INCA TRAIL GROUP 5DAYS/4NIGHTS
The Inca Trail is today one of the most famous treks in the world and allows to reach Machu Picchu from the Holy Inca places. The road is paved with stones and has stairs, tunnels and bridges crossing rivers and valleys, cold Andean altitudes and high tropical forest. More than 400 species of orchids let discover along the route, as well as many species of animals which are endangered. This is the only national park where you can see still wildlife. These constructions covered by vegetation, never discovered by the Spanish, give to you the impression to hike and rediscover each of these places.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
- Hiking the second most beautiful place on earth.
- Free transfer airport Pick up and drop off
- Panoramic train on the way back to Cusco
- Learn and interact with our native Tour Guides
- Meet our multicultural team going with us Including women Porters and Chefs
- We promote gender equality and Women´s empowerment
- 2% of the price you pay goes to support our Social Projects
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.
- Original Passport.
- International Student Card (if pay as a student).
- Immigration card.
- Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent one from us)
- Walking boots
- Walking stick
- Good backpack or daypack
- Waterproof jacket.
- Good Warm jacket, hat and gloves
- Recyclable water container or camel bag
- Comfortable trousers
- Sun hat + sunglasses.
- Hat for cold.
- Sun protection cream
- Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
- Torch or head lamp
- Personal medication
- Extra money for any emergency or to purchase any souvenirs.
- TOTAL DISTANCE: 45km / 27 miles.
- Day1: 9 km/5.4 miles, 7 hours approx.
- Day2: 13 km /7.8 miles, 8 hours approx.
- Day3: 11 km/6.6 miles, 7 hours approx.
- Day4: 12 km/7.2 miles, 6 hours approx.
- Type of trek: Nature, Cultural and history adventure and much more.
- Elevation: 2000 m / 6400 ft.
- Elevation: 4200 m / 13700 ft.
- Weather: From May to October dry season, from November to April wet season.
- Hot Spring: 4th Day, Optional at Aguas Calientes Town.
- We provide expeditions train service however you can do upgrade
- Departure Dates: Depended of your booking Time
Huayna Picchu Mountain – tickets cost an additional $40 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 2 hours round trip.
Machu Picchu Mountain – tickets cost an additional $40 per person. To get this ticket, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 3 hours round trip.
- Professional Tour Guide.
- Assistant Guide (for more than 9 people).
- Pick up from your hotel.
- Transportation to the starting point of the trek and return to Cusco.
- One way bus ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town (day 4)
- Round trip bus ticketfrom Aguas Calientes town to Machupicchu (day 5 round trip bus ticket).
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
- Minivan from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
- Entrance fee to Inca Trail and MachuPicchu site.
- Guiding tour at MachuPicchu site
- Dining tent with tables and chairs.
- Kitchen tent
- Chef and assistant chef.
- Drinking water (boiled and filtered).
- 4-man tent (only 2 people enter).
- 5 breakfasts, 4snacks, 4 lunches, 3 happy hours and 4 dinners.
- Duffle bag for your personal gear (holds 7kg)
- Toilet tent.
- Rain poncho.
- Porters to carry all the equipment (included your duffle bag).
- First Aid kit and oxygen bottle.
- Hotel at Aguas Calientes 4th night (2 stars).
- Pre-trek briefing.
- The last lunch.
- Tips to guide, chef, and porters.
CUSCO – KM82 – TARACHAYOQ – HATUNCHACA
We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00am. After that you will drive 3 hours in order to get the starting point of the trek km 82 (2800m or 9500ft). In the morning you will drive through the sacred valley of the Incas with amazing views around one of these places we pass through is Ollantaytambo Inca Town and also we stop at this to purchase the last stuff for our hike (water, coca leaves etc.), and also we meet our porters and then we keep driving to the starting point of trek Inca Trail km 82. You will have breakfast before hiking which not far from first check point of the trail, our chef will prepare the first delicious breakfast, and then you will start hiking around 9:00am.
For us, it is only 6 hours of hiking in whole day, 4 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon, you will take your time, taking your pictures and having a lot of explanations from the tour Guide, the environment and landscape are wonderful and also you will pass through several villages like carpamayu, Mescaq, Taray, Hatunchaca and also you will see and visit the biggest Inca Ruins along the Inca Trail called Llaqtapata (2900m / 9280 ft). Lunch will be at Tarachayoq village over (2850m or 1010ft), and then, we will hike 2 more hours to get camping place called Hatunchaca (2950m or 1010ft). Trail in general is not that hard is flat with little up and down.
HATUNCHACA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA – PAQAYMAYU
This is another wonderful day but challenging! We will get up at 6:00am. And then you will start our ascend to Dead Woman pass around 7:30am. Until one point you will probably be the only ones hiking on the trail and having the amazing views of the snow – capped Mountains and the cloud forest on the way, you will be trekking in the morning about 4 hours in order to get lunch which is uphill steps, lunch will be at llulluchapampa spot, at this place you can purchase the last supplies and also meet some llamas.
After lunch you keep ascending Inca steps for 2 more hours to get Dead Woman Pass (4215m / 13700), which is the highest point in whole Inca Trail, the views at this place is just amazing and the experience is unique, probably it’s not much people around which is even better after your resting and pictures at summit you will continue to descend for 2 more hours Inca steps to get the camping place called Pacaymayu (3600m or 11700ft), you will be arriving to camp at 4:30pm. The second day has a combination cloud forest and the high lands.
