After talking to several locals, who had done both climbs, most told us Machu Picchu Mountain is prettier, with a better view, and they would choose that view any time.
There honest truth, it was a tough hike! There’s a lot of steep steps. We were winded, and wished we’d done some stair stepping to prep- running wasn’t enough to prepare. The good news, you can take it slow, there are plenty of beautiful places to rest and look at the view, and the hike is not crowded in the morning, so you’re not feeling pressured to hurry if it’s physically rough.
Although we can’t compare Huayna Picchu to Machu Picchu Mountain, we’re really glad our trip turned out the way it did, that we got the complete view, and that there were no panic attacks on one of the coolest days of our lives.
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