Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountains to close for month of maintenance in 2016 (August 20, 2015)

Peruvian officials have announced that trails to Huayna Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu Mountain will undergo maintenance work during the month of April 2016.  Access to Huayna Picchu Mountain will be suspended from April 1st through the 15th, and to Machu Picchu Mountain from April 16th through the 30th.  It is expected that other sections such as the citadel, the main tourist attraction, which lies on the “saddle” ridge between the two mountains, will remain open.

** Please follow up with your travel agency for updated information before finalizing your travel plans, as the dates or areas covered by  the closure could change.**