Covid EN

  • +51 979858544
  • info@inkayniperutours.com
  • +51 084 597097

Toll Free USA/Canada: 1-888-800-6927

Search by attraction or activity

Buscar Tours
  • English
  • Español

Classic Inca Trail To Machu Picchu - Group Service

  • Duration

    4 / 3

  • Price per person

    $689USD

13,779ft.

MAX. ALTITUDE 13,779ft.

2-8

GROUP SIZE 2-8

Tent

ACCOMMODATION Tent

3

LEVEL Moderate ACTIVITY LEVEL

  • Piscacucho
  • Wiñay Huayna
  • Machupicchu

The 04 day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is an unforgettable experience for any visitor who wants to dive deep into the ancient essence of the Inca culture.

Tour Map

View map >

Easy

These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.

Mild

A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.

Moderate

Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.

Challenging

“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.

Formidable

These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.

Highlights

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The 04 day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is an unforgettable experience for any visitor who wants to dive deep into the ancient essence of the Inca culture.

inca trail map

  • Trek to Machu Picchu through the classic Inca Trail is ideal for combining culture, nature, and living traditions.
  • The Classic Inca Trail is one of our most popular trips to the region. A unique experience, Peru’s number one trek, and one of the most well-known and popular treks in the world.
  • Enjoy a gorgeous 4-day hike to Machu Picchu along original paved Inca pathways, a variety of fascinating Inca sites, and the beautiful scenery of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
  • Likewise, the Classic Inca Trail or Inka trail 04 day is one of those things that everyone should do once in their life. Be you young or old, in good shape or bad. The Inca Trail is for everyone and is a must-do if you plan to visit Machu Picchu.

Inkayni Peru Tours offers DAILY DEPARTURES, as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers. We can leave any day of the week as long as permits are available from the government. Above all, remember, permits are only needed for your START DATE. Check Classic Inca Trail  availability: Inca Trail Availability 

1

DAY 1: CUSCO – PISKACUCHO KM 82 – LLACTAPATA – WAYLLABAMBA

Firstly, pick up from your hotel between 04:00 to 5:00, Transfer to km 82 ( 2720 m / 8923 Ft ). Start our classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, hiking through Archaeological sites of kanabamba, Llactapata ( quechua names )Lunch at Taray village at 1.30 pm aproxx. After that, Camping in Wayllabamba ( 3300 meters / 9842 ft )

  • Walking Distance – 12km / 7.45 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 2720 m. / 8923 ft.
  • Highest Elevation – 3000 m. / 9842 ft.
  • Campsite Elevation – 3000 m. / 9842 ft.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
2

DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA – DEAD WOMEN’s PASS – PACAYMAYU

Similarly, Wake up time & breakfast, hiking through the highest point (Dead Woman Pass), great views. Lunch and siesta Tea time or high tea.

  • Walking Distance – 11km / 6.83 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3000 m. / 9842 ft.
  • Highest Elevation – 4200 m. / 13779 ft.
  • Campsite Elevation – 3580 m. / 11700 ft.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
3

DAY 3: PACAYMAYU – CHAQUIKOCHA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

In the same vein, Wake up time & breakfast, Inca cities and original Inca path, the first view of Machu Picchu Mountain (machu picchu altitude 3061 m). We will get to visit Winayhuayna Inca ruins.

  • Walking Distance – 16km / 9.94 miles
  • Starting Elevation –3580 m. / 11700 ft.
  • Highest Elevation – 4000 m. / 13123 ft.
  • Campsite Elevation – 2680 m. / 8792 ft.
  • Difficulty: Formidable
4

DAY 4: WIÑAY WAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

To sum up, Hiking to Inti Punku the “Sun Gate”Guided tour in Machu Picchu, Climb to Huayna Picchu hike ( book it in advance ). Descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch, Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo , Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. End the classic inca trail hike.

