One of the world’s most spectacular treks, spellbinding mountain scenery and unforgettable Inca sites.  Spend four full days hiking the trail in a small group with your experienced guide and porters covering approximately 46km starting at 2750m with two high passes to a maximum of 4200m.
 

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Trekking the Inca Trail

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Day 1

Cusco – Huayllabamba

This morning you'll travel by bus, crossing the Sacred Valley until you reach Ollantaytambo. After visiting the surroundings of the town you'll head to kilometre 82, where your trek commences.

Starting with a very light trek to help you get acclimatised, you'll head to the first archaeological complex, Llactapata. After visiting the site, you will enjoy lunch in a beautiful setting. You'll continue with the hike up to the village of  Huayllabamba, where you'll camp for the night.

Distanced walked: 12 km/7mi (5-6 hours) (L)(D)

Day 2

Huayllabamba - Pacaymayo

After a healthy breakfast we start climbing  the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, which is also known as Dead Woman’s pass (4200m/14200f). The climb will take us most of the morning, but you will be rewarded with spectacular views. From here we descend for about 2 hours into the valley to our next camp "Pacaymayo”, where you will have time to rest and relax.

Distance walked: 11km/7mi (6-7 hours) (B)(L)(D)

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Day 3

Pacaymayo – Winaywayna

Today, you will enjoy a trek through completely different countryside, beginning with a morning ascent to the Inca Trail’s second pass at Runcuracay (3,900m/12495f). Descend for another two hours to the extraordinary Sayacmarca archaeological site. After exploring this remarkable site, it’s off once again along an original, stone paved Inca path to Phuyupatamarca (3,800m/12467f), a location that will captivate you with its spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valley. The last part of this day’s journey is the descent to the mysteriously beautiful Winaywayna archaeological site and final campsite.

Distanced walked: 16 km/10mi (8 hours) (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Winaywayna – Machu Picchu

An early start for your final hike. After hiking through cloud forest for a few hours you’ll reach the famous Sun Gate "Intipunku", a site from where you will catch your first view of the impressive lost city of Machu Picchu. 

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The journey along this trail, used by the ancient dwellers of these lands, will be an unforgettable adventure. Following a short hike arrive at the archaeological complex. After a refreshing break, begin your guided excursion that will last approximately two hours. Experience this awe-inspiring historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, believed to be one of the most important archaeological finds in history. Splendours await as you scale the summit of this amazing site and unlock its secrets. Afterwards you descend by bus to the village of Aguas Calientes, where you will have lunch and spend the night.

Distanced walked: 4 km/2.5mi (2 hours) (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Machu Picchu – Cusco

After breakfast you may choose from a number of optional activities to enjoy or you can make your own way back to the citadel to continue exploring on your own. You will then be taken to the train station to board the train for your return journey to Cusco where you journey ends. (B)

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