Take The Adventure of a Lifetime!!

What else can be said about this famous and most popular hiking trek in the world?? Discover one of Peru's most pristine landscapes and experience an Andean journey to the Sanctuary of Machu-Picchu.
Hike through high passes, highland meadows and tropical cloud forest to enter this Inca Sanctuary through the famous Sun Gate (Intipunku in Quechua language).
Be one of the many adventurers from all over the world to successfully hike this moderate to difficult trip.
Enjoy the many archeological ruins along the way and travel in full contact with Mother Nature (Pachamama) revealing it’s surrounding snow-peaked mountains, its amazing flora and fauna diversity. This 4-day journey is considered THE traditional trek to Machu-Picchu.
Join the group and tie up your shoes!!!
Please, don't forget your passport!! Otherwise, you won't be able to come into the park!!
Early morning pick up at your hotel to initiate a bus ride to the trail head of our journey at the km 82 on the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After crossing the Urubamba River, we begin the hike along the Inca Trail, as we will follow the left side of the river. We will go through native farmlands and will get familiar with the various crops produced in the area. Visit of Wilkarakay and Llactapata and have a stunning view of the sacred snow-peak of Wakay Wilka (5850 meters) considered by the local natives to be the "Sacred Tears of Fertility".
Enjoy a leisurely hike through the Cusichaka River Canyon with magnificent views of the Cordillera Oriental.
We will continue along the trail and start the ascent in different levels where we will appreciate different ecosystems.
Campsite in Llulluchapampa.

After a healthy breakfast, we will initiate the hardest hiking day of our journey as we will climb up to the Dead Woman's pass (Warmiwañuska). As you go up this steep hill enjoy the forest of polylepis trees (Queuna), considered the highest growing trees in the world in danger of extinction.
Have a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains from the pass before heading down to our lunch spot at Pacaymayu Alto. This is the best area to see the elusive Andean condors. After lunch, we will start a short ascent to the Inca ruins of Runkurakay and the Andean Lake of Yanacocha en route to our second pass of the day at 3680 meters. Discover the Inca ruins of Sayacmarca on our way down to our campsite at Chaquichoca. Enjoy the active bird life around the campsite.

Waken up at the call of bird songs, you will be offered a consistent breakfast. The hike to the Wyñay Wayna campsite will take you to the lunch vegetation of the cloud forest where exotic birds (Andean Guan, Gray-Breasted mountain toucam, red crested cotinga, etc.) will salute your passing: enjoy the scenic views of the Cordillera Oriental with the stunning snow-peaks of Salkantay (6.271m), Humantay (5.735m) and Pumasillo (5686 m). Walk around the inca ruin of Phuyutamarca before descending to our campsite at Wyñay Wayna. Enjoy the sunset above the Urubamba River perched amongst the many Andean Terraces of this marvelous Inca site.

After an early morning breakfast, we will hike the last 5 kilometers of the Inca Trail to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise where we will appreciate the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Heading down to the main gate, we will stop at the look out point where your guide will explain you few facts about this important Inca site. Walk around Machu Picchu and take the time to climb up to Wayna Picchu or explore the temple of the moon before heading down to Aguas Calientes to board your train back to Cusco.

What is Included?
  • Private transportation from Cusco to the trailhead
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 afternoon teas and snacks
  • Brand new camping equipment: two-man tent, sleeping foam mat.
  • Communal dinning tent, cooking tent, Stools, and tables.
  • Inca trail and Machu Picchu entrance tickets
  • Porters (carrying heavy gear i.e tents, food and others. NOT your personal belongings)
  • One chef, and assistant.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Day 2, 3, 4 hiking water
  • Transportation back to Cusco

What is Not Included?
  • Breakfast the first day (Ollantaytambo)
  • Lunch the last day (recommended in Aguas Calientes)
  • Left luggage at Machu Picchu. 3 Soles for each bag (1.3 USD or 1.1 Euro)
  • Huayna Picchu ticket (It cost an additional of 65USD)
  • Bus from Machu Picchu down to Machu Picchu town (12USD single ticket)
  • Tipping your trek staff!!!
  • Personal Porter: To carry your personal belongings (14Kg. max.) (If you are interested in hiring one please ask to book one at the time you are booking your Inca trail spot, the price is 140USD)
  • Sleeping bag (you can hire from us: 30USD for the whole of the trip)
  • Walking sticks (you can rent at the office)

  • T-shirts
  • shorts
  • sun hat
  • sun glasses
  • hiking boots
  • hiking trousers
  • warm jacket/jumper or thermals
  • rain jacket
  • sandals or flip flops
  • wool hat
  • wool socks
  • gloves
  • scarf
  • extra memory card and battery
  • torch/flashlight
  • backpack
  • snacks (lollies, energy bars. Chocolates, muesli bar, dry fruit)
  • plastic bags for packing clothes and other items
  • toilet paper
  • sun screen 60 SPF
  • insect repellant 40 deet
  • sleeping bag ( -10 Celsius)

As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco, they start wondering about altitude sickness. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air. This is why we always recommend spending at least two days (2) in Cusco before beginning any trek. If you have more time, even better. Cusco is an amazing city with a lot to do, so you won’t be bored. With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may have a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing during exercise. If any of these effects become severe, please contact our office and we will help you get to a doctor. Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness. Leaves from the COCA PLANT contain alkaloids which helps bring oxygen into your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it more difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep. Remember the trek to Machu Picchu is not a race. Even those in the best shape will suffer from altitude sickness when they race to the top of the mountain too quickly. Go slowly, it will give your body time to adjust to the mountain. Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicines, such as are acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine 2 days before you get to a high altitude. Continue to take it while you are at high altitude. You must remember that this is your holiday and you do not want to stress out about the possibility of getting sick from the mountains. Do everything slowly. Drink lots of water. And enjoy the coca tea. If anything does happen and you unfortunately get sick, let your guide know right away – all Cusco Travel Treks guides are trained in how to help you get through it.

Of course weather is unpredictable. Typically the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop raining from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December – just be prepared. No matter what month you are doing the trek, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves. Many people forget about gloves, but being cold and wet makes hiking very unpleasant. Also prepare for 4 seasons. Many of the treks through the Andes involve many micro-climates and you will need to be prepared for all seasons. Layers are always key as they are easy to adjust to the different temperatures. And evenings will always be cold, so please be prepared with a warm winter weight jacket.

Every Cusco Travel Treks guide has received training in first aid from a physician. We conduct mandatory training every February - every single Cusco Travel Treks guides attend. When guiding you, they will have with them a first aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler's diarrhea, cuts/ scrapes, etc.) and oxygen. They know how to make you feel better. In case something unexpected happens and you feel you can no longer complete the trek, they will figure ou the safest and quickest way off the course and to a clinic. You will never be left alone, you will have a member of the team escort you every step of the way until safely with a doctor. When you are feeling up to it, we will make sure that you still have the chance to visit Machu Picchu and re-connect with your group, traveling by train comfortably.

Because there are so many logistics to plan and pay for before your trek occurs, payment for your trek is due even if you are unable to complete the hike. Please read our BOOKING CONDITIONS carefully so you know what is due. Obtaining travel insurance before you leave home is strongly encouraged. This way, if something happens, and this is rare, you will not be out of pocket a tremendous amount of money.Cusco Travel Treks will provide a letter and your invoice to submit to your insurance in this case to help expedite your processing.

Cusco Travel Treks uses biodegradable soap and transports all our garbage back to Cusco. Our porters are trained to look after the trail and pickup any waste from other groups as well. We also use environmentally-friendly chemical portable toilets that allow us to pack waste out. We believe in leaving no footprint behind.