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Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks 4 Days is the most popular trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top five treks in the World! In just 45 kilometers/27 miles, it manages to combine beautiful Andes mountain scenery, lush cloud forest locations, and subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones sites from km 82 to Wiñaywayna. The final destination is Machu Picchu via Sun Gate “Inti Punko” place where you will have the best panoramic view of Machu Picchu and its surroundings.

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  • Inca Trail Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 “Piscacucho” – Ayapata
  • Inca Trail Day 2: Ayapata – Dead Woman’s & Runkuracay Pass – Chaquicocha Camp
  • Inca Trail Day 3: Chaquicocha – Wiñaywayna Camp
  • Inca Trail Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour

Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 “Piscacucho” – Ayapata

Our trek Machu Picchu Inca trail starts early in the morning leaving Cusco city, 3,300 m/11,000 ft., to Piscacucho 2,663 m/8,735 ft., by bus (also known as KM 82). Here we meet with our Inca porters, and show our Inca trail permits at the checkpoint. We walk alongside the Urubamba river with views of snow-capped peaks, before passing over the Llactapata Incan site. We then continue hiking to our first campsite at Ayapata.

Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks – Note: Camps are regulated by UGM head office which is in charge of Inca roads. It depends on which time of the year you are booking your Inca trail reservations as to the location of our camp permits.

Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks Summary 

  • Inca Trail 4 Days trek briefing with your trekking guide the night before at your hotel at 6:00 PM
  • Early morning pickup from your hotel
  • Transfer service by touristic transport to Km 82, 2,720 m/8,923 ft.
  • Archaeological sites of Cana Marka and Llactapata (exceptional views from the natural lookout)
  • Lunch at Hatun Chaca village (big bridge) at approximately 1:30 PM
  • Camping in Ayapata 3,300 m/10,829 ft [Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks]
  • Hiking  distance: 14 km/8.6 miles “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”
  • Weather: Changes from hot to warm [travel to machu picchu]
  • Elevation gained: from 2,720 m/8,923 ft. to 3,300 m/10,829 ft.
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Inca Trail 4 Days - Begin the Adventure

Inca Trail 4 Days – Begin the Adventure

Day 2: Ayapata – Dead Woman’s & Runkuracay Pass – Chaquicocha Camp

Today is the most amazing and challenging part of the hiking machu picchu . You will climb up to Llulluchapampa where the hike becomes truly spectacular with vistas that more than fill the description “adventure vacation.” All members of our team including travelers and the team support, the porters,  reach the Dead Woman’s Pass “Warmiwañusca,” which is 4,200 m/13,779 ft.

We then descend down to the Pacaymayo Valley, 3,526 m/11,566 ft. where we eat our lunch. After lunch we ascend to Runkuracay pass (one hour and a half to climb to the top of the second pass). Also today we explore Inca places such as Runkuracay, Sayacmarka, Concha Marka, and some natural lookouts along the trail. The second night’s campsite is usually at Chaquicocha. Be aware that this is the coldest night, so bring with you a very good sleeping bag and warm equipment “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”.

Peru Inca Trail Summary 

  • Trekkers from around the world survive the two highest Andes passes: Warmiwañusca and Runkuracay
  • Explore the two Incan sites of Runkuracay and Sayacmarka
  • Weather: several different micro-climates
  • Lunch at Pacaymayo located between the 2 passes
  • Walking distance: 16 km/9.9 miles “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”
  • We trek routes and use campsites to avoid crowds
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Inca Trail 4 Days - Runcuracay Pass

Inca Trail 4 Days – Runcuracay Pass

Day 3: Chaquicocha – Wiñaywayna Camp

After a wake-up call of Coca tea in your tents, we enjoy breakfast, and then continue following the most astonishing track of the Inca trail with a lot of excellent vistas. We have to move down more than up in order to conquer the forest. We visit several places on this part of the trek: Phuyupatamarka temple, Intipata Inca terracing system, and the Wiñaywayna Inca site. The Inca trail becomes increasingly more dramatic as it leads down to the next campsite of Wiñaywayna. Tonight we say goodbye to our Inca trail porters, because we will leave our campsite early the next morning for Machu Picchu.

Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks Summary 

  • Today is the easiest day trek into the cloud forest
  • Explore 3 Incan sites: Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, and Wiñaywayna
  • Elevation: We descend from 3,600 m/11,811 ft. to camp 2,600 m/8,530 ft., the last campsite of the Inca Trail located behind Machu Picchu
  • Trekking Distance: 10 km/6.2 miles “Classic Inca Trail 4 Days
  • Lunch at Wiñaywayna 
  • Free afternoon to recover energy for the next day and Machu Picchu
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Inca Trail 4 Days - WiñayWayna

Inca Trail 4 Days – WiñayWayna

Day 4: Machu Picchu Tours  

Tours of Machu Picchu is open at 6:00 am.

