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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Private Service

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04 Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Private Service

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  • Wiñay Huayna
  • Inti Punku
  • Machu Picchu

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

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Duration 04D / 03N

13,779ft.

MAX. ALTITUDE 13,779ft.

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LEVEL Moderate

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

  • Amazing hike through one of the most well-known and popular treks in the world, the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • The Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu allows you to enjoy with the landscape of the Peruvian Andes. In addition, you will be able to see some Incas construction like Llactapata, Willkarakay, Runkurakay, Phuyupatamarca, and Wiñayhuayna.
  • Be one of the few travelers in arrive at Machu Picchu Citadel through the famous access called the Sun Gate.
  • If you are looking for a Machu Picchu Tour mixed with an unforgettable trek in Perú, The Inca Trail is highly recommended for you.

Why book inca trail hike with us?

Hotel to hotel service

Inflatable sleeping mattress and pillow included

Personal porter 6kg

Private portable toilets

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04 Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Private Service

The Tour Classic Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu is an unforgettable experience that combines beautiful high-mountain landscapes, cloud forests, and subtropical forests along a stone pathway that leads you to the lost city of Machu Picchu.

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Overview 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

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

Pick up from your hotel at 5:00, Transfer to km 82 ( 2720 m / 8923 Ft ). Hiking the Inca TrailArchaeological site of kanabamba, Llactapata ( quechua names )Lunch at Taray village at 1.30 pm aproxx.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
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DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA – DEAD WOMENS PASS – PACAYMAYU

Wake up time & breakfast. Survive the highest mountain (Dead Women Pass), great views. lunch and Teatime. Walking distance.

  • 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
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DAY 3: PACAYMAYU – CHAQUIKOCHA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

Wake up time & breakfast. Inca cities and original Inca path. First view of Machu Picchu Mountain. We will get to visit Wiñayhuayna 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
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DAY 4: WIÑAY WAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Hiking to Inti Punku the “Sun Gate” Guided tour in Machu Picchu. Climb to Huayna Picchu ( book it in advance ). Descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. Transfer from Ollantaytambo to CuscoWalking distance 6 km.

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

Itinerary

DAY 1: PISCACUCHO - WAYLLABAMBA (12 KM)

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Firstly, After breakfast, we will travel to the starting location of the trail, known as kilometer 82. This first day is relatively easy going and smooth as we move along visiting ruins such as the city of Llactapata. Likewise, This ruin, constructed at the foot of a mountain, was a very important center that had administrative, economic, and religious functions. Similarly, We will also visit Willkarakay, a military post located above the site of Patallacta.

After visiting these two sites we will enter the valley of Wayllabamba, walking along the banks of the Cusichaca (“happy bridge”) River, also observing the Inca terraces that belong to the previous archaeological sites. So, Continuing our gradual walk upward we will arrive to our first campsite in Wayllabamba.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2,720 m / 8,923 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,350 m / 10,990 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 3000 m / 9842 ft
  • Walking Distance: 12km / 7.45 mi
  • Walking time: 5 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Weather: Warm and windy
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping in Wayllabamba
DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA - PACAYMAYU (11 KM)

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

However, The trek in the morning is rather physically intense, more so for those who are not accostumed to hikes in this altitude, yet it is alsoone of the most spectacular. So, The first part of the trail we will walk approximately 1 hour and a half through the cover of a densely vegetated Andean forest until arriving to the campsite of Three Stones, where we will take a short rest.

