DURATION

DIFFICULTY

4 DAYS

MODERATE

Prices 

2 Pax - $2,041

3 Pax - $1,655

4 Pax - $1,485

5 Pax - $1,281

6 Pax - $1,166

INCA TRAIL 4D/3N

The famous Classic Trail of the Incas leads you to one of the new Seven Wonders of the World; the Quechua Citadel of Machu Picchu.  It was re-discovered for the western world by Hiram Bingham ΙΙΙ in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers. The Classic Inca Trail is a very popular 4 day hike culminating with the awesome view from the original Inca Sungate on your final trek day descending into the site for a full guided tour.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - CUSCO TO HUAYLLABAMBA


Early in the morning, we take the way leading from Cusco to Km82 (2750 mt/9130 ft), this is our check point at the beginning of the trek. The trail follows the river valley for a while; this is a good training day before the second more challenging day. Along the way we will pass Wilkaracay with its impressive view of Patallacta which are both important Inca remains. It is just the beginning of a holy trail full of sanctuaries. Today, after about 7 hours walking we will reach our first camping place at Huayllabamba (3000 mt/9842ft). On reaching our camp for the evening we will be met by our trek team, the porters who will have already set up camp and our cook who will be preparing our evening meal. Start Height: 2709 masl / 8887.7 ft. Max Height: 2954 masl / 9694 ft. Approximate Walking time: 6-7 hrs Day Distance: 12 km / 7.3 ml Meals: L, D + Snacks




DAY 2 - HUAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYO


Ever optimistic, the sun will be shining on our second day as we follow the Inca trail to Warmiwañusta (Dead Woman’s Pass). This is considered to be the most challenging trek day as we cross this highest point of the trail at 4200m (13779ft), prepare for a steep uphill until we summit. The sense of achievement is a reward in itself, then a beautiful stone trail will show us the way as we descend to our tents in the campsite at Pacaymayo (3580 mt/11740 ft). On reaching our camp for the evening we will be met by our trek team who will have already set up camp and our cook who will be preparing our mouthwatering evening meal. Start Height: 2954 masl / 9694 ft. Max Height: 4226 masl / 13866 ft. Approximate Walking time: 8 to 9 hrs. Day Distance: 11km / 7 ml Meals: B, L, D + Snacks




DAY 3 - PACAYMAYO TO PHUYUPATAMARCA


Waking up just in time to be served a hot drink, our tents pitched within the surroundings of the cloud forest. After a good and healthy breakfast we continue along this ancient trail passing small marshes, continuing over the second mountain pass of the trek. It is the second highest point of the hike (3,900mt/12,950ft). As we descend we will see the flora and fauna become more abundant with hummingbirds accompanying us along our route. We have lunch at Chaquicocha (3500 mt/11,620 ft) a fine place for a break in the middle of the cloud forest. The last two hours of the day, are some of the most memorable and breathtaking views of the Inca Trail. We reach our last campsite when the sun sets at Phuyupatamarca, a befitting name meaning 'town in the clouds'. Start Height: 2954 masl / 9694 ft. Max Height: 3974 masl / 13039 ft. Approximate Walking time: 8 to 9 hrs Day Distance: 12 km / 7.3 ml Meals: B, L, D + Snacks




DAY 4 - PHUYUPATAMARCA TO MACHU PICCHU


We begin the final leg of our trek to the lost city of Machupicchu. We descend for 3hrs, about 900m below from Phuyupatamarca. We will visit yet more interesting Inca sites; Intipata and Wiñayhuayna, one of the most impressive Inca sites along our route and just 2 hrs before the Sungate entrance (“Inti Punku”).

This is the Inca’s original entrance to Machu Picchu, where we catch our first glimpse of the citadel from afar. The Sungate is probably the most sensational part of the trail.​

Entering the Sungate, having taken time to enjoy our first glimpse of Machu Picchu; we walk down into the astonishing complex for a full tour of exploration and discovery to learn from our guide of the many curious corners with this this fascinatingly unique and enigmatic Citadel. Later we take the bus down to be on time for the train back to Ollantaytambo, from here, our private transport will bring us back to Cusco. Start Height: 3974 masl / 13039 ft. Max Height: 3974 masl / 13039 ft. Approximate Walking time: 5 hrs Day Distance: 7.3 km / 4.5 ml Meals: B, L + Snacks





 

                           