  • Walking Distance – 5km / 3.10 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 2680 m. / 8792 ft.
  • Highest Elevation – 2730 m. / 8956 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy

Itinerary

DAY 1: PISKACUCHO KM 82 – TO WAYLLABAMBA 

Firstly, to start our adventure through the classic Inca trail,  Inkayni Peru Tours will pick you up from where ever you are staying in Cusco, Urubamba, or Ollantaytambo. Pick-up from Cusco will be between 4 to 5 AM, from Urubamba or Ollantaytambo will be confirmed at your briefing.

Subsequently, We will board our private transportation for the 1.5 hour trip into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Upon reaching the end of the road, known as kilometer 82 ” first Inca Trail checkpoint to begin our trek”. Here we will briefly introduce you to our crew and upon crossing the bridge at the Urubamba River. So, here begins our 4-day adventure or 4 day classic Inca trail hike.

This first day is relatively easy-going and smooth as we move along visiting ruins such as the city of Patallacta. It was a very important center that had administrative, economic, and religious functions. We will also visit Willkarakay, a military post located above the site of Patallacta.

Consequently, after visiting these two sites we will enter the lush valley of Wayllabamba. Walking along the banks of the Cusichaca (“happy bridge”) River. Continuing our gradual walk upward through the dense Andean forest. We arrive at our first campsite in Wayllabamba.

classic inca trail

 

  • Walking Distance: 12km / 7.45 miles
  • Starting Elevation: 2720 meters ASL / 8923 feet ASL
  • Campsite Elevation: 3000 meters ASL / 9842 feet ASL
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Weather: Warm and windy
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping

Lodging: Campsite

DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA – DEAD WOMENS PASS – PACAYMAYU 

We will begin our day very early to reach the end of the day the highest point on the Inca trail trek. The mountain pass of Warmihuañusca (dead woman’s pass).

So, the trek in the morning is rather physically intense for those who are not accustomed to the high altitude, yet it is also one of the most spectacular. In the first part of hike machu picchu, we will walk approximately 1 hour and a half through the cover of a densely vegetated. Until arriving at the campsite of Three Stones, where we will take a short rest.

Meanwhile, on our ascent, the habitat will begin to change as we enter the inter-Andean forest full of Unca trees. After that, two hours later we will arrive at another campsite, Llulluchapampa. Where we will take an extended rest with snacks and hot drinks.

From here begins the final ascent to the pass of Warmihuañusca, the highest point of the trek. A fantastic opportunity for panoramic views of the surrounding valleys below. Subsequently, we will descend a few hours to our final campsite in Pacaymayu for the night.

 

  • Walking Distance: 12 km / 6.82 miles
  • Starting Elevation: 3000 meters ASL / 9842 feet ASL
  • Campsite Elevation: 3580 meters / 11700 feet ASL
  • Maximum Altitude: 4200 meters ASL / 13779 feet ASL (Warmy Wañuska Pass)
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Weather: Cold and rainy
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping

Lodging: Campsite

DAY 3: PACAYMAYU – CHAQUIKOCHA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

Subsequently, we will begin ascending about 45 minutes to the archaeological site of Runkurakay. Which was in ancient times a “tambo”, or type of resting lodge for ancient pilgrims. Another 45-minute ascent will take us to the second highest pass of the Inca trail, Runkurakay. After which we will descend to the beautiful archaeological site of Sayacmarca, constructed in a strategic location.

On the other hand, after a thorough visit we will continue down the beautifully paved road to our lunch site at Chaquicocha.  From here onward to Phuyupatamarca we will enter the high Andean cloud forest, a marvelous display of Nature’s beauty.

Here the hiking machu picchu continues a narrow ridge until arriving to the pass of Phuyupatamarka. A natural viewing area where it is possible to see the Sacred Valley and numerous mountain peaks.

