Inca Trail 4 Days 3 Nightsfrom
The Inca Trail to Machupicchu or Tahuantinsuyo Road Network to Machupicchu is a hiking trail in Peru that ends in Machupicchu.
ElevationOver 2,000 m / 6,561 ft
Highest Altitude4,215 m / 13,828 ft
Lowest Altitude2,680 m / 8,792 ft
Distance2,680 m / 8,792 ft
Group Size6-12 -16 max (Small)
Duration4 Days / 3 Nights
Tour StyleCamping, Trekking
The Inca trail is one of the most beautiful hikes because it is one of the original pilgrimage trails to Machupicchu where you can enjoy the trek and also see many archeological sites and ecosystems along the way.
- Small groups 6-12 -16 max, confirmed departures, personalized service.
- Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced recommended guides.
- Guided tours of the seven Inca archaeological sites on route to Machu Picchu.
- Delicious and nutritious healthy, freshly cooked meals using local products.
- Experienced team of local porters from Pisac.
- New tents and quality camping equipment.
- Free baggage storage in Cusco.
- Inca Trail Survivor T-shirt.
- Special snack.
Distance: 45 km / 29 miles
Elevation: over 2,000 meters / 6,561 feet
Highest altitude: 4,215 meters / 13,828 feet
Lowest altitude: 2,680 meters / 8,792 feet MACHUPICCHU
Considered: A CHALLENGING ADVENTURES
- Pick up from your hotel by your tour guide.
- Entrance fee to the Inca trail.
- Entrance fee to Machupicchu.
- Vegetarian food, vegan food and food for any dietary restrictions.
- Oxygen tank and first aid kit.
- Private portable toilet.
- Guided tour during the hike.
- Professional English-speaking tour guide.
- 2 hour guided tour in Machupicchu.
- Bus tickets from Machupicchu to Aguas Caliente.
- The last day´s lunch in Aguas Caliente.
- Tips for your crew.
CUSCO – PISCACUCHO KM 82 – AYAPATA CAMP SITE (B) (L) (D)
The day before the trip begins, we will go to your hotel to give you a briefing on what to expect and what to prepare. On the first day we will pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 am in our private van and we will have a 2 and half -hour drive to the site of the beginning of our hike km 82 PISKACUCHO 2.900-meter 9,514 ft where we will have our first breakfast made by our chef.
The first day is considered to be a training day, we will start the hike with the views of the sacred valley facing giant mountains of the vilcanota range most of the hike will be gentle and relatively easy between these 5 hours and we will begin to explore with 2 extraordinaries ancient sites where your guide will point out sites of historical significance, in these part will be warmer and cool to explore the begging of our hike once we arrive to lunch spot our porter will wait for us with cold drinks and some buckets with water to wash our hands and around 1 pm will eat our lunch after that will continue our hike for 2 more hours until the camp site AYAPATA 3.300 meter 10,826 ft these last short hike is our beginning of the first steep area of two hours to end the first days around 4 pm where our tents , sleeping pad and dulffel will be setup ready to have a siesta and then will make an introduce of our porter and finally will enjoy our happy hours and ending with a delicious dinner around 7 pm.
- Distance: 14 km / 8, 7 miles.
- Highest altitude: 3.300 meter / 10,826 feet.
- Lowest altitude: 2,750 meters / 9,022 feet.
- Considered: a moderate day.
AYAPATA – DEAD WOMAN PASS – PACAYMAYU - CHAQUICOCHA
Today will wake up having hot drinks at 4:30 am after 1 hours packing our belonging in our duffel will have our breakfast to start the challenging day, we will start on the original Inca trail and reach the highest altitude of our hike. We will begin at 6:00 am and walk for approximately 4 hours along the hike will see different varieties of vegetations and microclimates and enjoying of how high of elevation we ascending little by little until reach DEAD WOMANS PASS, which is 4,215 meters or 13,828 feet above sea level these is the high pass in our journey of this hike. From here we will walk downward for about 2 hours this part can be challenging too since there are a lot steep steps original pilgrimage inka trail afterward we will have a break for lunch cooked by our chef, PACAYMAYU 3,600 meter / 11,811 ft. After lunch, we will journey for 45 mins inclined steep steps until RUNQURAQAY another archeological site guided by your tour guide then we have the last uphill steps to the second pass which is call RUNQURAQAY PASS 4,000 meters or 13,123 feet above sea level. From here we will see the big change of two amazing ecosystems the end of the Andes and we go down to explore the biggening of the jungle another which these fists’ part can be challenging steep steps for 1 hour until our last Inka archeological sites here will explore the religious sites one wonderful place with a lot of energy and peacefully place once we end this will continue hiking our last gentle trail to our camp site about 45 min. We will spend the night in CHAQUICOCHA, which is about 3,600 meters or 11,811 feet above sea level. approx. time to arrive to the camp site 5:00 pm once the hike is over, joined us to have our happy hour and them to enjoy our dinner around 7 pm.
