Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Hike

4 Day Hiking Tour in Peru

Hiking Experience Peru 4 Days Camping March to January Small Group

From US$ 750 per person

Our local Partner for this Trip

Our partner is an adventure travel company based in Cusco, Peru, that specializes in multi-day treks and tours to Machu Picchu.  During their trips they make every effort to minimize negative impacts and maximize the benefits to the local people and natural environments visited. Their mission is to provide exceptional travel experiences with a strong commitment to environmentally responsible, sustainable, ethical, and socially conscious travel. They are committed to international sustainable tourism guidelines, have aligned their operations with the standard suggested by „leave no trace“ and train their staff in accordance. They have developed ongoing community projects and charity events supporting local Andean communities, one of these includes building a school at one community.

Trip Facts: Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Hike

Machu Picchu Hike

Hike the famous Inca Trail! The 4 day 3 night Inca Trail is the most popular Machu Picchu Hike. End the trek on the 4th day by hiking directly into Machu Picchu via the Sungate, just like the Inca's did.

Amazing Views & Landscape

Pass 7 small Inca Ruins along the way and hike through Andean Plateaus with snow-capped mountains and through high jungle and cloud forest with lots of beautiful orchids and birds.

Premium Camping

A dedicated support team will make sure you will feel most comfortable, set up tents before you arrive at each campsite, prepare delicious fresh meals and provide you with hot water bottles and thick blankets to keep you warm at night.

Experienced & Knowledgable Guides

Guides attend yearly safety, evacuation, emergency, and first aid training as well as training refreshers on Incan history, flora and fauna are fluent in English and have 10+ years of trekking experience.

TRIP ITINERARY

The 4 day 3 night Inca Trail is the most popular Machu Picchu Hike. Along the trail there are 7 archaeological sites, a variety of flora and fauna, and the area is rich in history. It traverses the original Inca steps ending at the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), the entrance to Machu Picchu city. You will hike 42 km/26 mi in total and the trail goes up to 4,215 m/13,828 ft, classifying it as a moderate trek. This trail requires a permit and a limited number of people are allowed to trek per day - these spots fill quickly so booking well in advance is recommended!

DAY 1: CUSCO – PISCACUCHO KM 82 – WAYLLABAMBA
  • Leave Cuzco towards the starting point of the Inca Trail
  • See the third highest snow capped mountain in the Cusco region, named Wacaywillca or Veronica
  • Reach your first campsite Wayllabamba*
DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU
  • Continue hiking the Sacred Trail and climb Dead Woman`s Pass, the highest pass of the trek
  • Enjoy spectacular views of glaciers, valleys, and never ending mountains
  • Reach your second campsite called Pacaymayu*
DAY 3: PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA
  • Climb the Runkurakay and Phuyupatamarca passes
  • Visit the archeological sites Runkurakay and Sayacmarca along the way
  • See Machu Picchu mountain, the Vilcabamba range, and the Urubamba river from the pass
  • Continue to the Wiñaywayna campsite*
DAY 4: WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
  • Walk to the Sun Gate, the Inca Trail´s entrance to Machu Picchu and to Machu Picchu city
  • Enjoy a tour of Machu Picchu with your guide who will unfold the mysteries of this magical site, explaining the history and flora/fauna
  • Take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and the train back to Ollantaytambo where your private transport will take you back to Cuzco

* Campsites on the Inca Trail are subject to change and are assigned by the government depending on when permits are booked 

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