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4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Description

Overview Inca Trail Hike 4 Days

Completing the 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a world-famous trek that is sure to impress any hiker.

Along the 45-kilometer or 28-mile trail, you’ll walk along the same path as ancient Incan kings had nearly 500 years ago, experiencing altitudes up to 4,200 meters, various landscapes, original cobbled trails and staircases built by the Incans, and the infamous constructions of Runcuracay, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñayhuayna, and Machu Picchu itself, located in an impossibly high and difficult place atop of the mountains.

With Machu Picchu Reservations, we take care of all of your Inca Trail needs, ensuring that you are completely prepared and that you have a positive, relaxing, and exciting experience during your trek.

We provide experienced guides, professional chefs, porters, camping and cooking equipment, delicious meals, and more.

If you are planning to partake in this once-in-a-lifetime experience, trust in a company with experience and endless recommendations from other travelers.

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Highlights

Highlights Inca Trail Hike 4 Days
  • Trek to Machu Picchu as the royal Incas did
  • Arrive at Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate
  • Enjoy the beauty of the ancient Incan sites along the trail
  • Hike with knowledgeable English and Spanish speaking tour guides
  • Enjoy personalized service from beginning to end
  • Explore the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu
  • Hike one of the most famous treks in the world
  • Get a free Machu Picchu t-shirt or Machu Picchu beanie
  • Hike the original Inca trail to Machu Picchu
from $ 499.00
4 Days / 3 Nights
Trip Style:
Hiking
Dificulty Level:
Demanding
Group Size:
10
Total Hiking Distance:
45 KM
Meals:
3 B, 3 D, 3 L
Departures:
Daily Departures
Trip Starts in:
Cusco at your hotel
Places to Visit:
Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Km 82, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu

TRIP ITINERARY

We start the adventure of your lifetime picking you up from your hotel at between 6:00 to 6:30 am to start the trip by car to Ollantaytambo town.

Two hours car ride where you have the chance to have breakfast. After we continue driving one more hour by the same car to the trailhead Km 82 / Piscacucho.

While we are driving to the beginning of the Inca trail 4 Days, you have the chance enjoy to see plenty of corn plantations, potato crops because the valley that we take to rich to km 82 is the sacred valley where most of the local people are dedicated to the farming activities. Once in the trailhead, we get ready to pass the first control point of the whole 4-Day Inca trail.

After we got an Inca Trail Hike 4 Days stamp on our passport, we hike 2 hours to reach Mesccay where we take a break also you have the chance to enjoy the local corn beer called Chicha. Then we continue hiking to the viewpoint of Llactapata ruins to explore and also to listing the explanation from the guide.

We hike for 30 more minutes to make it to the lunch spot to enjoy our delicious energy lunch. After lunch 2.5 more hour hiking to the campsite located in Huayllapampa where our crew of porters and cooks set up your camp. Time to enjoy hot tea time and dinner at the camp. The camp is located at 3000 m.

The cooks will wake you up with hot coca tea early in the morning to complete the hardest day of the whole Inca trail successfully.

After a nutritious breakfast, We get ready to start the trek up to the to the highest point of the entire Inca Trail 4212m/13818ft. 4 hours uphill hiking 9km/5ml.

The trail begins at 3000 m to 4212 m  through a beautiful path made of stones combining with nice Inka stairs which takes you to the pass of the Inca trail called – WARMICWAÑUSCAN. (dead woman’s pass).

If we get nice weather, we have the chance to enjoy the overlooking views of the mountains that surround Machu Picchu and the sacred valley of the Incas.

After a while, at the pass. We start descending to the lunch spot 2 hours downhill trekking on the Inca steps we reach to the lunch place Pacaymayo where we have lunch also is the campsite, in the afternoon we provide you tea time then dinner to sleep at the camp call Pacaymayo — located at 3700 m.

Today is the most beautiful day of the Inca trail 4 Days because you get the opportunity to see how the landscape changes from the Andean cloud forest to the jungle área.

