Classic Inca Trail 4 Days 3 Nights

Classic Inca Trail 4 Days 3 Nights

Most Famous Trek in Peru!

  • Inka Altitude 4 days / 3 nights
  • Inka Altitude From US$ 580 per person
  • Inka Altitude Difficulty: High
  • Inka Altitude Max. Altitude: 4,220 m
  • Inka Altitude 43 km

Highlights

Most Famous Trek

Most Famous Trek

Machu Picchu has different trekking access, but the Classic Inca Trail is the most famous.

Amazing Food

Amazing Food

The chef will cook for you during your hike up to Machu Picchu, taste tasty local savors.

Unique Views

Unique Views

All trek is full of incredible panoramic views. Enjoy from the highland to the cloud forest in Machu Picchu.

Overview

01

Day

Peruvian Flatland and Valley

Cusco - Ollantaytambo (short stop) - Wayllabamba

  • Pick up from your Hotel.
  • Private Bus to KM.82.
  • Start Inca Trail.
  • Walking 3 hours.
  • See Archaeological Site of Llactapata.
  • Wayllabamba Campsite.
02

Day

On the Top - Dead Woman Pass

Wayllabamba - Warmiwañusca Pass - Pacaymayo

  • Early morning, take an energy breakfast.
  • Climb approximately 7km to Warmiwañusca.
  • Take beautiful pictures.
  • 3 km going downhill to reach Pacaymayo Campsite
03

Day

One more Pass, Explore Four Inca site

Pacaymayo - Sayacmarca - Puyupatamarca - Wiñayhuayna.

  • After breakfast, hike for 1 hour to visit Runkurakay.
  • Go over the second pass at 3900 m.a.s.l.
  • Two hours after the mountain pass and visit Archaeological Site Sayacmarca.
  • Peruvian flatland (up and down) for 5km until lunch spot.
  • After lunch, visit Puyupatamarca.
  • Last 5km to Wiñayhuayna Campsite.
04

Day

Machu Picchu is our goal

Wiñay Huayna - Inti Punku(Sun Gate) - Machu Picchu – Cusco

  • Wake up at approximately 3 a.m. and enjoy the last breakfast.
  • Go for the last checkpoint.
  • One hour from Wiñayhuayna to Sun Gate (approx.4 km).
  • First view of Machu Picchu from Sun Gate.
  • One hour from Sun Gate to Machu Picchu.
  • Visit Machu Picchu Citadel.
  • Go down to Aguas Calientes by bus.
  • Take the train to Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus to Cusco.
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Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo (short stop) – Wayllabamba 

Begin the day by collecting you from your hotel for the 1½ hour drive to Ollantaytambo, where you will stop for 20 minutes in a restaurant. You can use toilets, buy water, snacks, chocolates and get the last things you may have forgotten to buy in Cusco city.

To reach the trailhead, you will drive one more hour after Ollantaytambo to km 82. Before starting your trek, the team will organize your backpacks and ensure you have all you need for the first-day hike.

After crossing the Urubamba River, you will walk 3 hours through farmland along the Urubamba river until your first stop and lunch near the first archeological site called Llactapata. After a delicious meal prepared by our chef, you will continue for another 3 hours to reach our campsite in Wayllabamba. Finally, you will have dinner and relax in preparation for the next day.

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner
  • Accommodations: Wayllabamba camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 3000 metres
  • Minimum Altitude: 2650 metres
  • The temperature during the day: 17ºC – 23ºC
  • The temperature during the night: 10ºC – 12 ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 12 km approx

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca Pass – Pacaymayo 

Early morning you have a wake-up call, 5:00 a.m. or 5:30 a.m., depending on your tour guide. Warm wash water and a high-energy breakfast will be waiting for you. Also, you will have some time to refill your water bottle and be given some snacks for the day to help you get over the mountain pass.

Wayllabamba campsite to Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman Pass) is an uphill climb of approx. 7 km. It is considered the most challenging part of the path. However, the changes in the vegetation and landscape as you climb through different climatic zones will keep you involved with the hike and focused on discovering more as you climb.

