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Inca Trail Hikes Machu Picchu

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Introduction

The Inca Trail is considered one of the most beautiful trails in the Americas and is therefore an unforgettable experience for visitors.

On the Inca Trail, many of the paths are ledges on the edge of the abyss and are surrounded by beautiful landscapes with lush and varied vegetation. In some sections the path is carved directly into the rock.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the most spectacular trekking routes and is the best known of the Inca trails.

Here we offer you the most popular treks

Cusco – Perú

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days

The Inca Trail is considered one of the most beautiful roads in America and therefore an unforgettable experience for visitors.


$ 460.00 Per Person Per person
inca trail
Cusco – Perú

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Inca Trail to MachuPicchu 4 Days, The wonder of the Inca Trail, with connection to the citadel of Machu Picchu, is to speak of our.


$ 560.00 Per person
Cusco – Perú

Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail Machu Picchu 6 Days

The combination of the Salkantay trail and the classic Inca trail is a mixture of the natural landscape


$ 750.00 Per person

Information

The Inca Trail (also called “Inca Trail” or “Inka Trail”) is one of the most important trekking routes in South America and the Americas. This is due to its original Inca architecture, original stone stairs and the archaeological remains along the way and the natural mix of jungle and cloud forest along the route.

Best time of year to hike the Inca Trail

You can hike, trek from March 1st to January 31st.

Please note:

  • May to September (dry season) is the ideal time to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. These months are generally good for the trek due to the infrequent rainfall.
  • From November to March is the summer (rainy season). This season tends to be very rainy, making the trek and access difficult.

How long is the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail has been divided into several routes and several sections, most of them start from: Km 82, and Km 104 of the railway route Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Depending on the time you have you can do the Inca Trail, either Inca Trail 2 days, Inca Trail 4 days, Salkantay + Inca Trail 6 days.

How to prepare and what to take:

To do the Inca Trail, it is advisable to spend 1 or 2 days in the city of Cusco.

And what you need to bring:

  • Backpack with and rain cover (30 or 40 litres capacity is enough).
  • Clothes for both warm and cold climates.
  • Trekking shoes / boots.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Wool/synthetic socks and a jumper.
  • Short and long sleeved T-shirts.
  • Rain poncho / waterproof jacket and hat.
  • Swimming costume (for the Aguas Calientes-Machupicchu village hot springs).
  • Sun block, insect repellent, toilet paper, hand cleaner / alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel.
  • Camera (with rain protection), flash light / headlamp and extra batteries.
  • Snacks (e.g. chocolate bars and nuts).
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card (to receive student discount) and extra money in soles.
  • As the weather can be very cold and rainy, your clothes, once wet, will not dry overnight. It is best to bring some clothes to change into.

Guide

Complete guide for a great Inca Trail experience.

Complete guidebook for a great Inca Trail experience.

Additional

  • Entrance ticket to HUAYNAPICCHU $18.00 USD price per person.
  • Entrance ticket to the MOUNTAIN $18.00 USD price per person.
  • Entrance ticket to the MUSEUM $18.00 USD price per person.
  • Early train ticket to Cusco (additional cost subject to availability).

Precauciones contra la Covid-19

Safety measures in force

  • You will need to keep a safe distance in vehicles.
  • The number of visitors will be limited to avoid congestion.
  • All surfaces that visitors come in contact with will be purified frequently.
  • A safety kit will be provided.

Requirements for travellers

  • You must bring your own mask (2 masks).
  • Bring your vaccination card or vaccination certificate.
  • You will need to fill in an optional travel information form.
  • You will need to bring your own personal headphones.

Altitude

Inca Trail Altitudec

During the Inca Trail trek, the highest point on the Inca Trail is Abra Warmihuañusca which is at 4200m, and the lowest point is the archaeological complex of Wiñayhuayna, known as Forever Young, which is at 2100m.

Transport

Transport on the Inca Trail

During the classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu, the means of transport used are the Porters, people who are in charge of transporting, on their back, the tents, cooking equipment, provisions, tables, benches, kitchenware, gas balls, dining tents, kitchen tents, sleeping tents, which are necessary for you to enjoy your trek to Machu Picchu to the fullest.

Accommodation

Accommodation on the Inca Trail

The accommodation used on the Inca Trail trek, route are the tents.

On the Inca Trail Trek route, there are campsites set up along the trail, where you can spend the night.

Our company sends tents, which can accommodate up to four people, where you can rest comfortably, however, we only place 2 people inside the tent.