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The Machu Picchu hiking trail is the most popular and well-known route among tourists. The trek has a total distance of approximately 43 kilometers and takes 4 days to complete, including a day of visit in the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu. The surrounding nature is wonderful, with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, the walk through the jungle with its amazing archaeological remains is an unforgettable experience. 

It is undoubtedly one of the most popular excursions for those who seek adventure when visiting Peru, its spectacular landscapes of the chain of the Andes, shows a great mix of forest and mountains that you will enjoy from beginning to end. There is no other natural circuit anywhere that leads to a natural world with changing ecological floors constantly adorned with towering snows, rivers and a great fauna and flora. To all these natural wonders are added Inca constructions that are worth visiting, the architectural art harmonizes perfectly with the natural environment. 

This classic Inca Trail can start at km 77, km 82, km 88. At km 77, which is the town of Chillca, you can get there by bus. Meanwhile, at km 82 or km 88, you arrive exclusively by train. It is necessary to be very careful during the trip to the kilometric points and to warn with time that you want to get off, otherwise the train will continue its journey.

 

Classic Inca Trail

The 4 day Machu Picchu Inca Trail is considered one of the best treks in the world due to its exquisite beauty and natural environment. This includes different ecological areas from high deserts to Andean tropical forests. Following this ancient Inca Trail, we will pass through mysterious archaeological sites, environments covered by vegetation, which create the impression that they are being discovered for the first time, to finally reach the lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu.


Classic Inca Trail Itinerary

Day 1

The Traditional Inca Trail begins in the city of Cusco, from where they move by bus to km 82 or Piscacucho, from the point of control begin the adventurers to load the backpacks to start their adventure to Machupicchu at a height of 2650 masl, the ascent of the first day will be gradual and simple, they will climb only up to 3000 masl passing through Miskay (2800) and finally Huayllabamba (3000). 

Walk Time: 6 to 7 hours on a flat road. 

Distance Traveled: approximately 11km.

Degree of difficulty: easy  

 

Day 2

The second day will pass through narrow and steep trails (9 km) uphill to reach the top of the Warmihuañuska mountain, then begin to descend to Pacaymayo 3600 meters above sea level, the walking time will be 6 hours.

Walk Time: 8 hours approximately.

Distance Traveled: 15 km approximately.

Degree of difficulty: difficult

 

Day 3

This day the hike begins with a slight ascent to Pacaymayo, from where a walk through a more difficult stretch begins for 1 hour until you reach the archaeological complex Runkuracay 3,750 masl, then a descent to a lagoon called Yanacocha and another ascent to Phuyupatamarca and finally an excursion through flat ecosystems to Wiñayhuayna. 

Walk Time: 7 -8 hours approx. 

Distance Traveled: 10 km approximately.

Degree of difficulty: difficult 

 

Day 4

The last day of adventure will be calm, with a slight ascent until inti punku and a descent towards the citadel of Machupicchu.

Walk Time to Machu Picchu: 3 hours approximately. 

Distance Traveled: 7 km approximately.

Degree of difficulty: moderate. 

 

Classic Inca Trail Map


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Short Inca Trail

This is the short version of the famous and surprising Inca Trail, for those who have little time available, but who in no way want to miss this unique walk and enjoy beautiful landscapes and diversity of plants such as the Orchid and variety of birds. The 2 Inca Trail is hidden among the Andean mountains with constructions high up in the mountains dominating the Andean Valley and part of the Peruvian Amazon.
Between the Andean mountains and tropical forest is a great Inca Trail through the mountains and the Sacred Valley. The first archaeological site we will visit is Chachabamba (2,200 m / 7,218 ft) located on the side of the Urubamba River and Wiñaywayna (2650 m / 8.696 ft) is at the top. Then we will go to the Intipunku (2,720 m / 8,924 ft) where we will have a panoramic view of Machu Picchu (2,490 m / 8,169 ft), you can also find a variety of flora and fauna as well as a variety of birds.

Short Inca Trail Itinerary


Day 1: Cusco - Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu

This walk is 11 kilometers on the first day during this walk you will be able to observe and know one of the greatest cultures in South America the "Inca", "Quechua" or "Andina" culture. The Machu Picchu 2 day hiking tours is hidden among the Andean mountains with constructions high up in the mountains dominating the Andean Valley and part of the Peruvian Amazon. With the arrival of the conquerors this Culture was disappearing, but they left us some Signs and Relics intact as we will know during this walk.
Between the Andean mountains and tropical forest is a great Inca Trail through the mountains and the Sacred Valley. The first archaeological site we will visit is Chachabamba (2,200 m / 7,218 ft) located on the side of the Urubamba River and Wiñaywayna (2650 m / 8.696 ft) is at the top. Then we will go to the Intipunku (2,720 m / 8,924 ft) where we will have a panoramic view of Machu Picchu (2,490 m / 8,169 ft), you can also find a variety of flora and fauna as well as a variety of birds.
The walk lasts approximately 6 to 7 hours until you reach the Puerta del Sol known as Inti Punku, where you can get the first panoramic views of Machu Picchu.

Day 2: Machu Picchu

The next day we visit the citadel of Machu Picchu, being one of the most spectacular cities of the ancient world. Built by the Inka Pachacuteq; this fabulous city contains houses, temples, warehouses, a large square and everything is connected by narrow streets and steps; In addition, it is surrounded by terraces that were used for agriculture.

Short Inca Trail Map


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