- Distance: 45 km / 29 miles
- Elevation: over 2,000 meter / 6,561 feet
- High altitude: 4,215 meter / 13,828 feet
- Low altitude: 2,680 meter / 8,792 feet MACHUPICCHU
- Considered: CHALLENGING ADVENTURES
The Inca trail is one of most beautiful hikes no just because is a trek rather because is one of the historical original pilgrimage trail to Machupicchu where you will see many archeological sites and nice ecosystems.
One day Before will go to your hotel to give you the briefing and the next day we’ll pick you up around 4:30 am in our private van and will drive between 3 hours to the beginning of our hike.
We have breakfast before to started, our first day we considered our training day where most of time the HIKE will be gentle and gradually this day will be 7 hours hike approximately will reach to the camp site between 5 pm but remember in this hike you have the chance to see to explore some archeological sites like KANABAMBA and PATALLAQTA your guide will educate along the way.
- Distance: 14 km / 8, 7 miles
- High altitude: 3,250 meters / 10, 6622 feet
- Low altitude: 2,750 meters / 9,022 feet
- Considered: moderate day
Today is considered challenging, we’ll be into the original pilgrimage Inka trail, is the long day with many high elevation. We’ll starting to walk around 6:00 am this morning we walk up first between 4 hours until reach to DEAD WOMAN PASS 4,215 meter or 13,828 fee about sea level after the high pass go dawn walking between 2 hours to lunch then we continue our journey to the second pass RUNKHURAQAY 4,000 meter high or 13,123 feet about sea level this day we hike between 2 hours up until the second pass and then go down to the camp sites for another 2 hours until to reach the camping sites CHAQUICOCHA 3,600 meters 11,811 feet.
- Distance: 16 km / 9, 94 miles
- High altitude: 4,215 meter / 13,828 feet
- Low altitude: 3,250 meters / 10, 6622 feet
- Considered: hard day
This day will be the easy day and the most pretty days of the whole Inka trail we’ll starting to hike around 7:00 am the first 2 hours will be walking into the beginning of the jungle tropical forest) the hike is known as gradually inclines. As we walk we will see beautiful snow peaks like the SALKANTAY and many mountain range after that will end the gradually flat until PHUYUPATAMARCA the town about the cloud)3,600 meters high)here you will get an explanation about the archeological site and will see great views from the Vilcabamba mountain range from this point we starting to decent all the way down to the camp site for about 3 hours hiking to INTIPATA sun platform) it is an archeological sites and close to this place will be the last camp sites close to WIÑAYHUAYANA forever young) this archeological site is considered one of the most impressive places your tour guide will give you the tour in each site As a short day and pretty moment you will see the magical microclimate during this hike and a lot of history about the Incas, our lunch will be at the camp site and after that we have time to rest at the camp sites and then finishing the day with a nice dinner.
- Distance: 10 km / 6,21 miles
- High altitude:3,680 meter / 12,073 feet
- Low altitude:2,680 meter / 8,792 feet
- Considered: easy day
DAY 4 MACHUPICCHU
We are leaving early from the camp site 3:00 am in order to wait at the checkpoint from the last camp site and between 5:30 am we are starting to walk gradually until sun gate go about 1hour between 30 min walking from the last checkpoint to sun gate your will find the last famous gringo killer or known as the monkey steps the last uphill 52 steps will reach at sun gate around 6:30 am where will see the first amazing view of MACHUPICCHU will take photos there’s de then we continue facing Machupicchu for about 45 min walking to Machupicchu.
One we arrive to MACHUPICCHU
will take our first official photo or known as the classic photos after picture we go to the official checkpoint of MACHUPICCHU where you have to show your passport to re- Enter to The sanctuary and historically spiritual place. Will guide you there for 2hours and then after the tour you will take the bus back Aguas Calientes where you have enough time for lunch and then you will take the train around 3:20 pm or 4:20 pm back to Cusco by train to Ollantaytambo and from there by bus back to Cusco
- Distance: 5 km / 3,10 miles
- Machupicchu elevation :2,400 meter / 7,874 feet
- Considered: a short moderate day