Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Machu Picchu Mountain

The citadel of Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu are the most iconic sites within the country of Peru.   With millions of tourists visiting those sites everyday yet there’s one site nearby these sites not too many know of.  Machu Picchu Mountain, located south west of the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu.  Offers travelers the chance to admire spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding areas along with views of the citadel of Machu Picchu, Wayna Picchu and Putucusi mountain in the background.
Machu Picchu mountain rises about 3,050 meters or 10,007 feet above sea level. This trek is moderate to difficult in hiking.   *You have been warned about the physical level required to hike up this mountain.*
The limit for this amazing site is 400 people per day.  Tickets need to be purchased ahead of time or as a combination when at the entrance of the citadel of Machu Picchu.  They can also be purchased on the official government site of Peru. Tickets are 140 soles or about 43 US dollars.
Just another wonderful alternative to think of when going to the citadel of Machu Picchu!

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