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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days.

Hiking the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days (also known as Camino del Inca or Camino del Inka), is an unique experience in the Andes of Peru, this iconic 4 day, 3-night hike is one of the most popular Inca Trail Hike, and treks to do in South America, also known as one of the Best Hikes in the World, this is a life-changing experience, immerse yourself in the Inca Culture, which is the only one route to the original Inca Trail.  And reach the Sun Gate before the Sun Rise.

 

Trekking to the Inca Trail Peru 4 days of the original paved Inca pathways, is an amazing thing to in your life with a variety of fascinating Inca archeological sites, and the stunning scenery of the Machu Picchu national park, classic Inca Trail is one of those things that everybody desires to do once in their life. No matter you are young or old; Inca Trail is for everybody, which wants to know the magnificence culture and lives of the Incas.

 

Itinerary overview – Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Day 01: Travel from Cusco to km.82 – Llactapata – Ayapata, and hike to the campsite

  • Trekking Distance | Approx. 8.7 miles/ 14 km (6 – 7 hours)
  • Elevation Gain | 350 meters
  • Difficulty | Moderate, with a steep tiring section towards the end.

 

Day 02: Hike through the cloud forest and up to Dead Woman’s Pass and Runcuracay Pass – Chaqueccocha.

  • Trekking distance | Approx. 9.94 miles/ 16km (7-8 hours)
  • Elevation Gain | 1,115 metres
  • Difficulty | High, this is the hardest day of walking but after you reach Dead Woman Pass, it’s mostly downhill.

Day 03: Chaquicocha –  Wiñaywaynal

  • Trekking distance | Approx. 6.2 miles/ 10km (5 hours)
  • Elevation Gain | Minus 1,000 metres
  • Difficulty | Moderate to a little difficult as there are several steep sections.

Day 04: Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu.

  • Very early rise (3 30.m.) to reach the entry check-point and hike 1-2 hours to the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu.
  • Trekking distance | Approx. 3.1 miles/ 5 km
  • Difficulty | easy

 

Highlights:

  • Hike the original & legendary Inca Trail
  • See ancient Inca ruins along the trek
  • Enjoy delicious Peruvian food
  • Reach Machu Picchu in the early morning

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – KM 82 – Wayllabamba – Ayapata

We will leave Cusco at 06:00 a.m. to start the Inca Trail. We will drive for about an hour and a half to Ollantaytambo, where we will stop briefly to buy last minute equipment, that needs it and breakfast, which is not included, and we will continue driving. to Piskacuchu (Km 82) Inca Trail Control point. Once past the checkpoint, we start our trek from the classic Inca Trail to Wayllabamba (first campsite). On the way We will have lunch at Miskay which is a Quechua village and take a nap before walking to our first archaeological site of Patallacta or Llactapata (the largest site of Inca) after an explanation of your guide on Llactapata, you will keep walking for 2 more hours to get to Wayllabamba (first place to camp on the Inca Trail 2900m / 9.5144 ft)

 

Day 2: Ayapata – Paqaymayu – Chaquicocha

We will start our Inca Trail Day, early in the morning, just to take advantage of the shadow of the mountains, it is much better to walk to the first step of the Inca Trail (Warmihuañusca, which means the highest point of the dead woman at 4200 masl) Inca. Here, we can literally see the various ecological zones and microclimates of the Inca Trail, which make up the area, drawn in front of us. We will cross the Warmiwañusca pass and once we are at the top. We will see many snow-capped mountains and after taking a group from our group we continue going to Pacaymayo (the second place to camp on the Inca Trail at 3600 masl) where we have our lunch and then we will have a free afternoon to explore by ourselves.

 

Day 2: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarka – Wiñay Huayna

The Inca Trail begins with a nutritious breakfast and then a 45-minute walk to the Runcurakay Pass (the second-highest step on the Camino 3,850 m.a.l), and on the way, we will visit the archaeological site of Runcuracay. During the walk of the day, we will also visit the Quechua archaeological sites of Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca of the Inca Trail. After lunch, we will go to the Wiñaywayna site, where we will spend our last night on the Inca Trail and then we will have a celebration dinner to then say goodbye to our porters of the Inca Trail.

 

Day 4: Wiñay Huayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Inca Trail Important Day 4 After an early breakfast, we begin the last stage of the Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu. First, we will walk to Inti Punku (“Puerta del Sol”), Puerta del Camino Inca, where we will enjoy an inspiring and panoramic view of the citadel of Machu Picchu. After a short hike to Machu Picchu, we will register and then enjoy a guided tour of 2 hours to the sanctuary city. After the tour of Machupicchu, we will take the bus or walk part of the Inca Trail to Aguas Calientes where we will enjoy lunch and free time to enjoy the city before returning to Ollantaytambo by train and then take the bus back to Cusco.

Optional

If you wish, we can organize an extra night in Aguas Calientes. This option is very popular because it gives you more time to explore Machu Picchu. You can also go to the hot springs in the same town – a real pleasure after having finished the Inca Trail.

Include

It Includes.

  • Professional guide
  • Tourist Guide Assistant for groups of more than 9 people.
  • Chef.
  • Porters to carry the kitchen and camping equipment.
  • A personal carrier to carry 05kg / 11.02 pounds (The price includes the personal porter who will carry your things, a maximum of up to 6 kilos, including the sleeping bag: 2kgs), for this we will provide you a duffle bag (canvas bag), In which you can accommodate your things.
  • Pick up from your respective hotel.
  • Transportation to km 82.
  • Return transportation to Cusco.
  • Water (excluding the first day of the walk when you need to take it on your own).
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 lunches (Happy Hour) and 3 dinners. If you have a dietary request, such as a vegetarian meal, let us know.
  • A dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Oxygen bottles.
  • Inflatable / matras mats, brand: “Therm-A-Rest” or “Rei”
  • Comfortable and spacious tent of 4 people EUREKA brand (One tent will be used only by 2 people)
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrances to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.

Not Included.

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent it from us).
  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch and dinner on the fourth day.
  • Entrance to “Huayna Picchu” or “Machu Picchu Mountain”. Extra of US $ 80.
  • Tips

Recommendations

Things to take.

  • Original passport
  • Current University Student Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for a discount price)
  • Hiking/trekking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • Poles (fast drying)
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
  • Insect repellent (We highly recommend a NATURAL repellent)
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer.
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and video camera.
  • Flashlight with spare batteries (or an environmentally friendly option)

Price

$630.00 dollars per person

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