Ascent of Cerro Machu Picchu on 2016-08-21

Climber: Cynthia Chan

Date:Sunday, August 21, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cerro Machu Picchu
    Elevation:10010 ft / 3051 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trekked with Valencia Tours to Machu Picchu: Summer 2016. Early wakeup, packup tents and waited at the gates to start hiking to Machu Picchu. Continued onward to summit Wayna Picchu.


We leave the last campsite at about 5:30am on the final day (breakfast 3:30-4:00am). It is an early
start in order to get to ‘Inti Punku’ (‘Sun gate’) (2730m/8792ft) before sunrise. This is the place from
where you will have your first dramatic view of Machu Picchu (2400m/7873ft) with the sun rising
over it! After some time there, we will walk down the last part of the trail to the spot where you can
take the classic photo (picture postcard shot) of this ancient city. Finally we visit Machu Picchu itself!
Walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide and after this you can explore the
mysterious city by yourselves. You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (it can be reached by bus
or on foot) for lunch and to be given your train tickets back to Cusco. Train included in all tours is
until Ollantaytambo and then bus to Cusco.
Wayna Picchu mountain, which translated from
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: Machu Picchu_Wayna Picchu (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cerro Machu Picchu2016-08-21 

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