Grading:Moderate difficult trekking - No experience needed .
Duration:5 days/4 nights
Season: Recommended between April and November.
Departure: Any time from April to December.
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).
KM 82 – 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 m-13860 ft aprox). In a
short time we will be on the top of the pass. From
this place is possible to see the other side of the
way that leads to Runkurakay ruins. At the end of a
gorge, we will stop at a place called Pacaymayo
(3600 m – 11181 ft) our second camp. (B, L, D).
Huayllabamba-Pacaymayo: 7km / 7 hours aprox.
03: Pacaymayo- Phuyupatamarca
our campsite 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
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).
From 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 and
trees full of moss and ferns.
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) where
we set camp. (B, L, D)
Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca: 7 km / 6 hours aprox.
04: Phuyupatamarca - Macchu Picchu
morning start going down the trail, where we can see
the Urubamba valley and the river. The path goes
down to Wiñay Wayna ruins(2650 m – 8745 ft aprox),
the most important after Machu Picchu and then
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.
(Breakfast and Lunch)
Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna: 4 Km / 3 hours aprox.
Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu : 5 km /4hours aprox.
Note: The last camp could be Wiñaywayna.
Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna : 11 km / 9 hours aprox.
05: Machu Picchu
visit the Sanctuary early in the morning for a full
day of exploring. Guiding tour. At afternoon the
train goes back to Cusco from the Aguas Calientes
Arriving and transfer to the hotel. (B, L). End of
Private Service: Upon request
Entrance fee to the inca trail: $98.00
Orientation meeting in Cusco (previous to
Private bus to Km.82.
Transfer from Cusco train station to hotel (last
All balance meals during the trekking (4 days/3
nights), including 04 snacks.
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
station. (4th day).
Bus up and down to Machu Picchu (5th day).
Lunch in restaurant (5th day).
Sanitation care (disinfect dishes, filtered
Environment care (all the garbage is going back
to Cusco, portable toilet treatment).