On its 43km length of paved stone trail, the Inca trail 5 days combines astonishing sceneries, ancient archeological Inca sites, and exotic vegetation ending up at Machu Picchu (The lost city of the Incas) does not demand much fiscal effort and is designed for nature lovers, families with children, those who want to get customized experience and take their time at a slow pace to enjoy the scenery, nature, archaeological sites along the way.
Avoid some of the busiest campsites without missing the comfort of the service.
Between 6:30 and 7:00 am, we pick you up at your hotel in our private transportation, we will drive to Piskacuchu 2700 m.a.s.l, a community on the 82 km of the railroad. After showing our passport at the check point, we begin our adventure on a slightly uphill which will lead us up to the lookout point of the valley from where we will see terraces and Inca sites far in the distance. Afterward, we continue about 2.5 hours following the road until Llactapata Inca city at 2.800 m. After a brief information about the site, we continue on throughout Kusichaca valley to reach our first campsite at Wayllabamba village at 3.000m.
Today’s adventure will be relaxing, taking our time we will enjoy the spectacular views of mountains in the valley, Veronica Mt, one of the impressive snowcapped raised up until 5,832 m. Without mentioning the diversity of wild flora can be seen all along the valley.
• Meals: Snack, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
• Accommodation: sleeping in four season tents
• Estimated walking time: about 6 – 7 hours
• Walking Distance: 83.8 Miles / 13.5km.
• Difficulty: Moderat.
Today, we wake up at around 6:00 am, and after breakfast, we leave Wayllabamba behind to begin the challenging part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 8 km. along this climb on the way to the first mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca “Dead Woman´s Pass”, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (a dry and high area with sparse vegetation). At this elevation, you may feel out of breath this a sign of altitude sickness reason of which we recommend to take some candy and coca leaves to prevent it. After a brief break and some pictures at the pass, we head downhill into the Pacaymayo valley at 3.600m, where we camp.
On our way, we will have the lunch at Llullucha Pampa from where we will be able to see the heights point of the Inca trail.
• Meals: Snack, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
• Accommodation: sleeping in tents.
• Estimated walking time: 8 hrs. including lunch and breaks
• Walking distance: 9,3miles/15km
• Difficulty: Moderate/challengin.
Today is the most impressive and interesting trek, due to the number of archaeological sites we will visit. After breakfast, we leave Pacaymayo to continue on the way uphill to Runkuracay, the second pass at 3.970 m. after a small break, we will head downhill for 1.5 hours towards Sayacmarca at 3.624 m. Sayacmarca is a beautiful complex with great views of the valley. After a brief story, we continue on to Chakicocha for lunch. In the afternoon, after lunch, we continue on following a beautiful stone pathway which will lead us up to our third campsite Phuyupatamarca pass at 3.700 m, from where we will be able to see the magnitude of the Inca’s ancient craft, the Andean geography, the impressive views of Urubamba Valley, and a few minutes further down below from the campsite an archeological complex of the same name.
Curiously Phuyupatamarca means “place covered the clouds”.
• Meals: Snacks, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
• Accommodation: Sleeping in tents.
• Estimated walking time: About 6 hours including breaks.
• Walking distance: 6.2 Miles/10 Km
• Difficulty: Moderate
On our 4th day of our journey, we will wake up early, to have another impressive day looking the valleys. After a good breakfast, we will head downhill passing through Phuyupatamarca ruins, we will enter the lush green vegetation, bamboo forest, and this downhill takes about 3 hours until Intipata, a wonderful Inca site made up principally of terraces and some enclosures. From here we will be able to see part of the Machu Picchu Mountain, and down below our lunch spot at Wiñaywayna 2.615m. In the afternoon, after lunch, we continue on our trek toward Intipunku (The Sun Gate), it will take us 1.5 hours of hiking until we will get to see Machu Picchu. Here we can take a deep breath and say we made it, after a small break and lots of pictures, we will descend about one hour to exit the park to take the bus which will drive to Aguas Calientes town we will stay at a 3 stars hotel, our last supper will be at a restaurant in town.
• Meals: Snacks, Breakfast. Lunch and dinner in town.
• Accommodation: Hotel room in Aguas Calientes.
• Estimated walking time: 7 hours walk.
• Walking distance: 7,4 Miles/ 12 km
• Difficulty: Moderate
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will take the bus to visit Machu Picchu. Be sure you are carrying your passport the one you have booked with, once in the citadel, your guide will give you a background information about the Inca city, then he will show you the most important sectors in the citadel, after 2 hours guided tour you will have plenty of time for further exploring.
Note: If you purchased the admission tickets to climb Wayna Picchu Mt or Machu Picchu Mt, your guide will give you some instructions to know where and when you should leave, it could take 1.5 to 2 hours back and forth for Wayna Picchu and 3 hours for Machu Picchu Mountain.
