4 DAY INCA TRAIL

Duration:

4 Days

Tour Type:

Trekking

Ratings:

5 star rating

Group Size:

2 Min, 8 Max

One of the most popular treks in the world, almost always sold out during high season! Hike the original trail of the Incas to get to Machu Picchu while encountering beautiful landscapes along the way. Become one with nature on this majestic and unforgettable experience. Constantly raved as our travelers favorite 4 days while in Peru! 

Hikers paradise. Enjoy this carefully crafted itinerary and enjoy the splendor of the Andes mountains as you embark on an adventure to one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime? We recommend booking at least 6months before trip departure to ensure availability for your travel dates. Browse for our calendar below! Private services available.

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Included Activities

  • Private Tourist transportation Cusco – Km 82 (the starting point of the hike)
  • English speaking guide for 4 days of the Inca Trail assistant guide (up to 8 passengers)
  • Thermarest (sleeping pad)
  • Dining tent including chairs and tables
  • Portable environmental Biodegradable toilet (The Pett)
  • Two person tents (3-people capacity tent used as doubles – Kayla Doite)
  • Porter Service. As detailed in the table authorised by the INC. (To carry our camping equipment, food) we never overload our porters.
  • Inca Trail and Machupicchu entrance fees, valid for 4 days
  • Return VISTA DOME TRAIN  to Ollantaytambo
  • Private Transportation from the train station to Cusco
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and first aid kit
  • Pre trek Orientation – briefing (Hotel or Office)

Accommodation

  • Camping  (3 Nights)

Meals

  • Food service in the campsites
    • 3 breakfast
    • 3 lunches
    • 3 dinners
    • 3 snacks
  • Professional chef
  • Cooking equipment
  • Snacks
  • Daily tea service

Transport

  • Hiking, Private Van, Train

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Inca Trail 4D

Duration:
4 Days
Tour Type:
Trekking
Group size:
2 Min, 8 Max

$ 774.80

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ITINERARY    DAY

Day 1: Inca Trail

Duration: Full Day, 4-5 hrs hiking

Distance: 10km/ 6miles

Elevation: 4450m (14,600 ) – 5035m (16,520 )

Difficulty: moderate/difficult

After breakfast we transfer you from your hotel in Cusco to Piscaycucho ( first check point and the start of the trail). Here you start hiking through the roaring and beautiful Urubamba river valley. After two hours, you will reach the fist archaeological site called Patallacta, where you can appreciate the impressive landscapes and see the importance of this valley in the context of Incan history. Later we stop at Tarachayoq for lunch and then continue up the Cusichaca Valley, passing houses of settlers, to finally reach the first campsite in the Andean community of Huayllabamba.

Note Our team of local porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the logistics over the course of the hike. The team carries most of the gear so all you will need is a small daypack with water, rain poncho, camera, and small snacks.

Accommodation

* Camping

Day 2: Inca Trail

Duration: Full Day, 6- 8hrs hiking

Distance: 12km/ 7.5miles

Elevation: 4,200m (13,692m)

Difficulty: Difficult

We start hiking early morning after breakfast and tea. The trail ascends steeply to a large Pampa below the first pass. Here there is a breathtaking view of the valley and Mt. Huayanay. The trail skirts a narrow hanging valley and begins to open up to a cloud forest below with abundant vegetation of various types of trees including the Queuña tree (polilepis), a rare forest to be found in the Andes. From here you continue on a steady ascent to the Warmiwañusqa pass (Dead Woman’s Pass) at 4,200m (13,692ft) which affords a magnificent cent view of your ascent and the trail ahead. Here you have a well-deserved break and observe the beauty of the deep valleys. After the break the group descends on a restored Inca Trail down to the Pacaymayo River, the 2nd campsite.

Accommodation

* Camping

Day 3: Inca Trail

Duration: Full Day. 9 – 10hrs hiking
Distance: 18km/ 11miles

Elevation: 3,850m (12,551 ) – 4,050m (13,200 )

Difficulty: Moderate/ Difficult

Today we ascend again to a second pass, about halfway up lies an Inca ruin of Runkuraqay (small, round, roofless stone building and thought to have been an astrological site and a sort of checkpoint for couriers following the trail to Machu Picchu), afer a short tour, we continue up the pass at 4,050m (13,200 ). From here the group walks down on the original Inca Trail, passing a small lake and the rst signs of the cloud forest. Soon after we will arrive at a second, larger Inca site called Sayacmarca, “Town in a Steep Place” at 3,850m (12,551 ). Thiis Incan ruin was built on a rock overlooking the trail and is accessible only via a single narrow stone staircase- a beautiful location overlooking the Aobamba Valley. After touring we continue along the ridge through amazing landscapes, viewing Mt. Salkantay from the western side and Mt. Pumasillo, a silhouette to the north on the horizon. Time for lunch. After lunch we continue walking through a rolling flag stoned trail and a tunnel before arriving to yet another Incan site called Phuyupatamarca “the village on the edge of the clouds.” From here the flag stoned trail winds sharply down into the cloud forest to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna “Forever Young”- a well restored Inca Ruin.