Subsequently, Continuing on our ascent, the habitat will begin to change as we enter the inter-andean forest full of Unca trees, unique to this area. Two hours later we will arrive to 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 at 4,215 meters (13,829 ft), the highest point of the trek, a great opportunity for fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding valleys below, before descending a few hours to our next campsite in Pacaymayu for the night.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3000 m / 9842 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4200 m / 13779 f6t
  • Campsite Elevation: 3580 m / 11,700 ft
  • Walking Distance: 12km / 6.82 mi
  • Walking time: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Weather: Cold and rainy
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation:Camping in Pacaymayu
DAY 3: PACAYMAYU - WIÑAYHUAYNA (15 KM)

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We will begin ascending about 45 minutes to the arhcaelogical site of Runkurakay, located mid-mountain, that was in ancient times a tambo, or resting place. After that, another 45 minute ascent will take us to the second highest pass of the Inca trail, Runkurakay (3950 m, 12,959 ft), after which we will descend to the beautiful archaeological site of Sayacmarca, constructed in a strategic location. 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 trail 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, as well as our final destination of Machu Picchu. 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, as well as a large terraced area for agriculture. Slightly beyond is our campsite for the night, Wiñayhuayna.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2680 m / 8792 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4000 m / 13123 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:2680 m / 8792 ft
  • Walking Distance: 16km / 9.94 mi
  • Walking time: 8 hours
  • Difficulty: Formidable
  • Weather: Warm and very humid
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation:Camping in Wiñayhuayna
DAY 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA - MACHU PICCHU (5 KM)

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We will rise very early to complete the final stretch of the Inca Trail hike and travel to Machu Picchu, which brings us to Inti Punku or the Sun Gate, the principal entrance of the crystal city of Machu Picchu. Meanwhile, The trail here is fairly easy going and after about an hour we will arrive to Inti Punku, an awesome location to observe the citadel of Machu Picchu and, weather permitting, sunrise in the Andes.

Afterward, a 45 minute descent will take us into the higher area of Machu Picchu citadel, a natural lookout point for the “famous” classic picture and an opportunity for a group picture. After that, Here we will enter as a group to the main entrance for registration before returning to the site for the main tour to learn more about this magical place of beauty and culture left by our ancestors. So, The tour will last approximately between 2 or 3 hours, then you will have time to explore and climb to the Huayna Picchu mountain (at an extra cost and have to be booked in advance). In the afternoon we will descend by bus to the town of Aguas

In addition, You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch and to be given your train tickets back to Cusco. Included in our service is the tourist bus from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes, return on the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo where you will be collected and taken by bus back to Cusco.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2050 m / 6571 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 2730 m / 8956 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:
  • Walking Distance: 5 km / 93.10 mi
  • Walking time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Hot and very humid (bring lots of water)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation:

OPTIONAL FOR THE CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TREK:

If desired, 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). You can also go to the thermal springs in the town – a real treat after finishing the Inca Trail Trek. Also, you can do Cusco City Tours to acclimatize better before your hike.

What's Included?

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL INCLUDES:

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BRIEFING

  • 1 or 2 days prior to the trek you will have a briefing, where you will meet your guide to receive key details about the 4-day Inca Trail Tour.
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PROFESSIONAL AND TRAINED STAFF

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Professional Chef.
  • Porters to carry cooking & camping equipment, and the duffel bags.
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 8+.
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EQUIPMENT

  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Portable private toilet.
  • Inflatable ” Thermares or Rei sleeping Mattress (you need to carry).
  • Inflatable pillow (you need to carry).
  • EUREKA or DOITE – Comfortable and very spacious 4-man tent (one tent is used by two people).
  • Duffle bag (duffle bag for your belongings).
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EMERGENCY KIT

  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
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PERMITS AND ENTRANCE

  • Inca Trail permits
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (Circuit 3)
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ACCOMMODATION

  • 3 nights in comfortable and spacious tents
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FOOD AND WATER

  • Boiled water for the trekking (day 1 is on your own) – bring a camelback or a bottle to refill with water.
  • 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.
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TRANSPORT

  • Pick-up from your hotel located around the historic center of Cusco.
  • Transportation by bus to Km 82.
  • Return train Aguas Calientes — Ollantaytambo (Expedition (Peru Rail) or Voyager (Inca Rail))
  • Return transportation to Cusco.
  • Consettur Bus (Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes).
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OTHER