Subsequently, from here we will descend to our last campsite. Passing a very important archaeological site and temple designated for offerings to the sacred mountain spirits of the area. Slightly beyond is our campsite for the night, Wiñayhuayna.

machupicchu height

 

  • Walking Distance: 16km / 9.94 miles
  • Starting Elevation: 3580 meters / 11745 feet ASL
  • Maximum Altitude: 4000 meters ASL / 13123 feet ASL (Runkuracay Pass)
  • Campsite Elevation: 2680 meters ASL /8792 feet ASL
  • Difficulty: Formidable
  • Weather: Warm and very humid
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping

Lodging: Campsite

DAY 4: WIÑAY WAYNA TO MACHU PICCHU 

We will rise very early to complete the final stretch of the Peru inca trail, which brings us to “Inti Punku”. Or the Sun Gate, the principal entrance of the crystal city of Machu Picchu. Most importantly, the trail here is fairly easy going. An awesome location to observe Machu Picchu and, weather permitting, it will be the best time to hike machu picchu.

Afterward, a 45-minute descent will take us into the higher area of Machu Picchu. A natural lookout point for the “famous” classic picture and an opportunity for a group picture. So, here we will enter as a group to the main entrance for registration before returning to the site for the main tour.

To clarify, the tour will last approximately 2 hours. The climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain is optional (at an extra cost and must be booked in advance). Consequently, in the afternoon we will descend by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes.

You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch and receive your train tickets for the return journey to Cusco. The train will arrive at Ollantaytambo where our Staff will pick you up to complete the rest of your ride by bus back to your hotel in Cusco.

inca trail altitud

 

  • Walking Distance: 5 km / 3.10 miles
  • Starting Elevation:2680 meters ASL /8792 feet ASL
  • Maximum Altitude: 2730 meters ASL / 8956 feet ASL (Sun gate)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Hot and very humid (bring lots of water)
  • Meals: Breakfast

OPTIONAL:

An extra night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged. This option is very popular as it allows more time to explore Machu Picchu (machu pichu elevation 2400 m) . This way you may visit the local hot springs which can be a treat after your 4 days of trekking.

What's Included

INCLUDES:

  • Briefing in Cusco before the departure
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Professional Cook
  • Porters to carry all equipment
  • Personal porter for 5 kg/11.02 lbs per person (1 personal porter is included – up to 5 kilos per duffle bag, which will be provided and must fit all your belongings PLUS sleeping bag)
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Transportation by bus to Km 82
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first day of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks (Happy Hour) and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request (vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free, etc) or allergy. Please advise us upon booking and reconfirm the day of our briefing
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Oxygen bottle
  • Inflatable Thermares or REI sleeping mattress (which you must carry)
  • EUREKA Tents – Comfortable and spacious 4 person (2 people per tent)
  • First-aid kit
  • Entrances Tickets to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping Bag (Rentals are available through us)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 &  Lunch and Dinner on Day 4.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Extra US$ 85
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance (We highly recommend insurance for your entire trip)

Prices

In Group Service, Inkayni Peru Tours offers SCHEDULED DEPARTURES, as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers. We can leave as long as permits are available from the government. Most importantly, permits are only needed for your START DATE. Check our scheduled departures for Inca trail availability

PRICES 2021

****Includes Personal Porter who will carry your personal items up to 5 kilos (including the sleeping bag: 2kgs)****

NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
2 or More People US$ 689.00
BOOK NOW

 Discounts:

  • Group of 5 or more: US$25.00: All of you need is to book the trek altogether at the same time.
  • Under 18 years old: US$35.00: Please send us a copy of the passport upon booking
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years): US$35.00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using a university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card when booking. For those booking children who are 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com.  More Information here: STUDENT CARD

 

 

Availability

SELECT DEPARTURE MONTH
UPCOMING DEPARTURES
NOVEMBER 2020
DECEMBER 2020
MARCH 2021
APRIL 2021
MAY 2021
JUNE 2021
JULY 2021
AUGUST 2021
SEPTEMBER 2021
OCTOBER 2021
NOVEMBER 2021
DECEMBER 2021

 

FAQS?

Classic Inca Trail Availability

Certainly, It is strongly recommended to book your Classic Inca Trail at least 6 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out. Last year the demand was extremely high, and demand is projected to rise even more.

Inkayni Peru Tours offer daily departures on the Classic Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed).

