You can now hike the “Standard Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” with worries free since we’ll take care of all organizations including the Permits. Don’t miss out the beat adventure holiday
The Inca Trail was used as a communication system for the Incas to run from one place to another in the gigantic Inca Empire that stretched from southern Colombia to northern Argentina. There are different Inca trails to explore but, the most famous route of the Incas which will take you from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, is the Standard Inca Trail to Machu Picchu which you can complete in three days and the last day you’ll explore Machu Picchu; the same day in the afternoon you’ll return to Cusco by train. Machu Picchu is one of the Seven Wonders of the World; the walk takes you through beautiful landscapes and different Inca archaeological sites.
Availability on the Standard Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
We recommend that you do this hike from April to October, due to the dry season and the temperature is favorable also you’ll have the options to see the best views. Hike the Standard Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has a strict limit on the number of people who can use it (500 only), three hundred of them are intended for guides, porters and chefs; and only two hundred for visitors and hikers. Therefore, we recommend that you book this trip at least 6 to 8 months in advance.
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Day 1: Travel from Cusco by car to Pisqhakuchu (3:30 hours) and walk for 6 -7 hour to Huayllabamba community situated at 3,000masl. The distance of walking today is 11km.
Day 2: Trek from Huayllabamba over the highest pass located at 4,200masl, known as the “Dead woman pass” (the highest point of the entire trek) then walk down to Pacaymayo camp situated at 3,600masl. Today you’ll walk 12km
Day 3: Today is the longest day (17km) but the walk is very nice with many photo opportunities and you’ll explore several Inca sites. The camp is warm next to the Amazon, this region is known as the cloud forest.
Day 4: The last day you’ll start very early and walk for two hours before you arrive to Machu Picchu; enjoy an informative tour within Machu Picchu and the travel by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes from where you’ll return to Cusco by train.
The tour Includes
- Informative meeting one or two days before the tour.
- Transfer from your hotel to km. 82 or Pisqhakuchu (starting point of the trek)
- Permits for the Standard Inca Trail
- Entrance tickets to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
- Professional guide who speaks English and Spanish.
- Camping equipment (tents for 2 people, mattresses, kitchen equipment, tables and chairs).
- Porters carrying their camping and kitchen equipment.
- professional cook
- 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners: vegetarian meals or other dietary needs can be arranged at no additional cost.
- First aid bottles for children and oxygen.
- Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
Not included in the Tour
- First breakfast before the transfer the first day – lunch the last day in Aguas Calientes.
- Sleeping bags.
- Additional Porter for personal items.
- Tips are not included, but are optional.
Additional services – Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
- Trekking poles ($ 10 for a pair of poles)
- Additional transportation for personal items ($ 60 for 7 kilos – maximum 7 kilos)
- Upgrade to a single room in Aguas Calientes ($ 35)
- Vistadome train upgrade ($ 80)
- Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu ($ 75) – There is only limited space in Huayna Picchu (400 people per day), so it is a good idea to book in advance.
What do you need on the route of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?
- You must bring your original passport (International Student Card (ISIC) if applicable)
- Boots / walking shoes
- Waterproof jacket / raincoat
- Warm jacket, hat and gloves
- comfortable pants
- Sun hat
- Sunscreen (factor 35 recommended)
- Reusable plastic or metal water tank or camel bags
- Water for the first day, on the way it is possible to buy bottles of water from local families.
- personal medication
- Camera and camcorder
Optional items to bring
- Walking stick (with rubber tip)
- Plasters and bandages
- Flip flops
- Suit for hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
- Additional money for personal expenses, tips and tickets for the hot springs (the price of the ticket for the hot springs is: 4/10 US $ soles) (200 Peruvian new soles are recommended for the extra money)
Discounts: Standard Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
- With an ISIC card, you can get a discount ($ 20) on the Inca Trail; You must scan and send it to us at the time of your reservation.
- If you are under 17, you can get a discount ($ 20) on the Inca trail; You must scan and send us your passport at the time of booking.
- The itinerary may change depending on the Peruvian government, the climate and the state of health of the hikers.
- The train schedule may change depending on the availability of the train company.
- The train we provide is the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo: if someone book a train ticket at the last minute, they are not sure they can take the same train as the other group.
- If you want to change the schedules or tickets of your train, you must pay more for the transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco and for the change in the price of the train.