  • Personal Porter who will carry your personal items up to 7 kilos (including the sleeping bag + mattress: 3kgs) For this we will provide you with a duffle bag in which you can accommodate your things.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping Bag (Optional Rental Fee will apply) $ 25.00 USD
  • A Set of Walking Poles (Optional Rental Fee will apply) $ 15.00 USD
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4
  • Entrance Fee to Huayna Picchu. Extra US$ 85
  • Tips for Staff
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

Packing List

PACKING LIST FOR THE CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

Here’s the essential items guide to pack for your Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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ESSENTIALS

  • Original Passport
  • Valid Student Card (if you booked as a student)
  • Water storage: Water bottles or Camelbaks are recommended.
  • Money in cash (Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
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CLOTHES

Porters will carry up to 7 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 2.5 kg.

  • 2-3 wicking t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants
  • 4 sets of undergarments & hiking socks
  • Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at night
  • Wool hat
  • 1 Fleece
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Quickdry towel.
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EQUIPMENT

  • Sleeping bag (rent from us)
  • Trekking poles (rent from us)
  • Battery Charger (power bank)
  • Plastic bags (to keep clean)
  • Duffle bag (we will provide you)
  • Good daypack (smaller is great)
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RECOMMENDED

  • Face moisturizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.
  • Camara
  • Earplugs
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlight

Prices

INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS PRICES

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02 people US$ 1250.00
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03 people US$ 1180.00
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04 people US$ 1080.00
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05 people US$ 980.00
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06 people US$ 870.00
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07+ people US$ 800.00
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****Includes a Personal Porter who will carry your personal items up to 07 kilos (including the sleeping bag + mattress: 02 kgs and a half), we will provide you a duffle bag for this purpose.****

****Daily Departure with at least 02 people**** Before making your booking please check Inca Trail availability

Discounts for the Classic Inca Trail trek:

  • Under 18 years old: US$35.00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): 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. Similarly, For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. Lisewise, For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. So, Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com. More Information about STUDENT CARD.

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Departure Dates

Departure date Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

Above all, we offer daily departures with at least 02 people. Our tour can leave any day of the week, 12 months a year. Before making your booking please check Inca Trail availability, you can send us an email at info@inkayniperutours.com

Departure time:

Certainly, we depart from Cusco around 05:00 am or 05:30 am to travel to KM 82. Moreover, it will depend on the location of your hotel in Cusco.

FAQS?

Inca Trail Availability

Certainly, It is strongly recommended to book your Classic Inca Trail trek 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.

Above all, Inkayni Peru Tours offers 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 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 trek and not as crowded!

02 Day short Inca Trail

03 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek

04 Day Lares Trek

04 Day Inca Jungle Adventure

05 Day Salkantay Trek

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

We recommend as soon as possible!! This is a famous route in high demand, and 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.

What month should I book the Inca Trail 4 days?

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 has been confirmed through our website or a sales agent, a deposit fee of US $ 250 (2021) must be made to confirm your trek inca trail Machu Picchu 4 days. Deposits must be made through PayPal (quickest and preferred method), Western Union or bank transfer.

How do I cancel the rest of the payment?

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 (Inka 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 Machu Picchu travel to be in relatively good physical condition, plus acclimatization.

How far in advance should I acclimatize for the Inca Trail 4 days?

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 Inka trail?

There are NO government restrictions regarding the age limit for the Inca trail Machu Picchu 4 days. 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*

What about minors and seniors on the Inca Trail 4 days?

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.

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. So, we recommend that all clients 60 years of age or above arrive in Cusco at least 03 days before your trekking date to adjust to the altitude.

Similarly, all 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, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

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

What will the meals be like during the Inca trail Machu Picchu 4 days?

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 CAN NOT 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 trek, 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 their trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

What are the office hours?