Likewise, since 2000 the  Classic Inca trail tours has been regulated by the country of Peru. This has provided many wonderful things, like clean trails and camping sites. But it has also limited the number of people on the trail each day. Now only 500 people are permitted on the trail every morning – this includes hikers, guides, porters, and cooks.

For instance, Inkayni Peru Tours will create amazing expeditions to Machu Picchu, with great guides, chefs, and the unmatchable, unstoppable Porters. Above all, the best equipment tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, and pillows.

If your date is not available, look beyond to see that there are many wonderful alternative treks to Machu Picchu. Just as beautiful as the Classic Inca trail and not as crowded!

With How Much Time In Advance Should I Book My Classic Inca Trail?

We recommend it as soon as possible!! This is a famous route ” classic Inca trail ” in high-demand. And because the government has restricted access and applied daily limits (200 hikers & 300 porters/staff per day). Due to these factors, we urge you to make your reservation as far in advance as possible.

If you plan to travel between the months of April – September, you best make your reservation 06 months before your departure date.

Moreover, between the months of October – January, it is possible to make a reservation from 03 to 04 months in advance.

What happens with the payment, do you need a deposit?

Once your reservation for classic inca trail has been confirmed through our website or a sales agent. A deposit fee of US $ 250 (2020) must be made to confirm your trek. Deposits must be made through PayPal (quickest and preferred method), Western Union or bank transfer.

Above all, the remaining balance must be paid in our office in Cusco AT LEAST 48 hours. Before your trekking departure date, before 7:30 pm.

That is to say, the remaining balance must be paid in cash (US$ dollars or Peruvian Soles).  When we confirm your trekking reservation, we will send you the details on how to make the deposit for your trip. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit is used to purchase your inca trail permits and reserve your space. After having made this purchase by sending your information to the government, NO adjustments or changes can be made (dates, names, personal data, etc.) to the reservation.

Is the trek difficult? Do I need to be in good physical condition?

All our treks (Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay, Ausangate, Lares, etc) are moderately difficult, lengthy, and traverse rough mountain terrain. We kindly recommend that if you plan to conquer any of these routes to be in relatively good physical condition, plus acclimatization. These means arriving in Cusco at least 02 days prior to your trek departure to adjust to the altitude. During the last two months leading up to your trek, we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible!

Is there a maximum or minimum age limit for Classic Inca Trail?

There are NO government restrictions regarding the age limit for classic inca Trail. However, as a responsible Tour Agency, we will only accept reservations for children 7 or younger if the parents assume full responsibility for them during the trek. *For families with children, we highly suggest booking a private tour to make your experience more comfortable*

All children below the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

We require all trekkers age 60 or above to hire an additional porter (12kg) for their convenience.

In addition, Trekkers age 65 + must consult with their physician before booking and also before traveling to verify health conditions for participating in a high altitude multi-day trek.

We also suggest that all medical or doctor recommendations be acknowledged, even if this means canceling your travel plans. All clients 60 years of age or above arrive in Cusco at least 03 days before your trekking date to adjust to the altitude.

To clarify, The clients age 55 + speak in advance with their physician to consult the best way to plan your trek and inquire that your travel insurance covers activities such as adventure. We will require a medical file confirming a good state of health and NO cardiac problems.

Are vegetarian, vegan, and/or other special diet needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation for the classic inca trail, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

In short, Vegetarian foods will be absent of all meats, chicken, or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

Most of our main meals are buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.

If there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms.. etc, upon your request we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.

Similarly, We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.

I have a food allergy. May I still participate?

Certainly, Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation for the classic inca trail.

We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of an emergency.

However, If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and fully responsible of your situation and ready with any medication.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT CLIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES

When must I arrive in Cusco or arrive at your office?

We require that all clients arrive in Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your classic inca trail, although 03 nights before is ideal. Certainly, You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek. This will assure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin your trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. (Please aim to arrive 7:30pm at the latest!)

Are hiking sticks or poles necessary?

