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This is Peru's most sought-after trek for its breathtaking panoramas, vast ecological diversity, and well-preserved archeological sites. Following the ancient stone path, we traverse high mountain passes and walk through ecological areas ranging from high desert puna to Andean cloud forest and subtropical jungle. Throughout the journey, our professional guides will point out the native flora and fauna and explain important facts and legends about the magnificent Inca civilization. Our team of well-trained and respected porters and camp staff work hard to provide comfortable, clean, and ecologically-responsible campsites along the way.

On the fourth day, we arrive to Machu Picchu through the Intipunku, or Sun Gate, from where we catch our first exhilarating glimpse of the archeological wonder below. At Machu Picchu, we spend ample time discovering these spectacular remains before returning to Cusco by train.

Daily Itinerary, Services, Information, and Prices




Km 82 to Wayllabamba

Distance: 12 Kilometers / 7.5 Miles

Depart Cusco early morning by bus and drive through the Sacred Valley to the community of Piskacucho (Railroad K82 – 2700m/8856ft), where we cross the Urubamba River by bridge and begin the Inca Trail. Following a trail along the left-hand shore of the Urubamba River, we enjoy stunning views of the snow-capped Mount Veronica (5830m.) and the Inca archeological remains at Llactapata. Continuing through lush farmland and woodlands, we gradually climb for approximately 5 hours to our first campsite at Wayllabamba (3000m./9840ft.)

Meals provided: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, and Tea Time

Approximate walking time: 5-6 hours



Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo

Distance: 11 Kilometers / 6.8 Miles

After breakfast and an early start, we begin a steep climb through Andean cloud forest and highland puna to the highest point on our trek, Warmiwañusca, or Dead Woman’s Pass (4200m/13776ft). During our ascent, we can appreciate the wide variety of plant, flower, and bird species supported by this unique eco-climate. Once we reach the pass, our challenge is rewarded by an astonishing panoramic view of the Vilcanota and Vilcabamba mountain ranges. From here, we descend into the Pacaymayo river valley and on to our second campsite.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, and Tea Time

Approximate walking time: 6-7 hours



Pacaymayo to WinayWayna

Distance: 16 Kilometers / 10 Miles

On this day we follow ancient stone paths and steps to the well-preserved Inca remains of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, and Phuyupatamarca. Along our visit to the sites we can appreciate the Incas’ complex architectural style and reverence of natural geography and beauty. Heading down the sub-tropical Andean slope we reach another strategic and aesthetically-situated site at WinayWayna, where we camp for the night.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, and Tea Time

Approximate walking time: 8 hours



WinayWayna to Machu Picchu

Distance: 4 Kilometers / 2.5 Miles

Leaving Winay Wayna, we descend gradually further through the highland jungle to our destination: Intipunku, or the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu. Arriving at daybreak, we catch our first breathtaking view of this historical wonder. We have the rest of the day to learn about and explore the main complex of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary before taking the train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch in Aguas Calientes, Snacks

Approximate walking time: 2 hours


-NOTE: This trip can be extended to include one extra day and an extra night in Machu Picchu. We can easily be arranged. We can change the date of your train ticket to the following day. Hotels costs and costs associated with returning to Machu Picchu the following day.

• *Please contact us for details and prices.

o You may also hire a porter to carry your bags.

o Price for extra porter: $70 (one porter can usually carry 16 kilos for two people)

o Passengers only carry a light day-pack for items such as cameras, water bottles, and rain jackets.

•  You must decide if you want to hire the services of a personal porter in advance when making your trek reservation. We need to purchase the porter's trekking permit at the day of the reservation. You cannot decide to hire an additional porter at a later date or when you’ll arrive to Cusco.


What is Included:

• Hotel transfers and private bus to trailhead

• Entrance fees for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

• High quality double-occupancy tents and camping equipment

• Sleeping mattress

• Drinking water throughout the trek

• Dining tent, kitchen tent, and latrine tent

• Oxygen bottle and first aid kit equipped for wilderness trekking

• Professional, English-speaking guide and camp staff

• Porters to carry camping equipment (passengers must carry their own bags)

• Plentiful, nutritious meals (Vegetarian option available) 03B, 03L, 03D

• Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

• Train ticket back to Cusco, Backpacker service

• Transfer from train station to hotel in Cusco


What is not Included:

• Sleeping bag (You can rent for $15 for all the trekking)

• Extra porter

• Breakfast on the first morning / lunch on the last day

• Tips for guide and camp staff


What you should bring:

• Passport

• ISIC card (Students)

• Backpack or duffle bag

• Sleeping bag

• Warm clothing/thermals

• Insect repellent

• Trekking shoes/wool socks

• Water bottle

• Rain gear (Nov-Mar)

• Day pack

• Sunscreen and hat

• Personal medical kit

• Flashlight

• Layered clothing



We can offer $15 of discount to students with a valid International Student Identity Card ISIC.



You won’t share the group with other people.

Departures all year except February



Where others may join your group. Departures all year except February.



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E-mail  info@inkaquest.com

Telephone  0051 - 84 - 436171

Headquarter Urb Zaguan del Cielo E-9, CUSCO - PERU