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3-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu via Wiñaywayna

Follow Juventino, an IFMGA mountain guide from Peru, on an incredible 3-day hike through the impressive Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Reach the amazing Machu Picchu through a 3-day hike.

  • Discover the wonderful Peruvian flora and fauna.

  • Explore different archeological sites along the way.

Description

For hiking lovers, the Inca Trail in Peru is something you must experience at least once in your life. It is scattered with Peruvian ruins and dazzling landscapes. I want to invite you on a short 3-day version of this trek through Wiñaywayna to reach the impressive Machu Picchu.

My proposed itinerary can be found in the section below. You’ll see that we’ll go by several Inca Ruins, such as Llactapata, Wiñaywayna, Sayacmarca, Chaquiqocha, Intipata, and others. We’ll also get to enjoy wonderful views of the Vilcanota mountain range with the Veronica and Pumasillo peaks and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way, if we’re lucky, we’ll find samples of the local flora and fauna, such as llamas, alpacas, hummingbirds, sparrows, the Andean bear, and many other species.

However, the highlight of the trip will be reaching Machu Picchu, the impressive Inca city built in the 15th century. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the place  after I give you a guided tour and teach you all about the history and culture of the city.

So, are you ready to accomplish the iconic Inca Trail? Then send your request and I’ll be more than happy to guide you.

I also offer a classic 4-day trek and a short 2-day hike to Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail. Check them out if you are looking for more options.

More info

Inca Trail programs must be booked 6 months prior to the beginning of the trip. Make sure to bring: -A small backpack with a change of clothes -Sleeping bag -Rain jacket or poncho -Strong, comfortable footwear -Sweater and jacket (something warm) -Water bottle -Torch / Flashlight and batteries -Hat or cap to protect you from the sun -Sun block -Insect repellent -Toiletries, towel and toilet paper -Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, energy bars, etc. -Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at Aguas Calientes after the trek) -Optional: Walking Poles /sticks (rubber covers necessary)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Llulluchapampa

We leave Cusco early in the morning and drive to kilometer 82, where the hiking starts. We’ll go by the Urubamba River and reach Miskay, where we can see the Inca city of Llactapata. We’ll continue through Wayllabamba up until Llulluchapampa.

 

Day 2: Llulluchapampa - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna

This is the most beautiful and hard part of the trip since we’ll go to the highest point of the trek: Warmiwañuska (Dead woman’s pass). We’ll explore some archeological centers such as Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Qonchamarca, Chaquiqocha, Phuyupatamarca, and Intipata. We’ll sleep by another archeological site: Wiñaywayna.

Day 3: Wiñaywayna - Intipunku - Machu Picchu

We’ll wake up early to reach Intipunku (the Sun Gate) at sunrise for a stunning first view of Machu Picchu. We’ll then continue to the archeological site where I’ll gave you an informed tour and then you’ll spend some time exploring by yourself.

Bus to Aguas Calientes and then train back to Cusco.


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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