For a more adventurous Inca Trail experience, we offer the famous 4-Day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. This trail is much more demanding than our 2-Day option, and you will camp along the trail. The trail passes through the Andean cloud forest and over stunning mountain passes. You will discover ancient archaeological sites and a variety of flora and fauna along this original Inca Trail. You will be accompanied by a team of porters who will transport your gear and a master chef to prepare your meals as you trek and camp your way to the famous Machu Picchu ruins.
DAY 1. Cusco – Wayllabamba
DAY 2: Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo
DAY 3: Pacaymayo – Wiñay Wayna
DAY 4: Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Highest Point: 4200m/13780ft
Distance: 44km / 27mi
Overall Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 5
Depart Cusco early morning by bus and drive through the Sacred Valley to the community of Piscaycucho where we cross the Urubamba River by bridge and begin the Inca Trail. We will follow a trail along the Urubamba River, enjoying stunning views of the snow-capped Mount Veronica (5830m) and reach the Inca archeological remains at Llactapata by mid-day. Continuing through lush farmland and woodlands, we climb gradually to our first campsite at Wayllabamba.
Meals: L, D
Maximum Altitude: 2,950m / 9,678ft
Minimum Altitude: 2,250m / 7,382ft
Distance: 12km / 7.5mi
Walking Time: 5-6 hrs
After breakfast and an early start, we begin a steep climb through the Andean cloud forest and highland puna to the highest point on our trek, Warminwanusca, or Dead Woman’s Pass. During our ascent, we will enjoy the wide variety of plant, flower, and bird species supported by this unique eco-climate. Once we reach the pass, our challenge is rewarded by an astonishing panoramic view of the Vilcanota and Vilcabamba mountain ranges. From here, we descend into the Pacaymayo river valley and on to our second campsite at Pacaymayo.
Meals: B, L, D
Maximum Altitude: 4,200m / 13,780ft
Minimum Altitude: 2,950m / 9,678ft
Distance: 11km / 6.8mi
Walking Time: 6-7 hrs
This day we follow ancient stone paths and steps over Runkuracay Pass to the well-preserved Inca remains of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, and Phuyupatamarca. We will view the Incas’ complex architectural style and reverence for natural geography and beauty. After heading down the sub-tropical Andean slope we reach another strategic and aesthetically-situated site at Wiñay Wayna, where we camp for the night.
Meals: B, L, D
Maximum Altitude: 3,975m / 13,041ft
Minimum Altitude: 2,550m / 8,366ft
Distance: 16km / 9.9mi
Walking Time: 8 hrs
Leaving Wiñay Wayna, we continue through the highland jungle to our destination: Intupunku, or the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu. Arriving at daybreak, we catch our first breathtaking view of this historical wonder. We have the rest of the day to learn about and explore the main complex of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary before taking the train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Maximum Altitude: 2,700m / 8,858ft
Minimum Altitude: 2,000m / 6,562ft
Distance: 5km / 3.1mi
Walking Time: 2 hrs
NOTE: If you need to rent any equipment such as a sleeping bag, water-proof poncho, hiking poles etc, please let us know in advance, we will secure them for you, without any deposit (most of the rent camping shops in town will ask 60 dollars deposit plus rental fee.)
PRICE: 850 USD$ per person when booking 2 people
PRICE: 790 USD$ per person when booking 3 people
PRICE: 710 USD$ per person when booking 4 people
PRICE: 680 USD$ per person when booking 5- 8 people