Hiking on a beautiful well maintained original Inca trails and also we are going to visit. Phuyupatamarca (the town in the clouds). In the distance, you enjoy the view of the majestic Salkantay mountain and Wakaywillka mountain and of course the first views of Machu Picchu montaña and Huaynapicchu mountain.

After a delicious breakfast around 5:30 am we leave from the camp toward Phuyupatamarca 2 hours uphill hiking then two more hours downhill on the Inca flat trail.

Once in Puyupatamarca, you have time to enjoy the views, and also we explore the beautiful archeological site of Puyupatamarca.

After that we hike down on the curved Inca stairs to Intipata after 2 hours of the trek we reach Intipata to explore the farming terraces and enjoying the magnificent views of the Urubamba River and its valleys then we go to the lunch spot at wiñayhuayna campsite to eat a delicious lunch.

After we got time for a siesta we go to explore Wiñaywayna Inka ruins. Then we go back to the camp to enjoy tea time and the last supper made by the camping chefs.

Today you will experience the magical moment to see Machupicchu after 4-day Hike Machu Picchu. Early in the morning Wake up with hot coca tea served to your tent by the chefs to enjoy a delicious breakfast to be the first ones passing the last Inca trail checkpoint.

Trekking to the sun gate through the amazing Trails built on the cliffside of the steep rocky mountains covers on dense vegetations.

Once we make to INTIPUNKU (door of the sun), We have time to enjoy the magnificent view of the Inca cathedral MACHUPICCHU to your eyes to enjoy it.

Enjoy incredible views of a town made of stone built by ancient civilizations of the Peruvian Andes after we continue our trek to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu through the enclosures that used to function as access controls and ritual enclosures that the Incas used to use before arriving at Machu Picchu itself.

Once at Machu Picchu we get time for the classic and panoramic pictures. Once in Machupicchu, we get into the ruins to have the guided tour for 2.5 hours approx.

Afterward, the guide will let you go by yourselves to explore the vast Inca city such as the Inca bridge, Huaynapicchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountainif you book it in advance. After 6 – 7 hours in Machupicchu we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town where we have time for lunch.

Then you take a train at 18:20 for 1.5 hours to Ollantaytambo train station where our transfer will wait to transfer you to Cusco for two more hours by car. You will be back in Cusco around 10 pm.

Inclusions

Included

Included in  Inca Trail Hike 4 Days
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Classic Inca Trail permission
  • Pre-departure Inca Trail briefing, presented by the tour guides at 6:00 pm at the office a day before
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide.
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation to the trailhead of Inca Trail.
  • 3-night camping
  • 03 breakfast
  • 03 lunches
  • 03 dinners
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town
  • Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo – Expedition 18:20 or Similar
  • Transfer service from Ollantaytambo to Cusco after the train.
  • Personal sleeping pad
  • Cooks and cooking equipment.
  • Vegetarian food is available on request with no extra charge.
  • First Aid equipment.
  • Oxygen bottle for emergencies.

Not Included

  • Day 01 breakfast. You can go after, if not we stop in Ollantaytambo to buy (12 – 18 SOLES)
  • Day 04 lunch. You stay in Aguas Calientes After Machu Picchu Which is the base town. Touristic town. meal (15 – 40 soles)
  • Sleeping Bags, If you do not have one, You can rent from us.
  • Portering service. You need to carry all your personal belongings including the sleeping bag, If you want to hire a porter service is 70 dollars for 7 kilos for the four days
  • Extra expenses, Tips, and gratitude

Recomendations

1. Best time to do the Classic Inca Trail

We tell you that Peru has a diversity of geographies and therefore different climates, determining an ideal time to travel is very difficult. But if we focus on this classic Inca Trail of 4 days we consider that the best time to travel the Inca Trail is from April to October, a season without rain, this time is the most pleasant with sunny and cold days in days where the rain is persistent.

Also, you should know that in the month of February this route is closed for maintenance work, but if we only talk about the entrance to Machu Picchu this is open every month of the year.

