The Classic Inca Trail is known as one of the most famous and cherished hiking journeys in the world. It consists of a 4 day trek to Machu Picchu. The attraction of this hike is the beautiful combination of Inca ruins, glorious mountains, exotic vegetation and amazing ecological diversity. The trail goes over high passes with memorable vistas, through cloud forest, and finally down into semi tropical vegetation.
The Machu Picchu sanctuary is host to over 250 species of orchids and many varieties of rare birds, animals, reptiles, as well as some species that are on the brink of extinction.
The highest point above sea level is 4200m so we advise anyone coming from the coast to spend 2 days in Cusco prior to your trip, to acclimatize to the altitude. You can explore and discover one of Peru's most pristine landscapes and experience an Andean journey to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
The Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu involves 4 days with your professional guide, cook and porters with high quality camping gear.
A tour which we can remember because we passing among challenging roads and have accomplishments.
Day 01: Cusco - Km82 - Llulluchapampa
Day 02: Llulluchapampa - Chaquicocha
Day 03: Chaquicocha - Wiñaywayna
Day 04: Hiking to Machu Picchu
Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class accommodations - Superior service, extra porters and private transport.
Physical Rating: 3 - Demanding - Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers
Age requirement: 12+ / All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Inca Trail Tour Operator: Inca Trail Machu Tour Operator
Crew: A Inca Trail Machu Representative in Cusco and a professional bilingual tour guide, a cook and porters for your personal belonging
Accommodation: 3x campsite.
Meals: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner, 3x afternoon tea.
Transportation: Transportation by private van, 1x train (Expedition Class).
Camping equipment: Included the double tent, thermarest mattress and Sleeping bag, click here for more information
Group Available: Min: 2 and Max 8 Trekkers
If you want to best price, choose the Cheap Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour.
IncaTM DOES NOT permit this exploitation!! We guarantee that our porters carry only an amount given by the Peruvian law!! There is still a long way to go when it comes to a reserve of adequate meals, backpacks and warm dry sleeping accommodation.
We pick you up from your hotel and transfer you by bus to the trailhead at km 82. Briefing at the trailhead (2350 m.), cross and hike along the Urubamba River visiting the collection of archeological Sites of WILKARAKAY and the marvelous Inca Ruins of Llactapata. Continue up the CUSICHAKA River Canyon with magnificent views of the Cordillera Oriental, particularly, VERONICA Mountain (5850 m), lunch in Chamana, continue along the trail and the Cusichaka river observing, several Inca agricultural terraces and irrigation channels. Visit the picturesque village of Huayllabamba. From this point we will start the ascent in different levels, where we will appreciate different Eco-systems along the way, in LLULLUCHAPAMPA we will set up our camp site (3700 m.), in afternoon Tea and Dinner.
Estimated trekking time: 7 hours
Trekking distance: 14 Km
Max. elevation: 3,000 m
Min. elevation: 2,720 m
Wake up, We start up the trail toward the first pass WARMIWANUSCA (4200m) passing though the cloud forest of Yunkachimpa and the Corralpunku with an excellent view of snowcapped peaks. From the pass we descend to the Pacamayo valley (3300m). Lunch in PACASMAYO, continue to Hike through the Pacasmayo Valley to the Inka ruins of RUNKURACAY. We climb up and cross the second pass (3860m) and follow the Royal Inkas Highway down to the Inka Ruins of SAYACMARCA passing Lake YANACOCHA., Camp in CHAQUICOCHA.
Estimated trekking time: 8 - 10 hours
Trekking distance: 15 Km
Max. elevation: 4,200 m
Min. elevation: 3,580 m
We start up the trail, and pass through beautiful sup- tropical vegetation en route to the archaeological site of PHUYUPATAMARCA. Lunch at PHUYUPATAMARCA (3600 m.), Begin the steep descent through the cloud forest with opportunities to see beautiful orchids and different varieties of birds on the way to our camp site at WIÑAYWAYNA (2700 m.), guided tour of Wiñaywayna archeological site, camping in Wiñaywayna (2700 m.)
Estimated trekking time: 5 hours
Trekking distance: 10 km
Max. elevation: 3,680 m
Min. elevation: 2,700 m
Hiking to Machu Picchu overlooking the Urubamba River to the sun Gate or INTIPUNKU to see the sunrise on Machu Picchu. We enter the site early in the morning for the best photo opportunities and then spend the rest of the morning visiting and exploring the Ruins. Meeting for those interested in visiting Aguas Calientes for lunch or to visit the hot springs otherwise, free time in Machu Picchu, in the afternoonReturn to Cusco by tourist train from Aguas Calientes (actual town of Machu Picchu) to Cusco.
Meal budget: Please allow USD 20-50 for meals not included.
Single room: Please note that if you have booked the "Single room" option for this trek, you receive your own single tent for all nights.
Local flights: No local flights are included in the trek´s price!