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5 Day Inca Trail Hike

5 Day Inca Trail Hike

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5 Day Inca Trail Hike
Tour Type
Hiking & Camping Tours
5 Day Inca Trail Hike
Maximun Altitude
4,215m/13,828 ft.
5 Day Inca Trail Hike
Physical Level
Strenuous
5 Day Inca Trail Hike
Recommended Season
March to December

5 Day Inca Trail Hike

Price from: $ 835.00 USD (See: Pricing)

5 Day Inca Trail Hike Overview Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through the Andes Mountains and explore the ancient ruins of the Inca civilization. This 5-day trek will take you through breathtaking landscapes, including snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and high-altitude plateaus. DAY 1: Cusco-Inca Trail Wayllabamba DAY 2: Wayllabamba-Pacaymayo DAY 3: Pacaymayo-Phuyupatamarca DAY 4: Phuyupatamarca-Machupicchu […]

Tour Plan: Cusco | Km 82 | Ayapata | Dead Woman's Pass | Runcurakay | Sayacmarca | Puhuyupatamarca | Wiñaywayna | Sun Gate | Machupicchu Pueblo | Machu Picchu Ruins

Astonishing the 5 Day Inca Trail Trek

5 Day Inca Trail Hike: The hiking adventure takes the same route as in the 4-day version of the Inca Trail. Enjoy more time on each day of your adventure experience, heading towards the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where you can explore incredible ruins along the network of Inca Trails! Like stunning scenic landscapes from the Andes to the cloud forest.

Excellent Inca Trail 5 Day Trek to Machu Picchu: Discover the cultural history of the Inca culture with the large and impressive ruins of this area.

Enjoy each camp with double tents, a kitchen, dining tents, and all the adventure equipment so that the 5-day adventure of the Inca Trail is pleasant on your next vacation in Peru.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the Andes Mountains with our 5-day Inca Trail trek. This itinerary will take you through stunning landscapes and past ancient ruins and culminate in the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu.

Overview

5 Day Inca Trail Hike Overview

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through the Andes Mountains and explore the ancient ruins of the Inca civilization. This 5-day trek will take you through breathtaking landscapes, including snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and high-altitude plateaus.

DAY 1: Cusco-Inca Trail Wayllabamba
DAY 2: Wayllabamba-Pacaymayo
DAY 3: Pacaymayo-Phuyupatamarca
DAY 4: Phuyupatamarca-Machupicchu Pueblo
DAY 5: Machupicchu Pueblo, Machu Picchu Ruins, Cusco

5 Day Inca Trail Trek Highlights

Why You’ll Love the Inca Trail 5 Day Trek

  • A great adventure of a lifetime with the 5-Day Inca Trail Hike. Kondor Path Tours provides everything you need to know to make the most of your journey.
  • Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with our 5-day Inca Trail Trek. Experience breathtaking views and ancient ruins along the way.
  • Adventure on a journey through the Andes with our five-day Inca Trail tour. Discover the beauty of Peru and its fascinating culture on this unforgettable adventure.

Itinerary

5 Day Inca Trail Hike Itinerary

DAY 1

Start the Trek from KM 82 to Wayllabamba.

On the first day of the Inca Trail trek, we will start at KM 82 and hike to Wayllabamba.

This is a relatively easy day of hiking, covering a distance of approximately 12km. Along the way, we will pass through small villages and enjoy stunning views of the Andes Mountains.

We will also have the opportunity to visit the archaeological site of Llactapata before arriving at our campsite in Wayllabamba. This is an excellent opportunity to acclimate to the altitude and get to know your fellow trekkers.

Food

1L, 1D.

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

11km (6.8 miles)

Hiking Time

4 to 5 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

KM 82: 2,703m (8,868 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Tarayoc: 2,700m (8,858 ft)

Highest Altitude

Wayllabamba: 3,000m (9,842 ft)

DAY 2

Trek from Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo.

On day 2 of the Inca Trail trek, we will wake up early and begin our ascent to the highest hike point, Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman’s Pass), at 4,215m.

This is the most challenging trek day, covering a distance of approximately 11km. However, the stunning views of the Andes Mountains and the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit make it all worth it.

After a well-deserved break, we will continue our descent to our campsite in Pacaymayo. We will pass through beautiful cloud forests and see more Inca ruins.