2. Make your reservation in advance for the Classic Inca Trail

If you decide to do this trek it is advisable to make your reservation many months in advance, from 6 to 10 months in the high season (May to September) and from 2 to 4 months in the low season (later months), because there is a limit of spaces per day, the Peruvian government only allows access to 500 people of which 300 will be used by the campaign teams, cooks, porters, and guides.

3. Contract it with Machupicchu Reservations

It is said that this hike is free to access, but the truth is that it can only be done with an authorized travel agency, our company is authorized to do this hike.

4. Conditions of the classic Inca Trail

You should have a brief idea of what the trek will be like.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered the best hike in South America and perhaps the world, thousands of tourists compete to do it because it is the route that the ancient Incas took to reach Machu Picchu.

The tour has a duration of 4 days, 40 kilometers of travel approximately reaching the lost city of the Incas “Machu Picchu”, along the way you will experience fatigue and low temperatures, as well as you can appreciate Inca constructions, fabulous landscapes and lots of vegetation.

5. Acclimatization

It is very important to acclimatize before this trek, at least 1 to 2 days, and to rest as much as possible, eat lightly and drink plenty of water, preferably coca tea. This trek will take you to altitudes over 4000 masl, so to avoid altitude sickness follow our advice.

6. What to bring for the Inca Trail

It is recommended to take only what is necessary, remember that you will walk several kilometers to Machu Picchu and a gram more will affect your performance, so here is a list of items to consider in your journey along the Inca Trail.

  • Passport
  • Cash, preferably in small denominations 10, 20, 50, 100 soles.
  • Camera and video camera
  • Backpack cover
  • Windproof waterproof jacket.
  • Small towel and bathing suit
  • 4 shirts / t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long pants
  • Hiking boots / strong and comfortable shoes
  • Sport sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Bottle of water
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit.

7. Enjoy the trek

Enjoy the hike to the fullest, it is not a competition to reach Machu Picchu, but take your time and live it to the fullest, because on the hike you will appreciate beautiful landscapes, adrenaline, and a lot of fun; besides visiting archaeological sites and new experiences; something that other hikes will not give you.

PRICING

Prices: Inca Trail trek 4 Days – Group service – VERSION 2021 (March 2021 – January 2022)
  • Classic Inca Trail 4D – 3NStudent: 499 USA Dollars
    Adult: 529 USA Dollars
ADDITIONAL OPTION THAT YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR 4-Day Inca trail
  • HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN: USD 65 dollars (check avaliability) https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
  • MACHU PICCHU MONTAÑA: USD 65 dollars (check avaliability) https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
  • SLEEPING BAG FOR THE WHOLE TREK : USD 10 dollars
  • TREKKING POLES USD 10 dollars, one pair for the whole trek
  • UPGRADE to Vistadome – Panoramic train. USD 25 dollars (If you dedicated to rerunt by train you can upgrade to VISTADOME TRAIN)
STUDENT PRICE:

If you like to apply for the student price you need to comply with the next requirements Peruvian regulation for students. If you are a student, you need to send us a copy or picture of both side of your STUDENT CARD also a picture or foto of your PASSPORT in order to verify, to get a discount The student card must be an original student ID gives from the university in PVC material and it must have the next requirements printed on it:

University information, personal student information, student picture, and expiration date valid only for one year, it year must coincide with the year that student visits Machu Picchu, the discount until 25 years old. ISIC cards are not valid for the discount

