Warmiwañusca, also known as “Dead Woman’s Pass,” is the highest point on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, located at an altitude of about 4,200 meters (13,780 feet). It’s a challenging day of hiking, but the views from the top are worth it. From the pass, you’ll be able to see stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Inca Trail Dead Woman's Pass

The hike to Dead Woman’s Pass is the most strenuous part of the Inca Trail, with a steep ascent that can be physically demanding. The trail is rocky and uneven in some places, and you’ll need to navigate a series of steps carved into the mountain. The high altitude can also be a challenge for some hikers, especially if you’re not properly acclimated to the altitude.

To make the hike to Dead Woman’s Pass more manageable, it’s important to take your time and pace yourself. Use hiking poles for support, and be sure to drink plenty of water and eat enough to maintain your energy. It’s also a good idea to choose a reputable tour company that provides experienced guides and support staff to help you along the way.