Once-in-a-Lifetime spiritual adventure that offers breathtaking
Book this tour months in advance! Government-issued permits are required, which sell out quickly.
Guided 4-day trek to Machu Picchu
Hike the famous Inka Trail
Pass Inca ruins and cities and catch breathtaking views of the Andean mountain range
Pre-briefing before to start the trek
Duration: 4 Days
Departure point: Cuzco, Peru
Departure time: 4:00am
Accommodation: 3 nights Camping
Type of Trek: Hiking,Camping, Adventure, history,Culture
Elevation: (4,200m – 13779,53 ft) – (2400 m -7874,016 ft) Machu Picchu citadel
Group Size: Min 02 – Max 14
Transportation: Private vehicle & train.
Day 1. Inca Trail – Km 82 to Huayllabamba. (Meals: L, D) Camping
Between 04.00-04.30am our private transport and staff will pick you up from your hotel. We drive to Piscacucho (2700m – 8856 ft), a community located on the 82nd kilometer of the Cusco – Machu Picchu railroad, which is the starting point of the Inca Trail. We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walking along its left shore as it flows northwest along the Sacred Valley. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2800m – 9184 ft), to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the impressive Inca city of Llactapata (2650m/8692 ft). We continue trekking along the valley created by the Cusichaca River, gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba (3000 m – 9840 ft), where we set our first camp. All along the way we enjoy spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5832 meters above sea level. Not to mention the diversity of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.
Total distance 12 km (7,47 miles) Estimated time 5-6 hours Maximum altitude point 3,000 m (9,840 ft) Campsite altitude 3,000 m (9,840 ft)
Day 2. Inca Trail – Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo. (Meals: B, L, D) Camping.
We wake up at around 6:00 am and after breakfast, we begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km. along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (a dry and high area with little vegetation). On the way to the first mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s Pass – (4200m – 13779.35 ft), we may see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude. We also cross an area of the so called cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows, and the Andean bear, which is also called the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctus Ornatus). We advise that on this day specially, your daypack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and help with altitude sickness. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3600m -11808 ft), where we camp after approximately 7 hrs of hiking.
Total distance 11 km (6,84 miles) Estimated time 6-7 hours Maximum altitude point 4,200 m (13,776 ft.) Campsite altitude 3,500 m (11,480 ft)
Day 3. Inca Trail – Pacaymayo to Wiñay Wayna. (Meals:B, L, D) Camping.
This day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due the number of archaeological sites and the lush cloud forest area that we cross, so rich in Andean flora and fauna. From Pacaymayo we climb to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3970 m – 13022 ft). Halfway up, we stop to visit the archaeological complex with the same name. This site, located at 3800m – 12464 ft, consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624 m – 11887 ft). This is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easy climb, we arrive at the third pass, the Abra Phuyupatamarca (3700 m – 12136 ft). Along this climb we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas´ ancient craft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfect order, saving the trail from the multileveled Andean geography. We go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive at the aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the same name. This is one of the most complete and best-preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and is located on the highest point of a mountain. Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means ¨town over the clouds¨. From above, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views of the Urubamba River valley. We continue our trek down the long descending stone steps that lead us to Wiñaywayna (2650m – 8692ft), an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, close to which our camp is located. After visiting the impressive archaeological site, we enjoy our farewell dinner at our camp.
Total distance 16 km (9,94 miles) Estimated time 8 hours Maximum altitude point 3900m (12,792 ft) Campsite altitude 2,650 m (8,692 ft)
Day 4. Inca Trail – Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu – Cusco (Meals: B)
On this fourth and last day we get up at 3.30 am to leave Wiñaywayna an hour later and climb to the Intipunku, or The Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle. From this fabulous spot, we may see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. From Intipunku we descend into Machu Picchu, and 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the ¨House of the Guardians¨. We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves and leave our backpacks. We immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Machu Picchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it (please note that there are only 400 visitors allowed per day), and visit the Temple of the Moon or the impressive Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in its hot springs. From here we take the train back to the city of Cusco, where we arrive after nightfall.
Total distance 4 km (2, 49 miles) Estimated time 2 hours Maximum altitude point 2,700 m (8,829 ft)
Fixed departures are available along the year. Exception: one-month closing period of all Classic Inca Trail routes in February. Please contact us to check departures to alternatives treks.
We have the following fixed departures dates scheduled: 2016
Nov: 26,27,28,29, 30
Dec: 01, 2, 3, 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,,15,16,17,18,to 31
We have the following fixed departures dates scheduled: 2017
Available discounts these discounts are not cumulative
Students: US$ 40.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
Teenagers: US$ 40.00 (up to 16 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
Children: US$ 80.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
The following client information is requested for any Inca Trail booking:
Complete names and surnames
Date of Birth
Date of trip
Hotel in Cuzco
The exact information provided by you will be submitted to the governmental institution in charge of regulating the access to the Inca Trail and will be included in the official permit to enter the Inca Trail on the requested date. Should there be any change in the above-mentioned data (ie. New passport number), we kindly request you to inform the Reservation Department at MP USA Tour Operator via email as soon as possible. The government reserves the right not to allow the entry to any visitor whose data are not the exact ones as those in the official permit. MP USA Tour Operator excludes any responsibility for a no entry in case the passenger information has changed without prior notice to us.
The Inca Trail Package Includes:
Pick up from hotel in Cusco and drop off
Bilingual Tour Guide English / Spanish
Transfer from Cusco to Km 82 (start point of the Inca Trail)
Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town
Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes town to Ollantaytambo
Transfer from Train Station in Ollantaytambo to Cusco
3 night accommodation in camping premium spacious personal tent Inflatable mattress
Hot water everyday Meals: 3 breakfasts – 3 lunches – 3 dinners Teatime and snacks everyday Porters for equipment Dining tent
Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
First aid kid and emergency oxygen bottle
The Inca Trail Package Does Not Include:
International or domestic flights.
Hotels at Cusco
Walking poles, Sleeping bag -15° ( you can rent in our office)
Huayna Picchu Mountain fees $75 per person ( optional)
First day breakfast and last day lunch and dinner.