Certainly, 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 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 inka trail?

Can I leave my belongings in your office?

Any baggage that is not necessary for your trek Inca trail Machu Picchu 4 days 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. 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). Remember 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 does Inkayni Peru Tours care for the porters?

a) GOOD WAGES:

As a responsible tour agency, 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).

Ideally, 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 a 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:

Inkayni Peru Tours is one of few companies that offer insurance for our porters.

d) TREKKING UNIFORMS:

Inkayni Peru Tours offers proper attire for all our staff.

What is the weather like during the trek?

The best time for making the trek 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.

When is the rainy season in Cusco?

January to March is summer in Peru, which means the rainy season for Cusco and especially the Inca trail Machu Picchu 4 days, which is located mostly in the tropical cloud forest.

Are there bathrooms on the Inka Trail?

Many new outhouses have been added throughout the Inka 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 trail?

Inkayni Perú Tours will provide you with boiled water after each meal-time, starting with lunch on the second day (02) of inca trail machu picchu 4 days.

Can I buy bottled water during the classic Inca Trail?

Before this, you may purchase bottled water from small local ‘shops’ located outside local homes, offering water, gatorade, or soda. 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 Trail where you may fill your bottle, provided you have 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.

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?

If you are traveling alone and are open to sharing a tent during Inca trail Machu Picchu 4 days, 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 Inca Trail?

Wiñay Wayna is the closest campsite to Machu Picchu, making it the favorite site for everyone. At a mere two (02) hours from Machu Picchu, 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 Inka Trail. The second closest campsite known as Phuyupatamarca is still a 5-hour hike to Machu Picchu citadel.

What if we can’t camp at Wiñay Wayna on the classic Inca trail?

When trekking permits are purchased, the government is responsible for assigning campsites to groups. 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 on the majority of our treks. Between 2014 – 2019 we camped at Wiñay Wayna 99% of the time. 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 Inca trail Machu Picchu 4 days.

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

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

We will pick you up from your hotel to begin your Inca trail Machu Picchu 4 days and upon finishing, we will also leave you at your hotel.

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

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.

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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

Why Inkayni

Why book with Inkayni?

Inkayni Peru Tours is a local tour operator exceptionally recommended by its clients, guidebooks, forums, and others. Our principal objective is to provide the best service, achieve the maximum satisfaction of our customers, and assume the responsibility as guardians of Nature in all our undertakings.

  • Experienced and Professional Team: Get assistance and support from our team, a group of specialists highly qualified to organize your trek to Machu Picchu.
  • Eco-friendly Local Tour Operator: We respect and protect the environment and the local communities that we visit. We use biodegradable products, recycle waste, support local businesses, and donate to social projects.
  • Door-To-Door Service: Pick-up and drop-off are included at no additional cost from your hotel or Airbnb located mainly in the surrounding area of the Historic Center of Cusco.
  • Delicious Andean Fusion Food: During your expedition to Machu Picchu, taste delicious foods prepared by our highly recommended chefs for this kind of experience to Machu Picchu. If you have any dietary request or allergy let us know.
  • High-Quality Camping Equipment: Included kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs, portable private toilet, and comfortable 4 people Eureka Tent (2 people per tent).
  • Comfortable Sleeping Pads: Included inflatable Thermarest or REI sleeping mattress, and inflatable pillow.
  • Labor Welfare: We take care of all our staff, and fully comply with the salary and insurance of our porters, cooks, horsemen, and additional staff.

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Inkayni Peru Tours is continually working to become one of the most responsible tour operators in Peru. We ideally try to keep our groups to a limit of 10 persons. Therefore, since we fully operate all of our treks, we have complete control over the quality of our service. Therefore, we want to make sure that you have a great experience on all our treks and tours.

Above all, it is also crucial that all the people involved in the operation of our services are treated and taken care of properly, and that the benefits brought by tourism are shared throughout the Peruvian communities.

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