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Classic Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 4 Days


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 a unique experience in the Andes of Peru, this iconic 4 day, the 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 Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu of the original paved Inca pathways is an amazing thing to do in your life with a variety of fascinating Inca archeological sites, and the stunning scenery of the Machu Picchu national park, the 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 magnificent culture and lives of the Incas.


Enjoy the Tour in Machu Picchu with the experiences and professional tour guides


Itinerary overview – Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu

Travel from Cusco to km.82 – Llactapata – Ayapata.

  • 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.


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.

Chaquicocha –  Wiñaywayna

  • 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.

Wiñay-Huayna – Machu Picchu.

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



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


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 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 free afternoon to explore by ourselves.


Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Wiñaywayna

Having finished Day 2 and started Day 3 is definitely deserving of praise! Once more, we’ll get an early start, rising at 6:30 am to start what is considered to be the most picturesque day of the entire Inca Trail. After a two-hour journey along what we like to refer to as “Inca flat” (gradual inclines), we finally arrive at the jungle’s Cloud Forest. Salkantay, the second-highest snow-capped mountain in the Sacred Valley, and a stunning panoramic vista of the Vilcabamba mountain range will be visible to us as we hike.


We begin the ascent to Phuyupatamarka (3600 meters), the final peak of the Inca plains, where we will get spectacular views of the Urubamba River. The site itself is still hidden, but we get our first glimpse of Machu Picchu Mountain as it descends the valley. Our final campsite, close to Wiñay Wayna, is reached after a three-hour hike from Phuyupatamarka (Forever Young). The most impressive Inca site on the trail after Machu Picchu is Wiñay Wayna, which is also the most well-liked camping due to its proximity to Machu Picchu. We stop at Phuyupatamarka (Town in the Clouds) and Intipata, two Inca ruins, as we descend (Terraces of the Sun). Around 1:00 PM to have lunch, we arrive at our campsite.


After that, we’ll unwind so you’re prepared for your last day at Machu Picchu. After your guide gives you a brief overview at 4:30 PM, you will spend an hour and a half touring the Wñay Wayna Inca ruins. Your guide will summarize all the facts shared during the journey and discuss the significance of the location. You can then be completely ready for your trip to Machu Picchu the following day. As we share our final meal with the porters and chefs, we prefer to treat our visitors like royalty.


A nightly ceremony is customary along the Inca Trail to reintroduce the team to the travelers. I want to thank them for the excellent work they did (if you wish to provide tips for them then you can do so at this time). In order to arrive at Machu Picchu before the crack of dawn, it is important to go to bed at a reasonable hour the night before in the hopes that the weather will cooperate and allow us to see a stunning sunrise over the ruins.


Day 4: Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – The Lost City of The Incas

The alarm goes off around 3:30 AM. Breakfast will be served at 4:00 AM, and at 5:30 AM we’ll wait at the checkpoint to be among the first to begin the walk. After saying goodbye to our crew of chefs and porters, we’ll “Forward On” to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). We have stunning views of the mountains and Machu Picchu in all its splendor from here. By 6:30 am, we will arrive at the Sun Gate. From there, it will take us just an hour to descend to the Lost City of the Incas. The city views get greater as we trek and get closer to Machu Picchu!


We’ll arrive at the final checkpoint around 7:40 a.m. and enter Machu Picchu to begin our 2-hour private guided tour. After the tour, you’ll be given bus tickets to Aguas Calientes, where you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city on your own or climb one of the nearby mountains, Huaynapicchu (must be arranged ahead of time).


Your guide will offer to meet you in Aguas Calientes village for your final lunch in a local restaurant. This is an optional extra that is not included. Your guide will distribute train tickets at lunch, so if you choose to skip, please make arrangements to obtain these before leaving him at Machu Picchu.


Unless you have made other arrangements, we will book the Expedition class train leaving Aguas Calientes at 2:55 p.m. or 3:20 p.m. Please arrive at the platform at least 30 minutes ahead of time. This is a 2-hour train ride to Ollantaytambo or Poroy (depending on which train you take), where a Magical Peru Expeditions driver will meet you and drive you back to the city on our bus before dropping you off at your hotel.


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 for 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


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)


Additional Info for. Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu

A maximum of 500 people per day are permitted to access the Inca Trail 4 days at km. 82; this number includes all support staff such as authorized porters, cooks, and tour guides and is most strictly controlled; when the Inca Trail reaches its limit of 500 visitors, the Trail is closed for the day and no further reservations can be made; bookings are not held on the Trail and all permits must be purchased a year in advance, if possible.




  • Before you go on the hike, make sure your trekking shoes are broken in good conditions
  • Spend at least two days in Cusco before beginning your four-day Inca Trail trek to acclimate to the altitude.
  • Peak season, from June to August, requires you to book your permits up to a year in advance.
  • Bottled water can be purchased at certain points along the trail on the first and second days, but not until Machu Picchu.
  • This four-day trek to Machu Picchu is not recommended for people who have back problems.
  • Daily departures for groups of two or more.
  • There will be no departures in February due to trail maintenance.
  • Wheelchair access is not available.

REMEMBER THE ESSENTIALS: Personal medications, original passport, and insurance card


Duffle bags.

At the conclusion of your briefing, we will provide you with duffel bags. Your porters will transport them, and you will only have access to them at the campsites. Place your clothes and other personal items that you will not require while hiking. Water, snacks, a first aid kit, and rain gear should all be included in your day pack.


