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Classic 4-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco

Classic 4-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco

Follow one of the certified local guides from our team along the classic 4-day Inca Trail to reach the breathtaking Machu Picchu in Peru.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Andes

DURATION

4 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Mar - Nov

FITNESS LEVEL

Intermediate

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Spend four days in the incredible Peruvian jungle.
  • Hike for 4 days towards an unforgettable destination.
  • Learn about the Inca culture and architecture.

Description

The Inca Trail is definitely one of the most beautiful trails in America. And it takes you to an unforgettable destination: the archeological site of Machu Picchu. Follow me on a one-of-a-kind adventure hiking for 4 days in the Peruvian jungle.

This 4-day, 3-night program begins in Cusco. We’ll leave at 5.30am towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The hiking path begins at the Kilometer 82, after crossing the Rio Urubamba. The second day will be a bit harder as we go up the steps to the highest point of the trail: the Warmihuañusca Pass. The third day is the most beautiful of all going through a humid tropical rainforest, visiting lakes and ruins. And the best part: the third camping site has showers with hot water. On the fourth day, we’ll wake up very early to reach Inti Punku (Sun Gate) and enjoy the sunrise over Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu. After a 2-hour guided tour along the ruins of the Incas, you’ll have enough time to explore this outstanding place as you wish. You can read a more detailed description of the itinerary below.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip now and discover this amazing archeological city!

If you have less time, but still want to experience the thrill of hiking the Inca Trail, check out the shorter 2-day trip I offer.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

Price details

Price includes tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy)/or Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco, bus going downhill from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes where the train station is situated and transfer from the train station in Cusco to your hotel in Cusco. Price does not include sleeping bag or the first breakfast.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Km 82 - Wayllabamba - Yuncachimpa

We’ll stop at Ollantaytambo for a quick breakfast.

The first day is relatively easy. We’ll stop at Miskay, the archeological site of Llactapata, Wayllabamba and Yuncachimpa.

Our camp offers views of Nevado de Verónica.

Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Total distance: 11 km.

Day 2: Yuncachimpa - Llulluchapampa - Warmihuañusca pass - Pacaymayu - Runkurakay pass - Chaquicocha

Hiking time: 8-9 hours
Total distance: 15 km.

Day 3: Chaquicocha - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñayhuayna

We’ll pass through some lakes, some incredible views of the Rio Urubamba Valley and the ruins of Wiñaywayna.

Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Total distance: 10 km.

Day 4: Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

We leave from Aguas Calientes to Cusco in the afternoon.

Hiking time: 2-3 hours
Total distance: 7 km.

Details

More info

Inca Trail programs must be booked 6 months prior to the beginning of the trip.

Meeting point

FAQs

What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

Every day you walk approximately 5 to 9 hours, the maximum height is 4750 meters. If you want more information, contact us.

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

To do this tour you need a previous acclimatization of walks to lagoons or have experience in long-distance walks, now if you have any other more specific questions we can schedule a call to clarify all your questions.

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

We pick up from your hotel or hostel in Cusco city

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

During the trek we will sleep in high-altitude tents, and within our budget the tour includes breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. If you have any more questions we can schedule a call to explain all the details of the trip.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that I need to consider before the tour?

we recommend having the mandatory vaccines that are required by world health on the COVID19 vaccine, and we also recommend having accident insurance, we always recommend Partners –Global Rescue. If you have any more questions about the trip we can schedule a call via WhatsApp.

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

The best season is from May to September, but we also offer this trip all year round, if you have any other questions let me know or we can schedule a call to clarify all your questions.

Can I join a group?

Recommended date: All year except February, better between May and October.

IMPORTANT: BOOK THIS TREKKING MUCH IN ADVANCE

During this trekking each participant must carry their personal belongings in the backpack - possibility of hiring additional porters. - For this trip you can join some groups that have daily departures, for more information contact us or we can schedule a call to clarify all your questions.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In general, if we have bad weather, this trip is always carried out. When the weather is bad, we always recommend starting the trekking earlier than normal because it is clear in the morning and there is more rain in the afternoon. If you have any more questions or doubts, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp.

About the guide: Peru

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Peru

4.80

(20)

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.

Languages

| English

Certificates

AGMP | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Peru

5.00

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.

5.00

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“.

Marcela

4.00

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.

5.00

5 star guide. Nothing but the best.

5.00

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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