Do not miss out on the Inca Trail, one of the most famous treks in the world, along the former highway of the Peruvian empire. This trip is full of experiences with the highlight of the unforgettable Machu Picchu. When you see it from the sun gate on the last morning, be prepared to have your heart stolen and a mark left on your soul.
Suggested Travel Plan
Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Cusco à Km 82 à Ayapata Camp: Our day starts early in the morning, leaving from Cusco and driving to Piscacucho (KM82, the starting point of the Inca Trail, 2600mamsl). The ride takes approx. 2 hours, so enjoy your time resting as we drive through the beautiful Sacred Valley. We will stop to have breakfast on the way to build up our energy in preparation to start walking. We will meet our amazing porters in Pisacucho, who will carry all of the camping equipment as well as our luggage throughout the trek. Our walk starts with a gentle climb along the river for approx. 3 hours. It’s important to remember to take in everything around you as it’s truly remarkable. We will then start to climb to get a good view of the first Incan building called Llactapata. After a short rest there, we will continue onwards for 2 hours to our lunch place where we will be surrounded by native plants. After resting a bit to digest, we will walk uphill for another 2 hours to our campsite Ayapata (3400 mamsl). The total distance to be covered is 15km which should take approx. 8 hours.
*Our overnight stay will be in Ayapata Camp Site.
Ayapata à Warmihuañuska (Dead Woman’s Pass) à Chaquicocha: After our breakfast, we will begin the biggest climb to Dead Woman’s Pass (the highest point on the hike being 4250mamsl). As we walk along the Kusichac stream, remember to stop and look at the amazing scenery surrounding you. After a well-deserved rest at the top, we will begin our 2 hour descent of to Pacaymayu, where we will have our lunch. This place has a spectacular view over the valley. After lunch, we can rest before we start ascending again and walk for another 2 two hours to reach our second highest point called Runkurakay (3950mamsl). It is along this path that we stop at another Incan site. Then the climbing is done for the day, and it’s time to descend 3 hours to our campsite. The 16km distance will take approx. 10 hours to cover.
*Our overnight stay will be in Chaqicocha Camp Site.
Chakiqocha à Winaywayna: Our hike starts with a gentle climb for thirty minutes, before walking on a nice, even path through the cloud forest, feeling as if you are on top of the world. There, we will visit another Incan site Phuyupatamarca, and you will have some time to explore and relax. From this point we descend for three hours on stone steps, enjoying the view of the Urubamba Valley and river as we go. Finally arriving at the Winaywayna campsite, we will have our lunch and spend an afternoon relaxing and walking around the famous Incan site. The distance is 7km which will take approx. 5 hours.
*Our overnight stay will be in Winaywayna Camp Site.
Winaywayna à Intipunku à Machupicchu à Cusco: You’re nearly there! This day starts very early so we can get to the Sun Gate or Intipunku to watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu - a truly remarkable experience. We will walk downhill for 50 min, enjoying the panoramic views of Machu Picchu. All the sweat and tears are worth it when you reach these iconic ruins and take that postcard-worthy picture to remember your accomplishment. We will explore the site, learning about the history and you will also have some free time to have a look around. At the end of the day, we will return to Cusco where you can enjoy a hot shower and a nice, warm bed!
*Our overnight stay will be in Cusco.
What is Included
- Transfer Cusco-KM82
- Inca Trail & Machu Picchu entrance fees
- Breakfast, lunch, & dinner during the hike
- Water during the hike
- Peruvian Licensed Guide
- Porters to carry our outdoor equipment
- Extra porter for your own luggage - 06 kg for person
- Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Machu Picchu town
- Train ticket from Machu Picchu town to Ollantaytambo
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- Transfer in & out (the day that you will arrive and leave)
- Lunch and dinner (optional)
- Comfortable Accommodation for 3 or 5 stars hotel (optional)
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