PACAYMAYU – RUNCURACAY PASS – CHAQUICOCHA – PHUYUPATAMARCA
This is another special day! After the breakfast we will continue with our hike going uphill Inca steps for 2 hours to the second top, on the way you will see fantastic waterfalls, flora and fauna. Half way up to second top, we will stop to visit another Inca Ruins called Runcuraqay (Inca watch tower) and also it will be nice chance to rest and take more pictures of the valley, from Runcuraqay site you will be able to see Dead Woman Pass again. After that you keep hiking up for 1 more hour to reach the second highest point of the Inca Trail called Runcuraqay Pass (4000m / 12800ft).
At second summit you will have another impressive views of the valley and the snow cups, after the second summit you will continue descending for 2 hours to get our lunch spot, this part of the trail is jungle already cloud forest (beginning of the amazon basin), and also you will be visiting another 2 Inca Ruins called Sayaqmarca and Conchamarca (both temples). Lunch spot is called Chaquicocha and our chef will provide lunch around 12:30pm.
After lunch we will walk 2 more hours gently way which is almost flat with another amazing views around, along the way to third pass Phuyupatamarca you will be able to see the second highest mountain in Cusco Region called Salkantay (6200m /21000ft), Pumasillo Mountain (5750m /18400ft), Bonanza Mountain (5700m /18240ft) and also you will pass through the Inca tunnel, and this part of the trail is original, little by little you will reach the third Pass Phuyupatamarca (3650m / 11700ft). At Phuyupatamarca camp will have the one of the best views along the trail and also you will be able to see Machupicchu Mountain, Huaynapicchu Mountain and much more around.
PHUYUMATAMARCA – WIÑAYNAYNA – SUNGATE – MACHUPICCHU
Our incredible day! Today will have the opportunity to enjoy it one of the most spectacular sun sunrises on the Inca trail. You will still hike into the jungle with the amazing views on the way. Today you will go through the Sungate (2700m /8640ft). And you will be at Machupicchu in the afternoon to enjoy it the Sunset.
You will wake up at 6:00am. After your breakfast, you will start hiking around 7:00am. Today is mostly downhill from the third pass to Wiñaywayna will be 3 and half hours of descending stone steps. Right after breakfast we will walk down Inca steps for 10 minutes to visit the Inca Ruins Phuyupatamarca and have tour with tour Guide and also the views is spectacular. And little by little on the way we will be hiking into the rain forest which is warm and humid and then reach another Inca Ruins called Intipata (2800m/8960ft), at this place Intipata you have another incredible views, this Inca Ruins is huge and also you will relax to enjoy it all the views is unique. Afterwards you will continue descending Inca steps to get our lunch spot Wiñaywayna. Our chef will prepare our last lunch in the Mountains and will be the time to say goodbye to them, chef and porters, for us it is very important how happy you are about the service, your experience with them, in this case people normally tips them at this place any way tip is optional.
After lunch we continue with our activities, we will visit the last and most beautiful Inca Ruins called Wiñaywayna which is only 10 minutes of walking from lunch place, you will have a tour with your Professional Tour Guide and then you continue hiking for 1 and half more hours to get Sungate. In order to get the Sungate, we will hike 1 hour almost flat and the last 20 minutes will be uphill Inca steps to reach the Sungate. From Sungate you will have the first views of Machupicchu inca city and, Huaynapicchu Mountain and much more Mountains around. After this place we continue descending gently way to Machupicchu for one more hour, on the way will have more chance to take more pictures, once you get Machupicchu your Tour Guide will take you to the right place in Machupicchu, to take the classic photos of Machupicchu (Sunset).
: MACHUPICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO
The most important and your magical day! You will get up and have breakfast early at the hotel, because the first bus to Machupicchu is at 5:30am. If you want to see the sunrise at Machupicchu site, you have to get up early. We will drive half an hour to reach the Inca city Machupicchu. The Inca ruins Machupicchu opens at 6:00am. Your guiding tour at Machupicchu will take 2 hours approximately. After your tour, you will have free time to visit by yourself, so you can go to the sun gate, Inca Bridge, Machupicchu Mountain, Huaynapicchu Mountain. Once you have done Machupicchu, you take a bus back to Aguas Calientes. You will meet up with your tour guide in Aguas Calientes town to get your train ticket, or you can collect your ticket in machupicchu.
Your transportation back to Cusco will be by train and bus. From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo town, you will take a train, which will take 1 hour and half. After that, from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, you will go by our private van, which will take 2 hours.
This amazing Inca Trail provides the best camping spots which are pretty much private. 3 camping nights includes a spacious 4 man tent that will be shared by only two people so you can spread out a bit and also we included pillow with Sleeping mattress (foam).
Hotel 2start: the fourth night is spent in a nice Hotel at Aguas Caliente Town, rather than camping. This 2 star hotel is included in the trek cost, and it’s based on a shared room (Double occupancy).
If you would like to upgrade your hotel, or prefer a single room, there will be an additional cost.
- First night: Camping
- Secong night: Camping
- Third night: Camping
- Fourth night: Hotel 3 start at Aguas Calientes town.