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Inca Trail Machu Picchu 4 Dias
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Wayllabamba - Camino Inca

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – 4 Days

The classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu of 4 Days is one of the most world-renowned trekking trails, and that is for very good reasons. You will be challenged during this trek, but you will get to see some of the most exquisite and astonishing views that Peru has to offer.

You will walk in the footsteps of the ancient Inca nobility, you will discover exceptional archeological ruins that you can only access through this very trail, you will pass through impressive mountain cliffs with dazzling panoramic views, and finally end the hike by entering the majestic UNESCO World Heritage of Machu Picchu from high above, through the famous Sungate called “Intipunku“.

Our Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is an incommensurable hiking experience that will challenge you but reward you with an exponential multifold of unforgettable memories and unique experiences.

Prepare yourself for something extraordinary!

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Overview

DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 82 – WAYLLABAMBA – AYAPATA

  • 5:30 AM Pickup at your Hotel
  • Meals: (optional Breakfast) 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner & Snacks
  • Approximate hiking distance: 13 km / 8 mi ~6-7 hrs.
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Climate: Temperate to Cold
  • Highest elevation: 3300 m / 10,826.8 ft
  • Sleepover in Ayapata

DAY 2: AYAPATA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA – ABRA WARMIHUA-USKA – PACAYMAYU – ABRA RUNCURACAY – CHAQUICOCHA

  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner & Snacks
  • Approximate hiking distance: 11 km / 6.8 mi ~8-9 hrs.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Climate: Cold
  • Highest elevation: 4200 m / 11,378 ft
  • Sleepover in Chaquicocha

DAY 3: CHAQUICOCHA – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner & Snacks
  • Approximate hiking distance: 16 km / 9.9 mi ~5-6 hrs.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Climate: Temperate to Cold
  • Highest elevation: 3950 m / 12,959 ft
  • Sleepover in Wiñayhuayna

DAY 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

  • Meals: 1 Breakfast (optional Lunch in Aguas Calientes)
  • Approximate hiking distance: 3 km / 1.9 mi + Visiting Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Climate: Warm to Temperate, but humid with mosquitoes
  • Highest elevation: 2720 m / 8,924 ft
  • Transportation back to Cusco

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 82 – WAYLLABAMBA – AYAPATA

We will begin the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu by picking you up from your respective hotel at 5:30 AM. You can sleep in the car while we will drive to Ollantaytambo where you will have the option to have breakfast. Thereafter we will continue our journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas until we reach Piscacucho – KM 82 where we will start the Inca Trail hike.

Please remember to bring your original Passport and documents! Entering the Inca Trail we will have to pass through a control station and each trekker must prove their identity before accessing the trek.

Hereafter we will start the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu by hiking through the Urubamba River Valley. The first day’s hike is relatively easy so you can get accustomed to the trek while we will pass by some ancient Inca ruins such as the Llactapata archeological complex.

In Miskay we will take a break and have a delicious lunch right next to the river bank. Our guides will explain to you the historical importance of the various archeological ruins and this break is the perfect time to get all your curious questions answered.

Then we will continue the hike until we reach Wayllabamba (3100 m / 10,170 ft) and ascend from there to our first campsite in Ayapata (3300 m / 10,826 ft). Here our cook will prepare you a tasty dinner that will strengthen you for the next day and get you ready for a good night’s sleep.

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DAY 2: AYAPATA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA – ABRA WARMIHUA-USKA – PACAYMAYU – ABRA RUNCURACAY – CHAQUICOCHA

Our cooks will prepare you an energizing breakfast before we will start the second day. This day will be more challenging but we will leave everyone to hike freely at their own pace, so take the time you need to enjoy the hike and the beautiful views while you will find various small stops along the way.

Firstly, we will pass through the Llulluchapampa Valley (3850 m / 12,631 ft) for 3km during which you will be able to appreciate the lush rainforest until we slowly start to ascend to the Warmihuañusca (4200m/113780f). This climb will be challenging, as the translation of the name Warmihuañusca means Death Pass, so prepare yourself and take it easy!

At the summit, we will take a moment to admire the astounding views, recuperate from the effort, and take some deep conscious breaths to fully appreciate this special moment. If you haven’t already eaten your Lunchbox that the guides gave you in the morning, you might consider it now to reward yourself for the achievement.

Thereafter we will descend along a steep cliff next to the Pacaymayu river until we hike through the Runkurakay pass (3050 m / 10,007 ft) in order to reach our campsite in Chaquicocha (3650 m / 11,975 ft). Here we will relax, relish some exquisite panoramic views of the mountains and have a delicious dinner to end the day.

