All photos of Machu Picchu are printed or promoted with Huayna Picchu mountain in the background.
But there is also a mountain just on the opposite side of Huayna Picchu mountain that you may also want to climb. To see the citadel of Machu Picchu from above, here we tell you why you should choose one or the other, so stay with us on Huayna Picchu Mountain vs. Machu Picchu Picchu.
Both mountains are pretty huge, but with some differences. Huayna Picchu mountain reaches 2,693 meters above sea level but consists of an almost vertical ascent with a much more extreme and narrower path. It requires using your hands to keep your balance or the cables provided to hold on. Part of the path does expose to slopes.
Machu Picchu mountain reaches 3,082 meters above sea level, almost 650 meters. This hike is challenging, but the trail is more comprehensive, and anyone can climb it. However, be careful with altitude sickness.
What differentiates these two mountains is the scenery they offer. Huayna Picchu offers one of the best panoramic views of the Machu Picchu Citadel. In addition, on the “Young Mountain,” there are several Inca ruins, surrounded by the beautiful flora and fauna of this place.
From the mountain view of Machu Picchu, you will have the opportunity to admire the Lost City of the Incas, the Huayna Picchu, the last part of the Inca Trail, and the Salkantay mountain and the whole range of these impressive mountains. It should note that Machu Picchu mountain has no archaeological sites, but it does distinguish by a great variety of flora and fauna.