Phutuq K'usi, Aguas Calientes

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#3 of 6 in Parks in Machu Picchu
Scale Phutuq K'usi 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. Put Phutuq K'usi at the forefront of your travel plans using our Machu Picchu trip maker tool .
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  • it comes along with a train that crosses of the fantastic sites and like magic you see this little town where time seems to stand still. People friendly and welcoming because accustomed to fleets of tourists. It's worth getting there by train to see along the way landscapes like change especially as we approach the Amazon rainforest. Very impressive place in its simplicity
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  • 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 wa...  more »
  • Amazing views of the unique trail route requires good health and the level of physical preparation. For the first time has risen here in March 2015, returned with friends in March 2017-unique flow washed away part of the route, but an alternate bypass route is easier.
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  • This trek is very nice. We were the only one who were trekking there. Unfortunately there is no ladder anymore for what reason we had to stop at the rock wall. But the walk until this was beautiful. You can snap some really nice shots there!
  • Hard to climb, but it is worthy due to the amazing view of Machu Pichu and Huayna Pichu.
  • I tried to hike this trail in February 2018, and the ladders have been taken down. It is currently being redone so don't try this trail until they officially re-open it.
  • The trail is nice, but there is no longer a ladder.
  • You must do this hike!
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