Inca Trail
An adventure through the path of the Sun
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4-day Inca Trail

Available dates for the 4-day Inca Trail: from Oct 31 to Dec 31. The remaining days of this year don't have spaces any more. See the availability. See the alternatives.
  4-day Inca Trail
Duration 4 days
Availability Every day of the year except in February, subject to availability
Price US$ 699 all included
Deposit to book US$ 150
Departure point Cuzco
Trek departure point Km 82
Trek arrival point Machu Picchu (Day 4)
Total walking distance
Total walking duration
Maximal altitude
Day 1 8 mi
13 km
6 h ‪10171 ft
3100 m
Day 2 7 mi
11 km
7 h 13858 ft
4224 m
Day 3 10 mi
16 km
10 h ‪12221 ft
3725 m
Day 4 3 mi
5 km
2 h 8694 ft
2650 m
Total 28 mi
45 km
25 h 13858 ft
4224 m
Difficulty
Equipment porters Porters
Accommodation 3 campsites
Visit of Machu Picchu
Return to Cuzco by train
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1

Cusco - Inca Trail (Chilca, Wayllabamba, Llactapata, campsite1)

  • Very early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you by bus to the km 82 where we will arrive mid-morning. We will meet there the members of the staff who will join us for the trek, porters, cooks, etc. Then the trekking begins.
  • This first day is pretty easy the first kilometers. 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 Huayllabamba where we will set the first campsite1.
  • 1Campsite on day 3 cannot be known in advance because it is assigned when booking the trek.<
    8 mi / 13 km 6 h 10171 ft / 3100 m Lunch, diner
    2

    Inca Trail (Warmiwañusca, Pacaymayo, campsite1)

  • After breakfast, the hardest part of the trail begins because we will reach the first step called Warmiwañusca up to 4200 m.a.s.l. You will enjoy incredible panoramic views of the mountain chains of this area.
  • After lunch, we begin the way down towards Pacaymayo valley where we will set the second campsite1.
  • 1Campsite on day 3 cannot be known in advance because it is assigned when booking the trek.
    7 mi / 11 km 7 h 13858 ft / 4224 m Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    3

    Inca Trail (Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, campsite1)

  • Early in the morning, only after a 30 minute walk, we will fin the archaeological complex of Runkurakay. At his point we will see the inca trail is completely covered with stones and some places it is up to 2 meters wide. We will see Inca architecture; we will visit Sayacmarca, a beautiful complex.
  • We will also go through a tunnel to reach the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca.
    1. If the Government imposes Puyupatamarca as the campsite, we will spend there the thrid night.
    2. If the Government imposes Wiñayhuayna as the campsite, we will continue the way down through an interesting path, covered with dense vegetation of the rainforest, very rich in plants and animals. Two hours later, we will arrive to the campsite where we will settle for the third night.
    1 Campsite cannot be known in advance because it is assigned by the Ministry of Culture when booking the trek. It is Wiñayhuayna or Puyupatamarca.
    10 mi / 16 km 10 h 12221 ft / 3725 m Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    4

    Inca Trail (Campsite1, Wiñayhuayna) - Machu Picchu - Cusco

  • Very early, we will begin the hike.
    1. If the Government imposes Puyupatamarca as the campsite1 on day 3, we will continue the way down through an interesting path, covered with dense vegetation of the rainforest, very rich in plants and animals. Two hours later, we will arrive to the campsite where we will arrive to Wiñayhuayna.
  • We will then get to the Intipunku (Sun Gate), from where we will be able to see the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Early or mid-morning (depending on the campsite1 imposed on day 3), 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.
  • Free time to stroll around the citadel. Lunch at a local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
  • In the afternoon or in the evening (depending on available schedules and train category), return by railway and road transport to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to a central Square. End of our services.
  • 1Campsite on day 3 cannot be known in advance because it is assigned when booking the trek.
    3 mi / 5 km 2 h 8694 ft / 2650 m Breakfast, lunch