INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS
Inca Trail 4 Days
The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is Peru’s number one hike and one of the most well-known and popular hikes in the world. Offering 4 days of hiking along original paved Inca pathways, a variety of fascinating Inca archeological sites and the stunning scenery of the Machu Picchu national park the classic Inca Trail is one of those things that everybody should do once in their life.
INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS ITINERARY
Day 1: Cusco – Piskacucho – Km 82 – Wayllabamba
We will leave Cusco at 06:00 am to start the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu .we drive for about an hour and a half to Ollantaytambo where we will stop briefly to buy last-minute gear, personal needing and eat breakfast which is not included, then we keep driving to Piskacuchu (Km 82) Inca Trail check Point .once passing the checkpoint we start our trek of classic Inca Trail to Wayllabamba(first camping site). along on the way, we are going to have lunch at Miskay which is a Quechuan village and have a siesta before walking to our first Archaeological site of Patallacta or Llactapata (biggest Inca Site) after an explanation of your guide about Llactapata , you will keep walking for 2 more hours to get Wayllabamba (first Inca Trail Camping spot 2900m/9.5144 feet).
Day 2: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo
We’ll start our Inca Trail day, early in the morning, just to take advantage of the shade of the mountains. It is much better to hike up to the first Inca Trail pass (Warmihuañusca which means dead woman pass 4200 m.a.s.l) the highest point of the Inca Trail. Here, we can literally see the various Inca Trail ecological zones and microclimates, which make up the area, mapped out in front of us. We will cross the Warmiwañusca pass and once we are on the top. we are going to see many snow-capped Mountains around and, after we take our group picture, we keep going down to Pacaymayo (second Inca Trail Camping spot 3600 m.a.s.l) where we have our lunch and then we will have a free afternoon to explore by ourselves.
Day 3: Pacaymayo – Chaquicocha – Wiñaywayna
Inca Trail begins with a nutritious breakfast and then a 45-minute hike up to Runcurakay Pass (second highest pass on the Trail 3,850 m.a.s.l), and along the way, we will visit the Runcuracay archeological site. During the day’s hike, we will also visit the Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca Quechuan archeological sites of the Inca Trail. After lunch, we will head to the Wiñaywayna site, where we will spend our last night on the Inca Trail, and then we will have a celebratory dinner to then say goodbye to our Inca Trail porters.
Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu – Cusco
After an early breakfast, we begin the final leg of the Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu. First, we will hike to Inti Punku (“Sun Gate”), Gate of the Inca Trail where we will take in an inspiring and panoramic view of the Machu Picchu citadel. After a short hike down to Machu Picchu, we will register and then enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the sanctuary-city. After the tour of Machupicchu, we will take the bus down or walk part of the Short Inca Trail to Aguas Calientes where we will enjoy a lunch and free time to enjoy the town before returning to Ollantaytambo by train and then bus back to Cusco.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO UPGRADE
1.- Huayna Picchu Moutain
The price for Huayna Picchu Mountain is: $65USD
Learn more about Huayna Picchu Mountain
2.- Machu Picchu Mountain
The price for Machu Picchu Mountain is $65 USD
Learn more about Machu Picchu Mountain
One way Vistadome Ticket is $35
Round trip Vistadome ticket is $70
Learn more about Vistadome Train
WHAT TO BRING FOR THE INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS
- Original Passport and student cards if you are students.
- A Hiking/trekking Backpack (21 liters capacity).
- Hiking Poles with rubber tips. You can bring your own or rent it from AB Expeditions.
- Trekking Clothing: Hiking shoes, waterproof pants, waterproof shorts, two shirts, a light sweater, jacket for rain, and clothes to rest in at the hotel. On the other hand, it is quite comfortable and relaxing for the body to wear light clothes for the walk; for this, waterproof materials are very good, because they enable quick drying from sweat and rain.
- Night in Aguas Calientes: Please bring with you a clean set of clothes to wear after the trekking. Also, you can bring along swimwear and towels if you decide to visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
- Personal Hygiene items: toothpaste. toothbrush, and wet wipes.
- Medicine: If you are taking any medications, please bring them with you. It is also recommended to bring some over the counter medicine for the altitude sickness (Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi, Acetazolamide). It is also suggested to bring Anti Blister Gel to avoid getting blisters on your feet and being unable to continue on your trek.
- Digital Camera with an external memory (2-4 Gb) (Optional).
- Sunglasses with UV protection.
- Sun Block SPF 60 (UVA-UVB) waterproof and sport.
- Waterproof Insect Repellent lotion, not spray.
- Swiss Army Knife.
- Water bottle made of flexible plastic. This type of bottle is very easy to carry and does not take up a lot of space. At the same time, they help in our effort to protect the environment.
AVAILABILITY FOR INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS
JANUARY 2021: AVAILABLE
FEBRUARY 2021: Closed for Trail maintenance
MARCH 2021: AVAILABLE
MAY 2021: AVALABLE
JUNE 2021: AVAILABLE
JULY 2021: AVAILABLE
AUGUST 2021: AVAILABLE
SEPTEMBER 2021: AVAILABLE
OCTOBER 2021: AVAILABLE
NOVEMBER 2021: AVAILABLE
DECEMBER 2021: AVAILABLE
** IMPORTANT NOTE **
The Peruvian Ministry of Culture and SERNANP are in charge of all regulations of the Inca Trail, including permits and campsites. To access the Inca Trail, you have to have a permit that matches your FULL NAME, PASSPORT NUMBER, NATIONALITY, and AGE issued by the Ministry of Culture.
Only licensed Inca Trail Travel Agencies like AB EXPEDITIONS can secure these, and they are not transferable in date or name at any time. If you are not able to start your Inca Trail hike on your start date, it is not possible to transfer the permit to someone else. If you need to change your start date, you have to make sure permits are still available for the new date and buy a new permit. These are all rules of the government of Peru that all Travel Agencies need to follow. If permits are sold out for your desired start date, many other treks lead to Machu Picchu such as Salkantay Trek, Inca Quarry Trek, and Lares Trek. We can help you find the perfect trek for you.