Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 4 days
The Inca Trail got used as a communication system for the Incas to run from one place to another in the humongous Inca Empire which stretched from south Colombia to north of Argentina. There are different Inca trails to hike, but this one is the most famous Inca trail and it will take you from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, through beautiful landscapes and different archaeological Inca sites.
Day 1: Cusco – Km. 82 – Wayllabamba
Very early the staff will pick you up from your hotel, we will go by bus to Piskacuchu, a community located at Kilometer 82 of Cusco – Machu Picchu, starting point of the Inca Trail. We begin our trek across the bridge over the Urubamba River and hike along its left bank as it flows northwest along the Sacred Valley. Following the route along flat terrain, we arrive at Miskay 2800m, then ascend and finally see, from the top of a viewpoint, the impressive Inca city of Llactapata 2650m. We continue the trekking, climbing gradually for five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba where it is night of campaigns.
Inca Trail Wayllabamba
Day 2: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo
After breakfast; We started the most difficult part of the walk, going up to the Abra Warmiwañusca 4200 meters, (where the Woman Dies) we can see llamas and domestic alpacas that graze in the ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude.
We will also cross through an area of the so-called cloud forest, passing through Llulluchapampa. In the pass, we have a spectacular view of the Andes before starting the descent to the camp in Pacaymayo.
Inca Trail Pacaymayo
Day 3: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna
This day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting From Pacaymayo we climb to the second step, the Abra de Runkurakay. Halfway down, we stop to visit the archaeological complex of the same name consisting of a small oval structure, which is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower.
After passing, we will descend to Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally reach Sayacmarca. This is a beautiful complex formed by a semicircular construction at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, courtyards channels.
Afterwards, our walk takes us to Wiñay Wayna, an impressive Inca complex and an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, near which our camp is located. This campsite has a hiker’s pavilion, a bar and bathrooms with hot showers. After visiting the impressive archaeological site, we enjoyed our farewell dinner in our camp.
Inca Trail winaywayna
Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu
We start our trail very early towards Inti Punku or Puerta del Sol, where we have a spectacular and panoramic view of Machu Picchu. Then we walk to the Sanctuary for a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Visit the many sacred temples and more.
To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu we can choose one of the two groups at 07:00 am or 10:00 am. We make the hike to the mountain of Huayna Picchu that will take us about an hour, but it is really worth it, the view is impressive and the experience will be unforgettable.
Enjoy it and recharge your batteries. After that we will walk to the town of Machu Picchu where we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then the bus to Cusco.
If you wish to scarify Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña you need to reserve it one month in advance is an optional activity (Price USD 20)
- Transportation by bus from the hotel in Cusco to Km82.
- Entrances to the Inca Trail and Machupicchu.
- Professional guide
- Food: 03 lunches, 03 dinners and 03nights.
- Camping equipment: sleeping tents, tent, dining room, kitchen tent, bathroom tent.
- First aid equipment, oxygen ball.
- Porters to transport food, camping equipment and kitchen equipment.
- Bus descending from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes.
- Return train ticket to Cusco.
- Sleeping bag.
- Tips for porters, cooks and guides.
- Lunch of the 4th day.
- Extra porter to transport the personal things of the walkers.
- Entrance to the thermal baths.
- Climb to Huanapicchu or mountain Machu Picchu Price USD 20 make your reservation one month in advance