At the top of the mountain pass, you will be greeted with panoramic views of distant mountains. Looking back into the valley you have just climbed out of, congratulate yourself for your accomplishment. Looking ahead, you will see your way on toward Machu Picchu.

After the pass, we have approximately 3 km going downhill to reach Pacaymayo campsite. Our team will be waiting for you there with food, warm wash water, and your tent already set up. For the rest of the afternoon, you will be able to rest and enjoy before happy hour and dinner at the end of the day.

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner
  • Accommodations: Pacamayo camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 4200 metres
  • Minimum Altitude: 3000 metres
  • The temperature during the day: 15ºC – 20ºC
  • The temperature during the night: 03ºC – 09 ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 10 km approx

Day 3: Pacaymayo – Runkurakay – Sayacmarca – Wiñayhuayna.

Begin this new day with breakfast. Then, after a short climb, you will reach a remarkable Inca lookout called Runcurakay. Your tour guide will describe the importance of this place. Then after 1½ hours more to go the second pass, you’ll be able to enjoy the view from the second-highest spot on the trail. There are 1½ hours of stairs down to a dramatic Inca site, Sayacmarca, perched high on the ridge. Take pictures and learn of the historical background from your guide.

Lunch will be near your following archeological site Puyupatamarca, a spectacular tumble of buildings where you will have a view of all the mountains around Machu Picchu far below. Then you will start a descent, going into the rainforest with a beautiful cover of vegetation with orchids, bromeliads, ferns, and many other native plants. Also, if you are lucky, you can see and hear some of the hundreds of birds in the area.

Three hours downhill to Wiñayhuayna will be the last challenge before you finish the day and enjoy tea time. Finally, a delicious dinner, take a nap, and prepare for the next best day: Machu Picchu.

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner
  • Accommodations: Wiñayhuayna camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 3950 metres
  • Minimum Altitude: 2823 metres
  • The temperature during the day: 15ºC – 25ºC
  • The temperature during the night: 12ºC – 14ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 14 km approx

Day 4: Wiñay Huayna – Inti Punku(Sun Gate) – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Last day, you wake up early and commence the hike to Machu Picchu (2 hours). You know you arrive when you pass through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). If the weather conditions are reasonable, you will have unforgettable panoramic views of Machu Picchu from this spot. After just one more hour downhill, you will enter the iconic Inca Citadel. Your tour guide will take you inside Machu Picchu with his knowledge, telling you all about this majestic city for around 2 hours. After this tour, you will have free time to take pictures, feel energies and discover more of Machu Picchu. Also, if you registered to hike up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, this is the time you will do that.

Once you complete the visit to the Citadel, it will be time to go down to Aguas Calientes. You can take the bus for 25 minutes or walk for one more hour. In Aguas Calientes, you can enjoy your last lunch with the group. Then decide to relax in the hot springs (for ten soles) or explore the shops and craft stalls in the Village.

Later in the afternoon, you will catch the train to Ollantaytambo (1 hour 50 minutes). In Ollantaytambo, you need to get out of the train station and transfer to a bus where the driver will be waiting to take you from Ollantaytambo to Cusco (1½ hours.)

DURING THE TREK:

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2900 metres
  • Minimum Altitude: 2050 metres
  • The temperature during the day: 15ºC – 27ºC
  • The temperature during the night: 10ºC – 14 ºC
  • Hiking Distance: 6 km approx

STANDARD SERVICE

Included:

  •    Pre-departure briefing in Cusco
  •    Professional bilingual Tour Guide
  •    Collection from your hotel in the morning 
  •    Private transport from Cusco to km 82
  •    Tents; 2 people in each 4-people capacity tent
  •    Thermarest air mat
  •    Porters to carry all the equipment. (tents, food, cooking gear, and dining tents)
  •    Inca trail tickets for porters and cooks.
  •    Tour includes three breakfasts, three snacks, three lunches (hot drinks, a happy hour before dinner) 3 dinners. All of these meals cook by         your chef and his team.
  •    Coca tea is served each morning in your tent for a gentle start to the day.
  •    Bouled water during your campsite stay
  •    Snack
  •    First-aid kit and oxygen bottle
  •    Vegetarian/special diet options available
  •    Entrance fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Archaeological Sanctuary.
  •    Two hours guided tour in Machu Picchu
  •    Tourists train back to Ollantaytambo ( expedition service at 14:30 or 18:45 leaving from Aguas Calientes)
  •    Transport back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Not Included:

