Classic Inca Trail 4 Days

Code: LMJUYH
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
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Description

  • The ascent to La Puerta del Sol is always available and accesible. It is a pleasant place with a nice view of Machu Picchu. You can take this walk in you free time.
  • If you prefer to climb up to Huayna Picchu, you will have a spectacular view, but this should be reserved a long time in advance and the cost of it is 25 US$ per person. It is an hour and a half climb up of moderated difficulty.
  • Another option is Machu Picchu Montaña, an hour and a half, very steep, very physically demanding ascent, and the cost of it is 15 US$ per person. This is probably the most spectacular view, but the three options are very enjoyable and will allow you to take good photos.

Reduction of costs:

Special discounts:

For groups with more than 5 people.

Students with valid international student card will have to show their student card at the time of making the reservation or to our staff.

People under 17 years old will have to show an original passport or ID at the time of making their reservation.

  • Tour Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture.
  • Good For: Those who enjoy hiking and have a moderate level of fitness.
  • Difficulty: Challenging.
  • Considerations: Permit required, book well in advance.
  • Starting Altitude – 2720m / 8920ft.
  • Highest Altitude – 4217m / 13,780ft (Day 2).
  • Total Walking Distance – 45km / 26 miles.
  • Longest Day – Day 2, approximately 16km / 9.9 miles.
  • Coldest Night – Day 2 around 0º.
  • Overall Difficulty – Moderately Difficult to Difficult (depending on your level of fitness).
  • Acclimatization is Recommended
Daily tours: “March to December”

Itinerary

1

DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – WAYLLABAMBA

We start the day early at 5:30 am when we will pick up all passengers at their hotels and from there head to the town of Ollantaytambo where you will have time for breakfast and to buy sweets, caramels, chocolates or other snacks that will help you during the hike. We then head to Km. 82 Piscacucho (2700 m.a.s.l/ 8850 ft) where we will pass by the first control. Shortly after, we will start the 2-hour hike to Patallacta (2750 m.a.s.l/ 9020 ft) – an Inca archaeological site that will be explained by our guide. After visiting this interesting place, we will continue to hike for 45 minutes to our lunch spot where our cook and his team will prepare an incredible meal for us. After lunch, we will continue our hike for another one and a half hours towards the camping site Wayllabamba (3000 m.a.s.l/ 9800 ft) where you will have time for a well-deserved rest and an afternoon snack, followed by dinner before heading to bed.

(8 KM/5 MI, 4 HOURS)

2

DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA PASS – PACAYMAYO

In the morning we will have breakfast at 5:30 am and straight after continue our hike for 45 minutes to the second control point Wayllabamba. After, we will begin the gradual ascent that will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes (4 km) to the second rest point in Llullucha Pampa 3800 m.a.s.l/ 12,460 ft. Following this, we will continue the hike for 1 hour and 45 minutes (4 km) to Warmiwañusca pass located at 4215 m.a.s.l/ 13,800 ft. We will then rest for 2 hours and 30 minutes at the campsite of Pacay Mayo 3600 m.a.s.l/ 11,800 ft where we will have tea and later dinner and where we will also spend the night.

(12 KM/ 7.5 MI, 8 HOURS)

3

DAY 3: PACAYMAYO – WIÑAYHUAYNA

After breakfast we continue our hike. This day´s hike will be 16 km long, following a trail that is surrounded by jungle vegetation and a number of archaeological Inca sites that held different functions during their time. The first archaeological site we will visit is Runcurakay (3750 m.a.s.l/ 12,300 ft), which is located 45 minutes from our starting point and is a complex Inca archaeological site composed of turrets that acted as strategic surveillance sites for the east valley. After, we continue to Runcurakay Pass 3900 m.a.s.l/ 12,800 ft where we will have an explanation on Inca culture and time for some relaxation. We continue walking for 1 hour and 30 minutes to the second archaeological site where we will visit Sayacmarka (a difficult zone to access due to the may steep steps). We continue for 25 minutes to our lunch point at Chaquicocha where we will have lunch, prepared by our cook. This will give us the energy to continue our hike to the next archaeological site called Puyuptamarca 3750 m.a.s.l/ 12,300 ft that will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. From there we start a 3-hour descent (steps) to our camping site Wiñayhuayna where we will have tea and dinner. This will be a special one as it will be the final one with our team and where we will say goodbye to our porters.

(16 KM/ 10 MI, 12 HOURS)

4

DAY 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO.

Today we will wake up at 3:30 am, have breakfast and descend to the control point where we will wait 1 hour and 20 minutes until the gates open. Once we have passed through the control point, we will hike 1 hour and a half to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where we will have time to enjoy the view of the majestic Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Shortly after, we will descend for 40 minutes all the way to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

In Machu Picchu we will take part in a 2-hour historical tour where you will have time to take plenty of photos followed by free time to explore the archaeological site on your own. Those who have selected to visit Huayna Picchu Mountain* or Machu Picchu Mountain* will make their ascent at this time too. From here we will return to Aguas Calientes where we will have lunch and finally we will head to the train station in order to return to Ollantaytambo and then take the bus back to Cusco.

*Ask in advance for availability. $65.00 per person.

(6 KM/ 3.7 MI, 3 HOURS)

Include

Transport to Km. 82 (where the Inca trail starts)
Entrance fee to the Inca Trail
Professional guide
Sleeping mat, large tent (Quadruple – only for 2 pax)
Cooking and kitchen equipment
Table and chairs
Meals (03 breakfasts – 03 lunches – 03 dinners)
Porters to carry camping equipment and food. DOES NOT INCLUDE EXTRA BAGS
First Aid Kit
Oxygen bottle
Return ticket by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 18.45 or 21:30 pm depending on availability.
Bust transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

NOT INCLUDED:

Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day
Sleeping bag (rental Price: 15 USD for 4 days)
Extra porter (120 USD for 4 days – maximum weight: 14 kilos)
Bus CONCETUR from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes.
Tips.
Visit to Huaynapicchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain 25 USD per person.

What to Bring?

Original passport or ID
Trekking shoes or walking shoes
Thick jacket or coat
Hat or cap
Refillable water bottle (can buy water at some point of the trek)
A good raincoat
Long sleeve t-shirt
Pants and short pants
Insect repellent
Sunscreen with SPF 40 UV
Chapstick
Toilet paper
Personal snacks
Binoculars
Lantern
Sunglasses, plastic bags
Personal medication
Personal towels and sandals
Light backpack
Photographic camera, extra batteries
Extra money (Peruvian currency preferred)
Sleeping bags (ask our staff about the sleeping bags for rent)

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