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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour

The Inca Trail 3 Days 2 Nights tour is the most legendary Peru Treks Challenge and the most well-known hike in the world.


This is a variant of the Inca Trail 4 Days, with Machu Picchu as your final destination, for people who do not have much free time. you’ll begin on the km 82 of the Classic Inca Trail.


Trekking the 3 Day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu is both difficult and magnificent. If you’re moderately healthy, this Inca Trail Tours to Machu Picchu involves 3 day hike to Machu Picchu with your professional guide, chef and porters.


You will visit the most important Inca complex along the way: Wiñayhuayna also known as "Forever Young." And finish your tour in the impressive Inca citadel of Machu Picchu so it remains to be said that this is an experience you should not forget soon.

Quick Itinerary:

Day 01: Cusco - Km 82 - Llulluchapampa

Day 02: Llulluchapampa - Wiñayhuayna

Day 03: Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco


Important info about your Trek:



Highlights by Archaeological Sites

  • Hike for 3 Days to Machu Picchu with a professional bilingual guide, a cook and porters.
  • Follow the Inca Trail Tours to Machu Picchu, where you will appreciate the Inca ruins and the vastness of flora and fauna.
  • Explore and visit the Inca sites like: Llactapata, Huayllabamba, Runcuracay, Sayaqmarka, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñaywayna and Machu Picchu.
  • Try the delicious food along the way
  • Additional porter included during the trek on the Inca Trail.
  • Hike the Inca Trail Tours to Machu Picchu in a short period
  • Quality equipment for camping 2 nights
  • See the sunrise of the citadel of Machu Picchu from the Inti Punku
  • Visit Inca monuments inaccessible by road,
  • Guided tour of the Inca Trail
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.

Interesting Information:



In the morning very early we pick you up from your hotel to travel by bus to the kilometer 82, after passing the control, we begin the trek from the banks of the Urubamba River to the archaeological complex of Llactapata. Continuing the Inca Trail 3 Days 2 Nights, we will arrive to Huayllabamba where we will have lunch, the complete walk will take us approximately 9 hours (approximately 18 km) until we reach the first camp in Llulluchapampa.

Estimated trekking time: 7 - 8 hours
Trekking distance: 17  Km
Max. elevation: 3,850 m
Min. elevation: 1,200 m



We will get up very early to contemplate the beauty of the mountains and breathe the pure air that nature gives us after breakfast. This day we will visit the complexes of Runcuracay, Sayaqmarka and Phuyupatamarca.

We start the trek to cross 2 very high steps, including Warmiwañusca, with 4,200 m.a.s.l. place where archaeological remains are found. This is the highest point of the hike, which we will cross breathing with difficulty and the place where we will see stunning views of the geography of the place of beautiful mountains and snowy mountains, and the beautiful semi tropical valley.

Then we continue hiking through the valley to the Inca ruins of Runkuraqay and then climb up over the second pass – Abra Runkuraqay.

After visiting Runkuraqay, we continue walking to Sayaqmarka for about 2 hours (5 km). It is a location brimming with enigma and enchantment. This site is located over 3,600 meters above sea level.

Then we will descend to Phuyupatamarca, where we will have lunch. The last hours of the hike is semi flat to Wiñayhuayna, the campsite.


>Estimated trekking time:  8 - 9 hours
Trekking distance: 16  Km
Max. elevation: 3,600  m
Min. elevation: 2,700  m
Difficulty: Moderate




After breakfast, very early, we leave to Inti Punku (The Gate of the Sun), the entrance to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu from this point is an unforgettable experience, after descending we register at the income of this magical place and we will have a guided tour for approximately 2 hours. In the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where the transfer will be waiting for us to return to Cusco. Then transfer to your hotel.

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Inca Trail Machu Tour operator will provide the double tent. Our tents are of the brand EUREKA MOUNTAIN PASS 3XTE designated for 4 seasons. We provide with 3 person capacity tents; however, just 2 trek participants use it! In this way, we provide you more space and comfort. In case of a single traveller, we provide with a 2 person capacity tent. After each trek, we carefully check our tents and fix them if necessary. Inca Trail Machu will provide the clean sleeping bag, Inflatable pillow and blanket for 3 Day Machu Picchu Hiking Tours. Our porters will leave inside your tent. Once arrived to the camping, you will find inside your all camping equipment.


Here is everything you need to know about 3 Day Machu Picchu Hiking Tours:


Where is located Machu Picchu?


"Machu Picchu" is located in the south of Peru, belongs to the department of Cusco, "Machu Picchu" is located 112.5 kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco, with a height of 2350 meters above sea level.


Altitudes in Inca Trail 3 Days 2 Nights


During 3 Day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu, we will find the following altitudes:

  • "Piskacuchu" at 2,680 m.a.s.l.
  • "Llullucha Pampa" at 3,850 m.a.s.l.
  • "Warmiwañusqa Pass" at 4,200 m.a.s.l.
  • "Runkqurakay" at 3,600 m.a.s.l.
  • "Wiñnahuayna" at 2,600 m.a.s.l.
  • "Machu Picchu" at 2,430 m.a.s.l.

How many kilometers is walked during the 3 Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu and how many hours do we walk per day?

  • Piskacuchu to Llullucha Pampa: 15 km (Trekking Time: 8 hours)
  • Llullucha Pampa to Wiñay Wayna: 15 km (Trekking Time: 8 hours)

What does "Machu Picchu" mean?


"Machu Picchu" means 'Old Mountain' in the indigenous Quechua language. "Machu Picchu", the lost city of the Incas, is an unprecedented historical, natural and architectural complex, a tourist destination that has earned the category of inescapable.


How difficult is the 3 Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu?


The 3 Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu is considered an intermediate level trek. Since it does not include rock climbing, or hiking on snow, isn´t required previous experience. Keep in mind that you will carry your personal items, which may include clothing, camera, water, camp equipment, etc; which may add difficulty to the trek because of the weight. 


Is it possible to do the 3 Day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu on my own?


If you are an experienced hiker, you may want to go hiking to the classic Inca Trail Tours to Machu Picchu on your own, without a tour operator, without a guide, without a carrier, just you and the way. However, that is NOT possible.

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