Putucusi Mountain, Aguas Calientes

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Scale Putucusi Mountain to traverse a recently discovered Incan trail and view the far side of Machu Picchu. The trail starts with a wire climb up the side of the mountain. As you continue on, ladders are available for climbing, though some areas still require the use of upper body strength to go further. These aspects make the trail difficult for anyone not in good physical shape, but if you are determined and able enough, you can reach the summit. Those who have climbed it before suggest bringing grip gloves and good hiking shoes. Before you head to Aguas Calientes, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Aguas Calientes trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Aguas Calientes has to offer, including Putucusi Mountain.
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  • 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. 
  • It is a very hard climb with sections that require concentration and no fear of heights, but when one reaches the top reward is worth the effort. All the machu Picchu can be seen from the front and a distance and height that allows us to appreciate the Majesty of the ruins. For those who are encouraged to recommend it 100%
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  • While routes not enabled are reach the top of putucusi is recommended to be very careful is very dangerous
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