• Trip duration
    6 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Description

I am happy to invite you to live this 4-day trek to Machu Picchu, which usually extends to 6 days due to the travel from and to Cusco.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous trekking experiences in South America. Moreover it is ranked as one of the top 5 treks in the world.

The rich biodiversity, its archaeological sites along the way and the cloud forests are some of the main features that make the Inca Trail trek a really special adventure.

The Inca Trail covers about 45 kilometers, starting at an elevation of 2560 meters of height and ending at 2377 meters. During this fantastic trek we must cross two 4175-meter mountain passes. That’s why it essential to do it along with a professional mountain guide. I can also provide you with all the necessary equipment and services like porters who will carry our gear.

Please take into account that you should book your trip for the Inca Trail at least 4 to 6 months in advance, due to high demand especially from May to December.

So contact me now if you want to do this mythical trekking along the Inca Trail in Perú and discover the magic of Machu Picchu!

Itinerary

Day 1

Lima – flight to Cusco and afternoon tour

After breakfast in the hotel in Lima, you will be transferred to the airport around 7 am to take the morning flight to Cusco. After one hour flight you will be arriving to Cusco by 11 am. Then the group will be transferred to the selected hotel for the accommodation where you will have lunch. In the afternoon you’ll enjoy a city tour around Cusco, a town located in the Andean area in the south side of Peru (at 3399 m). During the tour you will visit the Temple of the Sun Coricancha, The Cathedral, The Main Square, the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, the ruins of Kenko, the ruins of Pucapucara and the ruins of Tambombachay. Finally, dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cusco.

Day 2

Cusco – KM 82 – Huayllabamba (3000 m)

Early in the morning at 6 am the bus will pick you up from your hotel to travel to Piscacucho, passing through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the cities of Urubamba and Ollanataytambo. Optional breakfast in Urubamba. In Piscacucho (Km 88) we’ll start the trek passing by the hanging bridge over the Urubamba River. After one hour of hiking we will have lunch in Miskay, enjoying the views of the Llactapata Inca’s city. Once we cross the Cusichaca River (3 hours of hiking) we’ll get to Huayllabamba where we will set up camp at 3000 m.

Day 3

Huayllabamba – Pacaymayu (4200 m)

After breakfast in the camping site we will leave up for to the Warmiwañuska (“dead woman”) Pass, at 4200 meters of altitude. After the pass we will descend to Pacaymayu where we will set up camp.

Day 4

Pacaymayu –Wiñayhuayna (2650 m)

Early in the morning after our typical breakfast we will start hiking to Runkurakay along a really beautiful route leading to Machu Picchu. This day we will walk the original Inca Trail entering the amazing Andean forest. Here we will know the archaeological group of Sayacmarca, Conchamarca, Puyupatamarca. Finally we will get to Wiñayhuayna, our last camp at 2650 meters in height.

Day 5

Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu (2400 mt) – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

This day we must wake up very early, at around 4 am. After breakfast we will start our final trekking day in direction to Intipunku. From here we can appreciate how the sun reflects the entire Machu Picchu Ruins. To get to Machu Picchu we must walk for only 2 more hours. We will visit the Inca Empire city with a help of a local guide. By the afternoon the bus will take us to Aguas Calients (hot springs). Once we have lunch there we will take the train to Cusco, arriving at about 7 – 8 pm.

Day 6

Cusco – flight back to Lima

This day you will flight back to Lima in the afternoon. Our private transport will pick you up at your hotel 2 hours before to take you to the airport in Cusco. Once in Lima our private transport will be waiting for you to then take you to the hotel. End of the program.

Price per person

Group of 21100USD
Group of 31050USD
Group of 4980USD
Group of 5951USD
Group of 6920USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: First breakfast in Cusco, personal trekking gear in Cusco, lunch in Aguas Calientes, tips and extra expenses, meals in towns (Cusco, Huaraz, Lima), personal climbing gear in Huaraz, sleeping bag, flight Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Cusco