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Machu Picchu will stay open for visitors

Machu Picchu will stay open for visitors in April 2016 despite maintenance on Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain


View on Machu Picchu coming from the Inca bridge. The largest peak behind the ruins is Mountain Huayna Picchu.

Vamos Expeditions clarifies that the ruins of Machu Picchu will remain open in April 2016 despite the reports of closure for maintenance purposes of the trails to the mountain peaks of Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains.

The trails to climb Mountain Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu will be closed during the month of April 2016, however, these trails are completely separate to Machu Picchu itself (and separate from the trail to the Sungate and the Inca Trail and the Lares, Vilcabamba and Salcantay trek), the normal tourist access for the archeological site of Machu Picchu will remain open during the whole year.


View on Inti Punku or the Sun Gate and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

«There has been some misunderstanding that because of the maintenance works occurring on the trails to Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu mountain the whole archeological site would be closed in April 2016.» says Annelies Hamerlinck, CEO of Vamos Expeditions.  «This is not the case and normal access to the Lost City of the Incas will remain open for our travelers.  In the past years, we actually have recommended visitors NOT to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain trail for safety reasons. Instead we recommended travelers to hike up to the Sungate or Mt. Machu Picchu from where they can enjoy incredible panoramic views over Machu Picchu and its surroundings.  We are really happy with the news that the government will do work to make these trails safer.»


The first morning sun rays shining on the ruins of Machu Picchu. It’s great to be there early before the crowds arrive.


Taking in the magic of Machu Picchu and its green surroundings with friends from the Sun Gate.


These beautiful feet walked 4 days on the Lares Trek to arrive to Machu Picchu.


Terraces and lush plants of Machu Picchu with Mountain Huayna Picchu in the back.


Amazing view on the sustaining steep terraces at the higher part of Machu Picchu.


Morning view of Machu Picchu and Mountain Huayna Picchu.


Amazing Inca stone work at the Temple of the 3 Windows.


  • Oh, the Places We See
    enero 13, 2017

    There’s just nothing like this in the world! Thanks for posting these great photos. We may never get there, so it’s great to travel with you vicariously.


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