. ONE HOUR UP AND HALF HOUR DOWN BUT THE VIEW OF THE RUINS IS WORTH IT.
  • Log #18951 - by Ian Hutchinson on Feb 14, 2006
    Great, really hazy though due to farmers slash burning.
  • Log #17134 - by Bill Stevens on Sep 17, 2004
    Summited after walking the Inca Trail. Easy half hour scramble from Machu Picchu. Mountain crowded with people clueless about dangers of climbing too close to one another.
  • Log #17135 - by Richard Tremellen on Feb 05, 2004
    Walked an extended Inca trail route to Macchu Picchu and was impressed by the first sight of it. The view from Hayna Picchu is equally impressive, taking in a broader panorama. Well worth the extra...
  • Log #17136 - by Nyle K. Walton on July 24, 2003
    Climbing the narrow trail up to the ruin-clad top of this tooth-like peak is the best vantage point for getting spectacular photos of Macchu Picchu. Don't leave the ruins without it.
  • Log #17137 - by Michele Gusmeroli on Aug 08, 2002
    With my wife Grazia, after the Inca trail, during our Honeymoon.
  • Log #17138 - by Andreas Ruh on July 15, 2002
    very misty - but a great experience.