12+
Age
Abr-Dec
Dates
5 days
Duration
Cusco, Peru
Location
8/10
Physicality

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

This 5 days Inca Trail Trek covered the same distance than Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but the Royal Inca Trail gives you more time to apreciate the nature and archaeology along the way, we spend one long fourth day visiting Wiñaywayna, before to reach Machu Picchu, we have 3 nights camping and one night in a nice hotel in Aguas Calientes, on the fifth day we return to Machu Picchu early enought to see the sunrise, have the guided tour and enjoy the citadel.

We can appreciate valleys that contain endemic wildlife, between stretches of puna and cloud forest. We enjoy the amazing and mysterious archaeological sites half covered by jungle overgrowth, which look like you are discovering them for the first time.

DAY-BY-DAY SUMMARY

Day 1: Cusco – Piskacucho – Patallaqta
Day 2: Patallaqta – Llulluchapampa
Day 3: Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarka
Day 4: Phuyupatamarka – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

Full Itinerary: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 days

1

Day 1: Cusco - Piskacucho - Patallaqta

  • Distance: 5 Km (3.10 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 4 Hours
  • Highest point: 2650 m (8,694 ft)
  • Campsite: 2,500 m (8,202 ft)
2

Day 2: Patallaqta - Llulluchapampa

  • Distance: 14 Km (8,69 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 6 Hours
  • Highest point: 3800 m (12,467 ft)
  • Campsite: 3,800 m (12,467 ft)
3

Day 3: Llulluchapampa - Phuyupatamarka

  • Distance: 15 Km (9.31 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 7 Hours
  • Highest point: 4215 m (13,828 ft)
  • Campsite: 3,650 m (11,975 ft)
  • 4

    Phuyupatamarka - Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes

  • Distance: 8 Km (4.97 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 5 Hours
  • Highest point: 3,650 m (11,975 ft)
  • Campsite: 2,000 m (6,561 ft) (Aguas Calientes Village hotel)
  • 5

    Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco

    Distance: 3 Km (1,86 miles)Estimated walking time: 2 Hours (optional)Maximun altitude point: 2400 Machu Picchu

    When’s the best time to go?

    The most popular months to trek the Trail are June, July  and August, when the weather is warm and visibility is at its best. However, the summer shoulder months; April, May and September are less busy, so walkers will have more time and space to enjoy the trail.

    DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONMain Square, Cusco
    DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive 2 days before the trek.
    RETURN TIMEApproximately 9:30 PM.
    WEARComfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
    INCLUDED
    An Expert Guide with expert knowledge of the area and its customs.
    Assistant guide depending on the numbers of passengers greater than 8 passengers
    Warm meals during the trip. Meal schedule is as follows:
    Breakfast, snack, lunch, tea, dinner
    Personal tents. (with double floor)
    Bath tent
    Kitchen tent
    Dining tent
    Cooks and kitchen personnel
    Tables
    Benches
    Porters (to carry the tents, food and cooking equipment)
    Entrance ticket to Machupicchu
    Transfer to start trek
    Transfer train to hotel upon arrival (Transport tourist class)
    First-aid kit
    Oxygen
    Bus Machupicchu- Aguas Calientes
    Duffel bag
    Radio communications
    Hotel in Aguas Calientes
    Train back to Cusco class : Expedition
    NOT INCLUDED
    Hiking equipment
    Guide gratuity

    WE RECOMMEND TO TAKE

    • Rain Coat (plastic)
    • Thick Jumper
    • Coat (parka)
    • Cream protector against the sun
    • Cap or hat
    • Glasses for the sun
    • You bounce or slipper for walk
    • T Shirts
    • Wool stockings or sport
    • Canteen or bottle of water
    • Lantern
    • Photographic camera
    • Personal medications suggested by their doctor.


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