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If you are looking for the best way to hike the Inca Trail, this classic route offers a unique approach that avoids the main crowds.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

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  • 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • March To January
  • Max People : 08
  • Min Age : 08+
  • Level: Challenging
  • Pickup: Cusco

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most renowned trekking routes in the world, and an essential part of any stay in Cusco, Peru. This historic trail takes you through a variety of dramatic landscapes, from grassy valleys and glimmering woodland to striking snow-capped mountains, with endless spectacular vistas creating a captivating backdrop. During this four-day trek, you will encounter vibrant wildlife and several fascinating Inca ruins before arriving at the awe-inspiring citadel of Machu Picchu. Led by an expert guide and looked after by a team of porters who will provide food, water and help you set up camp each night, you will be in safe hands all the way, letting you relax and enjoy the blissful peaceful atmosphere and stunning views. A must for anyone who longs to be immersed in nature and wants an in-depth insight into Peru’s rich history.

Highlights

  • Embark from Cusco or Ollantaytambo, one of South America’s oldest villages
  • Crossover Dead Woman’s Pass (4212 m) for breathtaking views 
  • Camp at Phuyupatamarca, “‘the place above the clouds”
  • Descend the Wiñay Wayna terraces and through the Intipunku gateway
Itinerary

Day 1Cusco - km82 - Huayllabamba

 Our adventure will begin early in the morning when our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 5:30 and from there you will head towards km82 for 2 hours before reaching said town we will make a small stop in the town of Ollantaytambo (2792 mts / 9160.1 ft) (It is one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru. In an area of ​​approximately 600 hectares its construction was for astronomical, administrative, religious, residential and agricultural use) Once here, we will obtain some supplies or use the bathrooms and continuing with the program We will go to km82 where we will pass a control.

-Then we will start our adventure through the paths that my ancestors walked and passing through various archaeological sites, lush vegetation and landscapes that you will be amazed. after a 3 hour walk to the Tarayoc lunch place (2675 mts / 8776.3 feet) After enjoying lunch, we will start walking for an average of 2 hours until we reach our Wayllabamba camp (2970 mts / 9744.1 ft) where our Camp will be waiting Before dinner, our waiter will provide you with warm water in pots to do your personal cleaning and then he will provide you with hot drinks such as coffee, different types of tea, chocolate or a coca infusion accompanied with sandwiches, then you You will visit the dining tent where our cook will prepare a succulent dinner prepared with organic products.

  • Start time of the walk: 09:30 am
  • Arrival at the campsite: 16:30 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Km 82 – 2675 m / 8776.3 feet.
  • Maximum altitude: Wayllabamba camp – 2970 masl / 9744.1 ft.
  • Distance traveled: 11 km / 6.8 miles (6 hours walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: moderate.
  • Meals included: lunch, snack and dinner.

Day 2Wayllabamba - Dead Woman's Pass – Pacaymayu

After a good breakfast we will start our walk towards the ayapata sector (3328 m / 10918.7 ft) that will take us 1 hour, we will take a short rest and then we will continue the walk, towards the lunch place that is called llullucha (3760 m / 12335.9 ft ) that will take us 2 hours. In this part of the trek we will pass through different ecological floors starting from a humid forest ending in an area of ​​the puna, streams, small waterfalls, abundant vegetation and we will visualize the Warmi wañusca pass, which means the dead woman

After lunch it will take us another 2 hours to reach the highest point Warmiwañusca located at 4215 m / 13828.7 ft, in this part of the walk we normally recommend walking at your own pace and taking several breaks because it is the last section to reach the top. , the last 30 minutes will be very hard but when you reach the summit you will feel that satisfaction that you did

After a short rest, enjoying the magnificent views, you will descend to the next valley, called the Pacaymayu valley and we will arrive at the Pacaymayu camp (3500 m / 11482.9 ft) at last. And we will enjoy our hot drinks and our dinner

  • Wake up time: 05:30 am
  • Start time of the walk: 07:00 am
  • Arrival at the campsite: 17:00 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Sitio Ayapata – 3328 masl / 10918.7 feet.
  • Maximum altitude: Paso Warmiwañusca – 4215 masl / 13828.7 ft.
  • Distance traveled: 12 kM / 7.45 miles (9 hours of walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: challenging.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3Pacaymayu - Wiñay Wayna

This day is the longest because we will walk 16 km but you see it is the most spectacular day that we will spend x endless archaeological centers, different ecological floors. After having a good breakfast we will begin the ascent for an hour towards the first archaeological center from Runkuracay where your guide will give an explanation of this Inca site and after another hour we will arrive at the second called Runkurakay (3955 mts / 12975.7 ft) the perfect place to take panoramic photos of the Vilcabamba mountain range and a humid forest from here the path is difficult down the descent will be gradual and zigzagging for 1 hour until reaching the next one so that another archaeological center called Sayacmarca (3585 mts / 11761.8 ft) where your guide will provide you with enough information about the place and will provide you with time to explore for you and then we will continue With the walk to the lunch place Phuyupatamarca (3640 mts / 11942.3 feet) that will take us 2 hours the road will be undulating and pass We will go through Inka tunnels different ecosystems. After lunch, we will walk for 3 hours downhill to the Wiñaywayna camp (2650 mts / 8694.2 ft) which is named after the beautiful orchid that is abundant in the area and which means “Forever young”, the last camp. In the evening we will enjoy tea time and dinner.

  • Wake up time: 05:00 am
  • Start time of the walk: 07:00 am
  • Arrival at the campsite: 17:00 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Sitio Chaquicocha – 3535 masl / 11597.8 feet.
  • Maximum altitude: Runkurakay Pass – 3955 masl / 12975.7 feet
  • Distance traveled: 16 kms / 10 mls (8 – 10 hours walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: moderate.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Day 4Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

this day will require the final effort of getting up very early to have a succulent breakfast at 03:30 am and then we will go to the control and start the walk for 2 hours. To get to the Puerta del Sol or Intipunku (2750 mts / 9022.3 feet) where you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of Machupicchu and as time passes it will be more incredible finally we will arrive at Machu Picchu (2430 mts / 7972.4 feet) where Our guide will give you a complete and well explained tour of this wonder of the world after the tour you will have some time to explore the site at your own pace. After this, we will return to the city of Aguas Calientes by bus and later we will take our train to Ollantaytambo and then by private bus back to Cusco.

  • Wake up time: 03:30 am
  • Start time of the walk: 05:30 am
  • Arrival at the citadel of Machu Picchu: 8:00 am
  • Arrival in Cusco: 21:56 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Machu Picchu citadel – 2430 masl / 7972.4 feet.
  • Maximum altitude: Intipunku site – 2750 masl / 9022.3 feet.
  • Distance traveled: 5 kms / 3.11 mls (5.5 hours walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: moderate.
  • Meals included: Breakfast,

Included

3 nights in camping.
Train tickets to Cusco.
All entrance fees and permits.
All private transfers.
A personal porter to carry your 7 kg / 14 pounds.
A private Inca Trail, with an English, Spanish and Quechua speaking guide.
Modern trekking and camping equipment.
All meals cooked on site with fresh, organic ingredients by our trained chef.
Oxygen bottle and first aid kits.

not included

Breakfast on the first day
Final lunch and dinner in “Aguas Calientes”.
Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
Extra porter (Extra porters available to carry up to 22 Pounds)
Travel Insurance

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