BOOKING NOTES

Notes: 4-Day Inca trail

WHAT TO PACK

Packing List Inca trail 4 Days
  • Passport
  • Backpack to carry all your stuff and the sleeping bag. Should be a comfortable technical hiking backpack of 30 to 35 liters. If you have a bigger one works as well
  • Sleeping bag at least minus 5 cº. If you do NOT have one, you can rent from us for 10 dollars for the whole trek. The sleeping bag weighs 1.5 kilos approx
  • Trekking Poles – We recommend for people with problems of knees, ankle, or you used to use hiking poles. If you do NOT have one, you can rent a pair of trekking poles for 10 dollars from us.
  • Wool hat or beanie
  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • 2 – 3 t-shirt, if you have long sleeve better
  • Two layers (sweater, fleece)
  • Two pairs of long pants if you have leggings, you can do on leggings
  • Hiking shoes
  • 2 – 3 pairs of wool socks
  • A jacket Rain gear (Pants, jacket, if you do not have you can buy rain poncho) it is crucial, especially for the wet season.
  • Small towel.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Small headlamp.
  • Waterbottle.
  • Toothbrush and other personal toiletries.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Sun cream.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sandals / Flip flops.
  • If you have warm clothing, you can take them which not that important.
  • Some snacks such as chocolate, cereal bars, candies, nuts, energy bars, etc.
  • Extra Cash in Soles

IF YOU HIRE PORTER SERVICE, We provide you with a duffel bag. You can pack 7 kilos of your stuff which will Carry by the porters. You get the duffle bags night before of the trek, at the briefing day.

DOCUMENTS TO CARRY WITH YOU

  • Original Passports
  • If you confirm your reservation as a student. Do not forget to take your student ID in physical to the trip. It will be so important to be able to prove that you are a student, at the checkpoint of Machu Picchu

Frequently Asked Questions 4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

When is the best time to do the Inca Trail 4 Days?

It is a difficult question to answer as Peru has a variety of conditions. The best time is the dry season runs from May to November, and this is typically the time that we recommended. But the trail is open for 11 months. March, April, May, June, july, August, September, October, November, December. February closed for maintaining reason.

Do I need to bring my passport for this tour?

For the Inca Trail, you must take the original passport because you need to show it at the main gate of Machu Picchu also to board the train, to pass the Inca trail

What type of transportation do you use?

All the vehicles that we use for this type of tour are the Sprinter Mercedes Benz modern minibusses that have all the documentation required by the national authorities, all the cars are maintained daily to keep them in good conditions and clean, and each vehicle has a logo of Machu Picchu Reservations. • Will the altitude affect me? When traveling throughout the Andes in Peru, some people will suffer some effects of it. If you plan to hike the Salkantay trail, we recommend arriving 2 or 3 days before start the trek to acclimate and rest while you can do day tours in Cusco • What can I do to prevent the altitude sickness? We recommend to be in Cusco at least two days and drink as much water as you can and drink coca tea you can order at any restaurant, hotel. You can also prepare it yourself with boiled water and dried coca leaves. At least one day before the tour we recommend eating light food, and if you have any medication prescribed from a doctor you can take it, and the best thing that you can do is to keep in mind that you will be fine.

How do I reserve a space for the Inca trail?

Just click on the BOOK THIS TOUR button and fill out all the required information and one of our sales advisors will contact you immediately and if you want to talk by WhatsApp with a specialist, you can contact to this number. +51974217700.

Do you require a deposit?

Yes. We require a non-refundable deposit of 250 dollars per person for The Inca trail. The money of the deposit we use to purchase the Machu Picchu entrance tickets and the train tickets Permission for the Inca trail

What happens after I make my deposit?

Once we confirm the deposit, we are going to confirm your reservation through email sending you all the details about the tour.

EQUIPMENT

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Type Persons Price per person Total US $
Adults 1 $ $ 8911.00
TOTAL $
Deposit (%) $ 0.00
PayPal Commission (6%) $ 0.00
Deposit Amount $ 0.00
HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN (+65) x 0 $ 0.00
MACHU PICCHU MONTAÑA (+65) x 0 $ 0.00
SLEEPING BAG FOR THE WHOLE TREK (+15) x 0 $ 0.00
TREKKING STICKS 01 PAIR (+15) x 0 $ 0.00
STUDENT DISCOUNT (-20) x 0 $ 0.00
UPGRADE TO VISTADOME TRAIN (+25) x 0 $ 0.00
HALF PORTER SERVICE FOR 7 Kg (+70) x 0 $ 0.00
ONE PORTER SERVICE FOR 15 Kg (+140) x 0 $ 0.00
Balance $ 0.00

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