Peru: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
The Inca Trail, known as one of the most sacred pilgrimages around the world, consists of a 4-day trek through the Urubamba Valley towards the citadel of Machu Picchu. This spiritual journey will help you understand the culture of the Incas and the archeological legacy they left behind. Put on your walking shoes and challenge yourself to the sacred route to Machu Picchu!
In 1970 Machu Picchu was declared a National Park and Historic Sanctuary, not only for the ruins and the trail, but also for the rich variety of flora and fauna it contains.
Day 01 Cuzco – Piskacucho – Yuncachimpa
Early transfer from your hotel to Urubamba town where we stop briefly, before going on to Chillca to start the trek.Lunch in Miskay plus an additional half an hour to rest, before we start our trip to the first camp. On the way we will visit the archaeological site of Llactapata.
Day 02 Yuncachimpa – Warmiwanusca – Runcuracay
After breakfast we start trekking to the highest point on the Inca Trail, where we can see different ecological zones and enjoy changing climates. We cross the Warmiwañusca pass at 4,200 m.a.s.l. After lunch, we continue to the camp in Pacaymayo. Dinner.
Day 03 Runcuracay – Chaq’icocha – Winay Wayna
It takes 45 minutes to reach the second pass at 3,850 m.a.s.l. after a previous visit to Runcuracay. We will also visit the Sayacmarca archaeological remains, then go on to the Phuyupatamarca ruins. After lunch we go on to Wiñay Wayna, where we have our last camp.
Day 04 Winay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Trekking to Machu Picchu. When we get to Inti Punku, we have a panoramic view of Machu Picchu. When we get to the citadel itself, we register before taking a three-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu.. Then we take the bus to Aguas Calientes town where you have some free time before finally returning to Cuzco.
All transport from / to hotel in Cuzco
Entrance Fees, Professional Guide.
Guide, Cook, Porters
Two person tents and sleeping pad, dinner tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, tables and seats.
All meals during the trek
Duration: 4 days / 3 Nights
Months Operating: March through November.
Departure Dates: Monday, Wednesday & Fridays
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