Food

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

9km (5.5 miles)

Hiking Time

7 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Wayllabamba: 3,000m (9,842 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Pacaymayo: 3,630m (11,909 ft)

Highest Altitude

Warmiwañuska Pass: 4,231m (13,881 ft)

DAY 3

Trek from Pacaymayo to Wiñay Wayna.

On day 3 of the Inca Trail trek, we will wake up early and hike to the second-highest pass, Runkuracay (3,970m). From there, we will descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca and continue to the beautiful Phuyupatamarca ruins.

After lunch, we will hike through the cloud forest to our final campsite at Wiñay Wayna. This campsite offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and is near the impressive Wiñay Wayna ruins.

Food

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

3, Demanding

Walking Distance

13km (8 miles)

Hiking Time

7.5 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Pacaymayo: 3,630m (11,909 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Wiñaywayna: 2,650m (8,694 ft)

Highest Altitude

Runkuracay Pass: 3,971m (13,028 ft)

DAY 4

Trek from Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu.

On the fourth day of the Inca Trail trek, we will wake up early and hike to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) to catch our first glimpse of Machu Picchu. From there, we will descend to the iconic ruins and spend some hours exploring this ancient wonder.

Our knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the history and significance of Machu Picchu. Then we take the bus to Machu Picchu Pueblo, where we will spend the night in a comfortable hotel.

Food

B

Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

2-hour guided tour

Starting Altitude

Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)

DAY 5

Explore Machu Picchu and Return to Cusco.

The fifth and final day of our Inca Trail trek is dedicated to exploring the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. We will spend the day wandering through the intricate stone structures, learning about the history and significance of this great site.

In the evening, we will take the train back to Cusco. This marks the end of our unforgettable 5-day journey through the Andes Mountains and the Inca Empire.

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Inclusions

5 Day Inca Trail Hike INCLUSIONS

Accommodation

  • Tent: 2 people in a 4-person capacity tent, which allows for greater comfort.
  • Bathroom tent
  • Inca foam mattress.
  • One night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a 3-star hotel, a Nice hotel with a private bathroom and WiFi

Meals

  • A dining tent with folding tables and chairs for camping and a kitchen tent to prepare meals
  • Cooks specialized in food preparation in the Andes.
  • Kitchen equipment to prepare food.
  • Food: 04 breakfasts, 04 lunches, 04 dinners.
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Lunch on the last day
  • Boiled water was then cooled to drink on the walk.

Transport

  • Pickup is at your hotel on the morning of the first day.
  • Private transportation from Cusco to the beginning of the Inca Trail, kilometer 82
  • Bus between Machu Picchu Pueblo and Machu Picchu Ruins (up and down)
  • Train ticket: Expedition by Peru Rail or Inca Rail from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo
  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Hiking Team

  • Tour guide with command of the English language, plus an assistant guide for groups of more than nine hikers.
  • Porters, who carry camping equipment, food, and kitchen utensils
  • We provide duffel bags for your items (up to 8 kg/17 lb per person) at your briefing.

Safety

First aid kit plus an emergency portable oxygen bottle for the 5-Day Inca Trail Trek

EXCLUSIONS

  • Flights to and from Cusco
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Breakfast on the first morning
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Entrance to the hot springs
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Tips for the guide, cook, and porters

What should you bring for the Inca Trail 5 Day Trek?

  • You must bring your original passport.
  • A small backpack to carry the necessary items for the walk each day.
  • A down jacket is great for the Andes.
  • Hiking pants with shorts, as daytime temperatures can be pretty warm, but temperatures drop as soon as the sun goes down.
  • Rain poncho or waterproof jacket.
  • Hiking boots.
  • Extra socks.
  • A sleeping bag with resistance -15 °C (5 °F)
  • Flashlight
  • A high-factor sunscreen (SPF), a sun hat, and sunglasses

Notes on the Inca Trail 5 Day Trek:

Machu Picchu Tickets are valid for a single entry, and re-entry is impossible! To re-enter, you have to buy a new entrance ticket in advance.

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Travel Guide

The 5-day Inca Trail is a popular trekking route in Peru that takes you through the Andes Mountains, following the ancient path of the Incas to the magnificent Machu Picchu. It is a more extended and immersive version of the classic Inca Trail trek.

The 5-day Inca Trail covers approximately 43 kilometers (26.7 miles) of hiking. It is spread over five days, allowing a more relaxed pace and additional time to explore the surrounding nature and archaeological sites.

