Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Offering 4 days of trekking along original Inca trails, a variety of fascinating Inca sites and the beautiful scenery of the Machu Picchu National Park, the Inca Trail Classic is the most famous trek in South America.

They will cross through typical Andean valleys, grasslands, cloud forests, as well as visit the ancient Inca ruins along the way to finally arrive at Machu Picchu at dawn.

 

Availability 2022 - 2023

DAY 1: Cusco - Km 82 (Ollantaytambo) - Wayllabamba

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

We leave Cusco very early in a bus to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins.

You'll relax on the adventure trail with an easy day of hiking through winding streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Inca ruins. This will be a small sample of the days to come.

We will walk through beautiful landscapes, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing through various ruin sites such as Llactapata.

A team from our company consisting of porters, cooks and local guides will take care of all the details during the trek. The porters carry most of the equipment, so you will only need to bring a small backpack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc.

 The trek is fairly easy and serves as good training for the next few days

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 3200 m. / 10298 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 3400 m. / 11155 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 11 Km. / 6.84 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm.
  • Transportation of this day: Bus.
  • Difficulty of this day: 3.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 04:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 14:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 07:00 hours,

DAY 2: Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

The second day we start early to climb the long and steep road to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman's Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,200 m (13,770 ft). Most visitors arrive at the campsite in the early afternoon, with plenty of time to kick back and relax.

The terrain and scenery is spectacular, in addition to the steepest section of the Inca Trail. We will have a strong climate with a powerful sun and sometimes very cold winds. We will walk calmly, drinking plenty of water.

 

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 3400 m. / 10941 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 4200 m. / 13780 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 12 Km. / 7.46 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm, Cool, Wind.
  • Transportation of this day: Walk.
  • Difficulty of this day: 3.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:0 hours, Total Walking Time: 08:00 hours,

DAY 3: Pacaymayo - Wiñaywayna

Included today: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Today we will walk through flyovers and Inca ruins. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950 m (13,110 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can glimpse the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba.

Walking through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day will be very welcoming to rest the mind, and we will go through original Inca constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700 m (12,130 ft). On a clear day, we will enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds".  Here we will camp and we can also visit the ruins of Wiñay Wayna ("forever young") located at 2650 m (8694 feet) 1.5 hours away.

 

  • Accomodation for today: Camp .
  • Min Altitude: 2648 m. / 8521 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 3950 m. / 12960 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 16 Km. / 9.94 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm, Cold.
  • Transportation of this day: Walk.
  • Difficulty of this day: 3.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 06:00 am to 06:09 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 12:9 hours, Total Walking Time: 09:00 hours,

DAY 4: Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Included today: Breakfast.

We will start at 03:30 to arrive at Sun Gate (Puerta del Sol) as soon as possible. Head to the checkpoint and join the line to wait for the gate to open. Catch your first views of the impressive ruins of Machu Picchu (fingers crossed for a clear day). Walk to Machu Picchu (approximately 45 minutes) for a 1.5-hour guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge (a 15-minute hike one way) at no extra charge, weather permitting.

Rise and shine: the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is first thing in the morning. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Get local information about the Inti Mach'ay cave, Inti Watana, the Water Temple, the Temple of the Condor, and the Hall of Three Windows. Take time to sit back and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a global online poll).

Catch the bus outside the Machu Picchu gate after your visit for a 25-minute downhill ride to Aguas Calientes. Eat and relax before the train ride back to Cusco tonight.

 

  • Min Altitude: 2800 m. / 9010 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 3400 m. / 11155 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 6 Km. / 3.73 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm, Humid.
  • Transportation of this day: Bus, Train, Walk.
  • Difficulty of this day: 3.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 03:30 am to 12:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 8:30 hours, Total Walking Time: 03:00 hours,

Included in this Tour:

  • Breakfast.
  • Comfortable tent for 4 persons.
  • Cooks.
  • Dinner.
  • Dinning room tent.
  • Emergency horse.
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Pichu.
  • Horses carrying 8 kg of luggages per each person.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Lunch.
  • Mattresses.
  • Muleteers.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • Round train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Machu Pichu- machupicchu to ollantaytambo-cusco.
  • Tables and chairs.
  • Tourist guide fluent in English, Spanish and quechua.
  • Transport to bring you to the start of the trek.

Not Included

  • First Day Breakfast.
  • Round bus ticket from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Pichu- machupicchu to aguas calientes town.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tips for the Crew, cook and muleteers.

Extras for aditional fee

  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking Sticks.

What to Bring

  • Camera.
  • Flashlight.
  • gloves.
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold.
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers.
  • Hiking sticks.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Original passport.
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal medication.
  • Raincoat.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Thermal clothing.
  • walking stick.

Our prices for this tour:

    * Note: A minimum travelers is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.
    Number of People Price per person Book
    1 Person* Not available Book Now!
    2-4 Persons* USD$ 695.00 Book Now!
    5-6 persons* USD$ 650.00 Book Now!
    7-8 persons* USD$ 630.00 Book Now!

Disccount for this tour:

Departure for: 2022 - 2023

Departure dates 2021 2022

Every Day.

Important:

  • Camelbaks ( or water bottle).
  • comfortable Daypack.
  • comfortable hiking boots.
  • immigration card.
  • Original passport.
  • valid student card.

Gear inside your Daypacks

  • 2 Hiking pants.
  • 3 sets of hiking socks.
  • 4 Sets s-shirt.
  • Bug Spray.
  • Camera.
  • For your Duffel.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal medication.
  • Rain jacket and pants.
  • Rain Poncho.
  • sets of undergarments.
  • sleeping bag recommend down bags for -10c at least.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Thermal clothing.
  • Toilet Paper.
  • toothbrush and paste.
  • Warm clothes.
  • water proof jacket.
  • Wet Wipes.

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