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4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Availability : Closed in February
CUSCO - KM 82
MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 2 - 10

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days

This unique wonder, the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days, is one of the most significant treks that Peru and the world have that showcase the Peruvian Andes best, it is widely recognized as the iconic trail of South America. Perfect for mountain lovers, on this picturesque hike you will walk the original Inca path that has been built by our ancestors and take in stunning views of the snow-capped Urubamba and Vilcabamba Mountain ranges.

As you hike through the lush green tropical forest you will be surrounded by a variety of beautiful native Andean flora and fauna and at night you will be spoilt by the impressive star-lit skies of the Southern hemisphere. This Inca Trail Hike is one of the most important hikes from the Inca period because it was built for religious purposes as a road for both pilgrims and Incan royalty, they followed this path to reach the sacred site of Machu Picchu. After you have enjoyed the beauty of the hike you will marvel at the wonders of the Machu Picchu Inca archaeological site. Entering through the Sun Gate you will experience panoramic views of the ancient Incan wonder.

Hiking the Classic Inca Trail will be an unforgettable and truly unique experience. Due to its unmatched beauty and historical significance, this trail is now considered as one of the top 10 hikes in the world for Mountain lovers.

If you have too short a time to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days, do not worry because we have for you an alternative Inca trail hike known as the Short Inca Trail 2 days with the hotel, or if you want the outdoor experience, you can customise this shorter trek with 1-night of camping in Puente Ruinas which is 20 minutes away from Aguas Calientes Town.

Why should you hike the Inca Trail 4-day trek with us?

  • We are a reliable travel company providing excellent quality and tour services, welcoming individuals or groups. To see what our satisfied customers have to say about our exceptional service, please check out our excellent reviews on Trip Advisor
  • Our guide will accompany you every step of the way, even on the train
  • Our guide service is door-to-door, from pick up in Cusco to your safe return back to Cusco at the end of the tour
  • To ensure our excellent service, we operate our tours personally from end to end and don’t use third-party providers as other tour companies do
  • We organize small groups of 2 to 10 people (maximum). This sets us apart from other travel companies that run larger groups and offer less personal service
  • We are a 100% local-owned Travel Company and a fully licensed Inca Trail operator
  • We exclusively work with the most knowledgeable local staff to give customers the best local experience, in this way, we also create opportunities and give back to the local communities
  • PERSONAL PORTER INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Classic Inca Trail: Highlights

  • Splendorous vistas of Veronica Mountain peak
  • Epic Mountain ranges of Urubamba
  • Unique cloud forest and lush vegetation
  • Amazing lakes and grassland
  • Stunning Inca Archaeological sites
  • Historical and Cultural immersion in Peruvian civilisations
  • Beautiful streams and waterfalls
  • Delicious Peruvian food and local cuisine
  • Experience the amazing Wonder of the World of Machu Picchu (” Llaqta” )

Inca Trail 4 Days Pre-Trip Briefing

Your Classic Inca Trail briefing will be organized 1 day or 2 days before your trek where you will meet your professional tour guide. At the briefing time in your hotel and you will have the opportunity to ask any last questions you have about the 4-Day Inca Trail.

Classic Inca Trail – Summary

  • Trip style : Adventure, Historical & cultural immersion
  • Length : 4 days/ 3 nights
  • Frequency : From March to January (the Inca trail closes in February every year)
  • Group : 2 people (min) to 10 people (max)
  • Physical grading : Moderate, Challenging
  • Total distance hiked : 45 km / 28 miles
  • Starting altitude : 2,900 m /9,512 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 4,215 m /13,910 ft

 

Classic Inca Trail Hike

  • Day 1: Cusco – 82 Km – Huayllabamba (Meals: L/D)
  • Day 2: Huayllabamba – Pacaymayo(Meals: B/L/D)
  • Day 3: Pacaymayo – Winay huayna (Meals: B/L/D)
  • Day 4: Machu Picchu Wonder of the World – Cusco (Meals: B)
4 Day Inca Trail – Itinerary

DAY 1:CUSCO – 82 KM – HUAYLLA BAMBA

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 5:30am and then we’ll drive by private bus for two hours to Ollantaytambo where we will stop for a quick breakfast. Then we continue driving for another hour until we reach the start point of the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Once everyone has had the chance to prepare their belongings we will pass through a control point to enter the National Park. Then the real adventure begins, we follow a gently undulating path for one and a half hours, before we ascend gradually for another half an hour until we reach the Incan site of Llactapata. From here we will enjoy the amazing snow capped views of the Veronica mountain peak and begin our short descent to our lunch spot. After lunch we will continue hiking for another two and a half hours until we reach our camping site at Huayllabamba. After enjoying our afternoon tea we will have the opportunity to meet the incredible porters who will be helping us along our journey.

