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The Differences Between Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu

One of the places to visit that appears on most people’s bucket lists is Machu Picchu. It’s one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and is a truly spectacular location. As soon as you step foot inside and look out over the ancient citadel, you get goosebumps as you feel and wonder what it was like to live here all those hundreds of years ago.

You see lines of terraces, fantastic architecture, and stunning green hills all around you. Just how did they construct something so grand on the side of a mountain? In addition, you see Huayna Picchu looking over the site, and then Machu Picchu Mountain, the other side heading up adjacent to the path to the sun gate.

If you’re looking to make your trip to the fortress a little more special, you can opt to hike one of these extra mountains. There is an additional cost, and you’ll have to ask yourself if you have the energy, especially after a trek. But, if you decide to do one, you’ll be really pleased you did. 

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the features of both mountains so you can compare and decide which is best for you. We’ll also look a little more into the facts behind each one and what you need to be prepared for the extra hike.