  • Trek the last trace of the Inca trail towards Inti Punku, “Sun Gate”
  • Guided tour of 2 to 3 hours for exploring Machu Picchu, “the 7th new wonder”
  • Walking distance: 5 km/3 miles
  • By bus descend to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included)
  • Afternoon train return service from Machu Picchu train station to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Afternoon or night transfer service from Ollantaytambo to Cusco city by car
  • Meal: Breakfast
Inca Trail 4 Days - Machu Picchu Tour

Inca Trail 4 Days – Machu Picchu Tour

Additional Info “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”

Overseas Adventure travel to Machu Picchu Difficulty

  • Distance: 45 km/28 miles
  • Duration: 4 days/3 nights
  • When to go: The best time to visit is April through October. It’s the busy season, especially June to August, but it’s also the dry season.
  • Altitude: 2,720 m/8,817 ft. to 4,215 m/13,818 ft.
  • Difficulty: The trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.
  • Longest Day: Day 2, approximately 16 km/9.9 miles [Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks]
  • Coldest Night: Day 2 around 0º Celsius/32° Fahrenheit
  • Peru Tours Temperatures: From minus 4ºC to 28ºC/ 39° Fahrenheit to 82° Fahrenheit
  • Note: Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks – Inca Trail is closed in February.

Our Classic Inca Trail tour includes 

  • Trek briefing with your guide.
  • Professional trek guide
  • Second tour guide for groups of 9+
  • Private transport and professional driver (to the starting point of hike – km 82)
  • All entrance tickets and permits for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Park.
  • Indigenous porters to carry camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food and fresh vegetables.
  • Extra porter to carry 6 kg/13.2 lb. personal items (You just need to carry your day backpack with everything you will need during the day.)
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Village
  • Machu Picchu guided tour (2 hrs) and free time for you.
  • 1 train ticket from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo village (Expedition Tourist Train)
  • 1 bus ticket from Machu Picchu Park to Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • 3 nights camping “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”
  • Spacious tents/Sleeping mat.
  • We provide a duffle bag for personal items.
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day on (for drinking during hike)
  • One chef and assistant cook
  • Excellent Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request.)
  • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
  • Wake up to coca tea in your tent.
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
  • Kondor Path Tours uses walkie-talkies on all treks.
  • Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
  • All local taxes

Classic Inca Trail 4 Days Does Not Include

  • Sleeping bag!
  • Water on Day 1
  • Energy snacks. So it would be useful to bring some such as as chocolate bars and dried fruits.
  • Breakfast on Day 1, Lunch on Day 4
  • $ 75 Waynapicchu MT.
  • Tips: Guide, Chef, Porters
  • In an effort to reduce plastic waste on the trail we encourage our guests to use refillable water bottles

Classic Inca Trail 4 Days Peru Treks Bring

  • A good day pack: such as Eagle Creek Afar Backpack (Appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings.)
  • Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • 3 pairs of trekking pants (not jeans), 1 hiking, 1 cotton–which is just enough. Please spray both pairs with an insect repellent spray before the trip.
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night
  • 1 rain jacket: The first night the temperature can be as low as – 5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit. A rain jacket can be helpful, because there are rainy days even in the dry season!
  • 1 warm/winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/gloves, scarf and woolen hat for cold nights).
  • 4 pairs of underwear, 6 pairs of socks (Bamboo or cotton/nylon-blend socks dry faster than 100 percent cotton, which lose their softness when air-dried.) It is nice to have a couple of extra pairs of socks to change into at night when you’re not hiking. Also, we recommend bringing both really heavy hiking socks and lighter socks as well as the weather is variable, so you want to make sure you’re not too cold or too hot.
  • 4 shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 1 good sleeping bag liner which is super lightweight and easy to pack. This definitely does its job!
  • Travel-size tissues and wet wipes–The air is cold and damp, so your nose is going to run a lot. Everyone seems to run out of tissues by the end of the trek. Also, most bathrooms do not have toilet paper (if you even get a bathroom), so wet wipes are key.
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptoms.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Bug spray with 30% DEET in it–which you need, but it doesn’t work very well. The issue with Cusco outdoor is that most of the bugs are not mosquitoes. They are these small flies you can’t even see that leave weird bites that first look like you pricked your finger and then blow up into itchy red bumps. Unfortunately, these bugs seem to bite you no matter what kind of spray you put on, so bringing some anti-itch ointment could be helpful.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camel-back
  • Water (Only for first day of the hike, as we will provide you with water throughout the rest of the hike).
  • Digital Camera and film [Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks]
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip flops to change into at night. Your toes will thank you!
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste/floss, shampoo/conditioner, brush/comb, Vaseline (great for potential blisters on the feet), feminine hygiene products, deodorant, nail clippers/file/tweezers, spare glasses and/or prescription, mini-eyeglass repair kit, contact lenses and supplies, hand sanitizer etc. Pack what you need, but pack light.
  • Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach) because some people get an upset stomach on the trek. Also, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can be helpful to help with aches and pains after  8-10 hours of hiking each day.
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes “Classic Inca Trail Peru Trek”
  • Something to read in the evenings (tour machu picchu).
  • Extra money for drinks, tips in soles for cooks, horsemen, guides. (USD$60-70)
  • Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220) Classic Inca Trail Peru Trek
Inca Trail 4 Days - Machu Picchu

Inca Trail 4 Days – Machu Picchu

Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks 4D/3N

GROUP SERVICE: US$ 690. p/person.

