Huayna Picchu, Peru


Elevation: 2634 meters, 8642 feet

Approx. Isolation: 2.26 km, 1.41 mi
Alternate Name(s)Waynapicchu; Wayna Picchu
Peak TypeFamous Peak, but not High Point
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)13° 9' 20'' S; 72° 32' 48'' W
-13.1555879410774, -72.5467586517334 (Dec Deg)
765939E 8544362N Zone 18 (UTM)

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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1988-05-21 by Ben Lostracco
     1999-09-13 by Winnette Butler
     2005-06-22 by Brian Webb
     2010-07-02 by Jamie Bretz
     2011-03-09 by Matthias Ihl
     2011-07-05 by Nick Knowles
     2013-06-02 by David Edgar
     2014-05-12 by Sharon Kirk
     2014-05-18 by Sandy Vandeputte
     2016-01-13 by Seán Caulfield (GPS Track)

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Huayna Picchu is one of the most photographed mountain in the Andes, looming over the world-famous ruins of the city of Maccu Picchu in Peru. A steep trail climbs this peak from the city, and the top has incredible views down to the gorge of the Urubamba River, 600 m/2000 ft below on three sides.

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The pointed form of Huayna Picchu looms over the world-famous view of Maccu Picchu in Peru (2008-03-29). Photo by Paul Mines.
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Isolation2.26 km/1.41 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Cerro Machu Picchu  (SSE)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: South America
Range2: Andes
Range3: Peruvian Andes
Range4: Cordillera Oriental (Peru)
Range5: Cordillera Vilcabamba
Drainage BasinsAmazon
Atlantic Ocean
Data SourceShuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data
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