Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The View from Huayna Picchu

If you look at the photo of Machu Picchu in our previous post, you can see a small peak at the far side of the Machu Picchu site which overlooks it.  This is Huayna Picchu, and it's about a 2 hour hike to the top from the main site.  We hiked up first thing in the morning.  This video gives you a feel for the place.


  1. We are awfully impressed by your willingness to hike up to this place. What a lot of stamina you have! What about "soroche" (altitude sickness)?
    Has it been a problem for any or all of you? What's the altitude there? It must be not as high as Cuzco or La Paz, but I imagine that it may be 8 or 9 thousand feet.

    You have no idea how much we are enjoying all of your postings. You certainly are great adventurers!

    Jim R.