Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

Arrive to Machu Picchu by the Classic Inca Trail

Max Height

4,200 m

Trip Days

04 Days

Type

Trekking

Difficulty

Moderate-Hard-Easy

OVERVIEW

Why hike the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail considered the most famous path, one of the five more beautiful and one of the most looked and booked for the adventurers around the world. However, had a little disadvantage, because the government provide just 500 entrances per day, Unfortunately these spaces soul out very fast with many months in advance, Is for that reason that we recommend book at list with 6 months in advance to guarantee your entrance and discover the attractions along the trail to Machu Picchu.

Day-by-Day Summary

  • Day 1
    Cusco - Ollantaytambo (Km 82) - Llulluchapampa camp (3,850 m)
  • Day 2
    Llulluchapampa - Warmiwañuska - Chaquicocha (3,500 m)
  • Day 3
    Chaquicocha - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna (2,700 m)
  • Day 4
    Visit the Machu picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco City (3,350 m)
Starting From
480 USD
  • Duration:
    4 Days and 3 Nights
  • Tour Style:
    Walking, Cultural, Historical, Traditional, Narutal.
  • Hotel
    0 Night (Shared Room)
  • Camping
    3 Nigths
  • Difficulty
    Moderate-High-Easy(depends of your fitness level).
  • Transportation
    Bus, Train, Van, local car
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FULL ITINERARY

Day 01: Cusco - Km 82 - Llullucha Pampa.

Today early morning, we pick up you from your hotel to ride in our private transport to KM 82 (2,350 m) called Piscacucho, the start point of the Inca Trail trek. There, we show our inca trail permit to the guardians, then you walk along the Urubamba River visiting the archaeological inca sites of Willca Raccay and Patallacta. Later, you continue by the Cusichaca River valley who offering magnificent views of the Veronica Mountain (5,850 m). After walking for about 3 hours till to Wayllabamba where you have lunch, later we hike in ascend until reach Llulluchapampa (3,850 m) where is our first campsite and dinner.

  • Estimated trekking time: 7-8 hours.
  • Trekking distance: 17 km.
  • Max. elevation: 3,850m (12,630 ft).
  • Min. elevation: 2,600 m (8,530 ft).
  • Difficulty: Moderate to challenging.

Day 02: Llullucha Pampa - Chaquicocha.

After breakfast, very early continue our hike ascending to the highest point of the Inca trail called Abra Warmiwañusqa (Dead Woman Pass) located at 4,200 metres, during the trail we pass through the cloud forests offering excellent views of snowcapped peaks. From Warmiwañusqa, we will descending to the Pacaymayo Valley (3,300 m), where we have lunch and time for rest. Then you continue climbing through the valley to the ruins of Runkuracay. Continuing the hike, we get over the second pass called Abra Runkurakay (3,860m), walking on this trail till to the next site Sayacmarca and Chaquicocha where is our second campsite.

  • Estimated trekking time: 7-8 hours
  • Trekking distance: 12 km
  • Max. elevation: 4,200 m (12,630 ft)
  • Min. elevation: 3,500 m (11,480 ft)
  • Difficulty: Challenging

Day 03: Chaquicocha - Wiñaywayna

Today we will passing through lovely subtropical vegetation and many important archaeological sites. Before we reach the first site, we need to pass the Phuyupatamarca Pass (3,670 m), behind it; we can see the Inka complex with the same name (3,600 m), who is one of the best-preserved and most completed sites of the Inca Trail. The name corresponds to the Quechuan language that means the Town over the Clouds; here we have lunch. Then, we start a steep descent by cloud forest offering beautiful orchids and different species of birds on the way till reach our last campsite at Wiñay Wayna (2,700 m) where we have dinner.

  • Estimated trekking time: 5-6 hours
  • Trekking distance: 10 km
  • Max. elevation: 3,670 m (12,040 ft)
  • Min. elevation: 2,700 m (8,860 ft)
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 04: Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco.

Today is the great day, is the last day of the hike so we get ready early to start climbing antique steps until Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) to see the sunrise above the Machu Picchu Inca citadel. Then start to descend to the Machu Picchu heart to enjoy a two and half hour guided tour of the lost City of the Incas. Afterwards you have a free time to climb the peak of Huayna Picchu on your own to take some panoramic pictures of Machu Picchu, or to explore more the citadel, This 4 day Inca Trail finish descending to the Aguas Calientes town where we board a train back to Ollantaytambo and transfer to Cusco.

