The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is part of a system of more than 45,000 kilometers of roads that made up the vast network of Tahuantinsuyo, from southern Colombia to central Chile passing through Quito, Ecuador; Cajamarca, Huánuco, Jauja, Huamanga and Cusco in Peru; La Paz and Cochabamba in Bolivia to Salta and Tucuman in Argentina. These pathways running mostly along the coast and the mountains and in some cases reached the Amazon rainforest such as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
The landscapes change throughout the trek. Without doubt The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular trekking routes in the South America; making this trek you will have an unforgettable experience, because you will see almost all the most important Peruvian mountain range in few days, many lakes and rivers; feel near to the mountains when you have crossed dead woman pass at 4,200m, see the Andean vegetation and its fauna in special the birds and hummingbirds.
Day 1: Ayapata camp
Early pick up from your hotel and head to the starting point at Pisqhakucho or km 82; then, we’ll trek for 6-7 hours. Today, we cover a distance of 14 km.
Day 2: Dead woma’s pass
We’ll start the trek at 07:00 a.m. Head toward the Dead Woman’s Pass (4,200 masl) and decent to Pacaymayu Valley for lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll cross over the second pass (4,000 masl).
Day 3: Winaywayna camp
Have a day trek through the cloud forest and visiting the Inca ruins along the trail.
Day 4: Machu Picchu
Two-hour trek very early to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu. Full-day can be dedicated to explore the stunning Machu Picchu; in the afternoon, we will take the train to return to Cusco.
Four-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is physically challenging but worthwhile; and the excursion is within the ability of most reasonably fit. It’s 45km (26 miles) of trekking over the mountains and the cloud forest; with 3 high passes to be crossed. One of which reaches an elevation of 4,200 masl (13,776 ft). It is often steep, and it may rain even during the dry season. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu passes several small Inca ruins; the first of which is Llactapata. Second day ascends the long steep path to Warmiwañusqha or Dead Woman’s Pass (4,200 masl or 13,776 ft) above sea level; this pass is the highest point of the trek. The second pass of the trek is at 4,000 masl where on clear days; we enjoy superb views of the snow-capped mountain range of Vilcabamba.
Our standard four-day group service trek is the most popular of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu that we offer. With this service you join one of our groups so you will find yourself trekking with a variety of like-minded people from all over the world. This service is perfect for individuals, couples and small groups of friends.