Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks
Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks – Our Traditional Inca Trail is the most popular trekking tour in Peru. It starts at KM 82 called Piscacucho, “the five corners.” This is also a distance indicator on the railway track that goes to Machu Picchu Pueblo. This place is within the Urubamba district of Cusco city. Once you start the journey, you have to walk 45 kilometer/27 miles. Then on the fourth morning of your adventure, you will reach Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas,” located northwest of Cuzco city.” The Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks passes through beautiful mountains, valleys, rich jungles, the most exuberant cloud forest sites, and many Inca places.
Hurry up now – BOOK INCA TRAIL 2018!!!
Book your Inca Trail as far in advance as possible!!! The Peru government has strictly limited the number of hikers allowed on the Inca Trail “permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters”. We have recommendations below, as a guide as to when to make a hike booking.
- Jan. 2018 – book by end of Oct. 2017
- Mar. 2018 – book by end of Sep. 2017
- Apr. 2018 – book by end of Aug. 2017
- May 2018 – book by end of Aug. 2017
- Jun. 2018 – book by mid-Sep. 2017
- Jul.2018 – book by end of Sep. 2017
- Aug. 2018 – book by end of Oct. 2017
- Sep. 2018 – book by end of Jan. 2018
- Oct. 2018 – book by the end of Mar. 2018
- Nov. 2018 – book by end of Apr. 2017
- Dec. 2018 – book by end May 2018
FAQs: Trail (via Km 82 to Machu Picchu), We are Specialists, working with NATIVE people. Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks.
Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks Trip Overview
- Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 “Piscacucho” – Ayapata
- Day 2: Ayapata – Dead Woman’s & Runkuracay Pass – Chaquicocha Camp
- Day 3: Chaquicocha – Wiñaywayna Camp
- Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour
Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 “Piscacucho” – Ayapata
Our trek to Machu Picchu starts early in the morning leaving Cusco city, 3,300 m/11,000 ft., to Piscacucho 2,663 m/8,735 ft., by bus (also known as KM 82). Here we meet with our Inca porters, and show our Inca trail permits at the checkpoint. We walk alongside the Urubamba river with views of snow-capped peaks, before passing over the Llactapata Incan site. We then continue hiking to our first campsite at Ayapata.
Note: Camps are regulated by UGM head office which is in charge of Inca roads. It depends on which time of the year you are booking your Inca trail reservations as to the location of our camp permits.
Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks Summary
- Inca Trail trek briefing with your trekking guide the night before at your hotel at 6:00 PM
- Early morning pickup from your hotel
- Transfer service by touristic transport to Km 82, 2,720 m/8,923 ft.
- Archaeological sites of Cana Marka and Llactapata (exceptional views from the natural lookout)
- Lunch at Hatun Chaca village (big bridge) at approximately 1:30 PM
- Camping in Ayapata 3,300 m/10,829 ft
- Walking distance: 14 km/8.6 miles “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”
- Weather: Changes from hot to warm
- Elevation gained: from 2,720 m/8,923 ft. to 3,300 m/10,829 ft.
- Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Ayapata – Dead Woman’s & Runkuracay Pass – Chaquicocha Camp
Today is the most amazing and challenging part of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. You will climb up to Llulluchapampa where the hike becomes truly spectacular with vistas that more than fill the description “adventure vacation.” All members of our team including travelers and the team support, the porters, reach the Dead Woman’s Pass “Warmiwañusca,” which is 4,200 m/13,779 ft. We then descend down to the Pacaymayo Valley, 3,526 m/11,566 ft. where we eat our lunch. After lunch we ascend to Runkuracay pass (one hour and a half to climb to the top of the second pass). Also today we explore Inca places such as Runkuracay, Sayacmarka, Concha Marka, and some natural lookouts along the trail. The second night’s campsite is usually at Chaquicocha. Be aware that this is the coldest night, so bring with you a very good sleeping bag and warm equipment.
Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks Summary
- Trekkers from around the world survive the two highest Andes passes: Warmiwañusca and Runkuracay
- Explore the two Incan sites of Runkuracay and Sayacmarka
- Weather: several different micro-climates
- Lunch at Pacaymayo located between the 2 passes
- Walking distance: 16 km/9.9 miles “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”
- We trek routes and use campsites to avoid crowds
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Chaquicocha – Wiñaywayna Camp
After a wake-up call of Coca tea in your tents, we enjoy breakfast, and then continue following the most astonishing track of the Inca trail with a lot of excellent vistas. We have to move down more than up in order to conquer the forest. We visit several places on this part of the trek: Phuyupatamarka temple, Intipata Inca terracing system, and the Wiñaywayna Inca site. The Inca trail becomes increasingly more dramatic as it leads down to the next campsite of Wiñaywayna. Tonight we say goodbye to our Inca trail porters, because we will leave our campsite early the next morning for Machu Picchu.
Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks Summary
- Today is the easiest day trek into the cloud forest
- Explore 3 Incan sites: Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, and Wiñaywayna
- Elevation: We descend from 3,600 m/11,811 ft. to camp 2,600 m/8,530 ft., the last campsite of the Inca Trail located behind Machu Picchu
- Walking distance: 10 km/6.2 miles “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”
- Lunch at Wiñaywayna
- Free afternoon to recover energy for the next day and Machu Picchu
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour
- Trek the last trace of the Inca trail towards Inti Punku, “Sun Gate”
- Guided tour of 2 to 3 hours for exploring Machu Picchu, “the 7th new wonder”
- Walking distance: 5 km/3 miles
- By bus descend to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included)
- PM train return service from Machu Picchu train station to Ollantaytambo train station
- PM or night transfer service from Ollantaytambo to Cusco city by car
- Meal: Breakfast
Trek to Machupicchu Difficulty
- Distance: 45 km/28 miles
- Duration: 4 days/3 nights
- When to go: The best time to visit is April through October. It’s the busy season, especially June to August, but it’s also the dry season.
- Altitude: 2,720 m/8,817 ft. to 4,215 m/13,818 ft.
- Difficulty: The trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.
- Longest Day: Day 2, approximately 16 km/9.9 miles
- Coldest Night: Day 2 around 0º Celsius/32° Fahrenheit
- Temperatures: From minus 4ºC to 28ºC/ 39° Fahrenheit to 82° Fahrenheit
- Note that the Inca Trail is closed in February.
Our Tour to Machupicchu Includes
- The Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N
- Trek briefing with your guide.
- Professional trek guide
- Second tour guide for groups of 9+
- Private transport and professional driver (to the starting point of hike – km 82)
- All entrance tickets and permits for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Park.
- Indigenous porters to carry camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food and fresh vegetables.
- Extra porter to carry 7 kg/15.4 lb. personal items (You just need to carry your day backpack with everything you will need during the day.)
- Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Village
- Machu Picchu guided tour (2 hrs) and free time for you.
- 1 train ticket from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo village (Expedition Tourist Train)
- 1 bus ticket from Machu Picchu Park to Machu Picchu Pueblo
- 3 nights camping “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”
- Spacious tents/Sleeping mat.
- We provide a duffle bag for personal items.
- Boiled water provided from 2nd day on (for drinking during hike)
- One chef and assistant cook
- Excellent Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
- Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request.)
- Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
- Wake up to coca tea in your tent.
- Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
- Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
- Kondor Path Tours uses walkie-talkies on all treks.
- Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
- All local taxes
Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks Does Not Include
- Sleeping bag!
- Water on Day 1
- Energy snacks. So it would be useful to bring some such as as chocolate bars and dried fruits.
- Breakfast on Day 1, Lunch on Day 4
- $ 75 Waynapicchu MT.
- Tips: Guide, Chef, Porters
- In an effort to reduce plastic waste on the trail we encourage our guests to use refillable water bottles
Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks Bring
- A good day pack: such as Eagle Creek Afar Backpack (Appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings.)
- Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
- Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required
- Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
- 3 pairs of trekking pants (not jeans), 1 hiking, 1 cotton–which is just enough. Please spray both pairs with an insect repellent spray before the trip.
- Layers for variable temperatures especially at night
- 1 rain jacket: The first night the temperature can be as low as – 5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit. A rain jacket can be helpful, because there are rainy days even in the dry season!
- 1 warm/winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/gloves, scarf and woolen hat for cold nights).
- 4 pairs of underwear, 6 pairs of socks (Bamboo or cotton/nylon-blend socks dry faster than 100 percent cotton, which lose their softness when air-dried.) It is nice to have a couple of extra pairs of socks to change into at night when you’re not hiking. Also, we recommend bringing both really heavy hiking socks and lighter socks as well as the weather is variable, so you want to make sure you’re not too cold or too hot.
- 4 shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts
- 1 good sleeping bag liner which is super lightweight and easy to pack. This definitely does its job!
- Travel-size tissues and wet wipes–The air is cold and damp, so your nose is going to run a lot. Everyone seems to run out of tissues by the end of the trek. Also, most bathrooms do not have toilet paper (if you even get a bathroom), so wet wipes are key.
- Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptoms.
- Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
- Bug spray with 30% DEET in it–which you need, but it doesn’t work very well. The issue with Cusco outdoor is that most of the bugs are not mosquitoes. They are these small flies you can’t even see that leave weird bites that first look like you pricked your finger and then blow up into itchy red bumps. Unfortunately, these bugs seem to bite you no matter what kind of spray you put on, so bringing some anti-itch ointment could be helpful.
- Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camel-back
- Water (Only for first day of the hike, as we will provide you with water throughout the rest of the hike).
- Camera and film
- A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
- Bandages or moleskin
- Flip flops to change into at night. Your toes will thank you!
- Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste/floss, shampoo/conditioner, brush/comb, Vaseline (great for potential blisters on the feet), feminine hygiene products, deodorant, nail clippers/file/tweezers, spare glasses and/or prescription, mini-eyeglass repair kit, contact lenses and supplies, hand sanitizer etc. Pack what you need, but pack light.
- Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach) because some people get an upset stomach on the trek. Also, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can be helpful to help with aches and pains after 8-10 hours of hiking each day.
- Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
- Something to read in the evenings
- Extra money for drinks, tips in soles for cooks, horsemen, guides. (USD$60-70)
- Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)
Classic Inca Trail 4D/3N
- GROUP SERVICE: US$ 730. p/person. “Operated by Kondor Path Tours, our groups are not shared with third parties”
- PRIVATE SERVICE: US$ 950. p/person.
Price – Deals for hiking groups – Requirement: Book the Inca Trail together as a group!
- 5 ppl group US$ 660.00 p/person.
- 6 ppl group US$ 615.00 p/person.
- 7 ppl group US$ 595.00 p/person.
- 8 ppl group US$ 580.00 p/person.
- 9 ppl group US$ 560.00 p/person.
- 10 ppl group US$ 550.00 p/person.
- 11 ppl group US$ 540.00 p/person.
- 12 ppl group US$ 530.00 p/person.
- 13 ppl group US$ 520.00 p/person.
- 14 ppl group US$ 520.00 p/person.
- 15 ppl group US$ 520.00 p/person.
- 16 ppl group US$ 485.00 p/person.
*Student discounts applies to students holding a valid Green ISIC card. “$ 30 off per person”
RESPONSIBLE Inca Trail OPERATOR, we are Specialists, working with NATIVE PEOPLE (Sensitive & Sustainable Machu Picchu company).
Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks Upgrade options
- + US$ 75. p.p.p. Huayna Picchu entrance fee (book in advance this extra option)
- + US$ 75. P.P.P. Vistadome Train (One Way).
- US$ 25. Sleeping Bag. Please note that if you are over 1.95 meters/6´4″ tall then you won’t be able to rent a sleeping bag in Cusco. In this case it is recommended that you bring your own.
- US$ 20. Walking pole
- US$ 25. Inflatable mattress
- US$ 75. Single tent supplement
- US$ 75. Personal porter to carry extra 7kg/15.4 lb of personal items
Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks NEED A PERMIT: In order to book your Inca Trail treks to Machu Picchu, the Peruvian authorities cap the number of Inca Trail trekking permits to 500 people per day; everyone who enters the trail needs a permit including the trekker, guide, porters and other support staff. Permits often sell out several months in advance (5 to 8 months in advance), so you must book well ahead to secure your place. When you fill in our booking form you must fill in alternative start dates that are possible for you to begin the trek and these have to valid. If your preferred date is sold out we will use one of these alternative dates for your permit. Once we purchase your permit from the National Park office (INC & UGM), you are 100% confirmed to start this day. This date cannot be changed. Permits are completely non-refundable or transferable, so please make sure the date you booked is a good date to start this adventure. Your permit is linked to your name and passport number. If you change your passport after booking your Inca Trail trek permit or you plan to travel with a different passport, you MUST also bring the passport you used to book your permit, or you will not be able to trek the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.
HUAYNA PICCHU: Only 400 people can climb this mountain, so it needs to be booked in advance, and the price is $65 per person. It is recommended to climb Huayna Picchu at 10-11 AM time slot as otherwise you miss your guided tour. It is recommended to have this booked about 2 to 3 months in advance in order to secure your permit “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”.
EXTRA NIGHT: If you want to stay longer at Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes village), then you can book an extra night at the village. Just let us know that you plan to stay an extra night so we organize your return train and transport for the next day to Cusco. You can either organize your accommodation by yourself or we can assist with making bookings. If you were thinking of going back to Machu Picchu the next day, then you will have to buy a new entrance fee to Machu Picchu and the bus tickets for around $70 (book in advance).
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (4 days / 3 nights)
Inca Trail Availability 2, 3, 4, 6 & 12 day treks – Bookings in advance
Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks
Note: We will buy your Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks permit using your names & passport numbers that you send us with your trek booking application. You must bring these same passports with you to Cusco and take them on the Inca Trail. If the name or number in your passport is different from the name and number on the trek permit, the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund!!!
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- Inca Trail Tour 4 Day
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Offers for organized groups!
|Duration:||4 Days and 3 Night trekking along the Classic Inca Trail|
|Sites to visit:||4 Days Original Inca Trail and Inca sites on Day 1, 2, 3, 4|
|Recommended group size:||Min (2 Hikers), Max. (16 Ppl.)|
|Highlight:||Best hike in South America|
|Location:||Machu Picchu - Peru South America|
|Physical Level:||4 Days and 3 Night trekking along the Classic Inca Trail|
|Total Travel Distance:||45 Km / 26 Miles|
|Departures:||All year except February|
|Recommended age for the tour:||You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a Kondor Path Tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.|