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Steep Hike with switchbacks, but definitely worth the view at the end. Could be very busy with the day trip crowds, so if you are there during early morning of anytime afternoon to evening you'll have the place practically to yourself. There is a store at the village if you'd like to stock up on snacks and food before making your way to the lake.

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9 days ago

Great hike. Did this back in December and really enjoyed it. It is quite steep though, so if you aren’t great with heights I would consider skipping and doing other shorter hikes around the ruins. That being said, the view at the top is unbeatable.

Absolutely perfect in every way! The views are amazing! Make sure you hang onto the handrail tight while walking to the Inca Bridge ;)

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rocky
1 month ago

What a hike and what a view....hard but so beautiful. We went there super early and it was nice before all other people get there.

It was one of my best hike that I did in my life. Such an amazing view. I would to it again.

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private property
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, we started at 7:30 AM and made it to the top at 8:30 ish. It’s hard, we are in good shape and had to take breaks. We luckily did it when there wasn’t sun, I can’t imagine doing it with sun!! It isn’t moderate!

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muddy
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

We hiked it in nice weather in early January just after rain had subsided. We did the 10am journey. There are some spots that are dicey but most have a rope to help you balance. My two friends and I hiked to both peaks and the cave and were done in under two hours. The three of us are all in great shape but expect to take breaks as it is a heck of a climb. Well worth it though.

hiking
4 months ago

I walked along the rail tracks to Chacahbamba (7.5km from Aguas Calientes - 104km) only to be told that I needed a ticket (and a guide!) to carry on up to Wayña Wayna. The woman at the check wouldn’t / couldn’t sell me one. Nice walk all the same, but double check first if you do actually require a ticket or not.

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rocky
4 months ago

If you’re afraid of heights this trail is not for you! It is a steep and demanding trail consisting mostly of original stone Inca stairs. There are some extremely steep parts but overall it’s very doable. Very physically demanding on the way up. Altitude plays a role for sure!! But the views from this hike are unbeatable!!!

Moderate trail for the experienced. Short trek. Sun block, water and proper footwear. Trail is straightforward. just watch out for the buses! Trail, itself is kinda boring but worth the trek to see the historic Incan treasure.

Super steep, but only really difficult if you’re not acclimated to the altitude. Gorgeous lagoon at the top, one of my all time favourite treks. We were really lucky, went up late December and only met 4 other people at the top. It rained on our way down and got insanely muddy.

hiking
4 months ago

Highly recommend it. 1 day short Inca trail hike from KM 104 to Machu Picchu. Good trail with rest stops and markings. Very steep and lot of steps but great views and worth every bit of it.

hiking
5 months ago

Honestly, not many hikes in the world can top this one. Very steep climb, but the view is worth it!

hiking
5 months ago

Fun hike, loud river

lots of stairs

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rocky
5 months ago

Very steep hike, but great view from everywhere in the trail!

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scramble
5 months ago

Highly recommend this trek. Pretty short, but the incline is quite steep and challenging, which makes things fun! As an advanced trekker, I didn’t struggle too much, but most people opted out and took the mules up. Which was sad to see. Over populated for sure. It was a bit muddy, and I’d recommend trekking poles for the way down. The view at the top is breathtaking and insanely worth it. One of my favorite day treks by far.

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