4 Days / 3 Nights
From $ 640.00 Per Person
The classic Inca trail is one of our most popular trips in the region for those looking to combine the cultural highlights of the archeological sites with the challenge of one of the world’s best known hikes. The four- day Inca Trail trek will reward you with a stunning combination of the region’s archeological sites, landscapes, mountains capes, Peruvian food, the highest point or Dead Women’s pass, and cloud forests. Because we run our own treks.
You will have a welcome meeting with your Guide 1 o 2 days before your trek. And that is the time to talk about hike o briefing and then you will have opportunity to ask questions.
We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 5:00 AM and then we will drive to Ollantaytambo village around 2 hours. However within 2 hours driving we will see nice landscapes, communities, farming areas, and the famous sacred valley of the Incas and then we will arrive to Ollantaytambo in order to have breakfast after that we will drive to get to Km 82 and which is the beginning of the hike.
Upon arrival at kilometer 82, we will have some time to organize ourselves, use of the restrooms, apply sunscreen, insect repellent, etc. At the Inca Trail first control point be ready to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) your student card.
At the start of the trail (2720m) we cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy, a warm-up along the Inca flat terrain. There are great views of the Incan Fortress (‘Huillca Raccay’), the vast and incredible Inca site of Llactapata, (officially called ‘Patallacta’), the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle, the Andes Mountains, and the beautiful snow-capped peak of ‘W’akay Willca (5860m) we known as Veronica and then We will have a delicious lunch, after lunch We will hike around 2 hours to get to Huayllabamba camp site (3000masl).
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
- Accommodations: Camping
- Maximum altitude: 3000m
- Minimum altitude: 2720m
- Distance to hike: 11km
- Difficulty to hike: Easy
After a delicious breakfast we will begin our hike to the famous Dead Woman’s Pass! For the first 3 hours we will be in the cloud forest and We will see nice views, and mountains. After this 3 hour hike we reach Lluchapampa (3,800). This is a small camp and it is the absolute last location on the trail to buy supplies. After a break we will continue on the trail.
The portion of the trail leading to Dead Woman’s Pass at Warmiwañusca (4,215 m) lasts two hours and takes you through beautiful mountains and the grasslands of the high Andes. We will pause at the top of this pass to admire the majesty of the highest point of the Inca trail.
We will then descend to the Pacaymayu camp (3600m)
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Accommodations: Camping
- Maximum altitude: 4215masl
- Minimum altitude; 3000masl
- Distance to hike: 10km
- Difficulty: Challenging
After another fantastic breakfast we will hike for one hour until we reach to Runcoraqay Inca site in order to have a nice explanation about that Inca site and then still going up to reach to Runcoraqay Pass (3900m) and from there you will have nice views of the mountains. And we will descent around one hour to get to Sayacmarca Inca site, then 2 hours to get to Phuyupatamarca. From this location we will have astonishing views of Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Mountain. We will also have a guided tour of the Phuyupatamarca Inca site. And that place will be lunch spot.
Now it is time to head into the rain forest! We will walk downhill for 3 hours until we reach our camp. During this stretch of the trail we will visit Inti Pata. Many people feel that the most beautiful pictures of the entire Inca trail can be taken from this location! After Inti Pata it is a further 25 minutes to our campsite at Wiñay Wayna (2,680 m). After we will go to visit that amazing Inca site with the same name.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Dinner.
- Accommodation: Camping.
- Maximum altitude: 3900m.
- Minimum altitude: 2680m
- Distance of hike: 16km
- Difficulty: Moderate
We will rise very early to complete the final stretch of the Inca Trail, which brings us to Inti Punku or the Sun Gate, the principal entrance of the crystal city of Machu Picchu. The trail here is fairly easy going and after about an hour we will arrive to Inti Punku (2,700 m), an awesome location to observe the citadel of Machu Picchu and sunrise in the Andes.
From Inti Punku it is a further 40 minute downhill hike to the citadel of Machu Picchu. We will go to the classic “photo” spot and take pictures once we arrive. Then there will be a short break prior to starting our tour of Machu Picchu. The tour will last two hours.
When you are finished exploring the extraordinary city of Machu Picchu you will travel to Aguas Calientes by bus. You will then take the train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy/Ollantaytambo where our private van will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel in Cusco. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.
- Meals: Breakfast.
- Maximum altitude:2700m
- Minimum altitude: 2400m
- Distance to hike: 6km
- Difficult to hike: Easy