* To open a new date of hike we need at least three trekkers!

** Personal Porter Included In the Price! to carry 6 kg/13.2 lb. for personal items (You just need to carry your day backpack with everything you will need during the day.)

*** Kondor Path Tours operates the Inca Trail route; our groups are not shared with third parties.

**** Student discounts applies to students holding a valid Green ISIC card. “$ 30 off per person”

PRIVATE SERVICE: US$ 750. p/person.

* To open a new date of hike we need at least two hikers!

RESPONSIBLE Inca Trail OPERATOR, we are Specialists, working with NATIVE PEOPLE (Sensitive & Sustainable Machu Picchu travel company).

Upgrade options

  • + US$ 75.  p/person. Huayna Picchu entrance fee (book in advance this extra option)
  • + US$ 75.  p/person. Vistadome Train (One Way).

Optional Items

  • US$ 25. Sleeping Bag. Please note that if you are over 1.95 meters/6´4″ tall then you won’t be able to rent a sleeping bag in Cusco. In this case it is recommended that you bring your own.
  • US$ 20. Walking pole
  • US$ 25. Inflatable mattress
  • US$ 75. Single tent supplement
  • US$ 75. Personal porter to carry extra 7kg/15.4 lb of personal items

Important Notes “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”

Hiking the inca trail 4 Days Peru Treks NEED A PERMIT: In order to book your Inca Trail tour to Machu Picchu, the Peruvian authorities cap the number of Inca Trail trekking permits to 500 people per day; everyone who enters the trail needs a permit including the trekker, guide, porters and other support staff. Permits often sell out several months in advance (5 to 8 months in advance), so you must book well ahead to secure your place. When you fill in our booking form you must fill in alternative start dates that are possible for you to begin the trek and these have to valid. If your preferred date is sold out we will use one of these alternative dates for your permit. Once we purchase your permit from the National Park office (INC & UGM), you are 100% confirmed to start this day. This date cannot be changed. Permits are completely non-refundable or transferable, so please make sure the date you booked is a good date to start this adventure. Your permit is linked to your name and passport number. If you change your passport after booking your Inca Trail trek permit or you plan to travel with a different passport, you MUST also bring the passport you used to book your permit, or you will not be able to trek the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.

HUAYNA PICCHU: Only 400 people can climb this mountain, so it needs to be booked in advance, and the price is $65 per person. It is recommended to climb Huayna Picchu at 10-11 AM time slot as otherwise you miss your guided tour. It is recommended to have this booked about 2 to 3 months in advance in order to secure your permit “Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks”.

EXTRA NIGHT: If you want to stay longer at Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes village), then you can book an extra night at the village. Just let us know that you plan to stay an extra night so we organize your return train and transport for the next day to Cusco. You can either organize your accommodation by yourself or we can assist with making bookings. If you were thinking of going back to Machu Picchu the next day, then you will have to buy a new entrance fee to Machu Picchu and the bus tickets for around $70 (book in advance).

Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu (4 days / 3 nights)

  • Inca Trail Availability 2, 3, 4, 6 & 12 day treks – Bookings in advance

Note: We will buy your [Machu Picchu inca trail] permit using your names & passport numbers that you send us with your trek booking application. You must bring these same passports with you to Cusco and take them on the Inca Trail. If the name or number in your passport is different from the name and number on the trek permit, the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund!

Kondor Path Tours HOW TO BOOK

The Classic Inca Trail 4 Days Peru Treks WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED without a completed booking form and deposit sent to There is a $300 per person deposit needed. All deposits are fully non-refundable. We accept payments through PayPal which will incur a 6% merchant fee paid by the traveler, we will email you your booking invoice and confirmation once your information and deposit are received.

Classic Inca Trail 4D/3N


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Classic Inca Trail 4D/3N

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Inca Trail Group Service 4 days / 3 nights

Programed Departures

Depart. Date Group size Avail. Tour
2018-04-12 16 16 Inca Trail 4D [2018] Join us
2018-04-22 16 16 Inca Trail 4D [2018] Join us
2018-05-10 16 16 Inca Trail 4D [2018] Join us
2018-06-21 16 16 Inca Trail 4D [2018] Join us
2018-07-10 16 16 Inca Trail 4D [2018] Join us
2018-07-15 16 16 Inca Trail 4D [2018] Join us
2018-07-20 16 16 Inca Trail 4D [2018] Join us
2018-07-25 16 16 Inca Trail 4D [2018] Join us

Trip Details

Duration: 4 Days and 3 Night trekking along the Classic Inca Trail
Sites to visit: Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks - Inca sites on Day 1, 2, 3, 4
Tour Style: Adventure
Recommended group size: Min (2 Hikers), Max. (16 Ppl.)
Highlight: Best hike in South America [Classic Inca Trail Peru Treks]
Location: Machu Picchu - Peru South America
Physical Level: 4 Days and 3 Night trekking along the Classic Inca Trail
Total Travel Distance: 45 Km / 26 Miles
Departures: All year except February
Recommended age for the tour: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a Kondor Path Tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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