Do you love adventures? Enjoy trekking? Ever wanted to sleep on a mountain top? If all your answers are yes then this 4-day hike is made for you.
Inca Trail Hike Itinerary
On the first day, we will collect you from your hotel in Cusco early in the morning. From there, we will head to point km 82 on the route by minibus, where we will start our 4-day hiking adventure to Machu Picchu.
During this day we will start our route up the mountain until reaching the villages of Miskay and Llactapate, where we will enjoy our first lunch. Here, you will discover the archaeological complex of Llactapata and the community of Huyllabamba.
The tour continues to the camp of Lluncachimpa and Huayllabamba, at almost 11,000 feet in altitude. Here we will have dinner and spend the night.
On this day we will rise early to witness the Andean daybreak, one of the best sights on the itinerary.
After eating breakfast, we walk through the valley of Lluncachimpa and continue climbing until we reach Llulluchapampa. The track will take us to Warmi Wañusqa, 13,780 ft high up. From this point, the highest on the tour, you will have spectacular views of the snowy peaks and the surrounding archaeological remains.
After lunch, we will continue the journey through the valley of Pacaymayu and over the pass of Runkurakay until we reach Sayacmarca, the largest archaeological complex so far on the trail. Without a doubt, this is a beautiful place.
We will eat dinner and spend the night in the camp of Chaquicocham about 12000 feet high.
After breakfast, we set off on the third day of the hike. This is the easiest part of the route, as this is the area of the tropical forests (known as Yunga). You will enjoy the impressive landscapes and the magnificent ruins here.
In the afternoon we will visit the archaeological sites of Phuyupatamarca and Winay Wayna, the largest and most surprising on all the route and also home to the camp where we have dinner and spend the last night.
On the last day we will get up very early, at around 4:30 am. Under the light of the stars, and with a torch in our hand, we will continue on the route until Inti Punku (Sun Gate). At this point, we will have breakfast while admiring the magical sunrise over Machu Picchu. This is the most memorable moment on the whole trip.
After dawn, we will continue the descent to Machu Picchu, where we will do a guided tour of the citadel. After the visit, you will have your own free time to tour the area and take photographs.
After this unforgettable experience, we will take a bus to Aguas Calientes, the departure point of the train to Cusco. We will travel on the PeruRail Vistadome train or Expedition train, both with large windows and glass ceilings.
Once in Cusco, we will take you back to your hotel.
The availability of this activity is limited to 500 people per day (including guides and porters) to preserve the route and remains of Machu Picchu. You should consult the availability at least 90 days in advance of your intended trip in low season and 180 days in high season.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 807.5
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Bus from Cusco to km 82 (51 miles) of the Inca Trail.
Return from Machu Picchu to Cusco on PeruRail Vistadome or PeruRail Expedition train.
English speaking guide throughout the journey.
3 nights accommodation in the camps.
Food and dinner on the first day, breakfast on the last day, and all the meals on the two middle days.
Entry to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
All the necessary camping and cooking equipment.
Bus between Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes.
First aid box with oxygen.
Cook, assistant, and porters for the camping and kitchen equipment.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 45 days before (Cuzco local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.