DAY 3: CHAQUICOCHA – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

Our cooks will wake you up with a tasty breakfast and some hot tea whilst you can relish the last views of this fascinating place. Then our guides will hand you out your lunchbox and we will start to hike through some of the most gorgeous landscapes, you will notice how the terrain slowly changes into lush jungle vegetation with some amazing views of the snow-capped Salkantay (6,271 m / 20,574 ft) mountain.

Firstly, we will visit the impressive Phuyupatamarca (3,600 m / 11,811 ft) ruins, whose name means “the city above the clouds”, a truly fascinating heaven of ancient Inca engineering. Then we will pass by some high-altitude lakes, some astonishing mountain cliff views and walk through an old Inca tunnel until we reach the mind-blowing Wiñayhuayna (2,700 m / 8858.3 ft) ruins, whose name means “Forever Young” and will leave you mesmerized by the architectural expertise of the Incas.

Close to here we will camp for the night. As our cooks prepare you a delicious dinner, you can relax while catching some first sights of the Machu Picchu mountain and enjoying this amazing landscape. Off to sleep, prepare yourself to visit the mystical “lost Inca CityMachu Picchu.

DAY 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After breakfast at 4.30 am, we will start our hike to the Inti Punku which in Spanish means The Sun Gate, to have the first view of Machu Picchu and see the sunrise over Machu Picchu.

The last triumphant slope will take almost an hour before the visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu (2,400 m.a.s.l.) at around 8:00 a.m.

You can appreciate its spiritual charm during the trip and with a guided tour of approximately two hours, which helps you to understand the significance and ancient work of the archaeological park.

After this tour, you will have enough free time to explore the archaeological site on your own, you can go to the Inca Bridge, to explore the variety of Inca monuments, and you can also climb the Huayna Picchu for a panoramic and amazing picture.

From Machu Picchu Sanctuary park, there will be buses waiting for you to go down to Aguas Calientes-MachuPicchu village.)

Here you can visit the hot springs, of the (Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu Village) ticket ($10.00). We leave MachuPicchu village at 16:20. Approximately to ollantaytambo station and then back to Cusco city.

IMPORTANT:

Huayna Picchu: to visit Huayna Picchu, reservations must be made in advance, places are limited and there is an additional payment of $75.00.

Additional porter:

In accordance with the law (26702) and supervised by the Ministry of Labor, they provide the collaboration of an additional carrier under the conditions required by the client. However, the customer’s luggage must not exceed 12 kg, as it only allows the carrier to carry 20 kg.

The service costs $120 and includes transportation, price to enter the Inca Trail, food and camping equipment.

Included

TOUR INCLUDES

  • High-quality service
    • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English; other languages on request)
    • Guided visit to Machu Picchu Sanctuary (Day 4)
    • Cook, Porters, and Assistants
    • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Transportation
    • Transportation Cusco to KM 82 (Day 1)
    • Tourist bus Consettur: Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (Day 4)
    • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Trainstation (Day 4)
    • Transportation Ollantaytambo Trainstation to Cusco (Day 4)
  • Accommodation
    • Camping equipment: tents, mat, dining tent, table, chairs, kitchen equipment
  • Entrance Tickets
    • Entrance Fee to the Inca Trail
    • Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners & 3 Snacks
    • coca tea, coffee, popcorn, and biscuits are provided each day
    • The food consists of flakes, tortillas, soups, fresh fruits and spaghetti, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, all high in carbohydrates and very convenient for trekking
    • If you are vegetarian, please notify us in advance

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Breakfast in Ollantaytambo on Day 1
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes on Day 4
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra porter
  • National or international plane tickets
  • Services that are not stated in the program
  • Life insurance
  • Additional nights due to bad weather
  • Personal care items

Contact Us

  • info@dreamy.tours
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More Information

Location of the Inca Trail

Location of the Inca Trail

The Tahuantinsuyo road network (in Quechua, Qhapaq Ñan or Inka naani) was a system of roads of enormous distances in the Inca civilization that linked the important cities of the coast and the mountains. It was structured based on two longitudinal axes:

the Andean sector and the flat coastal sector.

This system of the Incas was a millennial legacy of pre-Inca cultures, strengthened during the Inca State. inca trail to machu picchu

All these roads were connected to Cusco, the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo or Inca Empire, they facilitated their communication with the different annexed peoples within the framework of the Inca expansive process and, at the same time, constituted an effective means of political-administrative, socio-integration.