  •   Entrance fees to Huaynapicchu. ( if you take this entrance, it will be charged 65 American dollars to the original price). For more info, click here. 
  •   Entrance fees to Machu Picchu Montaña . ( if you take this entrance, it will be charged 65 American dollars to the original price).
  •   First-day breakfast
  •    Sleeping Bag (you can rent with us)
  •    Trekking poles (you can rent with us)
  •    Last lunch in Aguas Calientes

PRICE: ADULT PERSON $.580.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUM 2 PAX

PRICE: STUDENT PERSON $.560.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS.

Departure days are according to passenger request and availability.

check online here: http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/ 

PRIVATE SERVICE :

GROUP SIZE UPON YOUR REQUEST for people who want a personalized and exclusive service.

All include + description down here.

Private groups include additional services like nine extra kilos of luggage care by our porters and transportation, a panoramic train (vista dome), walking poles, great food, and water along the trek.

PRICE: ADULT PERSON $.720.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUM 2 PAX

PRICE: STUDENT PERSON $.700.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS.

Departure days are according to passenger request and availability.

check online here: http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/ 

What you should bring:

  •    Original passport.
  •    ISIC card(www.isic.org) if it is applicable (needs to be sent at the time of your booking)
  •    Day Pack.
  •    Hiking boots and sandals (essential).
  •    Warm clothes: layers for variable temperatures, especially at night.
  •    Thermals/Gloves/scarves: wool socks /wool hat for cold nights: About 4 T-shirts for the entire trek.
  •    Headlamp (essential).
  •    Camera and extra batteries.
  •    Sunscreen/hat and sunglasses.
  •    Personal medical kit.
  •    Insect repellent.
  •    Rain Gear: a good rain jacket and rain pants and plastic rain poncho.
  •    Toilet paper.
  •    Small towel.
  •    Camel bag – if not, you can take plastic bottles for water.
  •    Extra money for drinks, tips, souvenirs, etc. (soles or dollars) At least 300 soles.
  •    Bathing clothes for the hot springs (optional) Recommended for those who stay an extra night.

You can rent in our office:

  •    Walking sticks ($ 20.00 per person) for the entire hike.
  •    Sleeping bag ($ 25.00 per person) for the whole hike.

Important to know!

There are new regulations from the Peruvian government on the trail to protect its fragile eco-structure from over-use. Were approved this restriction to reduce the number of trekkers on the path. There are only 500 persons allowed on the trail; in these 500 persons are all the guides, porters, cooks, and the included 4 and 2 days trail. That’s why we need your reservation in high season at least 60 TO 90 days in advance and high season even faster.

We recommend making a reservation for the Inca Trail as soon as possible. In the low season (Oct-March), making a reservation six weeks in advance is advised. It is recommended to make a reservation five weeks in advance for May and September. Lares and Salkantay with Machu Picchu are always possible. If you don’t make a reservation and pay your trek deposit in advance, we won’t be able to buy your trek permits.

Once we have confirmed your reservation, it’s not possible to change the date of trek departure, and it’s forbidden to change the name or passport number on the permit. In high season there is sometimes a waiting list for more than 3 Months! Visitors can’t purchase last-minute spaces on the Inca Trail upon arrival (at least legitimately anyway). Suppose you turn up in Cusco in the low season (November to April). In that case, you maybe still find space available 5-7 days before the trek departure date if you take the risk and have the time to wait, but these rules are constantly changing!

Note: People who want to visit Huayna Picchu must let us know as soon as possible. According to new rules, there is a limit of people (200) per day that can climb it.

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