Machu Picchu is located in the town of Aguas Calientes, Urubamba province, Cusco. It is located in the middle of the Andes Mountains, in its surroundings is the Urubamba Canyon and at the foot of the mountains, runs the flowing Vilcanota River. It has a high level of height as the Inca citadel was built at 2438 meters above sea level.
Is the height of Machu Picchu dangerous?
You may think that the height of Machu Picchu poses a danger to your trip, but there is no reason to worry, you just have to avoid drinking alcohol, breathing deeply, drinking a lot of water and of course, give yourself some time to acclimatize after descending the plane. In this way, you will get rid of the feeling of lightheadedness, headaches, nausea and other symptoms of altitude sickness.
You need to know that altitude sickness mostly affects people from low-altitude locations. On the other hand, in the higher areas of Huayna Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu Mountain there is a greater chance of experiencing this evil. Also, it occurs when travelers are not careful with their arrival in the Imperial City, their 3399 m.s.n.m influence people who did not claste properly.
Ways to avoid altitude sickness
You have the option of moving to the towns of the Sacred Valley of the Incas such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Urubamba, which have lower altitudes than those of the Imperial City. This way you will be able to acclimatize faster and have no inconvenience during your trip to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. In addition, it is important that you have good physical endurance.
Coca leaf infusions are effective against altitude sickness and the best thing is that you can easily acquire them. Don’t worry if it gives you distrust because it doesn’t produce the effects of the illegal drug because it is a natural remedy that was used since the time of the Tahuantinsuyo. However, you must not exceed four cups as it could give you palpitations.
Hotel Machu Picchu Casa del Sol
To conclude, we recommend you to stay at Hotel Machu Picchu Casa del Sol, which has a relaxation sanctuary with panoramic views of the Vilcanota River. You’ll get a multisensory experience with healing and restoration benefits. Apply ancestral methods with the use of ancient ingredients that will renew your mind, body and spirit.