Inca trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the most interesting adventure programs in the world, because of its great variety of landscapes and ecological biodiversity and also for the impressive Inca monuments visited during the trek. The route runs through an impressive variety of altitudes, where the climate and ecosystems range from the high Andean plain to the cloud forest. The forests abound in hundreds of species of orchids, brightly colored birds and dream-like landscapes which are the ideal complement to this amazing hikers’ route.

Peru Agency is proud to offer you a unique style trek through this spectacular landscape, decorated with imposing mountains, rivers and great wildlife. Add some fascinating Inca buildings to these natural wonders and you have a unique chance to appreciate architectural art in perfect harmony with the natural environment.

Come with us on this adventure, hiking to Machu Picchu. 

Altitude: 2050 – 4200 m.a.s.l. 

High Season: May to September 

Duration: 04 days

Path: Closed month of February  

Difficulty Level: Normal

 

Day 01: Cusco: Beginning of the Inca trail KM 82 – Huayllabamba
We will leave early from Cusco by bus and drive to Km 82, the starting point for the Inca Trail. Here we´ll meet the porters and cooks who will take all the necessary equipment for the trip. We will begin the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Machu Pichu) crossing the Piscacucho bridge, then climbing to Patallaqta, where we will have lunch. We continue our journey crossing the Valley of Huayllabamba until we reach our campsite, where we will have a pleasant dinner.

Meals: lunch and dinner
12 km approx
6-7 hours / Ascent up: 620 m

Day 02: Inca trail Huayllabamba – Pacaymayu
Early breakfast. Our trek takes us up to Warmihuañusca at 4,200 m.a.s.l., where we will have a panoramic view of the mountains and high snowy peaks surrounding us.
We will descend to our next campsite, Pacaymayu where we will have dinner and overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
12 km approx
7-8 hours / Ascent up: 900 m

Day 03: Inka trail Pacaymayu . Wiñaywayna
Early breakfast, then we will begin trekking, ascending toward Runcuracay, an archeological site at 3,700 m.a.s.l. Then we will continue toward Sayacmarka, another archeological area, where we will have lunch. After lunch we will continue to Puyupatamarca (in Quechua, City above the clouds), an impressive Inca City. Finally we will reach Wiñaywayna at 2,690 m.a.s.l where we will have dinner and overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
16 Km approx.
7-8 hours / Descent : 700 m

Day 04: Wiñaywayna – Machu pichu.
After breakfast we continue hiking until we reach Inti Punku or the Sun Gate, the entrance to the wonderful Machupicchu citadel. Here, we will have a guided tour of this impressive site. After our tour we´ll take the bus down to the small town of Aguas Calientes, then after lunch (not included) we will take the train back to Cusco.

Meals: breakfast.
8 Km approx plus exploration of Machu Picchu

6-7 hours / Descent : 300 m

You should bring: 

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco).
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
  • Sandals or jogging shoes to use around the camp.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Sleeping bag (please inform our Reservations Department if you wish to book this extra service at the moment of your booking).
  • Sleeping pad: will be provided by us but is to be carried by you.
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries.
  • Camera and batteries (batteries drain more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold.
  • Sun block.
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported.
  • Handkerchiefs.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: eg biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. But feel free to bring your favourite snack if you wish.
  • Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into the Inca Trail. Plastic water containers (ie. Nalgene) or metal ones are recommended.
  • Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink.
  • Small towel.
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Cash in soles and/or US$ for your own expenses.
  • Original passport is mandatory enter to the Inca Trail.
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount).
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Inka trail.

Included:

  • Pick up from your hotel and transport to km 82 –Piskacucho village (trek starting point)
  • Meals for the entire trek (3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners) + snacks (vegetarian option)
  • 01 cook, assistants and porters to carry camping equipment
  • Camping Equipment
  • Entrance fee to Inca trail Park and Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
  • Professional guide
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance.
  • Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes village.
  • Tourist train return to the Station and bus to your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. 

Does not included:

  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes village on fourth day.
  • Sleeping bag

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