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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Duration: 04 Days - 03 Nights.

Destination: Cusco.

From: US$ 670.00

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This unique Treking program invites you to trek the most traditional and famous Inca Trail routes, used only by the Inca aristocracy. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the best treks in the world for the natural beauty of the path. Along the way you will find different ecological areas, from deserts to tropical Andean forests and Inca archaeological sites that will make you wonder if you have just discovered them.

The Incas build a vast road system that connected the four ends of the Empire with Cusco, the capital, and the inside towns with each other. The extension of all the Inca road is calculated in more than 30,000 km.

One of the most famous Inca trails is the one that goes from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, north of Ollantaytambo that follows the Urubamba River, going through mountain chains, travelling more than 50 km. The highest crossing pass of the trail reaches the altitude of 4200 m.


Pick up from your hotel. Departure from Cusco by bus up to Km 82 where the Inca Trail starts. Here we make contact with the porters and cooks. We start the route of Inca Trail going along the Urubamba River to arrive to the Inca city of Llactapata (2650 m/8692 ft).

We continue our trip crossing the Wayllabamba Valley (3000 m/9840 ft), where we will have our first campsite.

Walking Time: 5-6 hrs.
Distance: 12 km / 7.47 mi.
Minimum Altitude: 2650 masl / 8692 ft.
Maximum Altitude: 3000 masl / 8692 ft.
Gradient: Moderate.

Today we will have the most difficult part of the trek, ascending to the first and highest pass, Warmiwańusca (4200 m/13776 ft), also called Dead Woman’s Pass. Here we will have a panoramic view of all the mountain chain and the magnificent snow mountains around us.

Later, we will descend to Pacaymayo Valley (3600 m/11808 ft). Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Walking Time: 6-7 hrs.
Distance: 11 km / 6.84 mi.
Minimum Altitude: 2950 masl / 9676 ft.
Maximum Altitude: 4200 masl / 13776 ft.
Gradient: Moderate to challenging.

We start walking very early, climbing to the second pass, Runcuracay (3970 m/13022 ft), an archaeological area.

After this, we continue towards the ruins of Sayacmarca (3624 m/11887 ft), an intricate labyrinth of houses, squares and water channels. Lunch.

Right away, we continue our hike towards the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (3700 m/12136 ft).

Finally we arrive to Wińaywayna (2650 m/8692 ft), an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector close to where the camp is located. Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Walking Time: 8 hrs.
Distance: 16 km / 9.94 mi.
Minimum Altitude: 2700 masl / 8856 ft.
Maximum Altitude: 3900 masl / 12792 ft.
Gradient: Moderate to challenging.

We keep walking up to Inti Punku or Sun Gate, wonderful entrance to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. Free time to walk around; climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain, where you can experience amazing views of all Machu Picchu. Also you can visit the Temple of the Moon or the amazing Inca Bridge.

In the afternoon, we will descend to the small town of Aguas Calientes by bus, where you can visit its hot springs. After lunch, we will take the train back to the city of Cusco.

Walking Time: 2 hrs.
Distance: 4 km / 2.49 mi.
Minimum Altitude: 2000 masl / 6560 ft.
Maximum Altitude: 2700 masl / 8856 ft.
Gradient: Moderate to challenging.


B= Breakfast / L= Lunch / D= Dinner / BL= Boxed Lunch


- Inca Trail and Machu Picchu entrances.
- Camping equipment.
- Tent water proof.
- Porters, chef and cooking equipment.
- 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, and 03 dinners.
- Spanish / English speaking professional guide.
- First - Aid Kit.
- Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
- Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.


- Domestic and International flights.
- Airport taxes.
- Drinks.
- Tips.
- Visas required to enter Peru.
- Hotel accommodation.
- Lunch in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu.
- Personal trekking equipment (boots, clothing, sleeping bag, walking poles).
- Personal items.

What do you need for this Treking?
Bug spray, repellent with more than 30% of deed.
Sun block.
Sun glasses.
Rain coat.
Long pants.
Long t-shirt.
Trekking shoes.
Small back pack for trekking.