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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as its final destination, is the most popular route and known among tourists. The hike has a total length of about 43 km and takes 4 days to do it, including a day visiting the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu.

The surrounding nature is beautiful, with stunning views of snow-capped mountains, trek through the jungle with his amazing archaeological sites, is an unforgettable experience.

It is undoubtedly one of the most popular excursions for those seeking adventure when visiting Peru, spectacular landscapes of the Andes chain, showed a great mix of jungle and saw that you enjoy from beginning to end. Not available anywhere else on the planet a natural circuit that leads you to a natural world with constantly changing ecological floors adorned with imposing mountains, rivers and great wildlife. All these natural wonders Inca buildings that are worth visiting are added, the architectural art in perfect harmony with the natural environment.

The Incas built their strengths with a mindset that can see without being seen, from where they can attack without being attacked. The mysterious citadel of Machu Picchu, hidden on top of a mountain was a very difficult place to find.

Total Distance 43 km / 26,72 miles


Detailed Itinerary (shared and private service)

Day 01: Cusco – Huayllabamba (Distance 10 km. Time 6hrs approximately.)

05:00 hrs. Pick up from hotel

05:30 hrs. Departure by bus from Cusco – Km 82

09:00 hrs. Trek 82 km – Huayllabamba 6hrs

13:00 hrs. Lunch at Tarayoc

18:00 hrs. Dinner and Overnight

Day 02: Huayllabamba – Pacaymayo (Distance 11 km. Time 8hrs approximately.)

06:00 hrs. Breakfast

07:00 hrs. Trek to Warmihuañusca 7-8 hrs. aprox.

14:00 hrs. Lunch (Pacaymayu)

18:00 hrs. Dinner and Overnight

Day 03: Pacaymayo – Wiñayhuayna (Distance 16 km. Time 8hrs approximately.)

06:00 hrs. Breakfast

07:00 hrs. Hike 7-8 hrs. aprox.

14:00 hrs. Lunch in Chaqui Cocha

18:00 hrs. Dinner and Overnight

Day 04: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu (Distance 6 km. Time 3hrs approximately.)

04:00 hrs. Breakfast

04:30 hrs. Hike to Machu Picchu 3 hrs. aprox.

08:30 hrs. Guide tour to Machu Picchu 02 hrs

Optional: Free time to climb Huayna Picchu, visit the Temple of the Moon, the Inca Bridge

13:30 hrs. Time recommended to get off in bus to Aguas Calientes 25 minutes

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 Cusco (3,300 m) – Km. 82 (2,800 m) – Huayllabamba (3,000 m)

(Distance 10 km. Time 6hrs approximately.)

Early morning, we will pick your hotel and then go by bus to a private Piscacucho located at kilometer 82 (2,800 m / 9,186 ft), in the way we will pass through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, for populations Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, to make a short stop here for you to visit the local market and buy some groceries for the walk, then continue our journey to Piscacucho. Upon arrival at Km 82 Piscacucho pass the control to start the walk along the Urubamba River.

In this first section of the Inca Trail, visit the small community of Miskay (2,800 m. / 9,186 ft), later start ascending towards a small plateau, where we will enjoy a superb Andean landscape and Inca building known as Patallacta, located at 2,750 m / 9,022 ft, here we can see some agricultural terraces that served to feed different places travelers taking this route to get to Machu Picchu.

Then continue walking through a crowded area where vegetation is very likely seen the giant hummingbird, after walking for about 2 hours we arrive at our first camp in the area Huayllabamba 3,000 m / 9,842 ft Huayllabamba is a small town surrounded by fields of corn, potato crops and other products, here we will have our first camp.


This first day is usually hot during the dry season (May to September), therefore it is recommended to wear light clothing, as well as a good sunscreen and a good hat or cap.

Day 02 Huayllabamba – Pacaymayu (3,600 m)

(Distance 11 km. Time 8hrs approximately.)

On this day we will have a great challenge, to ascend the pass of Warmihuañusca, for starters we have a refreshing breakfast then begin our trek toward the Valley Ayapata which took 1 hour to get to this area, this is known to possess a micro climate of high Andean valley. Then pass through a narrow path full of vegetation, through a small bridge that will take us through a cloud forest, with unsurpassed beauty until to climb up to the highest point of Warmihuañusca, name Quechua means “When the woman dies“, this point has a height of 4,200 m / 13,779 ft, along the climb will appreciate how the vegetation changes however this place is one of the most beautiful and once you have conquered the summit, we will be offset by a beautiful view of the mountains and Andean scenery.

