The Inca trail 4 day trek to the lost city of the Inca’s and Machu Picchu is a magical adventure. It is a truly amazing, educational, challenging and must have experience in your life time. Making this historical journey high into the Andes will hold special memories that stay with you the rest of your life
- Visit to Patabamba village
- Home stay at the community
- Explore the community with your guide share the day in the lives of QUECHUAS
- Private transport from your Cusco hotel or home stay to the trailhead
- Bus ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
- Train ticket back to Cusco Expeditions service
- Transfer from Cusco the train station back to your hotel
- Entrance fees for Inca Trail
- Entrance fees for Machu Picchu
- Our service includes a porter 8kgs
- High quality double-occupancy tents and camping equipment
- Sleeping rest mattress ‘foam mattresses’
- Hot water in the morning for washing
- Food and drink utensils
- Dining tent, kitchen tent, tables, seats
- Toilet tent with biodegradable chemical toilet
- Professional, knowledgeable English-speaking guide
- A cook to prepare your meals
- Porters to carry camping equipment and food (hikers must carry their own bags; porters only carry 8kgs)
- Plentiful, nutritious meals (vegetarian option available) 03B, 03L, 03D
- Hot drinks such as tea and coffee, as well as enough water for your canteens, water bottles or hydration packs
- Emergency Equipment
- Breakfast first day
- Sleeping Bag
Itinerary 4 Days / 3 Night
Pickup from your hotel, transfer to km 82 (2,720m/8,923ft), beginning of the trekking, breakfast with Inca trail views. This first day is relatively easy walking, 5-7 hours.
Hiking the Inca Trail Archaeological site of Kanabamba, Llactapata (Quechua names)
Lunch at Tarachayoq village at approximately 1:30 pm, after lunch, continue south along the river Cusichaca, climbing gently.
Camping in Wayllabamba (3,100m/10,829ft)
This is the most difficult day. After climbing Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman’s) pass on the morning of the second day, the rest of the hike is relatively easy.
Begin hiking about 7:00am and hike about 5 1/2 hours to our lunch spot. The trail follows the River Llullucha, climbing steeply nearly 4000 feet (1200 m) through forests and plains to the highest point on the trek, Warmiwañusca pass, aka Dead Women’s pass at (13,776 ft or 4200m).
It’s another 2 hours of easy walking to our camp at Pacaymayo (11,833 ft or 3607m), near to Runkuraqay, where we’ll cook dinner.
Walking distance: 12 km
On the third day, the trail climbs gently up two passes.
Depart at 7:00am and hike about an hour to the rounded ruins of Runkuracay (12,470 ft or 3800 m). Continue up the second pass and back down to the ruins of Sayacmarca (11,742 ft or 3580 m). These ruins offer spectacular views in nearly every direction. Offering incredible views of several snow capped peaks.
From here, climb gently up the third and final pass through lush cloud forests to the ruins of Phuyupatamarca (“Cloud-Level Town”). lunch at Phuyupatamarca (11,930 ft or 3640 m) also Nice views of Machu Picchu mountain after we continue downhill to the ruins of Winay Wayna also our Campsite.
We will get to visit Wiñay Wayna ruins
Walking distance: 16km
Hiking to Inti Punku the “Sun Gate” Guided tour in Machu Picchu,climb to Huayna Picchu (advanced booking required). Descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch, walking distance 5 km. Afternoon train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo/Poroy, transfer from train station to Cusco hotel
Train times at 2:55pm, 4:45pm, or 6:45pm depending on availability at Peru Rail.
- WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT RESERVATIONS BE MADE AT LEAST 3-6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE AS PERMITS ARE LIMITED