INCA TRAIL 4 DAY / 3 NIGTH

The Inca Trail makes is in the high Andean mountains, sculpting the rock in a fantastic sample of the high degree achieved by the Inca engineering. It is a Royal road since it was used by the Inca and his court to reach the sacred city of Machu Picchu; for that reason important Inca archaeological remains are observed along the way.

  • Duration: 4 days and 3 night.
  • Season: From January to December except February for maintenance.
  • Departure: Daily.
  • Return: Back Packer Train.
  • Importarnt: VERY IMPORTANT  book early time for your entry.
  • The Classic Inca Trail permits are limited to just 500 persons per day, and this includes all the staff such ( tour guides, porters, and cooks). The months April, May, and June will sell out very quickly.we recommend you book now.

An early morning bus transfer to Piscacucho, Km marker 82 of the Cusco – Machu Picchu railroad, drops you at the trail’s starting point. You will be following the Urubamba River at a pace for you to acclimate yourself, with the first stop being the Llaqtapata archeological complex, where a delicious lunch is served in this lovely and fortunate setting. After a rest, the journey continues towards the valley, this time uphill until you make it to the village of Wayllabamba, the first day’s campsite.

  • Total distance: 12 Km (7.47 miles).
  • Approximate time: 5 – 6 hours.
  • Maximum altitude: 3000 m (9840 ft).

After a healthy breakfast, it’s back to the road, ascending to the first pass along the Inca Trail: Warmiwañusca (4200 m). It will take the better part of the morning to climb there. But, for the rest of the time, 2 hours, you will be descending into the valley to your next campsite: Pacaymayo.

  • Total distance: 11 Km (6.84 miles).
  • Approximate time: 6 – 7 hours.                                                              
  • Maximum altitude: 4200 m (13,776 ft).

This day, you will enjoy a trek through completely different countryside, beginning with a morning ascent to the Inca Trail’s second pass at Runcuracay (3900 m), from which you will descend for another two hours to the extraordinary Sayacmarca archeological site. After exploring this remarkable area, it’s off once again along an original, stone paved Incan path that divides a semi-tropical cloud forest to the third pass, Phuyupatamarca (3800 m), a location that will captivate you with its spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valley. The last part of this day’s journey is the descent to the mysteriously beautiful Wiñaywayna archeological site and final encampment.

  • Total distance: 16 Km (9.94 miles).
  • Approximate time: 8 hours.
  • Maximum altitude: 2650 m (8692 ft).

You will start the hike towards the Punku sector, also called the Doorway of the Sun, a place from where you will catch your first sighting of the impressive lost city of Machu Picchu. The journey along this trail, used by the ancient dwellers of these lands, will be an unforgettable adventure for you. Rediscovering the “Lost City of the Incas” in your own way will be the reward for your daring. Following a short hike, you will arrive at the archeological complex and, after a refreshing break, you will begin your guided tour that will last roughly 2 hours. You then will board a bus that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch, and afterwards it is back to the city of Cusco in the train.

  • Total distance: 4 Km (2.49 miles)
  • Approximate time: 2 hours
  • Maximum altitude: 2700 m (8829 ft)
  • Altitude of Machu Picchu: 2400 m (7872 ft)
  • Courtesy transfer from the airport to your hotel in Cusco (Please provide us your flight information)
  • Pre-departure Inca Trail briefing, presented by your tour guides at our downtown Cusco office.
  • Collection from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to head of Inca Trail at Km 82- Piscacucho (trek starting point).
  • Entrance ticket to Inca Trail & Machu Picchu.
  • Visit & entrance ticket to the different Inca archaeological sites during the Inca Trail.
  • Bus ticket Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and transfer to your hotel.
  • Professional multilingual Inca Trail leaders.
  • Assistant Guide (for groups of 9 or more people).
  • Professional cooks and cooking equipment.
  • Well treated local porters.
  • Porters service (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • 3 Nutritious Breakfasts, 3 High-energy Lunches, 3 Delicious Dinners.
  • 3 Tea times.
  • Vegetarian food is available upon request with no extra charge.
  • Hot tea kindly brought to your tent first thing in the morning.
  • One liter boiled water every day after breakfast to refill your bottles, from the second day.
  • Clean and spacious 4P-capacity Tents (Marmot Limestone)– only two people per tent.
  • Comfortable Personal foamy pad (double foam), given to you at the beginning of the trek
  • 24 hours emergency oxygen assistance.
  • First aid equipment.
  • Biodegradable personal hand soaps.
  • Biodegradable detergents to dishwashing used by our kitchen staff
  • Accommodation, food, transport, permits for our porters and cooks.
  • Inca Trail survivor certificate.
  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Tips for the guide, cook, and Porter.
  • Original Passport.
  • A small backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Sleeping mattress (we will provide you with this).
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for a few dollars).
  • Strong, comfortable footwear.
  • Sweater and jacket (something warm).
  • Water bottle, ideally non-disposable canteen.
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
  • Sunblock (sun protection cream).
  • Insect repellent, Toiletries, towel, and toilet paper.
  • Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, energy bars, etc.
  • Camera, plenty of films and spare batteries, Cash in soles and US$.