Then descend by a winding valley to reach a point where we stop for lunch. In this way it is possible to observe several types of birds. We follow the path until you reach the Valley of the River Pacaymayu (3,600 m / 11,811 ft), where we will have our second camp.

Day 03 Pacaymayu – Wiñaywayna (2,700 m)

(Distance 16 km. Time 8hrs approximately.)

For many visitors, this is one of the longest days, but at the same time one of the most beautiful, because of the presence of Inca sites along the trail. After a nutritious breakfast, we will trek ascending a steep path. We will go through a second opening where the archaeological sites of Runkuracay (3,800 m / 12,467 ft) which is named for its unique shape of half circle. This semicircular shape allows protected from strong winds in the area. Then ascend towards Yanacocha (Black Lake) lagoon and then proceed to Sayaqmarca (3,600 m / 11, 811 ft), “The dominant people“, where we interesting Inca ruins, and will have a panoramic view of the valley Acobamba, the only how to access these buildings is via a steep stone staircase. During the tour passes Conchamarka, a small recently discovered archaeological site.

After, we continue uphill and we’ll get the first tunnel along the way, then continue climbing until you reach the third and final open, where we see the people of Phuyupatamarca (3,665 m / 12,024 ft), “Village above the clouds“, which is undoubtedly one of the most original along the Inca Trail citadels. It is located on the edge of a ravine. Here we will find many cultivation terraces and ceremonial fountains.

After visiting this site, descend about 2,000 cobblestone stairs to the citadel of Wiñaywayna (2,700 m / 8,858 ft), which means “Forever Young“, is located at an altitude of 2,490 m / 8,675 ft, and the name derived by the typical orchids that can be found throughout the year with flowers in red, yellow and purple. This is possibly the most attractive of all the palaces along the Inca Trail, and the last urban center before reaching Machu Picchu. It was built on the slopes of the mountains, is divided into four main parts: housing at the bottom, with over 20 buildings, the area holding the ritual sources, area of cultivation terraces and the area of the tower .

After exploring Wiñaywayna, we head to our last camp, which is located a few meters away. This is the night when we say goodbye to our porters and staff of the tour, so at night a small ceremony to thank everyone for sharing with the group this beautiful experience will take place.

Day 04 Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu (2,490 m) – Cusco

(Distance 6 km. Time 3hrs approximately.)

On this last day we get up early and then have breakfast and continue our walk, after three hours of walking, we reach the area Intipunku or Puerta del Sol (2,490 m / 8,169 ft). A small complex of small buildings that apparently seem to have been used as a control. It is an excellent opportunity to take panoramic pictures of the citadel of Machu Picchu. If the traveler has begun to walk early, arrive just before dawn, this is perhaps the best place and time to contemplate the majestic splendor of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.

It was long thought that Machu Picchu was part of a legend, until 1911 that the American explorer Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu rises to a height of 2,430 m / 7,980 ft. in the middle of a tropical forest, and an extraordinary location. It was definitely one of the most amazing urban creation in Inca heyday. Its massive walls, terraces and ramps seem to be continuously cut naturally in the rocky cliffs.

Then descend to walk the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, we will have a guided tour by our local guide about 2 hours, followed by free time for you to enjoy this wonder of the world.

  • Briefing where the guide will explain and give you more details about the trek and give us the maps.
  • Professional tourist guide. (Spanish/English)
  • Additional Guide for groups over 9 people.
  • Chef.
  • Kitchen Assistant for groups over 9 people.
  • Porters to carry the camping equipment (tents, mats) and food.
  • Food (03 Breakfasts / 03 Lunches / 03 Dinners).
  • Free vegetarian option, please inform in advancee.
  • First Aid Kit, oxygen bottle.
  • Camping Equipment (tents Carpas Doite Pro Aconcagua o Kailas Impermeability 5 thousand + mats inflatable).
  • Kitchen Equipment (Kitche tent, dining tent, utensils).
  • Transfer from hotel in Cusco to to Km 82.
  • Tickets for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Bus Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes. (CONSETTUR).
  • Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
  • Transport Ollantaytambo - Cusco.
  • Guided Tour in Machu Picchu about 2 hours.
not included: 
  • IGV (General tax of sales)
  •  ½ porter who carrys 6 kilos of your belongs Cost : $60 USD per persone.
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The Inca Trail is by far considered the most famous trek in South America, it will fascinate you for their beautiful landscapes and magnificent mountains with clouds that seems they could be touched with the hands.

