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CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

Duration

04 DAYS - 03 NIGHT

Group Size

01 – 16 PARTICIPANTS

Altitude Max

4200 masl / 13 776 feet

Accomodation

CAMP

Difficulty

HARD
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Duration: 04 DAYS - 03 NIGHT
Group Size: 01 – 16 PARTICIPANTS
Type of Service: SHARED / PRIVATE
Transportation: CAMP
Maximum altitude: 4200 masl / 13 776 feet
Places to visit: LLAQTAPATA - WAYLLABAMBA - WARMIWAÑUSCA - WIÑAYHUAYNA - MACHU PICCHU
Departure Time: 04:00 AM
Return Time: 18:30 PM
Difficulty: HARD

Experience an unforgettable adventure through the Andes Mountains with the inca trail 4 – day. This challenging trek will take you through breathtaking landscapes, ancient buildings, and outstanding vistas. This itinerary explain you everything about what to expect on each day of the inca trail machu picchu 4 days, so you can make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

  • Earn a new personal achievement, complete the Inca challenge .
  • Defeat the famous Gringo Killer.
  • Explore the beautiful Inca citadel.
  • Enjoy the beautiful panorama that we will have on our train tour.
  • Find out more about the living history of this citadel above the clouds.

Itinerary

DAY 01: CUSCO – PISCACUCHO (Km 82) – WAYLLABAMBA

Our inca trail to machu picchu 4 days begins very early from the city of Cusco, our transport takes us to the Ollantaytambo sector where we have free time to have a calm breakfast and then proceed to the Piscacucho sector (Km 82) where we meet with our entire support team (porters and cook). After a brief explanation our experience begins, first we will visit a historical Inca control place called Llactapata (2650 masl / 8692 feet), this is strategically located for access to Machu Picchu. At the end of the visit we begin a new walk towards our lunch point, at the end we continue our trip towards our first camp, Wayllabamba (3000 masl / 9840 feet), where our camping team is waiting for us ready so we can relax as much as possible. Here we will also find small shops where we can buy drinks, snacks or essential items for the trip. At night we will share a dinner space with our team while our guide gives us information about the second day.

  • Walking duration: 05 hrs / 12 km
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Maximum altitude: 3000 masl / 9840 feet
  • Camp altitude: 3000 masl / 9840 feet

DAY 02: WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO

Our day begins with the first rays of sun, we enjoy a magnificent view of the valley in its early hours and our team offers us a cup of coca tea that helps us wake up with great spirits, then we complement this by delighting ourselves with a breakfast that full of energy since our day will be very demanding.
The first section is the hardest, at a firm and constant pace we begin with the ascent to the highest point of the entire experience, the Warmiwañusca pass (4,200 masl / 13,776 feet), upon arrival we will have an impressive view of the entire valley, we see what the road we have traveled is like and also the one that awaits us, so after a well-deserved rest and the photos for Instagram we continue our journey, now it is a descent to the valley floor so that we can reach our next camp, which is Pacaymayo (3,500 masl / 11,482 feet), upon arrival the team has already installed our equipment and is preparing our lunch, we spend the afternoon with our guide who shows us the incredible flora and fauna of the place.

  • Walking duration: 08 hrs / 12 km
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Maximum altitude: 4200 masl / 13,776 feet
  • Camp altitude: 3500 masl / 11 482 feet

DAY 03: PACAYMAYO – RUNKURAKAY – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

After enjoying the breakfast that our support team prepares for us, we keep goinong on our 4 – day inca trail to machu picchu. For an average of 2 hours we will first ascend to the archaeological center of Runkurakay (3800 masl / 12,470 feet), after an explanation and tour with our guide we begin the ascent to the highest part, which is the pass, and continue to see other places as Sayacmarca (3580 masl / 11 472 feet). We will see how on the way the landscapes go deeper and deeper into the jungle, so the panorama changes.
In the afternoon we arrive at the Phuyupatamarca sector (3,600 masl / 11,930 feet) where we will have a panoramic view of the Urubamba Valley, which is the gateway to Machu Picchu. Then our descent begins to our last camping point, which is Wiñaywayna (2650 masl / 8692 feet), our team that arrived previously to set up our camp and awaits us with a refreshing hot mate to later have dinner and spend the night.

  • Walking duration: 08 hrs / 10 km
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Maximum altitude: 3800 masl / 12,470 feet
  • Camp altitude: 2650 masl / 8692 feet

DAY 04: WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

We start the day with a delicious breakfast, before leaving the camp we will have an emotional moment as our support team that accompanied us during the tour says goodbye to us, we continue alone with the guide for a period of 2 hours on average until we reach the Intipunku or Sungate (2745 masl / 9005 feet), from here we already have a panoramic view of the beautiful citadel of Machu Picchu (2430 masl / 7972 feet). After a brief period of time, we begin our descent along a path to reach Machu Picchu and be able to visit it, knowing the main sites that make it up.
At the end of our tour we went to the main control gate where we boarded a tourist bus to get to Aguas Calientes (2040 masl / 6692 feet). After enjoying some free time to have lunch, we go to the train station to board one and return to Ollantaytambo, there we will use the line of the same railway company and finally return to Cusco where we finish our inca trail 4 day hike.

