Classic Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu
Classic Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu, is one of the best well-known and most popular treks to Machu Picchu in the world, this hike offers a range of impressive mountains, exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological diversity.
The trail crosses the high mountains. It is the highest pass at 4,200 meters above sea level (13,776 feet), which is passing Warmiwañusca, where you can get fantastic views, through the cloud forest and tropical vegetation. The hike shows different altitudes ranging from 2,220 to 4,200 meters above sea level. In the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, more than 250 species of orchids have been recorded, as well as numerous rare species of birds and reptiles, including several endangered species.
All about the Classic Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu.
The Inca Trail 4 days / 3 nights is a very popular excursion in the world, it is the perfect choice for travelers looking to discover new adventures.
This trail is part of the “Qapaq ñan”, a great system of roads that connected the Tahuantinsuyo with the capital of the Incas (Cusco), from where they were distributed along the Tahuantinsuyo formed by the countries of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.
This trail offers the tourist a great variety of ecosystems with an incredible view of the mountains and snow-capped mountains surrounded by abundant flora and fauna and accompanied by the Andean sunrise.
Itinerary Inca trail 4 days
- DAY 01: Cusco – km. 82 – Wayllabamba
- DAY 02: Wayllabamba -Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo
- DAY 03: Pacaymayo – Runkurakay – Sayamarca – Wiñayhuayna
- DAY 04: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco
The perfect option to get to know the Inca culture on the trails that lead to Machu Picchu.
- Vacation Style: Holiday Type, Camping, Guided Tours, adventure, Trekking
- Activity Level: Moderate 3/8
- Group Size: Small Group 4
- Cost: 650.00 dollars
The best Machu Picchu hiking tours is the famous Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu, have a long 26 miles (43 kilometers) from start to finish, is a sacred part of what was an extensive network of Inca trails called Qhapaq Ñan, which means “Royal Road”. Once the only route leading to the remote citadel, today it offers a unique way to reach the sacred ruins of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate.
CUSCO –OLLANTAYTAMBO – WAYLLABAMBA
We start the Inca Trail 4 days 3 nights at 5:20 am with the pickup of our travelers from their respective hotels, and then travel to the town of Ollantaytambo. Here you can buy snacks and things necessary for the trip, here you will have time to have breakfast.
From Ollantaytambo we will go to Km. 82 Piscacucho (2700 masl), place of the first control of the Inca Trail, then we will start the hike with our guide and team for 2 hours to reach Patallacta (2700 masl), from here we will continue for 45 minutes to the resting place, where lunch prepared by our chef is waiting for us, after a short break we will continue the hike for one hour and a half to reach Wayllabamba where we will have the campsite and spend the night.
WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO
We will have a splendid sunrise with the singing of the birds of the field, and we will taste an energizing breakfast and return to start our second day of trekking.
Our first destination is “Ayapata” or “Three Stones”, our guide will explain us the function of this unique place in the Inca period. Continuing our hike, we will reach the top of the “Warmiwañusca” (4200 masl).
From here we will open a descent trail through fields full of straw “Ichu”, we will taste the lunch prepared by our cook, take a short break and continue the descent.
Continuing the descent, we will arrive at the second camp in “Pacaymayo” (3500 masl) here we will have dinner and spend the night.
PACAYMAYO – RUNKURAKAY – SAYACMARCA – PUYUPUTUMARCA – WIÑAYHUAYNA
In the morning we will enjoy a delicious breakfast to continue our adventure along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. We will walk about 16 km long along a trail surrounded by jungle vegetation.
After an hour of walking we will arrive at “Runkurakay”, an archaeological center that shows a semicircular structured figure. Composed of towers that served as surveillance sites for the valley.
After visiting the archaeological center we will continue our visit to “Sayacmarca”, place where we will have our lunch, then we will continue the route to the third destination “Puyupatamarca” or “the place in the clouds” (3600 masl), Here we will observe a large hydraulic system that still works today.
Finally, after our tour we will arrive to our last campsite which will be in “Wiñay Huayna”, here we will have dinner and rest to finish the last part of the trek to “Machu Picchu”.
WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO
At 4:30 am we will have breakfast, then we will begin a short walk to reach the “IntiPunku”, from where we will appreciate the sunrise. And then descend to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Together with our guide we will take a tour of the main areas of the archaeological park, during 2 hours we will visit the streets, squares, urban areas, religious centers, and agricultural areas, which we will commemorate in our memories.
At the end of the tour we will descend to Machu Picchu Pueblo where you can have lunch, and have time for free activities, such as visiting the thermal baths, the waterfall of Machu Picchu, and other places of the place.
30 minutes before the departure of the train we will be at the train station of Machu Picchu Pueblo, to travel for one hour and 40 minutes to Ollantaytambo, here our transfer will be waiting for you to take you to the city of Cusco and take you to your accommodation.
We will finish our services leaving our travelers in their hotels or near the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.
- Transportation to km 82
- Entrance to the Inca Trail
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- 3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners
- Porters (only carry camping equipment)
- Tents and camping equipment
- First aid kit
- Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo return train
- Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Oxygen balloon
- The first breakfast (first day).
- The last lunch (4th day).
- Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu-Mountain Entrance.
- CONSETTUR Bus Tickets Round Trip
- Food not mentioned in the program.
- Expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Original documents provided for your reservation.
- Machu Picchu Backpack – Onboard Luggage Transfer Policy (Route to Machu Picchu):
- A small backpack containing water and personal items.
- Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, lipstick.
- Water bottle
- Pills for altitude sickness.
- Camera, external battery, photo memory.
- Additional national currency (soles)
- Have your migration card with you (in case of overnight stay in Machu Picchu town hotel).
Your Travel Guide at a glance
Where is Machu Picchu located?
Recently discovered a century ago, the citadel of Machu Picchu is located just above Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) in the Cusco region, at an altitude of 2,430 meters above sea level. Thousands of travelers and locals flock daily to one of the Seven Wonders of the World to witness a landscape like no other. And so, there are different ways to get to Machu Picchu that suit everyone’s tastes, from multiple hikes to taking the train, all of them mentioned in this post.
Peru is Won three awards with a Culinary Destination, Cultural Destination and World’s Leading Tourist Attraction.
What to take to the Inca Trail 4 days.
In this adventure on the Inca Trail we will go from Mountain to Mountain, that is why it is necessary to travel prepared since the Inca Trail 4 days we will be immersed in an adventure to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, for which it is necessary to bring:
- Divers, maybe a couple.
- Trekking shoes.
- Waterproof garments, during the way there may be drizzles and since this is very common.
- Wide-brimmed hats, in these times it is not news that the sun, even if it is not strong, burns.
- Towel and bathing suit, there are camping places where they put showers.
- It goes without saying that you need necessary underwear for every day.
- A small blanket for the nights, because these are really cold.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best hike in Peru?
The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days, in one of the best hike in Perú, that will take you along the ancient Inca trail to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Is there another short Inca Trail route?
YES. if you do not have enough time you can choose shortest hike to machu picchu the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days,