Yes, a permit is required to hike the 5-day Inca Trail. The number of tickets is limited to protect the trail and ensure site preservation. It is essential to book your trek with a licensed tour operator well in advance to secure the necessary permits.

The 5-day Inca Trail is considered moderately challenging. It involves hiking on uneven terrain, ascending and descending steep slopes, and crossing high mountain passes. A good fitness level and some prior hiking experience are recommended to enjoy the trek fully.

The 5-day Inca Trail offers diverse and breathtaking scenery. You will pass through cloud forests, lush valleys, and high-altitude mountain passes and encounter stunning panoramic views of the Andes. The trail also passes by numerous Inca ruins and archaeological sites.

During the 5-day Inca Trail, you will be provided with camping accommodations. Typically, spacious tents, sleeping mats, and dining tents are provided by the tour operator. The campsites are set up along the trail and offer basic facilities such as toilets and dining areas.

There is no strict age restriction for the 5-day Inca Trail. However, due to the physical demands of the trek, it is generally recommended for participants who are at least 12 years old and in good health. It’s advisable to consult with tour operators regarding age restrictions and suitability for children.

Hiring a licensed guide is mandatory for hiking the 5-day Inca Trail. The guide leads the way and provides historical and cultural information about the trail and Machu Picchu. They ensure the group’s safety and assist with any issues.

Some essential items to pack for the 5-day Inca Trail include a valid passport, comfortable hiking shoes, lightweight clothing layers, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a rain jacket, a day pack, a refillable water bottle, snacks, insect repellent, and a camera to capture the beautiful surroundings.

The best time to hike the 5-day Inca Trail is during the dry season, generally from May to September. The weather is usually straightforward, with fewer rain chances, making for a more enjoyable trekking experience. However, it’s advisable to check weather conditions and consult with tour operators for the most up-to-date information.

Pricing Breakdown

5 Day Inca Trail Hike COST

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 2 830.00 USD
2 $ 1 762.00 USD
3 $ 1 454.00 USD
4 $ 1 302.00 USD
5 $ 1 203.00 USD
6 $ 1 117.00 USD
7 $ 1 053.00 USD
8 $ 996.00 USD
9 $ 988.00 USD
10 $ 949.00 USD
11 $ 931.00 USD
12 $ 903.00 USD
13 $ 887.00 USD
14 $ 865.00 USD
15 $ 852.00 USD
16 $ 835.00 USD

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TRAIN SERVICES

By PeruRail / PER PERSON

  • + $50.00 Vistadome train (MACHUPICCHU-OLLANTAYTAMBO) + Transfer to Cusco from Ollantaytambo
  • + $45 Vistadome train (one way: MACHUPICCHU – POTOY) Inbound Journey
  • + $445.00 Hiram Bingham train (Train MACHUPICCHU-POROY) Inbound Journey
EXTRA TICKETS
  • +$75 Huayna Picchu
  • +$75 Montaña
  • +$60 RE-ENTRY TO MACHU PICCHU
DISCOUNTS
  • This applies to the following services:
  • Machu Picchu Fee: 5 Day Inca Trail Trek College students: $20 off

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Ani T
Ani T
2023-12-21
Wonderul site, great tour operator and excellent guide We had an evening flight so wanted to do something during the first half of the day, really glad we picked this half-day tour of the Sillustani ruins. The tour agent (Kondor Path Tours) was very flexible about our pickup time and dropoff options, so that really helped. We were able to arrange a later pickup in the morning that included all our luggage and then they dropped us off at the Juliaca airport after the tour. But the Sillustani towers themselves are a real treat to see and learn about all their history. The site itself is very serene and beautiful, with the lake in the background from the main viewpoint. Our tour guide (Richy/Ricardo) was excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us not only the ancient history of Sillustani and the adjoining areas, but also a more contemporary history of Peru and the Puno region I have to add that he went over and above by even helping us to check our bags in at JUL airport!
ladyshalyn
ladyshalyn
2023-10-22
Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
Niels K
Niels K
2023-08-10
3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Anja
Anja
2023-08-05
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Khadija
Khadija
2023-07-26
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
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Jamee Marshall
2023-07-07
Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
Kristi V
Kristi V
2022-05-05
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
Anthony O
Anthony O
2022-05-05
Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
ReDA
ReDA
2020-01-14
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour. The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member. The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
theras2000
theras2000
2020-01-09
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
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