Classic Inca Trail 4D/3N

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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days is beyond a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in the Americas. This is the classic experience, hiking through ecosystems and flora from high desert to rainforests, and visiting amazing Inca constructions. You’ll also encounter incredible views of the Andes Mountains, its valleys and rushing rivers. The Incas used this itinerary for their pilgrimage to the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu, so you’ll walk the same historical path as the Incas from ancient times.

Itinerary

Day 1Cusco – km 82 – Wayllabamba – Yuncachimpa

We’ll leave Cusco (3350m/10990f) at 5:30 am in a tourist bus heading for the Sacred Valley. We have a short break in Ollantaytambo for breakfast before arriving at km 82, the official beginning of the trek. We’ll meet the trek team at km 82 and register for the hike. After crossing the Rio Urubamba (2200m/4850f), we’ll begin the legendary Inca Trail.

The first day is easy and a good warm-up for the following days. We’ll have lunch in Miskay by a small river bank, and learn about the nearby archeological complex Llactapata. Next, we’ll hike to Wayllabamba (3100m/10170f) and ascend to Yuncachimpa (3300m/10826f), our camping site for the night. This campsite has a great view of the snow-capped Veronica Mountain.

  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Hiking time: 6-7 hours
  • Total distance: 11 km/6.8 m

Day 2Yuncachimpa – Llulluchapampa – Warmihuañusca pass – Pacaymayu – Runkurakay pass – Chaquicocha

The second day has an early start, and everybody should walk at his/her own pace. We’ll meet up during short breaks or while ascending the stone stairs. The first 3km/2m are steep, with humid woodlands and the sounds of water to accompany you.

The trail first leads through the Valley of Llulluchapampa (3850m/12631f), and ascends for 2-3 hours until you reach the highest point: Warmihuañusca Pass (also called Dead Woman Pass due to its silhouette, 4200m/13780f).

This climb is the most difficult part of the Inca Trail. After a short break at the summit, you continue your hike with a steep descent to Pacaymayo River (Sunrise River) towards Runkurakay Pass (3050m/10007f) until we reach our camping site, Chaquicocha at (3650m/11975f). Here you get a well-deserved rest from the strenuous day while enjoying an amazing view of the mountains.

  •  Level of difficulty: Strenuous
  •  Hiking time: 8-9 hours
  • Total distance: 15 km/6.8 m

Day 3Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñayhuayna

The third day is the most beautiful; you’ll see changes in the ecosystems while you walk to the tropical forest of Wiñaywayna. We’ll pass two small lakes at the top of the second pass (3950m/12960f). It’s a gentle climb through beautiful cloud forests and a small Inca tunnel before the third pass (3700m/12140f) offers a lovely view over the Urubamba Valley.

The nearest settlement is Phuyupatamarca (Town Above the Clouds) (3600m/11811f). There’s a well-preserved site with a series of Inca baths that are testimony to the excellence of Inca engineering.

We pass another Inca tunnel before visiting the ruins of Wiñaywayna (Forever Young) (2650m/8694f). We end the day arriving at our camp by the Inca stairs.

  •  Level of difficulty: Moderate – Easy
  •  Hiking time: 5-6 hours
  • Total distance: 10 km

Day 4Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

After breakfast at 4:30 am, we’ll head – equipped with our flashlights – to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) for our first spectacular glimpse of Machu Pichhu at sunrise. The last descent takes almost one hour before we arrive hiking at Machu Picchu (2400m//7874f) around 8:00 am.

For about two hours, you’ll have a guided tour to better understand the meaning and use of the ancient buildings. After the tour, you’ll have time to explore the archeological site on your own (e.g. go to the Inca Bridge, revisit intriguing structures, or climb Wayna Picchu if you have a reservation).

Afterwards, a bus takes you down to Aguas Calientes, where you can soak in the natural springs (cost 10 soles). We’ll leave Aguas Calientes by train to return to Cusco in the afternoon. You will have completed the 04 day Machu Picchu Inca Trail.

