Arriving at about 2,560 meters above sea level at its highest point, you can see a wonderful view that contemplates, the sacred city of Machu Picchu, the Huayna Picchu el Valle mountain and the surrounding Urubamba River.
The perspective that is appreciated from Machu Picchu from the top of Putucusi is impressive. To reach the top, a two-hour (minimum) walk on the mountain must be carried out. Although it requires physical effort and great care, it is really worth living the experience and enjoying the scenery that is contemplated upon arrival.
To access the base of the Putucusi, beginning of the ascent, it is necessary to make a walk following the train tracks that are 10 minutes west of Aguas Calientes and that extend along the Urubamba River. A sign showing the access to Putucusi Mountain is visible a few minutes away.
The first half of the trail has abundant vegetation and has several vertical scales, the largest of which is more than 30 meters. In the second part you can see great views of the town of Aguas Calientes and the Urubamba River Valley, as the road ascends along the eastern face of the Putucusi zigzag.
The traveler will travel through the native flora, including pisonayes q’eofias, alders, puya palm trees, ferns and more than 90 species of orchids.
The road is marked by what will be at all times oriented. It is necessary to be well hydrated, and have a suitable coat and footwear to undertake this exciting adventure.