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3-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu via Wiñaywayna

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3-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu via Wiñaywayna

Follow a local certified guide from our team on an incredible 3-day hike through the impressive Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru.



3 Days

All year


All levels


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

* Discover the wonderful Peruvian flora and fauna.

* Explore different archeological sites along the way.


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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Porters

Price details

Price includes first aid kit, bus ticket Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes and return train ticket on Day 3 from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo plus transfer to your hotel.Price does not include first breakfast, sleeping bags or tips.


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.



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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About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru


He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.


We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.


5 star guide. Nothing but the best.


A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

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