Best picnic spot Huayna Picchu, Peru
Huayna Picchu, is in the Cusco Region of Peru, rising over Machu Picchu. The Incas built a trail to Huayna Picchu and put temples on the top, at about 2,720 meters above sea level, and even higher than Machu Picchu, it provides a place for a big picnic with family or friends to be the most exciting holiday options. From the top of Huayna Picchu, you can see the ruins of Machu Picchu that was built in the 15th century.
You are challenged to climb the steep and rocky area too slippery, but offers a beautiful panorama of the Valley of the Urubamba River and the famous Inca cities.
Are there any foods that can be cooked in there? Of course, but in a way that is not complicated. Usually people who are camping or picnic here with a portable fire or pack a light lunch when leaving their accommodation in the morning.
Before you make your climb up here however you need to be aware of a few things. Firstly there are only 400 visitors allowed up here per day. Which means that you have to be organised and book your tour well in advance to guarantee admission. It is also not like a walk in a park. the trail to Huyana Picchu is rather steep, often slippery, as such the trek is actually closed in the rainy season.
You have to be rather fit to get up here and enjoy your picnic, so I’d even suggest that you train for this event well in advance.
Don’t forget to check out the caves on the north face of the mountain. Gran Caverna and the Temple of the Moon are beautiful natural caves to visit.
In case you are still wondering how to get here, there are organised tours daily at 7:00 am and 10:00 am from Machu Picchu. Going up can take anywhere from 1.5-2 hours, it is a rather interesting climb, and will require your hands and feet, even though there are some steps carved into the mountain. Unfortunately you cannot spend all day up here wondering. The first group has to be back by 10am and the second group needs to be back down from the mountain by 1pm.
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