Great! Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 days 4 Nights

The Classic Inca trail is one of the most famous and incredible trekking routes in the world!The Machu Picchu Inca Trail is one of the most impressive examples of the approximately 43 km kilometers of roads built by the Incas some 500 years ago! Inca road roads were built across the deserts, highlands and jungles stretching from south Colombia throughout Peru, Bolivia, northern and central Chile and to the Northwest part of Argentina! Follows the same course as the 4 day Inca Trail tour, but goes a bit slower, spending more time at each ruin along the way. Normally done in smaller groups, its great alternative for those worried about their hiking capability and speed or families with younger hikers. The last night will be spent at Aguas Calientes town.

Duration:  5 Days
Departure point: Cuzco, Peru
Departure time:   4:00am
Accommodation: 3 nights Camping / 1 hotel in Aguas Calientes town
Type of Trek: Hiking, Camping, Adventure, History, Culture
Elevation:  Maximum (4,200m – 13779,53 ft)   Lower (2400 m -7874,016 ft)
Group Size:  Min 02 – Max 10
Transportation: Private vehicle & train.
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime spiritual adventure that offers breathtaking
  • Book this trek months in advance! Government-issued permits are required, which sell out quickly.
  • Hike the famous Inca Trail with Machu Picchu USA
  • Pass Inca ruins and cities and catch breathtaking views of the Andean Mountain range
  1. Day 1. Cusco – Ollantaytambo – KM 82 – Hatunchaca. (Meals: L, D) Camping

    We will depart for your Inca Trail Tour from Cusco at 4:50 a.m. in private transportation and head toward KM 82, the starting point of the Inca Trail. After this beautiful drive, your chef will prepare breakfast before you start your trek. We start our hike walking along the left shore of the Urubamba River, following the trail along a flat terrain, to the community of Miskay (2800 m /9184 ft). The first two hours of the trek are relatively easy as we make our way to our first Inca site and checkpoint, Patallacta. This site will start the approach to Machu Picchu. After we arrive at Patallacta, we will make our way down into the canyon to enjoy lunch and the views of Patallacta. From Patallacta, we will continue on the trail at an easygoing pace, while enjoying the scenery and haring stories from your guide. It's about a two-hour walk to reach our camping site at the village of Hatunchaka (3,300 meters). Total Distance: 12 km (7,800 miles) Estimated Walking Time: 4 hours Maximum Altitude Point: 2,600 m (8,692 ft) Campsite Altitude: 3,000 m (9,842 ft)
  2. Day 2: Hatunchaca – Dead Woman’s Pass – Pacaymayo. (Meals: B, L, D) Camping.

    We wake up early to begin our ascent to Dead Woman's Pass. The views of the snow-capped mountains and the cloud forest are fantastic. This first stretch is the most challenging part of the trek. It consists of a steep ascent that stretches for nine kilometers, which will bring us to the first mountain pass in the Inca Trail, Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s pass). We will stop at Llulluchapampa to relax and to buy any last essentials. We may be able to see deer and falcons in this area. We will have the chance to spot domesticated llamas and alpacas, who graze on ichu or dry grass (one of the few plants that grow at that high altitude). After the two-hour walk up to the pass, we can enjoy the beautiful views and a refreshing cup of coca tea. After we have made it to the pass, it's downhill the rest of the day. After about two hours, we'll stop for lunch, and have a free afternoon in the Pacaymayo Valley. Total Distance: 10 km (7,376 miles) Estimated Walking Time: 6 hours Maximum Altitude Point: 4,215 m (13,821 ft) Campsite Altitude: 3,600 m (11,811 ft).
  3. Day 3. Pacaymayo – Runcu Raccay Pass- Sayacmaraca Ruins – Phuyupatamarca. (Meals:B, L, D) Camping.

