The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Always wanted to hike on an authentic Inka highway? Allow us to organize your trek to Machupicchu and make it an experience of a lifetime! Enjoy breathtaking mountain views, whilst being looked after by our professional team. One of the most popular hikes in the world to a truly amazing destination. Group departures or private service in 4 days/3 nights. Difficulty: challenging.
We pick you up from your hotel very early in the morning and travel to km 82. where we take our breakfast. After passing the checkpoint we will begin our trek. The first two hours are relatively easy as we make our way to Patallacta, an ancient Inca checkpoint. From here it is another 2-hour hike to our lunch stop. In the afternoon we hike for approximately 2 ½ hours until we reach our first night’s campsite at Ayapata (3,300 meters).
You will be woken up early with a hot cup of coca tea to get you ready for the day. Today is our longest and most demanding day and it is important to start early. We will hike for around four hours to the Dead Woman’s Pass (4,215 meters/13,829 feet), the highest point of the trek. After lunch, we climb to the second pass of the trek. We will stop at the Inca site of Runcu Raccay on the way and see two huge waterfalls cascading down the opposite side of the valley before we continue downhill to the magnificent Inka site of Sayacmarca and further on to our campsite.
Today we will have another early start to begin what is commonly felt to be the most beautiful day of the whole Inca Trail. We hike for two hours along gradual inclines and finally reach the Cloud Forest. There will be splendid views of the majestic peak of Mount Salkantay, and a fantastic panoramic view of the Vilcabamba mountain range. We hike up to Phuyupatamarka (3,600 meters) from where we’ll have great views overlooking the Urubamba River. Down the valley, we get our first views of Machu Picchu Mountain but the site itself is still hidden from view. From Phuyupatamarka it is a three-hour walk down a flight of steps to our last campsite, close to Wiñay Wayna (‘Forever Young’). Wiñay Wayna is the most spectacular Inca site on the trail after Machu Picchu and the most popular campsite because of its proximity to Machu Picchu.
After an early breakfast, we begin our hike to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), the first place on the trail from where you may appreciate Machu Picchu in all its glory. From this point, it is only an hour’s hike to reach the Lost City of the Incas. Your guide will give you a two-hour tour of the magnificent citadel. In the afternoon you will board your train to Ollantaytambo where our vehicle is waiting for you to take you back to Cusco.
- Professional English speaking guide
- Permits for the Inka trail
- Briefing in Cusco a night or two before your departure
- Camping equipment
- Meals (please specify if you have any dietary restrictions)
- Drinking water
- First Aid Kit
- Duffel bag
- Foam mat, small pillow, day pack cover and rain poncho
- Sleeping Bag: US $ 30 (if renting)
- Inflatable Air Mattress: US $25 (if renting)
- Walking Sticks (Pair): US $30 (if renting)
- Additional Waynapicchu hike and entry US $ 90 per person
Prices in USD per person (group departure):
1 person USD 806.-
2 people USD 785.-
3 people USD 735.-
4 people USD 725.-
Prices in USD private deluxe service:
1 person USD 3,355.-
2 people USD 2,070.-
3 people USD 1,745.-
4 people USD 1,575.-Inka trailInca TrailInca trailInca trail