Classic 4 Day Inca Trail Trek

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Per Person
$695
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$730

Tour Price

Pricing: $695.00/person (US$)

What’s Included

 

  • Expert English/Spanish speaking indigenous guide(s)
  • Private transfers, tourist vehicles, to and from the Cusco hotel
  • 3 Nights deluxe camping on Inca trail
  • Personal Porter for Inca Trail trek (8kgs)
  • Tents for trail (2 person shared 4 man tent)
  • Dining tent and private toilet tent
  • Hot water daily for washing
  • Sleeping bag, blanket, pillow and deluxe foam mattress
  • Trekking poles
  • Chef-prepared meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily purified drinking water
  • 4 Day Inca Trail Trek permits
  • Machu Picchu entry permits
  • Private guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Expedition Train Tickets
  • Bus tickets from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.

Additional Charges (Optional):

 

  • Travel insurance
  • Huayna Picchu Ticket (US$75)
  • Solo Fee-single tent (US$35)
  • Tips

Classic 4 Day Inca Trail Trek

The Classic 4 day Inca Trail Trek is South America’s number one trek and one of the most well-known and popular treks in the world. Guiding Peru provides 4 days of trekking with interesting discussions along the original Inca pathways. Our guides lead you through a variety of fascinating Inca sites and the beautiful scenery of the Machu Picchu national park. The Inca Trail is one trek that everyone should do once in their lifetime. The Inca Trail is suitable for everyone and we believe it should be a priority on your list of things to do when you plan your visit to Peru.

 

DAY 1: INCA TRAIL TREK: CUSCO - OLLANTAYTAMBO TO KM 82 - LLACTAPALA - WAYLLABAMBA

  • Lodging: Deluxe Peru Inca Trail Camping  
  • Meals: Lunch, dinner and snacks 
  • Maximum altitude: 3300 m 
  • Distance: 14km 
  • Time: 7-8 hours/moderate 

With an early morning pickup from your Cusco hotel we will begin with a drive to Ollantaytambo, where you’ll have a brief stop to shop for those last minute items required for the trail, enjoy a cup of coffee or re-organize all those last-minute necessities before we begin the hike.  You will then be driven to Km 82, the starting point for the Inca Trail. Here you’ll  meet our team of professional chefs and porters as they arrange our gear for the upcoming 3-days of hiking on the popular Inca Trail. The initial two hours of trekking are considered easy, as you will see the first Inca site, Patallacta, that was a magnificent regulatory point of the Sacred Valley.  Near Patallacta you will enjoy a delicious lunch. We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing for about 4 hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba (3000m/9840ft), where we set our first camp. Your chef-prepared dinner will be around 7:00 pm and, following that, our guide will explain the next day’s itinerary and answer questions regarding today’s Inca sites that you visited along the way.

 

DAY 2: INCA TRAIL TREK: WAYLLABAMBA – DEAD WOMAN’S PASS – CHAQUIRICOCHA

  • Lodging: Deluxe Peru Inca Trail Camping
  • Maximum altitude: 4215 m 
  • Distance: 17km 
  • Time: 8 hours/difficult

Today after an early morning wake-up and tent service of hot tea or coffee, followed by a nourishing breakfast, we begin the most difficult and longest part of the trek, which consists of a steep ascent that stretches for 9 km. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna, a dry and high area with little vegetation. On the way to the first mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass – 4200m/13776ft), the highest elevation of the trail, we will take a break at a local village to enjoy a cold drink. Then continuing our hike through Pacaymayu Valley. From the peak you  hike another 1 hour to our lunch site where our faithful porters will have our dining camp arranged and our expert chef will have an exceptional lunch waiting for you. Following the appetizing lunch we start hiking once more to the 2nd pass of the day, Runcu Raccay, enjoying the best viewpoint of the gorge. Half-way up we stop to visit the archaeological complex with the same name. This site (3800m/12464ft), consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. We then descend to Sayacmarca where we’ll relish the best sunset of the tour. This is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. Lastly, we’ll have a short hike to our 2nd campground of Chaquicocha. After a superb dinner & rejuvenating drink you can enjoy a sleep and view the beauty of the Milky Way from the comforts of your tent set high in the Andes of Peru.

 

DAY 3: INCA TRAIL TREK: CHAQUICCOCHA – WIÑAYWAYNA

  • Lodging: Deluxe Camping 
  • Meals: Buffet, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Maximum altitude: 3600 m
  • Distance: 10km
  • Time: 6 hours/moderate

Following your morning chef-prepared breakfast, we’ll trek for 1.25 hours to the 3rd pass of the Inca Trail. As we hike, you’ll have the chance to witness the sacred and royal Salcantay Mountain, the 2nd highest snow-covered mountain in the province. After observing this fascinating site we’ll reach Phuyupatamarka, the 3rd pass, where you will enjoy the fabulous views of the Urubamba River, Urubamba Mountain range, Machu Picchu Mountain and the archeological site of Phuyupatamarca. This is one of the most complete and best-preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail, and is located on the highest point of a mountain. From above, one can observe the sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations It will be a 3 hour trek from Phuyupatamarka to our final campground of  Wiñay Wayna. After Machu Picchu, this is the most exceptional Inca site on the trail. In the afternoon, you’ll have ample time to to discover several Inca sites apart from the stunning Wiñay Wayna. Tonight you will enjoy a magnificent dinner presentation and then it will be early to bed as the next morning will be a very early start, insuring we are at the Sungate to enjoy the views of the Citadel before the crowds arrive later in the day.

 

 

DAY 4: INCA TRAIL TREK: WINAYWAYNA TO MACHU PICCHU TO CUSCO

  •  Meals: Breakfast, Snack bag 
  • Maximum altitude: 2700 m 
  • Distance: 4km 
  • Time: 2 hours/easy

You will be woken up early today, about 4:00 am, when our porter will serve you a freshly prepared cup of hot coca tea or coffee as you pack your bag for the final day on the beautiful Inca Trail.Shortly after, you’ll get into the final checkpoint & trek to the Sun Gate to enjoy the 1st spectacular sight of Machu Picchu. We then descend to the fortress of Machu Picchu while gazing at the panoramas of this stunning valley. Later in the morning, we’ll arrive at Machu Picchu City, from where our two hour private guided tour will start through the most important and exceptional parts of the complex. Following the tour you will have ample time to self-explore the citadel or perhaps take the option to hike the mountain “Huaynapicchu”. After your time in Machu Picchu, the bus will bring you down to Aguas Calientes town where you will have time to shop or enjoy a snack, before catching the afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo. As soon as you arrive in Ollantaytambo, our driver will be waiting in our private van to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.