  •  Level of difficulty: Moderate – Easy
  •  Hiking time: 2-3 hours
  • Total distance: 7 km/4.4 m
Includes

What's Included

  • Pre-briefing time at 19hrs in our office 1 or 2 days before your date departure (It has to be confirmed at the booking time).
  • Private transfer from your hotel in Cusco to km 82
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
  • Collective tourist transfers from the train station in Ollantaytambo to the centre of Cusco (Plaza Regocijo / Few meters of Plaza de Armas or Marriott Hotel / Calle Ruinas, beginning of San Blas neighbourhood).
  • Bus going downhill from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes where the train station is situated.
  • Entrance fees to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Camping equipment (professional two-person’s tents: Doite, model Himalaya, extra light/4.5kg or Eureka tent; sleeping mats, dining tent equipped with a table and chairs, a sanitary tent)
  • Cook, cooking equipment, meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners). Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit and spaghetti, chicken, fish, meat and rice, all rich in carbohydrates and very suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leafs tea which is excellent for the altitude
  • Tea and snack time everyday (tea, coffee, wantan, popcorn, cracker)
  • Porters to carry the main luggage (all the camping equipment and cooking stock)
  • Porters to carry the sleeping bag and mattress
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Unlimited cold, boiled water available during the trek.

What's Not Included

  • Breakfast on the first day and last lunch in Aguas Calientes Town.
  • Sleeping bag (you can rent a sleeping bag for $25.00USD for 4 days)
What do i need to bring?
  • Backpack with rain cover (30- or 40-liter capacity is sufficient).
  • Clothing for both warm and cold climates.
  • Trekking shoes/boots.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Woolen/synthetic socks and a sweater.
  • Long- and short-sleeved T-shirts.
  • Rain poncho/waterproof jacket and a hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, toilet paper, hand cleaner/disinfecting alcohol gel.
  • Camera (with rain protection), a flash light/headlamp and extra batteries.
  • Snacks (e.g. chocolate bars and dried fruit)
  • Original passport, original student card (to receive the student discount) and extra money in soles.
  • Since the weather can be very cold and rainy, your clothes – once wet – won’t dry at night. It’s best to take some clothes to change.
Notes
  • Permission to hike Wayna PicchuPermission requires booking months in advance with an additional charge $80.00USD to guarantee your entrance.
  • Extra porterWe can arrange for a porter to carry your backpack/luggage if your luggage weighs 15kg/33lb or less (the weight limit is mandated by Peruvian law 26702). The cost is $150.00USD, and includes transport, entrance fee to the Inca Trail, food and camping equipment for the porter.
  • TipsPorters, cooks and guides always appreciate tips for their services. The porters are also grateful for small donations of clothes and school supplies for their children.
  • Camping sitesThe camping sites described in our itinerary (Yuncachimpa, Chaquicocha and Wiñaywayna) may be changed due to availability and restrictions on the number of trekkers. In high season (May-September) some campsites, such as Wiñaywayna, are almost always full. If the campsites are full, the Ministry of Culture (the government entity which supervises and controls the Inca Trail) will assign other campsites (Wayllabamba, Pacaymayu and Phuyupatamarca) as needed.
  • Return ticketWe’ll leave Aguas Calientes by train either at 2:55pm/16:22 pm/6:45pm. The schedule depends on ticket availability and on how far in advance you book your trip. In the afternoon, you can have lunch in one of many good restaurants in Aguas Calientes or relax in the natural springs. Depending on which train you take, you’ll arrive at your hotel in Cusco at about 6:00pm or 10:00pm.
  • Health considerationsIt is a common misconception that because many people do the Inca Trail, it’s easy. It is not. The Trail is 45km/26 m long and involves great physical exertion to complete. Combined with the high altitude and potential extreme weather, the trek can be difficult. Therefore, we strongly recommend you are well acclimatized to high altitudes, in good physical condition and healthy. You must declare any medical issues in advance and bring your own medications. We want you to enjoy your trip and be safe!
  • WeatherThe Andean weather can be unpredictable, despite the sharp divide between dry and wet seasons. The dry season runs from May to October or November; the rainy season goes from December through April. Nevertheless, Inca Trail lies in forested areas and high-altitude where the weather is unpredictable and can change within hours.
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