The guide will meet you at Aguas Calientes town for lunch. Afterward, we take our return train to Ollantaytambo, where our private transportation will be waiting for us, we drive 2 hours back to Cusco.
• Meals: Breakfast. Lunch is not included today.
• Accommodation: Back to hotel in Cusco.
• Estimated walking time: 2 hours tour in Machupicchu.
• Walking distance: -/ –
• Difficulty: Easy.
- Pick-up from the hotel
- Transportation by bus to Km82
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
- Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 8+
- Trekking Chef
- Extra porter to carry your personal stuff up to 7 kgs
- Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
- Water (except the first 4 hours of the trek)
- Everyday snacks, Breakfast, Lunches, and Dinners (Except the first breakfast and the last lunch) if you have a dietary request such as vegetarian or any other diet food, please let us know.
- 4 man tent for two people
- Sleeping mattress (you need to carry this unless you hire a personal porter)
- First aid kit including oxygen bottle for emergency
- Entrance fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town
- Train and bus return transportation to Cusco
- Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from Kuntur Peru US$ 25.oo)
- Breakfast on Day 1, lunch and dinner on Day 4th
- Walking sticks (can be hired from kuntur Peru US$ 20.00)
- Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain (An additional request US$65.00)
- Travel Insurance. We strongly recommend you to take out travel insurance for your trip.
- Tips (tips are recommended after all treks, usually given at the last campsite of the trek)
What to Bring
- Passport, the one you are using for booking
- ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Warm jacket, cap and gloves
- Comfortable pants/Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Toiletries and hand sanitizer
- Personal medication
- Camera and extra memory card.
It is expected trekkers to carry their own personal gear. However, everyone should make an honest assessment on their physical condition before you start planning your trip, if a personal porter is desired, it is important to request one at the time of booking, as they are included in the 500 people per day limit.
To secure a permit and entrance ticket to classic Inca trail, Waynapicchu Mt, and Machu Picchu Mt, please note that the Peruvian government regulations require full name and current passport information of all trekkers. Permits are non-transferable, non-refundable and can be sold out quickly months in advance. It is important to arrange the reservation dates at the earliest opportunity.
Waynapicchu Mountain is an excellent addition for a trip to Machu Picchu. It offers great views but is a steep climb that can take about two and a half hours back and forth.
The admission tickets to Waynapicchu Mountain are limited and only at scheduled times. If you are considering doing the climb, make sure to book it in advance. The classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu can be a challenging hike, there are lots of stone steps and steep uphills that could make you feel tired at the end.
If you desire to trek to Machu Picchu, but you don’t have the time, neither enough energy to do the whole 4-days trek, you must consider our alternate options or the short version “Inca Trail 2d / 1n” These can be booked any time in the year, with no advance reservation.
2 trekkers: $980.00 per/ person
3 trekkers: $940.00 per/ person
4 trekkers: $910.00 per/ person
5 trekkers: $880.00 per/ person
6 trekkers: $840.00 per/ person
7 trekkers: $800.00 per/ person
8+trekkers: $770.00 per/ person
According to Peruvian Law, you must be under 18 years of age at the time you do tour, or visit Machu Picchu, students 18 and above, need the ISIC card to qualify for the discount. Students must provide a copy of their passport at the time of their booking to get the student discount. Email us a copy at email@example.com
- Student Discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$ 35.00
- Under 15 years will pay as student: US$ 40.00
- Under 10 years Discount: US$ 40.00
*More details will be available if you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, such as free tours in Cusco city, free items for camping activities, and personal discounts. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following list of prices fixed in the items, are adjusted to the Inca Trail 5Days/4Nights. However, we offer discounts for groups of more than 10.
- Set of trekking poles – US$20.00
- Sleeping bag – US$25.00
- Single Tent suplement – US$35.00
- Inflatable mattress – US$ 20.00 (This item is included.)
- Wayna Picchu Mountain – US$ 65.00
- Machu Picchu Mountain – US$ 65.00
Kuntur Peru includes 3 stars hotel room at Aguas Calientes town and expedition train service back to Ollantaytambo. However, it is possible to upgrade your service for an additional cost shown below.
- Vistadome Train (back to Ollantaytambo) + US$65.00
- Single Accommodation* at Machupicchu town + US$40.00
- 4 stars hotel at Machupicchu town + US$ 75.00
Kuntur Peru provides the best quality of items for our customers, for a better experience during the trekking, we concern about the safety, comfort, and satisfaction in every trekking activity.
- Four season (Eureka k-2 tx) tents, for two people in each.
- Black Diamond Trekking Poles.
- Sleeping bags according to route requirement.
- We use 3* hotels in Aguas Calientes, if you don’t want to share the twin bedroom, select Single Accommodation when Booking.
If you are nature and landscape lovers, Vista Dome train service is the choice, wider windows, and glass ceilings to see the mountains.