HUAYNA PICCHU - "Young Peak"
The mountain overlooking the site has steps to the top for a superlative view of the whole Machu Picchu site.
As you near the top of Huayna Picchu you pass through ancient terraces so inaccessible and so narrow that their value for agricultural purposes would have been negligible. It is thought that they were probably ornamental gardens, to be admired from the city below. About an hour and a half gets the average person to the peak for a stupendous view.