Inca Trail Hike 3 Days is the Machu Picchu trail for three-day exploration. Inca trail [Peru Tours] begins in Cusco when we go by van to km 82 to start. The journey is 23 miles – 45 km, and the designated camps are Llulluchapampa.
Inca Trail Hike 3 Days along the path towards Machu Picchu requires excellent physical condition. Hiking for three days is to avoid crowds and provides perfect physical activity for your body. The journey is 23 miles – 45 kilometers, and the designated camps are Llulluchapampa (before the big summit – Warmiwañusca 4200 mt.), Phuyupatamarca (thirst summit located in the jungle). From this place, we go to Machupicchu via sun gate (Inti Punko). If there is not much time in Peru and you want to visit the original Inca Trail, this is the best.
The magnificent adventure begins at 4:30 am; we head straight to the 82 km of the railway through the sacred valley of the Incas (02 hours and 20 min ride). We will serve a continental breakfast in the style of KONDOR PATH in the parking area. After packing the adventure baggage with our porters, we will begin trekking through the Inca trail tours s. The first 04 hours of hiking are moderate – easy to get to Wayllabamba. The good news is that we will be very far from most groups and be in more contact with the nature of Peru treks. In Llulluchapampa, you have afternoon tea (with coca leaf and Andean corn popcorn).
Coca-tea starts the activity of hiking. We are two hours away from the top of Warmiwañusca, 4200 m. The easy part of hiking is between Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca.
Tour Summary Inca Trail 3 Days
The whole group of hikers arrives at Machu Picchu at 9 am to begin our exploration tour through the ruins of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
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The Inca Trail, or the Camino del Inca, was a path through the Andes that led to Machu Picchu. The Park is home to the scarce Andean spectacled bear (which you are unlikely to see), more than 400 species of birds, and a plethora of orchids and other plants. The trail is 43 km/27 miles of almost continuous stone stairs.
More than 350,000 people each year take the trip, making it the most popular trail on the continent and one of the most popular.
YES! We recommend you make a reservation for the Inca Trail, check available spaces on our Inca Trail availability page, and pay your entrance fee well in advance.
Due to the rainy season and maintenance work, the Inca Trail is closed in February. Machu Picchu is still open for other classic tours.
The trekking permits are limited to 500 per day (200 tourists and 300 staff (porters, cooks, and guides). Usually, this includes the 2-Day Inca Trail and 4-day treks, and the 6-day Salkantay trek. It estimates that 160 hikers enter the 4-day Inca Trail, 25 on the 2-day tour.
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The total distance covered on the Inca Trail is 42 km (26 miles). The Government assigns campsites along the Inca Trail, so it is difficult to determine the distance to be covered in a day, but expect to walk 6 to 9 hours daily.
Altitude or mountain sickness usually occurs very few to our visitors; Kondor Path Tours recommends good physical preparation and acclimatization for 02 days in Cusco.
You should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and drink plenty of water or take some pills for altitude sickness pre-registered by your doctor. If the illness is more severe, we must return to the point of care to be treated.
Since June 2002, independent hikers have been prohibited on the Inca Trail. Regulations state that a qualified professional guide must accompany each hiker. The Government controls access to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail.
Companies must meet specific requirements that demonstrate professional guides, good camping equipment, radio communicators, and knowledge of emergency first aid, including oxygen. Their license is renewed every year in early March.
Kondor Path Tours, an Inca Trail tour operator since 2014
You must carry your valid ID (passport or DNI) to enter the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu. Bring your original passport and get the Machu Picchu stamp at the entrance.
During the Inca Trail, our porters set up camping tents with a sleeping bag just for you, plus an inflatable mattress. The porters carry all the camping equipment for you to enjoy an excellent adventure during the Inca Trail.
Kondor Path Tours offers the following alternative treks to the Inca Trail.
Our staff, always thinking about the environment, will carry the necessary water for the 3-day trek, so we recommend bringing bottled water. Our team will provide you with boiled water for breakfast and lunch. You will also have water to wash your hands. Collecting water from rivers or streams is possible, but it is necessary to use purification tablets.
The shorter Inca Trail is for those hikers with limited time who wish to do a more leisurely hike. This hike starts at km 104 and ascends to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna before continuing to Machu Picchu.
As you do not have much time in Machu Picchu on the first day, most people spend the night in the town of Aguas Calientes and return to Machu Picchu again the next day.
This trail is subject to Inca Trail regulations, and you must book trekking permits well in advance.
Porters carrying your items can be hired separately, costing between US$130 and US$150 for the 4-day trek. If the whole group is satisfied with the service, try to ensure each porter takes home an extra tip.
The climate in Cusco: The mountainous region of Cusco has well-defined winter and summer seasons. Winter days (June to August) are very sunny and warm, but the temperature drops to almost zero at night. The rainy season is from January to March. December and January are two of the most pleasant months for hiking.
You have to be fit. It is a common misconception that because so many people make the Inca Trail, then it must be accessible. It is not. The trail is 45 km (26 miles) long and involves a lot of physical effort. On the second day, you climb almost 1200 m (about 4000 ft). Combined with the high altitude (lack of oxygen) and extreme weather (you can easily get sunburned from the high altitude during the day, and temperatures can drop to below freezing at night), the hike can be hard work.
However, all this suffering can make the final arrival at Machu Picchu even more enjoyable.
The maximum group size allowed is 16 people. Typically group tours are between 12 and 16 people.
Yes, restrooms are, but they are fundamental with little water. If there are no restrooms at the campsites, our staff will set up a restroom tent just for the group.
PRICES PER PERSON 2023. Andes hiking to Machu Picchu, Hike with Kondor Path Tours!
*Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.
By PeruRail / PER PERSON
+ $35 Vistadome train (MACHUPICCHU – POROY) Outbound Journey
+ $50.00 Vistadome train (MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO) + Transfer to Cusco from Ollantaytambo
+ $445.00 Hiram Bingham train (Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY) Inbound Journey
This applies to the following services
3 Day Inca Trail Machu Picchu Fee
College students$30 off
Inca Trail 3 Days
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