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Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ladder has now gone, and so you need to use a rope of your own or take a risk. A group of locals arrived with a rope, and so this is possible to complete.

Thank kierano499
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

How can a track seemingly unrepaired or maintained since 2016, still be featured as TripAdvisor's number 1 activity to do in Aguas Calientes? I'm sure the views are epic from the top and would have loved to have made it up however: 1. Track entrance...More

1  Thank AbitCrisp
Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is not easy since the ladders were removed. Well worth when at the peak, great views of Machu Pichu. Not the best idea with a hangover, fatigued legs and old trainers for shoes. All the way up was worried about going down on the...More

11  Thank Andy P
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is one of my favorite hikes in the entire world! I went this past weekend to climb it again (February 4, 2017) - but unfortunately the ladders and the cable are no longer there. You will need good rock climbing equipment to ascend. There...More

9  Thank peruecoexpeditions
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is an amazing climb. It is very very dangerous. The old gear is gone. Only try this if you have your own gear and are an experienced climber.

Thank Djkaufman
Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you have altitude issues or stomach upset, as many visitors may, this is a fairly grueling hike, at home you could do it in less than two hours, but in Peru it may take you four. Spray yourself with deet. Bring lots of water....More

5  Thank Travelmom525
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I tried to do the hike but at the mountain, the ladder was demolished. The only thing left was a long piece of cable. We tried to climb the mountain but abandoned the effort because it was very dangerous. Please don't attempt...More

5  Thank sonja2183
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We went up the mountain thinking it was going to be a straight forward hike. My friend even went up with Birkenstocks. At the first test you see a 100ft+ cliff ace that used to have a rope ladder with a steel cable guide. The...More

3  Thank JiffyFresh
Reviewed 24 August 2016

if you have extra time around Aguas Calientes, you should visit Putucusi Mountain, the view from the top is amazing, but the climb is very challenging, not for vertigo people!.

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This track is not open to the public and is in huge disrepair. As stated by another user you will need equipment to do this track. Its rather sad as it looks like it would have been quiet lovely.

3  Thank xvictoriax
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Victoria E
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Response from koka106 | Reviewed this property |
for us it tooks us about 2.5 hours one way. But we took everything very slowly and took lots of time taking photos. We were very cautious too since it looked very dangerous. Coming down was just about 1 hour.
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