The altitude in Cusco is 3,399 masl; therefore, it is recommended to rest upon arrival, drink coca tea, and stay hydrated. You can take this first rest day to walk around and explore the city.

In Aguas Calientes height descends to 2,040 masl; however, the citadel of Machu Picchu is located at an altitude of 2,430 masl. For those who want to climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain, its peak reaches 2,720 masl.



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