What Factors influence the purchase of Tour Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Time, there are two options Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; Short Inca Trail 2 days / 1 night or Classic Inca Trail 4 days / 3 nights. You need to plan your trip several months in advance. We recommend you purchase permits 6 months in advance.

Price is relative according to the provision of the chosen route.

Limited Access, many people choose to do the this Inca route, so this make it difficult to get an available space, because of the availability of spaces offered is minimal 500 spaces per day (including support staff, porters, cooks, guides, etc.). However there are alternative routes to the Traditional Inca Trail.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu closed the month of February by disposition of the Ministry of Culture for conservation work, maintenance and cleaning. The Inca Trail is reopening on March 1.

If, You couldn´t find space for the Classic Trail; the most recommended option is the Trek Salkantay to Machu Picchu, where you will enjoy different ecological places with beautiful landscapes in the Andean and Jungle site´s.

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Altitude during the travel

Capital: 3350 msnm (Cusco)
Low: 2000 msnm (Aguas Calientes)
High: 4200 msnm (Abra Warmiñusca)


Semi-tropical, hot and humid days and cold nights with constant rain throughout the year

Low: Between 4 °C – 11 ºC Cusco (June)

High: Between 20 ºC – 26 °C Machu Picchu (June)

Rains: November to April

Discounts Offered:

  • Discount of USD $ 20.00 for students with international student card – ISIC Card (You must email us a copy of the Isic card valid at the moment you make the reservation).
  • Discount of USD $ 20.00 for people under 15, (You must submit a copy of the identity card or passport at the time of booking so that the age of the passenger will be certified).

Supplements :

  • Ticket to Huayna Picchu: USD $ 65.00.
  • 1 Extra Porter (12 kg) for assistance with your personal luggage: USD $ 120.00. The extra porter can be shared by 2 people.
  • 1/2 Extra Porter (6 kg) for assistance with your personal luggage: USD $ 60.00. The extra porter can be shared by 2 people.
  • Additional mats x 01: USD $ 20.00. (for trek)
  • Additional tent x 01: USD $ 25.00. . (for trek)
  • Sleeping bag x 01: USD $ 25.00 per person. . (for trek)
  • Baton Sticks x 02: USD $ 20.00 per person. . (for trek)


  • Daily departures (except in the month of february, which makes maintenance of the route of Inca Trail).
  • At time of booking, all data must match with your passport.
  • It is required bring your original passport which you made the reservation during the Inca Trail.
  • For students, it is requirement bring the original ISIC Card together with ther passport during the Inca Trail.
  • If the Ministery of culture find fraudulent ISIC Cards, the admission to the Inca Trail will be denied without a claim or refund.
  • In case of find ISIC Card expired, the admission to the Inca Trail will be denied without a claim or refund.
  • The campsites may change according to availability.
  • The tip for guides, cooks and porters are not included in the tour price.


To realize the reservation you will have to send all the information of the passengers. The Department of Culture needs some such relevant information as: complete name, date of birth, number of passport or document of identification, nationality, age. (Preferably to send the scanned passport).

Notice: It is important to choose a fixed date, since the changes of date are subject to availability and in addition it is necessary to to pay a sanction for the change, the procedures can be late more than one month. The entrance ticketfor the Inca Trail are not transferable, not exchangeable, not refundable.

Our deparment of reservations will put in touch with you to inform about the condition of your reserve. If the reserve is viable for the date chosen. A liquidation will be sent by the price of the trek and the supplements that are taking.

The payment can become in entirety or with 50 % of total of the liquidation, with a warehouse or bank transfer to the account of the company. The balance will have to be paid at longest 48 hours before the accomplishment of the trek.

Your payment will be checked if it is OK you will receive an e-mail with the confirmation of your Reservation of The Inca Trail.



The Inca Trail is by far considered the most famous trek in South America, it will fascinate you for their beautiful landscapes and magnificent mountains wit


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