Phutuq K'usi, Machu Picchu

4.2
#3 of 10 in Nature in Sacred Valley
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • Update mid June 2022: there's a section shortly after the start of the trail where once there was a ladder/ladders. It's not there anymore. Now there are ropes, but there are a few metres where... 
    Update mid June 2022: there's a section shortly after the start of the trail where once there was a ladder/ladders. It's not there anymore. Now there are ropes, but there are a few metres where...  more »
  • Putucusi “Happy Mountain” is one of the hidden mountains that surrounds Machu Picchu because very few people have visited. The roads are steep, however once at the top you can appreciate all the... 
    Putucusi “Happy Mountain” is one of the hidden mountains that surrounds Machu Picchu because very few people have visited. The roads are steep, however once at the top you can appreciate all the...  more »
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  • Very hard to make it. Dont go if you are beginner to hike
  • Didn't manage to reach the peek due to bad weather. Be careful, the trail isn't very popular and not very maintained. You can encounter snakes and small wild animals in your way. During some seasons of the year, bears might wander there too.

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