Economic and cultural. Since the Qhapaq Ñan interconnected locations as distant as Quito, Cusco, and Tucumán, the Spanish conquerors used it during the 16th century to invade Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and the Argentinean mountain pampas.

The location of the Inca Trail, which links the city of Cusco with the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, is only a minimal and intra-regional part of the gigantic network of the Qhapaq Ñan.

The location of the Inca Trail is in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, between Cuzco, the Capital of the ancient Inca Empire, and the citadel of Machu Picchu.

The alternation of mountains and valleys along the walk offers an incredible and highly diversified spectacle.

History of the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail or Qhapaq Ñan is an extensive network of roads that connects the four “suyos” of the Inca empire, the Tahuantinsuyo. The history of the Inca Trail said it was built in the 15th century, between 1438 and 1533, when Tahuantinsuyo was the dominant empire in pre-Columbian America, the roads were built high up to accommodate the local pack animal, the llama. inca trail hike

ROAD NETWORK IN TAHUANTINSUYO

In Inca times these were known as Qhapaq Ñan (Inca trail) which were systems of roads of enormous distance that made up the Empire of Tahuantinsuyo (four parts of the world), this road covered Colombia, western Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, and reached the center of Chile and the north of Argentina.

In the same way, cities such as the Coast and the Sierra united within the Peruvian territory, this connection network of the Incas was nothing more than a pre-Inca legacy, which were later strengthened in the Inca empire.

According to the history of the Inca Trail, this network of roads was very essential in Inca times as it served to move armies and officials, displacement of the Chaskis, and so much so to transport food products that had to go to the city of Cusco. The Inca trail

DISCOVERY OF THE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

The road network had already existed for a long time, but it was re-discovered by the American Hiram Bingham when he was conducting his research work in the years 1913 and 1915.

The purpose of the Inca Trail was religious and ceremonial, a pilgrimage that included rituals to honor the mountains along the way, such as La Verónica or Wakaywilka. climbing macchu picchu

Inca Trail Length

This system of the Incas was a millennial legacy of pre-Inca cultures, strengthened during the Inca State. In Quechua language, Qhapaq Ñan means: way of the king or of the mighty1 or way of the Inca, both for the entire organization of routes, the length of the Inca Trail exceeded 30,000 kilometers, and for the main road (approximately 5200 km long).

The Classic Inca Trail part of the 23,000 kilometers (approximately 14,000 miles) of roads built by the Incas in South America. It is the most famous route for hiking in Peru and possibly the most spectacular in the American continent.

Every year, more than 25,000 walkers from around the world walk along the 43 kilometers length of the Inca Trail, built by the Incas that leads to the amazing citadel of Machupicchu located deep in the jungle of Cusco.

The trip begins in the town of Pisqacucho, at kilometer 82 of the Cusco – Quillabamba railway line and takes 3 to 4 days of intense walking. macchu picchu trail

Cost of the Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

This program has a high demand and both its quotas and the availability of tickets to the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains are limited, there are dates in which the spaces are sold out months in advance.

The only way to do the Inca Trail is by hiring the services of a tourism agency authorized by the Ministry of Culture of Peru.

The reservation is only possible with the internet. These companies organize and provide their services in different qualities. It is for this reason that the cost of the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu vary according to each travel agency.

COST OF THE INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU

Price in US dollars
Adult00 USD
University student00 USD
Child under 18 years old00 USD

Cost of the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu are approximate. Each tourism agency has its own prices.

DOES THE COST OF THE INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU INCLUDE GUIDES, TRAIN AND TICKETS TO MACHU PICCHU?

The price includes the entrance to Machu Picchu, transportation by bus, train, food, professional guide, cooks, porters (they carry the luggage) and camping equipment.

If you want additional equipment (tents, mats, sleeping bag, walking stick), a better quality train service or an extra porter, you must pay an additional price.

Do you want to visit Huayna Picchu after the Inca Trail? The additional cost is approximately $ 75 per person.

Inca Trail with tour or on your own?

Currently, you cannot do the Inca Trail on your own. The only way to do this is by hiring the services of a tour with an authorized tourism agency. Trek tours

The authorities of Peru established a daily income limit to the Inca Trail. What is the OBJETIVE? Prevent the excessive number of people and thus protect and control the network of roads built by the Incas many centuries ago.

Although it is not possible to do the Inca Trail on your own, it is possible to do other treks without a tour. The most famous of all is the ‘Salkantay Trek’ hiking trail.

Weather on the Inca Trail

The climate varies according to the months, some with the presence of rains, sunny days, cloudy days, cold nights; then we detail the Climate of the Inca Trail per month:

In the months of January and March the rains are persistent mostly at night, the days are cloudy, however there are pleasant and sunny days, if we have good luck.