- Distance: 16 km / 9, 94 miles.
- Highest altitude: 4,215 meters / 13,828 feet.
- Lowest altitude: 3,250 meters / 10, 6622 feet.
- Considered: a hard day.
CHAQUICOCHA – PHUYUPATAMARQA - WIÑAYWAYNA
This will be the easiest day of our hike with a short hours of hike as every morning the wake up will be with hot drinks around 5:30 am then will begin at 7:00 am and walk for about 2 hours through beginning of the jungle and you will notice that the trail will incline gradually as we go on. As we walk, we will enjoy beautiful views of snowy mountain ranges in the distance, such as SALKANTAY and green valley’s then will walk until we arrive to the third pass PHUYUPATAMARCA 3,680 meter / 12,073 ft (the town above the cloud) here your guide will show you the archeological site and you will also be able to enjoy the views of the Machupicchu mountain range and see again the sacred valley. From here we will begin our descent challenging steep step day to the campsite (about a 3-hour walk). We will pass through the archeological site of INTIPATA (The Platform of the Sun) around 2 pm will eat our last lunch at the camp site WIÑAYHUAYNA (forever young). Here after lunch your guide will give you a short tour of this impressive archeological site. Then you will have time to rest at the camp site until the evening when we will have the last dinner and our last ceremony in order to say good bye to our porter then we go to bed early in preparation for the following day.
- Distance: 10 km / 6,21 miles.
- Highest altitude: 3,680 meters / 12,073 feet.
- Lowest altitude: 2,680 meters / 8,792 feet.
- Considered: an easy day .
MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO - CUSCO
finally the last day is where most people ask why do we have to wake up early and since many years the porters take the early train from aguas calientes and one of the reasons that we have to wake up early is for them. We are leaving early from the camp site 3:30 am in order to wait at the checkpoint from the last camp site and around 5:30 am the checkpoint will be open and we are starting to walk gradually between 1 hour until sun gate here will find the last famous gringo killer or known as the monkey steps the last uphill 52 steps will reach at sun gate around 6:30 am where will see the first amazing view of MACHUPICCHU will take photos there’s de then we continue facing Machupicchu for about 45 min walking to Machupicchu.
Once we arrive in MACHUPICCHU we will take an official group photo before heading to the checkpoint where you will need to show your passports to enter the citadel of the sanctuary of Machupicchu. Here we will have a 2-hour guided walking tour of MACHUPICCHU and after the walking tour we will take a bus back to Aguas Calientes where you will have enough time for lunch before taking the 2.55 pm train back to Ollantaytambo. There will be a bus waiting here to take you back to Cusco around 6:30pm to your hotel.
- Distance: 5 km / 3,10 miles.
- Machupicchu elevation: 2,400 meters / 7,874 feet.
- Considered: a short moderate day.
- Original passport.
- University valid student card. (You must send a copy at the time of booking.)
- Backpack to carry your personal items. 20,30 Lt comfy backpack.
- Warm down sleeping bag Minus 5ºC You can hire from us if you do not have one.
- Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support.
- Trekking poles: metal tips are not allowed on the trail.
- Warm clothes,layers for variable temperature especially at night.
- Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or in cold conditions.
- Gloves or mittens, scarf , wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights.
- T-shirts and trekking pants that zipoff to short pants for comfort.
- Flash light, head torch and extra batteries.
- Camera and extra batteries.
- Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
Sunscreen, and sunglasses.
- Personal medical kit, insect repellent.
- Rain Gear a good rain jacket, rain poncho.
- Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel.
- 2 litre water bottle, (disposable plastic bottles are forbidden in Machupicchu site).
- Snacks for the hike as energy bars, snickers,dried fruits.
- We provide boiled water from 2nd Day, buy water enroute on Day 1,2.
- Bathing clothes for the hot springs for hikers with an extra night in Aguas Calientes.
- Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc in soles.
- Emergency money at least 200-300 extra soles.
- Original passport.
- ISIC card (if applicable, sent before the reservation).
- Water ( at least 2 liters).
- Hiking sticks, you can rent these from Discover Pachamama.
- Rain gear-rain jacket, rain pants or plastic ponchos.
- Sunscreen, sun hat and sun glasses.
- Insect repellent (with deet).
- Extra battery.
- Appropriate clothes for warm weather.
- Toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, wipes, hand sanitizer.
- Small towel.
- Extra money for snacks and drinks (we recommend at least 400 soles).