Are you looking for an adventure of a lifetime? The 4 Day Inca Trail is the ideal trek! Enjoy and explore the archaeological sites along the Inca Trail, interact with the locals “our porters” and discover the history of the Inca Trail To Machu Picchu.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a trek not to be missed! It is a wonderful and authentic trek with a blend of adventure and cultural experience.
There’s no doubt that the most important destination in Peru is Machu Picchu. It is the best place to get a feel for the architectural skill and prowess of the ancient civilization. While the site itself is incredible, what adds to it is the location where it is found. Set on top of a mountain in lush high jungle, the location can be appreciated as much for the surrounding natural beauty as for the impressive archaeological site.
Trekking is a wonderful experience that one should try at least once his or her lifetime. If you are passionate about hiking, then Peru has a lot of things in store. And Machu Picchu is the region where several trek peaks are covered.
To ensure you get your spot, we advise booking at least three months before traveling between Oct and Apr and 6 months before traveling in May to Sept, although it is a times possible to get permits outside these timelines. Please note that the trail is closed in February for maintenance.
Our adventure starts with a bright and early pick up at 4:30 am and make our first stop at the town of Ollantaytambo where we’ll have an early breakfast. After breakfast, we travel to KM 82 (45 mins trip) and start our adventure! This will be our starting point for the trek which is considered one of the easiest days.
After trekking for 4 hours we will make our way to an exquisite buffet lunch setting organised and prepared by our Machu Picchu Tours team. Once lunch is finished, we will continue our journey of 3 hours ascending through the valleys of the Inca Trail. Ayapata (1,0826/3,300m) is the first campsite and today is basically a training day for the following days to come.
Today we meet our friendly team who will be in charge of the equipment and the entire trek! A time to socialise and make new friends too!
Ready for dinner? Dinner is normally ready by 7pm served by one of our top chefs! Camping under the stars is a moment to remember whilst at the same time you appreciate the natural beauty and tranquility this place offers.Day 2: Ayapata – Chaquicocha camp site
Today is the longest day and by far the most challenging! We begin the day with an uphill climb of 4 hours (approx.) Warmi Wanusk’a (the dead woman’s pass) is known to have furthest altitude in the Inca trail (13,829 ft/4,215) so be prepared to have your cameras ready for some beautiful scenery. We continue on the trek descending to Pacaymayu (2 hrs approx) and take a break to enjoy a variety of meals offered for lunch.
After enjoying a wholesome lunch, we continue on trekking for another 3 hours and finally a further 2 hours of descent to arrive at our final campsite of the day at Chaquicocha (11811 ft/3600m). Treat yourself to a traditional Peruvian hot ‘mate’ tea whilst glancing at the sunset and ending the day with a great hearty dinner!Day 3: Chaquicocha – wiñay Huayna camp site
Today we’re on our own in the morning! This will be more of a relaxed climb with 2 hours of beautiful landscape and gain more insight into Peru’s history and culture. We make a stop to Phuyupatamarca (11811 ft/3600m) and take a minute to enjoy the panoramic view. From there, we descend a further 3 hours to reach our final campsite, Wiñayhuayna (8530 ft/2600m).
We will have the rest of the afternoon to recover all of our energy and visit one of the great archaeological sites along the Inca Trail known as Wiñayhuayna (forever young).
This will be our last dinner with our team where we say our goodbyes and thank the porters who have gone above and beyond to make this trek amazing!Day 4: Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu & back to Cusco
Last day of the trek and we start super early, 4am! After breakfast, we pack our gear, get ready and make our way to Intipunku. We will be one of the first groups to enter the sungate of Intipunku and be ready for a glorious sunrise surrounded by superb views.
Today will be a grand and rewarding day as we make our way to Machu Picchu trekking for 2 hours to the Sungate and a further 30 minutes to the entrance of Machu Picchu.
Capturing first-hand views of this magnificent citadel. After visiting Machu Picchu with a 2 hour guided tour, you will have free time to explore a little more of Machu Picchu. Once we finish exploring, we will take the bus to Agua Calientes. We do recommend you have lunch in the town before you leave to Cusco.
The return to Cusco will take us 4 hours approximately, 2 hours by train and 2 hours by bus arriving at Cusco at 7pm.USEFUL INFORMATION
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