  • Estimated trekking time: 3 hours
  • Trekking distance: 4 km
  • Max. elevation: 2,700 m (8,860 ft)
  • Min. elevation: 2,400 m (7,875 ft)
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Note: The campsites will be changed; it depends of the last minute government assignation before to start the hike

  • Pre- Departure Briefing
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Transport from your hotel to Ollantaytambo KM 82 (walking star point)
  • 4 person sleeping tents (we only put 2 in each tent) very spacious
  • Foam mats to put under your sleeping bag (carried by Porters)
  • Camping equipment
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail plus Machupicchu
  • Accommodation ( 3 nights in tent )
  • Porters: We include porters who is responsible for carrying the meals and tents during the trail. During the trek you have to bring your own pack with the things (personal things, sleeping bag, matt), because the porters just carry the meals.
  • Specialist chef
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 dinners and Snacks
  • Daily snacks (1, 2 and 3 days)
  • water for grooming
  • Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (expedition service)
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes(one way)
  • 24-h guest service

Our Differences:

We include in our price these additional things, which normally are not included by companies.

  • bus ticket (Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes)
  • the lunch for the day 4
  • Waynapicchu Mountain:If you want to hike to Waynapicchu is recommended stay one day more in Machu picchu and the admision is $60 USD per person. This is extremely popular and needs to be arranged at least 3 months prior to your trek. Please understand that we can not control weather and cloudy days will prevent perfect pictures.
  • Sleeping Bags: You can hire from our company if you do not have your own ($20 USD)
  • Walking Sticks: You can hire a set($18 USD).
  • Meals Like: Day 1: Breakfast - Last Day: Dinner .
  • Travel Insurance, clothing and gear
  • Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)

• Original ID documents (Passport)
• A good backpack or day backpack to carry your personal things
• Sleeping bag recommended -5 as minimum, walking sticks are recommended.
• Waterproof trekking boots.
• Warm clothes ( you can experience the four seasons in one day).
• 4 T-shirts, sun hat, two pairs of pants for the trek, gloves, 4 pairs of socks, raincoat, 1 warm jacket, extra layers.
• Camera with extra battery.
• Sunblock, sunglasses, insect repellent.
• Essential toiletries, toothbrush, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
• Water bottle (no need to bring water pills).
• Personal first aid kit.
• Head lamp.
• Some plastic bags in the rainy season.

DATES & PRICE

Shared Tour

Estudent Adult
$ 480 USD $ 460 $ 500 USD $ 480

Departure Dates:

Available for 2018 period (since March until December), book since now to guaranteed your trail for 2018.

Private Tour

Private tours are available and priced by party size, write us for a private tour.

STUDENT DISCOUNT

Student Discounts ($20 off per person) apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@doadventures.com.

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HOTEL INCLUDED:

This is a 2 star hotel and is based on shared rooms - either double, matrimonial or triple. If you prefer a single room you have to add $30 US per person. All the rooms include private bathrooms with hot showers and wifi. We can also upgrade your hotel if you prefer something a little fancier or we can do the tour without hotel, if you prefer to book the hotel for Aguas Calientes for your own. Please remember that the service you receive in Aguas Calientes will not be quite as good as Cusco.

HOW TO BOOK ?

How to Book

In order to make a booking With Do Adventures, you need to follow the next steps:

Step 1: ENTER IN A CONTACT.

It is always a good idea to contact us directly and confirm with our team before your booking. Once you are ready, follow the next steps.

Step 2: ACCEPT TERMS & CONDITIONS.

Is very important to read our Terms and Conditions, because when you book a tour with Do Adventures, means that you are accepting automatically.

Step 3: SEND US YOUR FULL DETAILS.

Please send us to our e-mail the required details like: name, last name, passport number, nationality, birth date, those details has to be same of your passport or send us your passport photo. In addition, you have to send us your arrival date, hotel name in Cusco, departure of Cusco and date for a trip.

Step 4: MAKE THE DEPOSIT.

You have to pay the first deposit required according each tour to guarantee your journey, this can be made by one of our Payment Methods . After to complete the payment write us to our e-mail about that.
The Final Payment: Is due at least with 2 days or 1 day before to depart, normally is due on the briefing time.

Step 5: CONFIRMATION.

Finally, after to obtain your full details and the deposit, our office staff will email you back a tour confirmation to guarantee your journey. We always send confirmations, so if you do not hear from us, check your spam folder or contact us and we will resend you. We are so excited to take you on the Trip and thank you for your trust in us.

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