The Inca Trail is a must for any walking enthusiast. This four-day 50km trail will take you along a hand-built footpath outside of Cuzco all the way to Machu Pichhu's Sun Gate. The scenery is breathtaking and the experience will truly be unforgettable.
Day One: KM.82 to Huayllabamba
You will meet your guides and porters before beginning the official Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. You are eased in gently with a couple of hours of easy walking along the Urubamba River to the Inca ruins of Llactapata. After a little exploration of the site you follow the path of the Cusichaca River towards the Huayllabamba.
- Distance: 7.47 miles
- Approximate walking time: 6 hours
- Maximum altitude: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)
Day Two: Huayllabamba to Pacaymayu
A tough day as you reach the high pass known as “Warmiwañusta” or Dead Woman’s Pass (4,200 meters above sea level). After reaching the pass you descend to the campsite at Pacaymayu. (B, L, D)
- Distance: 6.84 miles
- Estimated walking time: 7 hours
- Maximum altitude point: 4.200 m (13,776 ft)
Day Three: Pacaymayu to Winaywayna
Today you pass through different climatic zones along the original Inca paths to the second high pass at 3.950m. On route you stop at Sayajmarca and Phuyupatamarca ruins.
-Distance: 9.94 miles
-Approximate walking time: 8 hour
-Maximum altitude point: 3.900 m (12,792 ft)
Day Four: Winaywayna to Machu Picchu
An early rise as today you head to Machu Picchu. After breakfast you pass through a passport control point and hike a couple of hours to reach Inti Punku, The Sun Gate. From here you will get your first glimpses of the spectacular ancient citadel. A quick descent will then take you to the site where you can be given a thorough and in depth tour.
- Distance: 2.49 miles
- Approximate walking time: 2 hours
- Maximum altitude point: 2.700 m (8.829 ft)