"                           I wanted to thank you both so much for such an amazing time. The entire trip so exceeded my expectations.  The service was top notch. All of the small touches were perfect. I think I'd                                                      mentioned in some initial feedback that we did miss our champagne. Other than that, I don't anything could have made it more perfect.  Marcial really is a perfect guide. We were so lucky to have had him on our trek. His knowledge of the history, people and culture really added to our experience.  He was great at preparing us as well as continually encouraging us along the way. Mayra too was awesome - running a tight ship. So personable and knowledgeable.  They both really added a tremendous amount to our entire trip. Another standout.. Claudio... what a gem.. He's so smart with such initiative. With his smile and vest on, he was always attentive and happy to work with us. I'm not sure when and how it was planned, but I was surprised with a birthday celebration.  It was so touching and definitely a highlight of the experience. Who knew that a birthday cake cooked in a pan over a flame could taste so good (throughout the trip the food was really amazing). The birthday party really took it over the top, so I thank whoever planned that part. Again, everything exceeded my expectations.  While it was the hardest thing physically that I've ever done in my life, it will forever be one of the most memorable moments. Truly an amazing birthday.

Thank you!"

 

Phillip

DAY 1 - CUSCO TO HUAYLLABAMBA


Early in the morning, we take the way leading from Cusco to Km82 (2750 mt/9130 ft), this is our check point at the beginning of the trek. The trail follows the river valley for a while; this is a good training day before the second more challenging day. Along the way we will pass Wilkaracay with its impressive view of Patallacta which are both important Inca remains. It is just the beginning of a holy trail full of sanctuaries. Today, after about 7 hours walking we will reach our first camping place at Huayllabamba (3000 mt/9842ft). On reaching our camp for the evening we will be met by our trek team, the porters who will have already set up camp and our cook who will be preparing our evening meal. Start Height: 2709 masl / 8887.7 ft. Max Height: 2954 masl / 9694 ft. Approximate Walking time: 6-7 hrs Day Distance: 12 km / 7.3 ml Meals: L, D + Snacks




DAY 2 - HUAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYO


Ever optimistic, the sun will be shining on our second day as we follow the Inca trail to Warmiwañusta (Dead Woman’s Pass). This is considered to be the most challenging trek day as we cross this highest point of the trail at 4200m (13779ft), prepare for a steep uphill until we summit. The sense of achievement is a reward in itself, then a beautiful stone trail will show us the way as we descend to our tents in the campsite at Pacaymayo (3580 mt/11740 ft). On reaching our camp for the evening we will be met by our trek team who will have already set up camp and our cook who will be preparing our mouthwatering evening meal. Start Height: 2954 masl / 9694 ft. Max Height: 4226 masl / 13866 ft. Approximate Walking time: 8 to 9 hrs. Day Distance: 11km / 7 ml Meals: B, L, D + Snacks




DAY 3 - PACAYMAYO TO PHUYUPATAMARCA


Waking up just in time to be served a hot drink, our tents pitched within the surroundings of the cloud forest. After a good and healthy breakfast we continue along this ancient trail passing small marshes, continuing over the second mountain pass of the trek. It is the second highest point of the hike (3,900mt/12,950ft). As we descend we will see the flora and fauna become more abundant with hummingbirds accompanying us along our route. We have lunch at Chaquicocha (3500 mt/11,620 ft) a fine place for a break in the middle of the cloud forest. The last two hours of the day, are some of the most memorable and breathtaking views of the Inca Trail. We reach our last campsite when the sun sets at Phuyupatamarca, a befitting name meaning 'town in the clouds'. Start Height: 2954 masl / 9694 ft. Max Height: 3974 masl / 13039 ft. Approximate Walking time: 8 to 9 hrs Day Distance: 12 km / 7.3 ml Meals: B, L, D + Snacks




DAY 4 - PHUYUPATAMARCA TO MACHU PICCHU


We begin the final leg of our trek to the lost city of Machupicchu. We descend for 3hrs, about 900m below from Phuyupatamarca. We will visit yet more interesting Inca sites; Intipata and Wiñayhuayna, one of the most impressive Inca sites along our route and just 2 hrs before the Sungate entrance (“Inti Punku”).

This is the Inca’s original entrance to Machu Picchu, where we catch our first glimpse of the citadel from afar. The Sungate is probably the most sensational part of the trail.​

Entering the Sungate, having taken time to enjoy our first glimpse of Machu Picchu; we walk down into the astonishing complex for a full tour of exploration and discovery to learn from our guide of the many curious corners with this this fascinatingly unique and enigmatic Citadel. Later we take the bus down to be on time for the train back to Ollantaytambo, from here, our private transport will bring us back to Cusco. Start Height: 3974 masl / 13039 ft. Max Height: 3974 masl / 13039 ft. Approximate Walking time: 5 hrs Day Distance: 7.3 km / 4.5 ml Meals: B, L + Snacks





 

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