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The magnificent trek to Machu Picchu is one of the best adventure alternatives you can choose to reach the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu. Because it is one of the best and recognized routes in Latin America to make the amazing walk along the emblematic ancient route of the Inca civilization. Machu Picchu trek difficulty In fact, the Machu Picchu trek difficulty is very subjective, since it depends on your physical condition, experience, state of health and many other factors. But, in order to feel even more secure, we will immediately inform you of the level of Machu Picchu trek difficulty as regards the 4-day route.

 

Machu Picchu trek difficulty


Day 1: Cusco – Wayllabamba (13 kilómetros) 

The Traditional trek to Machu Picchu 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). 

Machu Picchu trek difficulty: easy 

 

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo (11 kilómetros) 

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. 

Machu Picchu trek difficulty: difficult 

 

 Day 3: Pacaymayo – Wiñay Huayna (16 kilómetros) 

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. 

Machu Picchu trek difficulty: difficult 

 

Day 4: Wiñay Huayna – Machu Picchu (3 kilómetros) 

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

Machu Picchu trek difficulty: moderate.  

 

2 day Machu Picchu trek

This famous trek to Machu Picchu has two traditional versions of 4 days and the short version of this, which consists of 2 day Machu Picchu trek, now we will explain the degree of difficulty for both routes, so you are prepared before starting your trek to Machu Picchu.  

The 2 day Machu Picchu trek starts at km 104 of the railway, the degree of difficulty is the same as day 4 of the traditional Inca trail, with a slight rise to inti punku, to see the sunset passing through Wiñayhuayna, and descending to the citadel of Machu Picchu, from where you can descend to hot waters by bus, or walking (degree of difficulty, difficult, due to the small bleachers en route). 

Machu Picchu trek difficulty: moderate.

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