Inka Trail 4 Days / 3 Nights

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Welcome to the Inca Trail!

 

This is by far the most popular hike available that leads adventurers from KM82 (starting point) to the majestic Inca city of Machu Picchu. This iconic hike is an unforgettable experience that will leave you with beautiful memories and a greater appreciation for the Andean Apus, Inca culture and civilization, Peruvian people and nature.

 

We look forward to taking you on this wild adventure and having a Bloody Bueno time!

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Itinerary

All tours can be done privately where you can set the departure time, add in or remove sites and most importantly go at your own pace. Please ask us for more information about availabily and prices.

  • Day 1: Cusco-Piskacuchu-Wayllabamba Or Ayapata

    DISTANCE: 14KM/8.7 MILES
    HIGHEST POINT: 3,000 masl/10,827 fasl

    We will pick you up from your accommodation in Cusco at around 5:00 am and travel to the town of Ollantaytambo where you can buy last minute gear, water, snacks and any other personal items. It is also a great place to have breakfast before we drive on to Piskacuchu (Km 82), the beginning of the Inca Trail.

    Today is a big day, where we will walk between 6 to 7 hours. After the first two hours of hiking we will reach the largest archaeological site of the Inca Trail called “Patallacta”, an incredible Inca ruin. Our guide will provide us with a detailed account about this ancient site, From here we continue for another 2 more hours to our lunch spot.

    After lunch and a good rest we will walk between two and a half to three hours until we reach our campsite, either Wayllabamba, located at 3000 masl or Ayapata, located at 3300 masl. Please note that the Ministry of Culture, according to availability and time of booking, designates the campsite.

  • Day 2: Wayllabamba Or Ayapata-Warmiwañusca-Chaquiccocha

    DISTANCE: 16KM/10 MILES
    HIGHEST POINT: 4,200 masl/13,780 fasl

    Your cook will wake you up early (at around 5am) with a warm cup of coca leaf tea. We want to take full advantage of the cool shade that is provided by the surrounding mountains, so after a good breakfast we will start our hike as early as possible. For most trekkers, today is the longest and hardest day, as we will cross Warmiwañusca pass or Dead woman pass located at 4,200 meters/13,780 feet above sea level. Here, we can literally see the various ecological zones and microclimates, which make up the area, and mapped out in front of us. Once we have made it to the highest point we will take a well deserved break. From here, we continue our hike to Pacaymayu Valley where you will appreciate the Peruvian Andes in its entire splendor. Here you can observe streams and small waterfalls and is the perfect place to have lunch.

    After lunch we continue our hike to the next pass known as Runcuraccay Pass located at 4000 masl. We will stop at a small Inca Ruin that has the same name, Runcuraccay, where our guide will give us an interesting explanation about this amazing ruin. We will then continue on to Chaquiccocha campsite, where we will enjoy dinner and a well-deserved rest after a long and hard day of trekking.

  • Day 3: Chaquiccocha-Wiñaywayna

    DISTANCE: 10KM/6.21 MILES
    HIGHEST POINT: 3,650 masl/11,975 masl

    This day starts early again with a nutritious breakfast. For most trekkers, this day is considered as the most beautiful day along the Inca Trail. We walk for around two hours along a trail that is known as the “Inca Flat”. This path provides us with a beautiful view of the mighty snowcapped mountain, Salkantay and the breath taking mountain range of Vilcabamba.

    At the end of the Inca Flat we will embark on the third and last ascent to Phuyupatamarca (town in the clouds) located at 3,650 masl or 11,975 feet. Once you have made it to the top you will be surrounded by cloud forest, where you can see small streams, small waterfalls, local tree species including: palms, orchids, bromeliads; birds such as parrots and parakeets; and flora and fauna typical of a tropical climate.

    After lunch, we will head to the ruins of Wiñaywayna (Forever Young), which is the most spectacular Inca site on the trail after Machu Picchu with the most popular campsite due to its proximity to Machu Picchu. Here we will spend our last night together close to Wiñaywayna. It is also at this campsite where we say goodbye to our porters and cook and thank them for the excellent job that they have done.

  • Day 4: Wiñaywayna-Sungate-Machupicchu-Cusco

    DISTANCE: 7KM/4.3 MILES
    HIGHEST POINT: 2,730 masl/8,956 fasl

    Today we are going to visit the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu! After an early breakfast, we will begin the final leg of the trek to the lost city of Machupicchu. The first part of the hike is up to Inti Punku (“Sun Gate”), where we will take in an inspiring and panoramic view of the Machu Picchu citadel. After a short hike down to Machu Picchu, we will register and then enjoy a two hour guided tour of the sanctuary-city.

    After the tour we will make our way to the main entrance where you have the option to take the bus or walk down to Aguas Calientes. Here you have the option to have lunch at one of the many restaurants and free time to enjoy the town before returning to Cusco by train*. The train ride from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo takes around two hours and from Ollantaytambo there will be organized transportation to take you back to Cusco where you will be dropped off at your hotel or near to the main centre.

    The touristic train departs Aguas Calientes between 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Your return ticket will depend on the availability at the time of booking.

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