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Machu Picchu Mountain closed during the month of April

26 February 2016 (2334 reads)

Machu Picchu Mountain closed during the month of April

After having conducted a thorough technical evaluation of the state of conservation; retaining walls, stairways, halls and platforms Machu Picchu, the determination to perform the system maintenance National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu was taken.

This provision taken by the Head of National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu determines the following:

  • Admission to the Mountain of Huayna Picchu is suspended, from 1 to 15 April 2016.
  • The entrance road to the mountain of Machu Picchu will be closed from 16 to 30 April 2016.

The two peaks will be closed separately, to minimize disruption to the tourist influx of this wonder of the world.

  • Machu Picchu Mountain allows the entry of two hours; the first of 07:00 hrs. 08:00 hrs. The second from 09:00 hrs. 10:00 hrs. The number of people admitted per day amounts to 400 per schedule.
  • In the case of the Mount Huayna Picchu, entrance has two schedules: Group 1 07:00 hrs. 08:00 hrs. and Group 2 10:00 hrs. 11:00 hrs. Each group supports 200 people.

It is worth mentioning that during the maintenance, visitor access to the Inca city of Machu Picchu and other sectors such as the Inca Bridge, Intipunku, will be normal and at set times.

Among the options offered alternate Ticket Machu Picchu have:

  • Machu Picchu ticket Solo: Includes: Entrance to the enigmatic city of Machu Picchu, can be used as often as desired on the date indicated on the electronic ticket, respecting schedules entrance and exit to Machu Picchu.

Income schedule: 06:00 to 16:00 hrs.

  • Machu Picchu Ticket + Museum: Includes: Entrances to the Inca City of Machu Picchu and the Site Museum Manuel Chavez Ballon.

Hours income: From 10:00 to 16:00 hrs (except on Sundays).

In this way, will not prevent the visit to the Holy City and its main sectors such as the Sun Temple, the Intihuatana, Sacred Plaza, etc.

The purpose of the suspension of visits to the mountains of Machu Picchu is to facilitate the work of comprehensive maintenance of stairs, platforms and retaining walls. For this reason, the sale of electronic tickets for the sectors mentioned in the dates indicated will be suspended, so visitors should take steps to avoid difficulties, inconvenience and loss of time steps.

According to recent reports issued by the Decentralized Cultural Department of Cusco, the number of visitors in recent years has increased, receiving around 1 million visitors annually. It is scheduled closing of the mountains to carry out essential maintenance work to the Inca steps, stairs, platforms and walls, which otherwise is hampered by hundreds of tourists who use the routes every day. As the closures are more frequent demand of the mountains will increase, travelers are advised to buy their tickets promotions available as soon as possible, while the mountains are open to the public, Huayna Picchu is limited to 400 entries per day and Machu Picchu Mountain for 800 entries.

But if you are unable to secure one of the most sought after tickets worldwide, there are other spectacular places. A good alternative for those who have not done the Inca Trail, is the steep walk an hour to enter through the Puerta del Sol or Intipunku and see through the eyes of those who have reached Machu Picchu on foot ago centuries. You can also visit the Inca Bridge admirable sample of what was the Inca architecture.

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