Best time: All Year(Except february)
Timing: 4 days Tours
Grade: Moderate

Day 01 – Cusco / Km 82 / Wayllabamba
An early start for your Inca Trail Adventure. Our guide will collect you from your hotel between 05:00am to 06:00am (time will be confirmed at your trek briefing) and we drive for about 2 ½ hours to the start point of the trek. On the way we’ll stop at Ollantaytambo and the guide will take you to a nice restaurant where you have breakfast (breakfast not included in trek price). After a good breakfast we’ll continue on to KM 82 (2600m /  8528ft) where we can start hiking the Inca Trail.
We´ll begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walking along the left bank of the river as it flows northwest.  Following the trail along flat terrain for a short time before climbing steadily up the Kusichaca River Valley.  The trail will take us up to a high lookout at 2950m / 9676ft where we can see across the valley to the impressive Incan City of Llactapata below.  We’ll then continue upwards to reach our first campsite in the community of Wayllabamba at an altitude of 3000m / 9840ft
Meals Included: Lunch , Dinner
Total distance:  12 km (7.5 miles)
Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3000m (9840 ft)

Day 02 – Wayllabamba / Pacaymayo
Today is the hardest day. We’ll start early to avoid the heat later in the day and we advise you to carry extra water, sweets, chocolate ( maybe some coca leaves to chew) to keep your energy level high and help with the altitude on this day.  We’ll have a long steep climb on a winding path to the top of the first high mountain pass of the trek  Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass) at a breathtaking altitude of 4200m / 13776ft. We may well see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on the nearby ichu (a type of grass which is one of the few plants that grow at this high altitude).
We’ll also cross an area of cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows, and also the Andean bear. We stop on the pass to admire the spectacular mountain views and then enjoy the long descent into the Pacaymayo Valley where we’ll set up camp (3600m / 11808ft)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Total distance:  11 km (6.8 miles)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,200 m (13,776 ft)

Day 03 – Pacaymayo / Wiñay Wayna
A day to marvel at the many Inca Constructions we’ll pass by.  We’ll have an early breakfast again, then continue hiking upwards once more, first coming to the small Inca site of Runkuracay (3800m / 12464ft). After looking around the ruins, we’ll climb for another 2 hours to reach the Qochapata pass (3900m / 12792ft) where the landscape opens up for expansive views of the snowy peaks of the Pumasillo Range. Then we’ll descend towards Yanacocha and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624m/11887ft). This is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular constructions, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easy climb, we’ll pass through an Inca Tunnel – a remarkable feat of ancient engineering given the tools at their disposal!  Finally, we’ll arrive at the top of yet another pass Abra Phuyupatamarca (3700m/12136ft). From here we’ll descend to visit the ruins of Phuyupatamarca. Then we have to descend down many stone Inca steps which lead us to Wiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft), an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, close to our camp.
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Total distance:  16 km (9.9 miles)
Estimated walking time: 8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,900 m (12,792 ft)

Day 04 – Wiñay wayna / Machu Picchu
We wake up at 04:00, have an early breakfast and then climb for about an hour to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate). From this fabulous spot we can see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu below us 2400 m (7872 ft).  From the Sungate we’ll descend towards Machu Picchu, entering the city through the “House of the Guardians” around 40 minutes later.  This is the high point of the Machu Picchu complex and from here we’ll continue to the control point where we have to register and leave our backpacks. We can then enjoy a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Wayna Picchu Mountain from where one can enjoy spectacular views of the whole of Machu Picchu and the valleys and mountains that surround it; or visit the Temple of the Moon and the impressive Inca Bridge below.  In the afternoon, we’ll meet in the town of Aguas Calientes and you’ll have a chance to take a swim at the famous baths near the town. In the late afternoon we’ll take the train back to the city of Cusco and transfer to your hotel. (Your guide will arrange the bus to Aguas Calientes and confirm the train departure time with you)
Arrival time in Cusco will depend on the train schedule, but it is generally between 08:30pm and 09:30pm
Meals Included: Breakfast
Total distance:  4 km (2.5 miles)
Estimated walking time: 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (8,829 ft)

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