The 4-day Inca Trail trek is an exciting, high mountain experience where we climb up to 4200 meters, passing glacier covered peaks and descending into lush, green cloudforest. We require that travelers spend at least two nights at high altitude prior to participating in this trek (Cusco, Sacred Valley, or Lake Titicaca for example) to prepare to hike the Inca Trail.
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- $2625 - Inca Trail trip with Lima, Cusco, and Sacred Valley accommodations and services
- Extreme AdventureOur most active trips for travelers who are fit and looking for vigorous adventures. Tours include multisport activities and multi-day treks.
- CampingDeluxe camping or accommodations in mountain lodges.
- HikingIncludes guided hiking excursions. Hikes may vary from easy and optional three hour hikes to more difficult multi-day treks.
- HistoryVisit ancient ruins and historical sites.
Meet your guide and depart from Cusco and drive to Kilometer 82, our starting point on the Inca Trail. Walk in the footsteps of the great Inca civilization as you journey along their ancient trail to the sacred city of 'Machu Picchu'. Andean history comes to life along this ancient route as each day you pass ever larger ruins. Scenery changes from snowcapped mountains to lush green cloudforest. The trek is made with pilgrims from all over the world, and your friendly crew of guides and porters will take great care of you along the way. On Day 4, the group descends 3,000 feet from their campsite at Phuyapatamarca to reach spectacular Machu Picchu in the afternoon. Tonight, relax in the village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly called Aguas Calientes) below the ruins.
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Day 1 - KM 82 TO HUAYLLABAMBA -- Trek length: 7.8 miles (5-7 hrs) Camp elevation: 9,691 ft
Day 2 - HUAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYO -- Trek length: 5.1 miles (5-7 hrs) Camp elevation: 11,833 ft. Warmiwanusca pass (13,776 ft)
Day 3 - PACAYMAYO TO PHUYUPATAMARCA --Trek length: 4.5 miles (4-6 hrs); Camp elevation: 12,067 ft
Day 4 - PHUYUPATAMARCA TO MACHU PICCHU -- Trek length: 6.9 miles (5-7 hrs); Machu Picchu elevation: 7,875 ft
Some itineraries will hike farther on day three and camp at a closer location to Machu Picchu, making the hike on day four shorter. This will be up to the discretion of your Tour Leader and the Peruvian National Park Service. Your Tour Leader will notify you locally of your camping itinerary.
Day 5 Machu Picchu. Return Cusco (B)
Explore the ruins today at leisure on your own and enjoy the ancient city in the tranquil morning hours. Later head off through thick cloud forest to the seldom visited Temple of the Moon or climb Huayna Picchu overlooking the ruins. Return by train to Cusco in the afternoon.
We require that travelers spend at least two nights at high altitude prior to participating in this trek to acclimatize (Cusco, Sacred Valley, or Lake Titicaca for example).