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Machu Picchu Mountain, which is it?

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The Machu Picchu Mountain is a good alternative to get to know the Peruvian wonder better. This can be visited with the whole family because it has more space and not so steep paths.

The mountain shown in the classic photo is Huayna Picchu on the north side, while Machu Picchu mountain is on the south side.

What is Machu Picchu Mountain like?

Machu Picchu Mountain has a name that comes from the Quechua language, meaning Machu as "ancient" and Picchu as "high". With a translation that gives as the "ancient mountain".

The ascent presents stone paths, which must be passed with care. You will also find a variety of flora such as orchids that predominate in the place.

At the top of Machu Picchu Mountain, you will have a panoramic and complete view of the Inca archaeological site. In addition, you will appreciate the Huayna Picchu mountain and the town of Aguas Calientes.

When you reach this point you can take pictures with a wonderful background of the citadel of Machu Picchu. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most privileged viewpoints of the Inca world.

Where is Machu Picchu Mountain located?

The Machu Picchu mountain is located in front of the Huayna Picchu mountain. It is part of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu which is located in the district of the same name, in the province of Urubamba, in the region of Cusco.

Why visit Machu Picchu Mountain?

The road is a rocky ascent that shows you the most impressive panoramic landscapes. You will be able to enjoy nature in its entirety.

This destination is ideal to go with a group of friends and families because it is not so steep, however, you still have to walk carefully.

There is nothing better than knowing more routes of the Inca empire and Machu Picchu Mountain shows you those important spaces where this civilization moved. It is amazing to observe the archaeological site from the top and take a break on the highest mountain of the place.

Main features of Machu Picchu Mountain

  • It has an altitude of 3,082 meters.
  • It's a long road, but it's not that steep.
  • It is not crowded and is suitable for climbing with children.
  • It is the highest peak in the citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Medium level of physical demand.

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Top of Machu Picchu Mountain.
Top of Machu Picchu Mountain.
View from Machu Picchu Mountain.
View from Machu Picchu Mountain.
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