Hey history lover, Welcome here! I really love history and wanna visit historical places that’s why I started to write this article. Machu Picchu is my favorite destination. Machu Picchu is located in Cusco, Peru in South America.

One of the 7 wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist destination in Peru. A symbol of the Incan Empire Machu Picchu is 7,972 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains. It was built around 1450AD. UNESCO designated Machu Picchu a World Heritage Site in 1983. In this article, I will share all details that you have to know before Machu Picchu Hike.

Things to know before hiking Machu Picchu

I will try to explain all points shortly. Please read carefully and don’t miss any points.

  1. You need to buy your ticket in advance. Try to buy a ticket before 6 months. During peak season, you may not find any tickets available before 1 year.
  2. Keep your ticket printed before visiting Machu Picchu.
  3. You will need your passport number to purchase a ticket to hike Machu Picchu. Also, keep your passport with you when you hike Machu Picchu. You will get stamped while visiting Machu Picchu.
  4. Try to visit Machu Picchu in the morning. Otherwise, you may not get time to see Machu Picchu.
  5. There Are No Bathrooms Beyond the Main Entrance. You’ll find a restaurant and bathroom outside the Machu Picchu gate.
  6. If you don’t have a guide with you still want to hike. Don’t worry, when you arrive at Machu Picchu, there will be plenty of guides outside the entrance offering their service to you.
  7. Machu Picchu is near the equator. So, don’t forget to bring the right clothes and sunblock before visiting. Wear pants instead of shorts. The biting insects in Machu Picchu are merciless.
  8. A larger bag is not allowed. The allowed bag size is (15.7 inches x 13.7 inches x 7.9 inches)
  9. A professional camera and Tripod are not allowed
  10. You can take a water bottle when hiking Machu Picchu
  11. You can use Bus and train to visit Machu Picchu

Best time to visit Machu Picchu

It rains often at Machu Picchu during the wet season (November–March). That’s why you can’t hike at Machu Picchu in the wet season. If you want the best chance to see Machu Picchu, you should plan to go in the dry season (May-October). The busiest period is from June to August.

All-inclusive Fully Guided Machu Picchu Group Tour – 4 Days

We know that Machu Picchu is a historical place. But, there are many other hills and historical places located there. When you make a plan to visit Machu Picchu why not explore others? So, I suggest you book this package from here.

If you love adventure, book this tour package. In this 4 days tour package, you can explore all important destinations. As this is a group tour with 8 people, you can connect with more like-minded travelers and enjoy your whole trip. Also, it is all-inclusive and best for budget travelers. That’s why I recommend you book this tour.

A group photo taken after Machu Picchu Hike
Photo from TourRadar


  • Challenge yourself and hike the Salkantay Trail
  • Admire the serene natural beauty of the Jungle
  • Zooming across one of the continent’s longest zip lines
  • Rafting on the Urubamba River

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