Machu Picchu – Entrance to Wayna Picchu

Machu Picchu - Entrance to Wayna Pichhu

Machu Picchu – Entrance to Wayna Picchu

Wayna¬†Picchu (“young peak”) rises over Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Wayna¬†Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Wayna Picchu is about 8,920 ft. above sea level, or about 1,180 ft. higher than Machu Picchu. A steep and at times exposed climb leads to the summit. Some portions are slippery and steel cables provide some support during the normal one-hour climb.