Classic Inca Trail 4 Days

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  • 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”



DAY 1:

05:00 – 16:00: Cusco – Km 82 – Wayllabamba
This adventure starts at 5:00 AM (it is recommended to have breakfast at the hotel before pick-up). An Atv Cusco guide passes by your accommodation to start the transfer to the Sacred Valley, exactly at Km 82 in Piscacucho, where the walk begins.
After two hours of travel, you will arrive at the Patallacta complex, whose terraces are erected on an ascending slope, where you will see impressive landscapes and the Wakaywillque or Snowy Mountain “La Verónica” (5900 masl / 19,356 ft).
Our journey continues to Tarachayoq, to enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Atv Cusco’s Chef.
After a well deserved rest, you advance in a short section to the community of Wayllabamba, where the scene of the first camp is set, allowing a good rest and delicious dinner.

(8 KM/5 MI, 4 HOURS)


DAY 2: 

6:00 – 17:00 : Wayllabamba – Pacaymayu
This day requires more physical effort. After having breakfast very early, an abrupt ascent begins, through a path surrounded by a Queñua or Polylepis forest, until arriving to rest at the highest point of the Inca Trail, the Abra Warmiwañusca or Mujer Muerta (4,224 masl / 13,860 ft ) whose area seems to surround you with a majestic landscape of deep valleys and mountains.
We begin the descent, passing to the lunch point and continuing to Pacaymayo, the second camp that allows, in addition to a comforting rest, the incomparable contact with nature.

(12 KM/ 7.5 MI, 8 HOURS)


DAY 3: 

06:00 – 16:00 : Pacaymayu – Winaywayna
This day you wake up in the middle of the beauty of the Inca Trail. After breakfast, start the ascent to Runkurakay, a building of small stones and without a roof considered an astrological site and a kind of checkpoint for messengers on the way to Machu Picchu.
Continue the journey between a cloud forest and the views of the mountain ranges, to the largest archaeological site of the Inca Trail, Sayacmarca, known as Town in a Steep Place.
Then you discover the beautiful architecture of the City Above the Clouds or Phuyupatamarca, to finally arrive at the iconic archaeological complex Inca Wiñay Wayna or Siempre Joven (2650 m / 8,694 ft), architectural beauty that covers the side of a mountain respecting the natural form. Here corresponds a well-deserved rest that prepares us for the final day.


DAY 4: 

04:00 – 20:00 : Winaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco
This is the last day of hiking, breakfast is served before sunrise, to reach the Intipunku or Puerta del Sol (2,720 m / 8,924 ft) enjoying a spectacular view of Machu Picchu.
The spectacle of the sun marks the new walk to the Wonder of Machu Picchu, where you make the journey to the most important places of the Citadel, including the main temples, stairways, squares, roads, among other amazing spaces of this architectural complex, such as the Intiwatana.
After the guided tour, you have free time to explore this extraordinary World Heritage Site on your own. Our guide will give references for lunch and the reunion to return to Cusco, arriving around 20:00 at the hotel.
This trip is unique in the world. The architecture, landscape, fauna and flora, culture and the magical essence of the Inca Trail only need your emotions and that you awaken that adventurous spirit to create a story that will mark your life forever!


Briefing one day before the tour.
Transfer from the lodging in the historic center of Cusco. Sometimes access is limited by the narrow streets of the city; if this is the case, the guide will suggest a nearby point to pass through the group.
Return to the lodging (private tours) or Plaza “Regocijo” (One block away from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco).
Professional guide in English, Spanish, Portuguese (ask for availability for this or other languages).
Professional chef.
Meals: 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 03 dinners, (vegan and vegetarian options available)
Tourist transport (round trip) Cusco – Ollantaytambo.
Dining tent, camping tent, mats.
Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail.
Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
Tourist Train tickets (Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo) in Expedition category. (You can upgrade the train category with extra charge)
First aid kit and oxygen.


Transfer from hotels outside the city of Cusco (ask for extra costs to pick up from the Sacred Valley or other places).
Tips for the guide.
Sleeping bag (15 USD).
Trekking Poles (10 USD).
Tourist bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu.
Drinks except for water during the walk.
If you want to add an additional hike, mention it at the time of booking. Entrance ticket to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, check availability with Atv Cusco
Breakfast, lunch, dinner or other food not specified in the itinerary.
Extra porter

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
Toilet paper
Personal snacks
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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