For this trek more than any other, we do recommend hiking sticks, especially for those with any known knee problems. The classic inca trail is full of steep ascents and steep drops on narrow Inka stairs. The poles will assist your balance and reduce the impact on your knees. *Inkayni Peru Tours and the INC (National Culture Institute) asks that you not use metal-tipped poles that will damage the trail.*

In addition, Inkayni Peru Tours will rent hiking sticks for $15

Where can I store my baggage that I don't need for the classic inca trail?

On the other hand, any baggage that is not necessary for your trek may be stored in your hotel in Cusco (most hotels offer this service free of charge). In the case that your hotel may not provide this service, we will store your baggage safely in our office free of charge.

Should I hire an additional porter?

Remember that group service includes a personal porter to carry your things up to 05 kg / 11.02 lb for your classic inca trail. Before the start of your trek we will provide you with a duffle bag to bring your basic necessities, such as; sleeping bag (average 2,5 kg), and extra clothing (average 2,5 kg). Do not forget that your porter will not be hiking at your side during the trek. Which means you will still need to carry a daypack to have your personal things on-hand throughout the day, such as drinking water, snacks, camera, fleece, and raincoat.

How do Inkayni Peru Tours care for the porters?

a) GOOD WAGES:

As a responsible tour agency of classic inca trail, we pay our porters a salary of 210 Soles for the 4-day trek. AND their transportation expenses (nearly 20% above the legal minimum salary, making Inkayni one of the best trekking agencies in Cusco).

However, all agencies in Cusco should pay this amount, yet sadly, to this day there are many agencies not even paying the minimum legal salary.

b) APPROPRIATE WEIGHT LIMIT:

Within the basic policies of Inkayni Peru Tours is respect for all staff, which means not exceeding weight limits.

This factor is extremely important when choosing a travel agency for trekking.

Unfortunately, there are many irresponsible companies (even big-name commercial companies that have often grown due to labor exploitation). That force porters to carry well over 25 kg and disrespect their rights.

For this reason, Inkayni Peru tours will not offer you a private bathroom, hot showers, or personal porter that will carry more than 5kg. This may exceed weight limits for our porters.

We kindly ask that before you choose a company for your trek that offers you these luxury services that you consider the extra weight that will be on the shoulders of your porters.

c) INSURANCE:

Above all, Inkayni Peru Tours is one of the few companies that offer insurance for our porters.

d) TREKKING UNIFORMS:

Inkayni Peru Tours offers proper attire for all our staff of classic inca trail.

What is the weather like during the trek?

The best time for making the classic inca trail with good weather is between the months of April – October when there is minimal rainfall and clear skies. The driest months are June – August, which is winter in the Andes.

Likewise, January to March is summer in Peru, which means rainy season for Cusco. And especially the classic inca trail which is located mostly in the tropical cloud forest.

Are there bathrooms on the classic inca trail?

Many new outhouses have been added throughout the classic inca trail, mostly in the main designated campsites. This has greatly improved the sanitary conditions of the Trail, yet still, the situation is not always perfect. All outhouses have cold running water. We recommend you bring a hand-disinfectant for use after visiting the public outhouses. Before each meal, we will provide you with hot water and soap for washing.

What is the potable water situation along the classic inca trail?

Inkayni Perú Tours will provide you with boiled water after each meal-time, starting with lunch on the second day (02).

Before this, you may purchase bottled water from small local ‘shops’ located outside local homes, offering water, gatorade, or soda. Above all, It is recommended that each person drink at least 02 to 03 liters of water each day.

You will also find small streams, or water on tap roughly every 2 hours along the classic inca trail. Where you may fill your bottle, provided you have a proper filtration/purification system. Water in the Andes is generally clean, but even though it may appear pure, you still must use a purification method for it to become safely potable.

Most importantly, Please consider the environment when you decide to travel and make a trek. Everyday technology is improving to make our lives easier and avoid trash. Bring a purification system or bottle (such as UV light) to avoid buying bottled water.

If I am traveling alone may I have my own tent ?