    After deserved breakfast, we will continue our hike up the opposite side of the valley, as we make our way towards the second pass on the trek. Along the way, we will see fantastic views of waterfalls and flora and fauna. Halfway up, we will stop and visit the Inca site of Runcu Raccay (an Inca watchtower), and to catch our breath before we continue our climb to the pass (4,000 meters). From the pass, we will once again begin our descent back into the cloud forest. After about an hour, we arrive at Sayacmarca, one of the most beautiful ruins on the Inca Trail, where we'll have a one hour, guided tour. From Sayacmarca, we will continue to our lunch spot at Chaquicocha (dry lake). Here you will see some of the fantastic flora and fauna the Inca Trail has to offer. From Chaquicocha onwards, we will walk along Inca flat (gradual inclines), as we make our way towards our final campsite, Phuyupatamarca (3,680 meters). This area of the Inca Trail had stunning views of the Vilcabamba mountain range, as well as abundant flora and fauna. After another two hour walk, we'll arrive at our campsite, where we'll get our first view of Machu Picchu mountain and the Urubamba river. We'll settle into our campsite, and have the chance to explore the Inca site. As the sun goes down, we can enjoy the beautiful sunset over the snow-capped peaks. Total Distance: 13 km (8,136 miles) Estimated Walking Time: 9 hours Maximum Altitude Point: 4,000 (13,123 ft) Campsite Altitude: 3,680 m (12,033 ft)
  4. Day 4. Phuyupatamarca – Wiñay Wayna – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.

    Today, we will have the chance to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunrises on the Inca Trail, weather permitting. After breakfast, you'll have a guided tour of Phuyupatamarca. We will then start our way down the long descending stone steps to Wiñay Wayna 2,650m/8,692ft, where we will have lunch. As we near the bottom of the staircase, we will visit the site of Intipata (Terraces of the Sun). This site has beautiful views of the Sacred Valley and was an important agricultural site for Machu Picchu. After Intipata, we will continue to Wiñay Wayna, the archaeological site that is the largest on the Inca Trail besides Machu Picchu. It consists of an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center, with numerous terraces, a religious sector, and an urban sector. This site offers spectacular views over the already narrower Urubamba River valley. After our visit, we will have our last lunch with the porters. Following, it is a tradition on the Inca Trail to have a thanking ceremony for all the hard work the porters and cooks have provided. If you wish, you may leave a tip for them at this time. After we've said goodbye to our team, we will carry on to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), where we will get our first views of Machu Picchu. It takes about an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones in the highland jungle to reach the Sun Gate. From there, it is about another hour down to the site itself. Upon arrival, we'll have a chance to enjoy the sunset and to see views of Machu Picchu without crowds, before taking the bust to your hotel in Aguas Calientes. Hotel: Hatun Samay (or other similar) Total Distance: 11 km (614 miles) Estimated Walking Time: 5 hours Maximum Altitude Point: 3,680 m (12,033 ft).
  5. Day 5: The Great Day ( Machu Picchu one of 7 Wonders) – Cusco.

    (5:00am) we will wake up early and board one of the first buses to Machu Picchu, to enjoy the sunrise at the citadel (if the weather allows). These buses are first come, first serve, starting at 5:30 a.m. You'll have a two-hour tour of the Inca citadel, and then some free time to explore on your own. If you have purchased permits for Huayna Picchu, your guide will show you where this climb begins. It will take you 50 minutes to the top and another 50m back down. Priced at $99 per person and will need to be booked months in advance. After the citadel tour, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes, for lunch we recommend Indio Feliz restaurant (own cost). Following, you will take the Vistadome train at (6:10pm) back to Ollantaytambo, where our private bus will be waiting to take you back to Cusco ends 10:00pm at your hotel. Note: bring essential items for this trek, original passport is very important along the Inca trail, without it NO Inca trail and Machu Picchu.
Hotel pickup first day / Drop-off Last day Walking sticks & Sleeping bag -15° (rent we us for $50 whole trip)
Certified Inca trail tour guide For the Inca trail - lunch and dinner on the last day are not included
Entrance tickets  to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.  Huayna Picchu Mountain tickets $. 99 ( inquire availability)
Private transportation to trailhead km 82, Vista-dome train tickets one way, Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo - Cusco Gratuities ,
Bus trip from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes town day four, bus trip Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu round trip day fifth
Water we will provide you with drinking previously boiled water.
4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners - Vegetarian optional
All Camping gear and Master Mountain Chef.
Comfortable double tent and foam sleeping mattress
Strong Porters (they carry cooking and camping equipment) Oxygen bottle
3 nights Camping tents - 1 night hotel in Aguas Calientes town

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