Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N
Grading: Moderate trekking - No need experience
Duration:4 days / 3 nights
Season: Recommended any time between March
Departures: Private Service every day
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated among the best
trekking trips in the world because of the exquisite
beauty of its natural surroundings. These include
different ecological areas from high deserts to
Andean tropical rain-forest. Following this ancient
Inca Trail we will be walking past mysterious
archeological sites, half covered by the jungle
overgrowth that looks like you are discovering them
for the first time, and finally arriving to the lost
city of the Incas: Machu Picchu. Our journey is
conducted by experienced guides that will make your
trip most pleasant and safe. Also our luggage will
be carried by native "quechua" carriers. The meals
01: Cusco - Km. 82 – Huayllabamba
Transfer from the hotel to Km. 82 in which we will
meet our porters and equipment. We start our trek
escorted by the porters going through semi-arid
terrain along the Urubamba River with magnificent
views of snow capped mountains, until we arrive to
Llactapata. Here we leave Urubamba valley and set
off up the Kusichaca river to our camp in
Huayllabamba (3000 m – 9842 ft aprox), where is our
first camp site. (Lunch and dinner).
– Llactapata: 5 KM / 3 hours aprox
to Huayllabamba: 11 km / 6 hours aprox.
02: HUAYLLABAMBA - PACAYMAYO
a healthy breakfast we begin to walk to the
Warmihuañusca pass (4200 mts - 13860 ft.
Approximately). After a short time, we will reach
the top of the pass. From this place, it is possible
to see the other side of the way leading to
Runkurakay ruins. At the end of a gorge, we will
stop at a place called Pacaymayo (3600 mts. – 11181
ft.), our second camp. Full meals included.
Huayllabamba-Pacaymayo: 7km / 7 hours approximately.
03: Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna
Pacaymayo A while later zigzag but short ascent will
take us to the Runkurakay circular ruins. There is
no sign of human life, only great woods and abrupt
After a good rest we start the way down and then we
can clearly notice that the Inca Trail is well
preserved from this point. In a short while we will
get the steps which go up to Sayacmarca ruins (3620
m – 11946 ft aprox).
Sayacmarca the stone road begins to get into the
jungle, we will continue our trek toward
Phuyupatamarca ruins. The trail crosses the "Lago
Seco" and for brief moments we go up and down. We
will cross "The Tunnel", a natural cavity produced
by a landslide but adapted by the Incas. The Inca
Trail well traced borders continuously the hills
full of moss and fern. After crossing a small pass
we can see some steep steps and under these the
Ceremonial Center of Phuyupatamarca ruins. (3650 m –
12045 ft aprox) Going down the trail we can see the
Urubamba valley and the river of the same name. The
path goes down to Wiñay Wayna ruins(2650 m - 8745 ft
aprox), the most important after Machu Picchu and
the last site for our camp. (B,L,D). (7 hours hiking)
Pacaymayo - Phuyupatamarca: 7 km / 6 hours aprox.
Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna: 4 Km / 3 hours aprox.
04: Wiñaywayna - Macchu Picchu - Cusco
early in the morning we will leave our camp towards
Inti Punku (2740 m-9042 ft aprox the last pass. From
this site Machu Picchu (2450 m -8085 ft aprox) looks
unreal and beautiful. We can visit the whole ruin
the rest of the day. The train goes back to Cusco
from the Aguas Calientes station. Arriving and
transfer to the hotel. (B,L). (5 Hours hiking)
The last camp could be Phuyupatamarca.
Pacaymayo - Wiñaywayna : 11 km / 9 hours aprox.
Private Service. Upon request
Orientation meeting in Cusco (previous to
Private transportation from Cusco to km. 82
Transfer from Cusco train station to hotel (last
All balance meals during the trekking (4 days/3
nights), including 03 snacks.
Backpacker train from Machu Picchu to Cusco.
All common camping gear: Two men mountain tent,
mattress, kitchen dishes, kitchen tent, dinner
tent, toilet tent, table, chairs.
Porters for the whole camping equipment
including personal luggage (02 porters for one
First aid kit with Oxygen.
Professional bilingual guide, 01 assistant per
each 09 clients.
Short wave radios
Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes train
Sanitation care (disinfect dishes, filtered
Environment care (all the garbage is going back
to Cusco, portable toilet treatment).