Hike the famous Classic Inca Trail to the one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. On this exciting trek you will see the wondrous, changing landscapes and scenery like mountains, cloud forest rich in flora and fauna. Be in awe and thrilled every step of the way visiting archeological sites such as Wiñaywayna and more on route to the amazing Machu Picchu. Bask in its beauty and magic.
Note: The Inca Trail permits must be purchased at least 6 months in advance as they sell out quickly by the Ministerio De Cultara, the official system, to all licensed travel agencies like us.
An early morning departure from Cusco (3360m/1100ft) to Piscacucho (2663m/8735ft) by bus. Here, we meet with our porters and show our Inca trail permits at the checkpoint. Walk alongside the river with views of snow-capped peaks before passing over the ruins of Llaqtapata. Continue hiking to our first campsite at Huayllabamba (2928m/9606ft).
Meals: L, D
Today will be the most strenuous part of the Inca trail to Machu Pichhu. You will climb up to Llulluchapampa where the hike becomes truly spectacular with scenery that more than compensates for the effort. Vegetation thins and the day warms on the approach to the highest point of the trail - Warmiwañusqa Pass (4236m/13894ft). Thereafter, we descend down to the Pacaymayo Valley (3526m/11566ft) our next campsite.
Meals: B, L, D
After breakfast we will climb an Inca trail stairway to Runkurakay ruins from where the final push begins to the Runkurakay pass (3962m/12996ft). Thereafter, climb down to the impressive ruins of Sayacmarca (3657m/11998ft) for a visit and continue on to the Phuyupatamarca Ruins (3521m/11552ft). The inca trail becomes increasingly more dramatic as it leads down to the next campsite of Wiñaywayna ruins. Tonight we say goodbye to our Inca trail porters because we will depart our campsite early the next morning.
Meals: B, L, D
Note: If the campsite Wiñaywayna is not available which is a 2 hour hike to Machupicchu, the official system will assign the campsite of Phuyupatamarca which is 5 hours to Machupicchu.
This early morning we will walk to Intipunku (Sungate) for our first amazing views of Machu Picchu (2400m/7870ft). Then walk down to the Sanctuary for a professional guided walking tour of Machu Picchu. Visit the many sacred temples and more. Afterwards, take the bus down to Machu Picchu town to eat lunch (on your own) before taking the train to Poroy and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Optional extra cost: Huayna Picchu (must book 4 months in advance) or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak.
***Add and extra day to the Inca Trail so you can trek at ease and spend one night in Aguas Calientes so you can be relaxed for the next day´s visit of Machu Picchu.
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If you cannot get the Inca permit then you can still do the alternative treks of: Salkantay 5days, Lares 4Days, Choquequirao 5Days, Moonstone Trail 4Days, or Huchuqosqo 4Days.