Accommodation

* Camping

Day 4: Inca Trail

Duration: Full Day, 2hrs hiking
Distance: 6.5km/ 4miles

Elevation: 3,850m

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

On the last day of the trek, we wake up early and follow a relatively flat path. After about an hour walk through a cloud forest covered Inca Trail, we arrive to Intipunku “The Sun Gate”. Here we have a break watching the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu, our final destination. From here we continue hiking for one more hour to finally arrive to Machu Picchu, just as the Incas used to do. Upon arriving, we have a 2hr guided tour as well as time to explore the city on your own, take pictures, or if you’re feeling adventurous, take on any of the extra hikes. In the afternoon we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and lastly private van transfer to your hotel. Congrats on making it through!

Accommodation

* Hotel Niños Meloc (or similar)

ITINERARY

Day 1: Inca Trail

Duration: Full Day, 4-5 hrs hiking

Distance: 10km/ 6miles

Elevation: 4450m (14,600 ) – 5035m (16,520 )

Difficulty: moderate/difficult

After breakfast we transfer you from your hotel in Cusco to Piscaycucho ( first check point and the start of the trail). Here you start hiking through the roaring and beautiful Urubamba river valley. After two hours, you will reach the fist archaeological site called Patallacta, where you can appreciate the impressive landscapes and see the importance of this valley in the context of Incan history. Later we stop at Tarachayoq for lunch and then continue up the Cusichaca Valley, passing houses of settlers, to finally reach the first campsite in the Andean community of Huayllabamba.

Note Our team of local porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the logistics over the course of the hike. The team carries most of the gear so all you will need is a small daypack with water, rain poncho, camera, and small snacks.

Accommodation

* Camping

Day 2: Inca Trail

Duration: Full Day, 6- 8hrs hiking

Distance: 12km/ 7.5miles

Elevation: 4,200m (13,692m)

Difficulty: Difficult

We start hiking early morning after breakfast and tea. The trail ascends steeply to a large Pampa below the first pass. Here there is a breathtaking view of the valley and Mt. Huayanay. The trail skirts a narrow hanging valley and begins to open up to a cloud forest below with abundant vegetation of various types of trees including the Queuña tree (polilepis), a rare forest to be found in the Andes. From here you continue on a steady ascent to the Warmiwañusqa pass (Dead Woman’s Pass) at 4,200m (13,692ft) which affords a magnificent cent view of your ascent and the trail ahead. Here you have a well-deserved break and observe the beauty of the deep valleys. After the break the group descends on a restored Inca Trail down to the Pacaymayo River, the 2nd campsite.

Accommodation

* Camping

Day 3: Inca Trail

Duration: Full Day. 9 – 10hrs hiking

Distance: 18km/ 11miles

Elevation: 3,850m (12,551 ) – 4,050m (13,200 )

Difficulty: Moderate/ Difficult

Today we ascend again to a second pass, about halfway up lies an Inca ruin of Runkuraqay (small, round, roofless stone building and thought to have been an astrological site and a sort of checkpoint for couriers following the trail to Machu Picchu), afer a short tour, we continue up the pass at 4,050m (13,200 ). From here the group walks down on the original Inca Trail, passing a small lake and the rst signs of the cloud forest. Soon after we will arrive at a second, larger Inca site called Sayacmarca, “Town in a Steep Place” at 3,850m (12,551 ). Thiis Incan ruin was built on a rock overlooking the trail and is accessible only via a single narrow stone staircase- a beautiful location overlooking the Aobamba Valley. After touring we continue along the ridge through amazing landscapes, viewing Mt. Salkantay from the western side and Mt. Pumasillo, a silhouette to the north on the horizon. Time for lunch. After lunch we continue walking through a rolling flag stoned trail and a tunnel before arriving to yet another Incan site called Phuyupatamarca “the village on the edge of the clouds.” From here the flag stoned trail winds sharply down into the cloud forest to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna “Forever Young”- a well restored Inca Ruin.

Accommodation

* Camping

Day 4: Inca Trail

Duration: Full Day, 2hrs hiking

Distance: 6.5km/ 4miles

Elevation: 3,850m

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

On the last day of the trek, we wake up early and follow a relatively flat path. After about an hour walk through a cloud forest covered Inca Trail, we arrive to Intipunku “The Sun Gate”. Here we have a break watching the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu, our final destination. From here we continue hiking for one more hour to finally arrive to Machu Picchu, just as the Incas used to do. Upon arriving, we have a 2hr guided tour as well as time to explore the city on your own, take pictures, or if you’re feeling adventurous, take on any of the extra hikes. In the afternoon we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and lastly private van transfer to your hotel. Congrats on making it through!

Accommodation

* Hotel Niños Meloc (or similar)

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