WALKING DISTANCE: 5 to 6 hours
STARTING ELEVATION: 2,800 m /8,765 ft
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 3,000 m / 9,840 ft
DIFFICULTY: Moderate
OVERNIGHT: Camping
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (including a snack and afternoon tea).
ACCOMMODATION: Camping

DAY 2:HUAYLLA BAMBA – PACAYMAYO

Our wake up call will be at approximately 5:30am and then following a lovely breakfast we start the hike up to Dead Woman’s Pass, which at 4,215m is the highest point of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. Along the way we will explore the amazing forest with its native trees and hanging mosses and we will enjoy the other beautiful natural scenery. After reaching the pass, we will take some time to enjoy the stunning snowy mountains surrounding us. We then begin our descent to the camping site at Pacaymayo where we will have lunch and enjoy a relaxing free afternoon to recover from the day of hiking.

WALKING DISTANCE: 7 to 8 hrs
STARTING ELEVATION: 3,000 m / 9,840 ft
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 4,215 m / 13,828 ft
OVERNIGHT: Camping
DIFFICULTY: Challenging
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (including a snack and afternoon tea)
ACCOMMODATION: Camping

DAY 3:PACAYMAYO – WIÑAY HUAYNA

Like every day, we wake up early again and following a hearty breakfast we hike for two hours up towards the second mountain pass of the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. From there we can take in stunning views of the snow-capped Pumacillo peak. We then drop down from the second pass to visit and explore the beautiful Incan site of Sayacmarka after which we hike gently back up to the third mountain pass, which we cross before we take a break for lunch.

This is the most beautiful day of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as we will enjoy views of the Veronica mountain peak, Vilcabamba mountain ranges and the magical Cloud forest. Along the way we will also stop to visit and explore the Incan sites of Phuyupatamarka and Intipata. We will hike for another three hours before we complete our descent to the campsite at Winay huayna.

WALKING DISTANCE: 9 to 10 hrs
STARTING ELEVATION: 3,600 m / 11,896 ft
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 3,600 m / 12,465 ft
OVERNIGHT: Camping
DIFFICULTY: Moderate
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (including snack and afternoon tea)
ACCOMMODATION: Camping

DAY 4:WIÑAY HUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

This is the earliest start of the trek as we wake up at 3:30am in order to catch a spectacular view of the sunrise at the Machu Picchu ruins. We will enter the Incan site of Machu Picchu as the ancient Incas did, through the Sun gate entrance (“Inti Punku”). Once we have taken in the breath taking panoramic views we will descend into the main part of the site of this archaeological wonder. We will enjoy a two hour guided tour with the best local guide after which you will have time to continue exploring the beauty of this vast site. Following this, we will travel down to Aguas Calientes Town by bus and then catch the train back to Ollantaytambo, before returning to Cusco by private bus.

WALKING DISTANCE: 3 hrs / 6 km
STARTING ELEVATION: 2,600 m / 7,956 ft
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 2,700 m / 8,233 ft
OVERNIGHT: Camping
DIFFICULTY: Moderate
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast
ACCOMMODATION: N/A

Includes
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef (and Assistant Chef for groups of 9+)
  • Porters for trekking
  • 6 kg of your personal items
  • Pick-up from and Drop-off at your hotel
  • Private bus from your hotel to 82 Km
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu 
  • Bus from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes
  • Train back from Agua Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Private bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know in advance.
  • Kitchen tent and Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Spacious 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
Doesn't Include
  • Sleeping Bag (Can be rented from us: US$ 20)
  • Hiking poles (Can be rented from us: US$ 15)
  • Air mattress (Can be rented from us: US$ 20)
  • Lunch and Dinner on Day 4
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your Classic Inca Trail.
What do I need to bring?
  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack (we recommend 28l back pack as larger backpacks are not permitted in the Machu Picchu complex)
  • Extra power bank
  • Ear plugs
  • Toiletries
Prices

Group Service Price

  • Price per person: US$ 780 (Adults)

Private Service Price

  • Price per person: US$890.00 (Adults)

Important: Price includes up to 6 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the porters (NO need of extra Porter hire unlike other tour companies!)

Optional upgrade:

  • Single Tent Supplement US$ 35
Optional Extras

Optional upgrade (Need to book in advance – subject to availability):

  • Machu Picchu Mt climbing: US$ 75 
  • Huayna Picchu Mt climbing: US$ 75 
  • Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes-Cusco: US$ 60 
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Price depends on the type of Hotel desired 

How to book (Group or Private Service):

You can either book by emailing us or by using the Booking form provided on this site.

By e-mail: andeanpathtravel@gmail.com

Send us your Personal Details for Booking: 

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Date of Birth

Student rate: In order to obtain this discount you must have a valid ISIC card. 

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