In the month of April, the rainy season ends little by little, and the days get warmer and more pleasant, with sporadic rains.

Between May and October, the climate is warm and cool, with little rain, sunny days and quite bright.

The months of June, July, August and September are undoubtedly the best time to hike Inca Trail, during the day it is clear and you can clearly see the landscapes, the days are cooler, however, the nights are cold in the high areas.

During November and December, it is the time when the rainy season begins, the days are sunny, but at any time it can rain, as well as, there are cloudy days but without rain.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HIKE INCA TRAIL?

The dry season (from April to October) is the best time to hike Inca Trail. Simply, to do the trek in those months you must book well in advance. During the rainy season (from November to March) there is more fluvial rainfall so you should go with a rain poncho and non-slip shoes.

Frequently asked questions about the Inca Trail:

IS THE INCA TRAIL OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND?

No. The Inca Trail closes only all February. This is due to the maintenance work carried out in that month.

IS THE INCA TRAIL ALLOWED FOR PEOPLE OF ANY AGE?

The Inca Trail is allowed to people of any age. Parents are responsible for the integrity of the little ones. Older adults should consult a doctor before trekking.

HOW MANY PEOPLE PARTICIPATE IN A GROUP OF THE INCA TRAIL?

Each group of tourists on the Inca Trail should not exceed 16 people. Tour guides are responsible for each group.

CAN I BOOK THE INCA TRAIL WITH A PRIVATE GROUP?

Yes. Tourists traveling together can book the Inca Trail with a private group. The cost is higher than the normal ticket. However, this decreases the more the number of tourists in the group.

IS IT DIFFICULT TO DO THE INCA TRAIL?

The Inca Trail is considered of medium moderate difficulty. The 4 days and 3 nights of hiking are intense the first days but diminish as the end approaches. The biggest prize is to see Machu Picchu from a unique place at the end of the trek.

CAN I RESERVE THE INCA TRAIL ONCE IN CUSCO?

Due to the high demand for tickets, it is only possible to book the Inca Trail online and in advance. Once in Cusco it is only possible to book the short Inca Trail.

WHAT TO TAKE TO THE INCA TRAIL?

The maximum weight of luggage allowed on the Inca Trail is 5 kilos per person. It is recommended to bring water, extra clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, toilet paper, sleeping bag, toiletries, rain poncho, water purifier, extra money and everything in a backpack for trekking.

HOW LONG DOES THE VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU LAST AFTER THE INCA TRAIL?

The visit to Machu Picchu at the end of the Inca Trail is on the morning shift (from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.). Unlike other visitors, access is through the Puerta del Sol (Intipunku), an old entrance to the Wonder of the World used by the Incas.

WHAT ALTERNATIVES ARE THERE IF I DON’T FIND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INCA TRAIL?

If there is no longer availability for the Inca Trail on the desired day, you can make the trek to Machu Picchu through the Salkantay route. Another option is the Lares trekking route, the Inca Jungle or simply the short Inca Trail (2 days). treck tours

Price

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIKE THE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU?

We have different price alternatives that can accommodate all budgets. All prices are per person and expressed in US Dollars.

Email us your quotes and reservations at: info@dreamy.tours.

Alternatively, you can also contact our sales executives directly via the phone numbers below, we are happy to assist you.

Office: +51 084-548558
Phone – WhatsApp: + 51 969 787221
Phone – WhatsApp: +51 963 414 234

HOW TO BOOK THE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU OF 4 DAYS?

To start the reservation process, please send us the following information:

  • Name and surname:
  • Passport number:
  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Sex:
  • Phone:
  • Hotel Information: (Very Important: In order to be able to pick you up at the start of the tour, we need the address and information of your hotel where you are staying in the city of Cusco)

To confirm reservations it is required to pay 50% in advance and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.

PAYMENT METHODS

  • WESTERN UNION
  • PAYPAL
  • TRANSFER TO OUR BANK IN PERU
  • MONEYGRAM
  • NIUBIZ

GENERAL CONDITIONS

  • All rates for our Peru Packages are expressed in US dollars (subject to currency exchange rates) and are priced per person
  • The rates for Peruvians only include VAT
  • All our rates are subject to availability and circumstances
  • Children under 2 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies) and are not permitted on this tour
  • Children from 3 to 10 years and 11 months are considered DCC (child) and thus eligible for special rates and obliged to share the room with their parents
  • Children over 11 years old are considered adults
  • Minors must travel with an identity document
  • Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas, or New Year

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