Ultimate Inca Trail Expedition 5 Days

Peru

Enjoy the Inca Trail tour at a slower pace and smaller groups, perfect trek for those who would like to enjoy more time exploring the ancient ruins and stay in less crowded campsites.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Hatunchaca

Early transfer to km 82, the beginning of the Inca Trail. Once you pass the checkpoint, hike along the Urubamba River for 4 hours to the first Inca Site of Llaqtapata, where your expert trekking chef serves a delicious lunch. After enjoying your fresh meals, hike upstream along the Cusichaca River to the village of Wayllabamba. Camping is near the local houses.

Total distance: 12 Km (7.4 miles)

Approximate time: 5 – 6 hours

Maximum altitude: 3000 m (9842 ft)

Considered: Moderate

Meals: B, L, D

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Wake up in your tent with a freshly brewed coffee and get ready for the most challenging day. After breakfast, start with a 6-hour hike to the highest pass in the Inca Trail: Dead Woman's Pass or Warmiwañusca (4200 m / 13,779 ft). Once you reach the top, you will have time to admire the fantastic view of the Andes, then descend for 2 hours into the second campsite at Pacaymayo Valley (3600m / 11811 ft).

Hiking distance: 11 Km / 6.84 miles

Approximate time: 7 - 8 hours

Maximum altitude: 4200 m / 13,779 ft

Considered: Challenging

Meals: B, L, D

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Awakening in the middle of two mountains with a cup of coffee in your tents, you’ll prepare for the 6-hours hike to our third campsite. First, you’ll climb the second mountain for 2 hours to reach the top of Ruincuraccay (4000m – 13123ft). Then, another 4 hours across the cloud forest to the Last Campsite Phuyupatamarka (3600 m / 11811ft.).

Campsite Altitude: 3600m – 11811ft

Highest altitude: 4000m – 13123ft

Distance: 13 km / 8 miles

Duration: 6 hours

Meals: breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: camping

Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

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Wake up in the campsite with the most beautiful views in the Inca Trail, get ready for a 6-hours hike along the last part of the Inca Trail, hike along the impressive ancient trails, visit beautiful Inca sites, enjoy the variety of flora and fauna, and arrive to Machu Picchu through the Sungate. Explore Machu Picchu in the afternoon with fewer people and take that incredible photo while the citadel is almost empty. Then, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, dinner at Indio Feliz, and spent the night ina 3-star hotel.

AC Altitude: 2000 m / 6562 ft.

Highest altitude: 3600m – 11811ft

Distance: 10km – 6 miles

Duration: 6 hours

Meals: breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: hotel

Difficulty: moderate

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After a good night’s sleep, wake up early, breakfast in the hotel, and take the bus up to Machu Picchu. Explore the great 14th century Inca Citadel with your expert tour guide, discover the most beautiful temples, palaces, and learn the history of the Incas. After the guided tour, explore by yourself or take the optional hikes to either Huayna Picchu (2 hours round trip) or Machu Picchu mountain (3 hours round trip).

Later in the afternoon, take the Panoramic Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Here, your TreKero transfer will be waiting for you and transfer you back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel around 7:30 pm.

Guided tour: 3 hours

Maximum altitude: 2480 m

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel.

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FAQs

  • Complimentary airport transfers from Cusco airport
  • Professional licensed Tour Guide
  • Second Tour guide for group 9+
  • Pre-departure safety briefing held the day before the trek
  • All transportation Included during five days of the tour
  • Inca Trail Permits Included
  • Machu Picchu entrance Tickets
  • Personal Porter Included for up to 7 kilos
  • Porters to carry food and equipment
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Drinkable water during the trek
  • Camping equipment (tents, tables, chairs, porta-potty)
  • 3-nights camping with comfortable 4-men tents for each t2 trekkers.
  • 1-night hotel In Aguas Calientes (3-star)
  • First aid kit, oxygen, satellite phones
  • Bus ticket to and from Machu Picchu
  • Vistadome panoramic train back to Cusco 
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (different form Machu Picchu Citadel)
  • Sleeping Bag, Trekking poles, Air mattress
  • First breakfast and lunch on Day 5
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Available every day all year round, except February that is closed for maintenance
  • Need to bring original passport to enter the Inca Trail
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options available

Travelers do not need hiking experience, however, need to able to hike for around 7 hours in uneven terrain, stairs, and narrow paths. The Inca Trail is doable by anybody, however, you need to train regularly taking short hikes.

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