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The Classic 4 day Inca Trail is Peru's number one trek and one of the most well-known
and popular treks in the world. Offering 4 days of trekking along original paved Inca
pathways, a variety of fascinating Inca sites, and the beautiful scenery of the Machu
Picchu national park. Walkthrough typical Andean valleys, grasslands, cloud forests,
visit ancient Inca ruins along the way to arrive in Machu Picchu by sunrise!

Zero plastic bottles on the Inca trail and Machu Picchu

What you need to bring

  • Original Passport
  • Student Card (if you are a student and have booked in advance to qualify for the discount)
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired from us).
  • Walking sticks (can be hired from us).
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat, and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat & sunglasses
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Optional: Sandals, bathing suit, etc.

Extras (Need to book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 70.00

Optional extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$30.00
  • Walking Pole US$12.00
  • Single Tent Supplement US$35.00


Day 1

Time : 5:00 am

Cusco to Huayllabamba

Today you will head out early from your Cusco hotel to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred
Valley. You will have a relatively relaxed start for the Inca Trail and the walking is easy
going to help you settle into the trek, Continuing another hour to the start of the trail at
Km 82. Your Inca Trail adventure begins here. After trekking for about three hours, you
will arrive at the terraced Llactapata ruins, (Incan site which is comprised by temples,
palaces, terraces), that was used as the nexus point between the cities from the jungle
side and the cities from the highlands during the Incan empire. Then, you will continue
through a lush valley before arriving at the evening campsite of Wayllabamba.
Wayllabamba (3,000 meters). The name in Quechua means "Grassy plain". We spend
the first night here besides some spectacular ruins which, if you have the energy, we
have time to explore.

Day 2

Time : 5:00 am

Huayllabamba to Pacaymayu

Today is the most challenging portion of the trail, a great nutritious breakfast makes us
ready for the hike, and the path is uphill until getting the Warmiwañusca (Dead-woman)
to pass (4,215 m / 13,825 ft.). Which is the highest point on the Inca trail. From the top,
you will be able to take in breath-taking views of the surrounding valleys and enjoy a
tremendous sense of accomplishment. Descending, you will arrive at our second
campsite in Pacaymayu. Which is the highest point on the Inca trail.

Day 3

Time : 6:00 am

Pacaymayu to Wiñayhuana

Having made it over the two passes yesterday, we are now treated to a relaxing day
through some of the most beautiful scenery the Inca Trail has to offer. With a relatively
short distance to cover along what is known as Inca Flat (gentle ascents and descents),
we get to enjoy the lush and verdant cloud forest around us and the spectacular views of
the Andes in the distance.
With visits to two Inca sites (Phuyupatamarca and Winay Wayna), this is by far one of
the most impressive days of the trek. Our campsite for tonight is at Winay Wayna
(2680m / 8792ft) which we will arrive at to be early afternoon and get to have an
extended guided tour once we have settled in.

Day 4

Time : 6:00 am

Winay Wayna to Machu Picchu

Today is the highlight of the trek. Waking up early, you head straight to the checkpoint to
enter Machu Picchu and once the site opens can carry on to the Sun Gate where you will get
your first fantastic views of Machu Picchu.
On arrival to Machu Picchu, you will have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you
will learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your
tour, you will have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have, permits to climb
either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. In the afternoon, you will take the train
back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef
  • Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
  • Pick-up from Plaza Regocijo
  • Transportation by bus to Km82
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian, food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping mattress (you need to carry this unless you hire a personal porter)
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Note* Prices Include Personal Porter to carry up to 8 Kilograms of each participant

Note* About Inca Trail Campsites:

Campsites may change depending on booking time and availability, weather conditions or on
restrictions undertaken for safety reasons by the Peruvian Goverment.

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
  • Personal Porter (Need to be hired well in advance).
  • Inflatable mattress (can be hired from us).
  • Walking poles (can be hired from us).
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain Entrance or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
  • Tips.
  1. maria_incaexplorers:

    Este Tour es enigmatico, el camino Inca es una de mis caminatas Favoritas

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