On the other hand, if you are traveling alone and are open to sharing a tent, perhaps with someone of the same sex, there will be no additional cost. NOTE that if you wish to have a private tent, there is an additional cost of US $40.

Is it guaranteed that we camp at Wiñaywayna on the third night of the Inka Trail ?

Likewise, Wiñay Wayna is the closest campsite to Machu Picchu, making it the favorite site for everyone. Camping at Wiñay Wayna allows groups to arrive very early in the morning to the Sun Gate. Unfortunately, there is not much space available at this site for all groups on the classic inca trail. The second closest campsite known as Phuyupatamarca is still a 5-hour hike to Machu Picchu. When trekking permits are purchased, the government is responsible for assigning campsites to groups.

Therefore, Inkayni has the reputation of finalizing group reservations and obtaining permits well before other companies. Which means we often have the blessing of camping at Wiñay Wayna the majority of our treks. Between 2014 – 2019 we camped at Wiñay Wayna 99% of the time.

For instance, One group in all of 2015 could not camp at Wiñay Wayna, so they decided to arrive at Machu Picchu on the third day. Sleep in Aguas Calientes, and return to Machu Picchu the 4th morning for sunrise. All of 2016 had us at Wiñay Wayna for our groups on classic inca trail.

Where do I have to be the morning of the start of my trek and where will I finish at the end?

In short, We will pick you up from your hotel to begin your trek and upon finishing. We will also leave you at your hotel at the end of classic inca trail.

I wish to have a train company or train option different to that which Inkayni Peru Tours offers, is this possible?

Certainly, If you wish to change your train company or option (such as Vistadome de Peru Rail, to Ollantaytambo or the whole route to Poroy). Or your departure time, additional fees may apply. You must speak with one of our sales agents to inquire about availability and the additional costs of classic inca trail.

Video

 

Extra Services?

SERVICE PRICE
Hire of sleeping bag 5 season $25.00
Walking stick highly recommended! $15.00
Single Tent supplement $30.00
Additional porter for 5 kg. $80.00
Additional night at 3 star hotel $85.00

 

Packing List

ESSENTIALS:

  • Passport
  • Valid, STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)

FOR YOUR DUFFEL:

Most importantly, Porters will carry up to 5 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 3.5 kg.

  • 2-3 wicking t-shirts
  • 2-3 hiking pants
  • 4 sets of undergarments.
  • 4 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 Fleece
  • Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at night
  • 1 Rain jacket and pants
  • Sun hat
  • Wool hat
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might enjoy something a little larger.
  • A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to clean – might make you feel fresh if you had a little soap.
  • Battery Charger: There is no place to plug in while trekking!
  • Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean from dirty.
  • Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS:

Likewise, Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always say the smaller, the better. Inside Machu Picchu, bags larger than 25L will not be allowed in. If it is larger, you will need to store it outside citadel gates. But don’t worry, they have a secure storage facility.

  • Water: we supply clean water at each meal. You are responsible for your first morning of water only as we won’t have time to filter water until your first lunch.
  • Sunhat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Camera
  • Music (iPhone)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and a small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Earplugs
Resumen
Puntuación del autor
1star1star1star1star1star
Puntuación añadida
5 based on 2 votes
Nombre del producto
04 Day Classic Inca Trail To Machu Picchu
Precio
USD 689
Disponibilidad del producto
Available in Stock

Related Tours

04 Day Hidden Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
4 Days

Inca Jungle, Inca Carcel, Machu Picchu

04 Day Hidden Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

From: $599USD

04 Days Hidden Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will take you to explore Machu Picchu in the most original way, when crossing this part of the route...

More information
07 Day Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
7D/6N

Salkantay, Wiñay Huayna, Machupicchu.

Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

From: $900USD

  07 Day Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 07 Day Salkantay Trek & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is ideal for those who seek...

More information









    Latest blog articles

    Our Certificates

    Newsletter

    SAVE UP TO 50% ON TOURS!

    Get exclusive access for special members, only deals by email.

    Copyright © 2020. Inkayni Peru Tours. All right reserved. Developed by Skynet Cusco. More info visit www.skynetcusco.com