Inca Trail 4 Days & 3 Nights
- Style Trip
- Classic Tour
- Places to Visit
- Tour Length
- Daily Departures
- Group Size
- 6 Persons to more
- Physical Grade
Even though the regulations for expeditions to the Inka trail, point that the bookings must be done 5 days before the date of start, it’s recommendable to do it beforehand, the average in high season points that 90 days before the Start there is not space, due that only 500 people can enter per day, in order to protect both, the Inka trail and the sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Cuzco: Inca Trail Start We pick you up at yourhotel at 05.45am to board the bus. Be sure you have your original passport and ISIC student card (if applicable). The journey to trailhead at km 82 takes approximately 3 hours.
Walking times are always approximate depending on weather conditions, group ability and many other factors, but you will walk about 2-3 hours before lunch. After lunch, we walk on just past the village of Wayllabamba to our first camp (3000 mosl). This first day take us walking through the valley. It starts at 2,580 mosl. with a small climb to a platform overlooking the Incan site Llactapata and rewards you with superb views of Mount Veronica.
Approx 14km walking – 6 hours
Inca Trail Day 2 is the most difficult day as you walk from about 3000 mosl. to 4200 mosl.the highest pass of this trek (Dead Woman`s Pass). You can walk at your own pace, stop to get your breath whenever you like. You will find your energy returns once you continue down to the valley of Pacaymayo. Campsite at 3600 mosl. Lunch at the camp site.
This is the coldest night. +2/+4 degrees Celsius (December); -3/-5 degrees Celsius (June)
Approx 10km walking – 7 hours
Inca Trail Day 3 is exceptionally beautiful because of the ruins and incredible paved trail (and more importantly for your lungs, there is a lot more down than up!!!). There are about 2000 stairs descending from Phuyupatamarca to Wiñaywayna, so take care with your knees). Guided tours of all the ruins. Camping is usually at Wiñaywayna (2700 mosl.).
Take extra care of your personal belongings in this campsite as all the tours camp near here. As usual always keep your daypack with valuables with you. The only hot shower on the Inca Trail is on this third night at Wiñaywayna.
Approx 16km walking – 9 hours
Inca Trail: Cuzco
Get up early to arrive at Intipunku, “The Gate of the Sun,” and view the first sun illuminating majestic Machu Picchu. It is still a 40 min walk down from here to the famous view from the terraces at the end of the trail. Take your photos now before the 10:30 crowds arrive. Your tour of Machu Picchu should finish between 10:30 and 11:00am and you have free time to climb Huayna Picchu (it will take at least 90 minutes). A maximum of 400 hikers can climb this mountain per day, so start immediately after your tour! Or just collapse under a tree and quietly reflect in amazement at the mystery, the architectural achievement and beauty of Machu Picchu
Late afternoon train back to Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
What is included in this program:
- Special information meeting before the trek at a prearranged time and place
- Transfer by tour bus from your hotel to the trail head
- Entrance fee to the Inka trail
- Services of an official guide
- Services of an experienced cook & assistant.
- Full camping equipment, double tents
- One mattress per person.
- Porters to carry the company’s equipment, food and personal clients’ belongings.
- Meals from the first day lunch till the fourth day breakfast (vegetarian option under request)
- First aids kit and oxygen bottle.
- Sleeping bags, 15 USD for the entire trek.
- Single supplement, 25USD
What to bring:
- Hiking boots and sneakers.
- Long pants or slacks
- Long‐sleeved shirts.
- Warm cloth, sweaters and a jacket.
- Rain wear.
- Sun block.
- Personal toilet items and wash kit
- Water bottle
- A light backpack
- Hat or cap
- Sleeping bag.
Cancellations will have penalties to pay:
It is very important that you let us know where to contact you in Cusco at your arrival and before the trek to coordinate a previous meeting.
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