The Inca Trail
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Inca Trail 4 Days

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Overview:

The four day Inca trail brings you along ancient narrow paths deep into the Peruvian countryside and high into the Andean mountains. This Machu Picchu trek is gorgeous: perfect Incan ruins, cloud forest, and majestic valley views. The ultimate and greatest end-point of any multi-day hike on earth is the iconic Machu Picchu.

Highlights
  • Spectacular Inca Ruins along the trail
  • Impressive Andean highlands & cloud forest
  • See Lost City Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate
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Inca Trail 4 Days
Phuyupatamarca Inca Trail
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Included:
Accommodation inca trail 4 days

Accommodation:
3 nights of accommodation, 3 nights in twin tents

Meals:
3x breakfast, 3x dinner, 3x lunch

Transport inca trail 4 days

Transport:
included ( bus to the trailhead at Km 82, bus to Aguas Calientes, train to Cusco

Others:
  • Pickup on day 1 from your accommodation
  • Camping equipment
  • Machu Picchu entrance and guided tour
  • First Aid kit with oxygen, radio for emergencies
What’s excluded:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Porter for personal items
  • Tips
  • Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountain
  • Breakfast on day 1, lunch and dinner on day 4
Good to know

Departure time: around 6.30. Return time: depends on the train, between 17.00 – 22.00

Comfortable shoes are essential. Here are more packing tips.

Don’t forget your passport!

Arrive in Cusco a few days before the start of the trek

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Itinerary

(this is a sample itinerary, there are small differences between the diferent trek operators in Cusco)

The Inca Trail

Day 1

After the Inca Trail checkpoint, you cross the narrow bridge at Kusicancha (at Km. 82). The first day is pretty easy the first kilometres. We will have a beautiful view of the Veronica glacier, and we will walk near Vilcanota River until we get to the archaeological complex of Patallacta. We will have lunch and rest before continuing to Wayllabamba where we will set the first campsite.

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Inca Trail Day 1
Day 2

Today we hike the hardest part of the Inca trail: we will reach the Dead Woman’s Pass (Warmiwañusca), up to 4200. You will enjoy incredible panoramic views of the mountain chains of this area. After lunch, start to descend towards the Pacaymayo valley where we will set the second campsite.

Inca Trail Day 2
Inca Trail Tour Day 2
Day 3

Phuyupatamarca or Wiñayhuayna.

Early in the morning, only after a30-minute walk, we will find the archaeological complex of Runkurakay. Here we will see impressive Inca architecture, e.g. at Sayacmarca, a beautiful Inca complex. We will also go through the famous Inca tunnel to reach the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca. After that, we continue the way down through an interesting path, covered with dense vegetation of the rainforest, very rich in flora y fauna.

Phuyupatamarca Third Day
Inca Trail Third Day
Day 4

On the final day, we wake up early to walk the last part of the trail to the Intipunku (Sun Gate), from where we will be able to see the Citadel of Machu Picchu for the first time. We will have a guided tour of the citadel visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. After some free time to stroll around the citadel, we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes from where the train back to Cusco departs.

Inca Trail Day 4
Inca Trail Tour Day 4