The duffel should be 7kg in weight. Keep in mind that only 4kg will be for your personal belongings. The remaining 3kg will be used for your pad and sleeping bag.


Strikes and roadblocks are common in Peru, and they can cause disruptions to our Inca trail to Machu Picchu hike and rail service to and from Machu Picchu. We will do our best to ensure that your hike to Machu Picchu proceeds as planned, with some modifications.


If the strike occurs on the first day of your four-day Machu Picchu tour, we will transport you to the trailhead the night before your departure date.


If the strike occurs on the last day of your four-day Inca Trail hike. We will dispatch vans to Hidrolectrica. As a result, you will need to hike an additional two hours from Aguas Calientes to Hydroelectric. Then we’ll drive seven hours to Cusco. Around 11:00 p.m., we will drop you off at your hotel.



Returning from Machu Picchu to Cusco requires extensive planning. But we’ve already planned it.

Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, you will take a 30-minute bus ride down to Aguas Calientes. Every 15 minutes, buses run. Then A train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy. Our tour guide will provide you with train tickets. Make it a point to arrive at the train station 30 minutes early.


The train ride from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo should take about an hour and a half.

The train ride from Aguas Calientes to Poroy is expected to take three and a half hours.

When you arrive at the train station, our transfer will be waiting for you with the Magical Peru Expeditions logo. He or she will then drive you back to Cusco and to your hotel.

The journey from Ollantaytambo to Cusco should take about an hour and a half.

The journey from Poroy to Cusco is expected to take 40 minutes.



The weather in the Andes is unpredictable. Inca Trail has a dry season from April to October and a rainy season from November to March, but this does not prevent rain from falling during the dry season or the sun from shining during the rainy season, so be prepared. No matter what season you are hiking the four-day trek to Machu Picchu, bring rain gear such as a rain jacket, rain pants, poncho, and waterproof gloves.


The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu hike includes several microclimates. You could also experience four seasons in a single day. As a result, you must be prepared. Layers are essential because they are easily adaptable to temperature changes. Because it will be cold in the early morning and evening, bring a down jacket.



We recommend that you obtain travel insurance because it may reimburse you for your prepaid, non-refundable Inca Trail permit if you cancel your 4-day Inca Trail tours at the last minute. Also, if you become ill or injured while traveling, it may reimburse you for care as a result of a covered medical emergency.



Because this hike is difficult, it is strongly advised that you be in good physical condition. The classic Inca Trail elevation changes make the hike difficult, as there are three passes along the way.



During the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu trek, solo travelers will be paired with another traveler of the same gender, while couples will have their own tent.



One day before your departure, there will be a pre-departure briefing at our Cusco office at 6:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend this time, please email the AB Expeditions team to arrange another time. Briefings typically last 30 to 45 minutes. At the briefing, you will meet your guide, who will provide you with detailed information about your Inca Trail 4 days, such as a list of what to bring, rental equipment, or general questions. Our address is Marquez Street 250, Second Floor, Office 03. Cuzco, Peru.



Tipping is customary on the Inca Trail 4-day tours. On the third day, in the afternoon, we will bid farewell to our wonderful porters and professional chefs. Please give a tip to all of them currently. Anything extra is always gratefully received. Please understand that tipping is not required and that you should never feel compelled to do so.


Typically, our customers pool their tip money for the chef and porters. After your guided tour of Machu Picchu, tip your tour guide. You decide how much money to give them based on your experience with them. Soles are preferable for our porters and chefs. It is not a problem for guides to accept US dollars or Soles.

Tips for our porters could range from 50 to 90 soles per porter.

Tips for our cooks could range from 120 to 150 soles per cook.


Our 4-day/3 night Inca Trail The group is made up of people from all walks of life, with a wide range of trekking abilities and ages. When you book a group service, you acknowledge that others may be slower or faster than you. For the trek, each of you will go at your own pace, and our tour guide will work with the group to spend time with everyone.


Every year during the low season, we train our cooks to provide you with the best-tasting meals on the mountain, with specialty menus and the freshest local ingredients available on all of our Machu Picchu Treks. Here’s an idea of what you’ll be eating on your journey.


*Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other dietary restrictions are available upon request (please let us know at the time of booking).


Breakfast options include hot porridge, quinoa, or oats, fried eggs, omelet, or pancakes with fresh bread, fried bananas, and thick oatmeal with large fresh chunks of sweet apples. as well as boiling water for hot teas, coca tea, coffee, chocolate, and milk


Lunch and dinner: Quinoa, corn, noodle, asparagus, mushroom or vegetable soup, stuffed avocado, or potatoes as the first course.


Second Course: Chicken breast, beef stew, quinoa, fried rice, hamburgers, fried chicken, spaghetti bolognese, traditional dishes: aji de gallina (chili pepper chicken), escabeche de Pollo (marinated chicken), or ajiaco de ulluco (chili pepper chicken) (spicy ulluco stew).


Desserts include fried plantains, chocolate pudding, chocolate or vanilla cake, and fresh peaches.

Snacks include candies, cookies, juice, crackers, and a variety of Peruvian fruits such as bananas, chirimoyas, granadillas, apples, oranges, and mandarin oranges.


$600.00 dollars per person