  • Walking duration: 05 hrs / 6 km
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Maximum altitude: 2745 masl / 9005 feet

Included

  • Briefing / Informative talk prior to the trip
  • Pick up from the hotel for the start of the experience
  • Tourist transport: Cusco – Piscacucho (Km 82)
  • Support team: Authorized porters
  • Support Group Leader: Experienced Cook
  • Camping equipment: Camping tent (suitable for the trip), thick foam mats, dining tent, kitchen equipment, eating utensils
  • Towel and hot water for Hygiene
  • Boiled water to fill the canteens
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Safety equipment: Radio transmitter
  • First aid kit and oxygen cylinder
  • Full food during our tour: 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches and 03 dinners
  • Variety of diet according to your request (Vegetarian, dietary restriction) At no extra cost.
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Consettur bus ticket: Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist train ticket: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (*Expedition/Voyager)
  • Tourist transport: Ollantaytambo – Cusco (Bimodal service)

*The train service is according to the availability we have for the date of your trip, we can also offer you an Upgrade to a better category, for this you only have to consider the additional information.

  • Air flight (National or International)
  • Special entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu (additional cost USD $80.00 dollars)
  • Sleeping bag (You can include it for $25.00 dollars)
  • Pair of walking poles (You can include them for $15.00 dollars)
  • Additional personal porter (You can load 7kg – $150.00 dollars)
  • Accommodation service in general

Recommendations

  • When confirming the 4 day inca trail to machu picchu you must choose the travel date carefully since there is no option to change due to the modality of the entrance ticket, nor is it transferable to a third person or refundable under any circumstances.
  • The spaces of the Inca Trail are very limited, so it is extremely important to have an advance reservation of at least 4 to 6 months in advance, the preparation is meticulous and detailed.

ADDITIONAL

  • HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN: Spaces are just as special and limited ($80.00 dollars)
  • PAIR OF CANES: They will help during the walk for the support points ($15.00 dollars)
  • SLEEPING BAG: Lighten the weight in our luggage from home ($25.00 dollars)
  • ADDITIONAL PORTER: You can carry the personal luggage that we designate ($150.00 dollars – 7kg)
  • VISTADOME SERVICE: If we are looking for a more complete experience, this is the ideal option. The Vistadome service has a panoramic view on the section of the train journey that is a fact that we will enjoy 200%.
  • Additional price:
    • Only return: $40.00 dollars per participant.
  • LUNCH SERVICE: We can add this service as well and schedule it for after the guided tour in Machu Picchu. It has a price of $10.00 dollars per person (Tourist Menu).

FAQs

Do I need to have previous experience or physical preparation ?

Yes, to be able to carry out this inca trail 4 day it is important to have an adequate physical condition since the trip itself is very demanding, being prepared helps you enjoy the experience in a comfortable way, the geography of the Inca trail is somewhat unusual since it’s a complete mix of everything between staggered climbs, trails, inclines and steep descents. The best way to prepare for the trip is to establish some routines that can be daily or weekly in terms of walks that help strengthen our resistance in the legs.

How should I prepare my luggage for this inca trail machu picchu 4 days?

The Inca Trail leads us directly to Machu Picchu by the traditional route used by the Incas, so the trail itself takes us into what we currently know as the jungle, for this reason the heat is imminent, light clothing is always the most recommended, to this we must add only 1 or 2 garments that are warm for the nights. Finally, personal items such as power banks, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, rain poncho and others are also important for the trip.

Can I do the inca trail to machu picchu 4 days on my own?

No, because the Inca trail has a particular condition and that is that it can only be done in the company of a formal company that has a special permit issued by Sernanp (Entity that regulates the natural part). With these conditions, choosing PERU TOP EXPERIENCE is the best option because we are direct operators for this service.

How are the bathrooms on the 4-day inca trail to machu picchu? Will we have access to showers along the way?

The services that we find along the way are basic, this is part of the management of the entities that regulate it, however they give us the comfort of being able to use them if necessary. As for the shower, the water is very cold, so it is not recommended on the road. Our team provides you with a warm towel and water so you can clean yourself every day. When you arrive in Aguas Calientes you can make use of the hot springs that are exceptional to rest your body after the adventure.

What to Bring

  • Tickets issued by the agency (entrance ticket, buses, trains and others).
  • Identity document (ID or Passport).
  • Day pack and personal equipment:
    • Hat and sunglasses.
    • Mosquito repellent.
    • Light clothing during the day
    • Warm clothes for the night.
    • Water in canteen
  • Cash for personal purchases.
  • Photographic camera
  • Rain poncho (Recommended for rainy season).

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Group Size
01 – 16 PARTICIPANTS
Difficulty
HARD

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