Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trekking the classic Inca trail in 5 days is way better than the normal 5-day trek to Machu Picchu, from the very first moment of the trip one can walk in a relaxing way without missing any single detail of the stunning views and archaeological sites found along the trail.

What's Included?

• Briefing 1day prior departure
• Licensed tourist guide
• Collection from your hotel 6:00 am
• Private Transport to Km82
• Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollanta
• Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
• Meals 4B – 4L – 4D
• Tent for 2 people
• Camping equipment
• Inca Trail Cook
• Porters to carry camping equipment
• Vegetarian options

Duration

5 days

Destination Covered

Cusco and Inca Trail

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 01: Cusco / Head Trail / Wayllabamba
Collection from the hotel starts at 6:00am and then transfer to the head trail to start the Inca Trail. we travel through the sacred valley to then stop briefly at Ollaytaytambo where you can buy last minute stuff , then we move on to Piskacuchu first Inca Trail Control Point where we begin our hike towards Wayllabamba, the first section of the day takes about two hours to reach the first lunch spot Miskay (Inca Trail Village) we take a nap before hiking to our first Incan Archaelogical site of Patallacta after an explanation of your guide about, you will keep walking along the Cusichaka river shore for 2 more hours to get to Wayllabamba farming community and also camping spot 3000 masl. At this place we set up our tents and enjoy the valleys as well as the mountain sceneries, followed by a cup of tea or coffee, and then our dinner.

Day 02: Wayllabamba / Woman Pass / Pacaymayo
Today after an early morning breakfast, we continue our hike before sunrise in order to take advantage of the shade of the mountains; it is advisable to hike up this section at your own pace in order to save energies and get to the first breakpoint Llulluchapampa without any difficulty. After this point of the Inca Trail, we can literally see the highest point or woman pass (4200masl) to reach and cross the woman pass we walk for about three hours, and once at the top we see snowcapped mountains and dramatic views after this we take our group picture to keep walking downhill to Pacaymayo (3600 m.a.s.l) where we have our lunch and then we will have a free afternoon to relax and recover energies.

Day 03: Pacaymayo / Runkurakay / Wiñaywayna
After our delicious breakfast, we have one hour walk up to Runcurakay round shaped site, which remains almost at a half way where your guide shares his knowledge with you, after this extensive explanation we carry on with our trek up the steep hill to reach the Runku Pass (second highest pass in the Trail 3,850 masl) along this path section one can also appreciate the Veronica snowcapped-capped mount and few lagoons as well as wild groups of deer. Once we get to the top, the group will have the chance to take a break and enjoy their snacks surrounded by impressive panoramas. Shortly after this, we continue walking straight downhill for two hours to visit the second archaeological complex Sayacmarka, the access to reach this site is a bit tiring since we have to climb the 70 stone-stairs. This village was built in the hillside of the mountain which still comprises water aqueducts, chambers and many roofless buildings. After our touring, we return in the same way down in direction to the thick cloud forest, this part is absolutely gorgeous due to the presence of native moss-covered trees and gentle flat narrow track, immediately after half an hour walk, we arrive at Chakicocha (lunch spot) every day during the lunch time we will be welcome with a refreshing lemonade followed by a tasty food, from here we must walk a slightly uphill pathway towards the campsite of Phuyupatamarka which is located in a perfect place to enjoy the Andean sunset and wonderful sceneries. We spend the night at this mysterious and magical spot.

Day 04: Phuyupatamarka / Wiñaywayna / Aguas Calientes
After an early breakfast, we will walk down for about 2 hours and a half towards the archaeological site of Intipata enormous farming terrace, after touring of this site we keep walking downwards to reach wiñaywayna (2650 masl) where we lunch with an amazing view to the Urubamba valley, from this place we head to the sun gate which takes around one hour, once we get there, you will have the first view of the new wonder of the world. After a rest and contemplate Machu Picchu, we will walk for another hour towards Machu Picchu where we have a chance to take photos and short break before taking the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, at this place we dine and spend the night. Alternatively, you can go to the hot springs.

Day 05: Machu Picchu / Ollanta / Cusco
Today we can’t wait for Machu Picchu to see, as soon as we done with breakfast, we will go by bus to the Incan city of Machu Picchu, where we have a guided tour with our professional guide who will show us the most important parts of this magnificent Incan city, such as the urban and agricultural areas, ceremonial plazas, sacred fountains, the Intihuatana or solar clock from where we can appreciate the domains of the Inca king Pachacuteq.

After a guided walk of two hours approximately, you will have plenty of time to visit Machu Picchu on your own and take pictures as many as you can. At the indicated time you must leave Machu Picchu to return to Aguas Calientes either by bus or walking in order to have lunch at the organized restaurant. Late in the afternoon we will board the train back to Ollanta and then bus to Cusco.

NOTICE: All itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control such as, weather, road blocks, landslide, trail conditions and flight schedules.
Not Included:
• Sleeping bag
• First breakfast & last lunch
• Snacks, drinks
• Tips

You Must Bring:
• Backpack for personal stuff
• Original passport, ISIC card if student
• Flashlight
• Insect repellent
• Sun block
• Toilet paper
• A bottle of water
• Five-day changing clothes
• Trekking shoes
• Long & short pants
• Rain poncho
• Slippers or sandals to relax the feet
• Cap or hat
• Camera
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