Inca Trail Hiking Tours created the “Cheapest Inca Trail Tour” where you can find the best price of the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This package offer the basic equipment such a tents, roll mattress, the porter will carry only the camping equipment and food, but you will carry your personal belonging and always we offer the quality service, best camping equipment and our guide have experience in the trail.
The Inca Trail is the most famous hike in the world. The four-day trek begins at a spot known as km 82 along the Inca Trail you will appreciate the beautiful flora and fauna, the small inca ruins such as Llactapata, Wayllabamba, Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Puyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna and short original inca path and finishes at the most famous lost city of the Incas – Machu Picchu. If you’re going to Peru and like to hike, then you have to do the Inca Trail.
Day 1: The Inca Trail! Trek KM 82 to Huallyabamba Campsite.
Distance: Approx. 11km
Starting Altitude: 2,650m
Finishing Altitude: 3,200m
Walking Distance: 7 hrs
Day 2: Trek Huallyabamba Campsite up to Dead Womens Pass. Descend to Pacaymayo Valley Camp.
Distance Approx: 11km
Starting Altitude: 3,200m
High Pass Altitude: 4,200m (Dead Womens)
Finishing Altitude: 3,950m
Walking Distance: 8 - 9 hrs (walking slowly)
Day 3: Trek Pacaymayo Valley Campsite up to Runkuraqay - Phuyupatamarka. Descend to Winay-Wayna Campsite.
Distance Approx: 16km
Starting Altitude: 3,950m
High Pass Altitude: 3,600m (Phuyupatamarca)
Finishing Altitude: 2,700m
Walking Distance: 6 hrs
Day 4: Trek Winay-Wayna Campsite to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), then to Machu Picchu!
Distance Approx. 5km
Starting Altitude: 2,700m
Finishing Altitude: 2,300
Walking Distance: 4 hrs
Our Inca Trail Trekking guide will hold a briefing in your hotel the afternoon before the trek starts. This briefing will give you more information about the trail and equipment you need to bring. You will also need the small day pack (to be carried by yourself) which must not weigh more than 5 kilograms.The next day our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 to travel by bus (with the trek guide and porters) to Kilometre 82 waymarker (2,685 metres above sea level) – the start of the Inca Trail. There will be a short stop at Ollantaytambo to use toilets and buy walking sticks, water and last minute snacks. Day first consists of a relatively easy, reasonably flat, 4.5-hour, 11-kilometre-walk. Depending on the walking speed of the group, camp is usually made at Wayllabamba (at approximately 3,200 metres altitude).
Rising early (around 5am), today begins with a gradual ascent covering around 2 kilometres, followed by a challenging 7 kilometres constantly uphill (on dirt tracks and stone steps) to reach the highest pass at Warmiwañusca or ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ (4,200 metres). The views of the mountains and valleys are spectacular as you make your way slowly towards the pass. This section is the most demanding of the whole trail and reaching Dead Woman’s Pass is quite an achievement. However it is not technically difficult and can be completed by anyone of any age who leads a reasonably active life. It is very important to take this section entirely at your own pace. Usually the first people in the group to reach the pass will wait for the rest of the group to finish so celebratory group photos can be taken. The pass offers fantastic views of the surrounding snow capped peaks and a wonderful feeling of being ‘on top of the world’! After the high pass it’s a further 3 kilometres downhill, winding along old Inca stairs to the campsite (3,950 metres).
Day thrird begins with another early start (6am) and a gradual 2-kilometre hike uphill to the second high pass, Runkurakay (3,950 metres). Again the pass affords excellent views of the magnificent Andes. Most of the next 6 kilometres is downhill and we have a chance to explore the fascinating ruins of Sayacmarca. The scenery becomes more lush as we continue towards the third high pass at Phuyupatamarca (3,600 metres). From here we have a further 5 kilometres downhill to reach the final campsite at Winay Wayna (2,700 metres). Although downhill most of the way, this section has many steps as the path winds around the side of the mountain and can be demanding on your legs – particularly if you are stiff from the climb up to Dead Woman’s Pass! The camp at Winay Wayna is a welcome sight and your efforts can be rewarded with a cold beer and a shower.
On the last day early morning we rise before dawn (3am) to begin the final section of the trail to the famous ‘Sun Gate’ (Intipunku) and on to Machu Picchu. After a light breakfast you will say goodbye to your porters as they pack up the camping equipment and head back to Cusco.
Although we are continuing to descend, this section is a combination of steps – both up and down! Affectionately known as “Inca flat” by the guides, there is actually nothing flat about it and it can be tiring! It
is approx 4 kilometres from Winay Wayna to the Sun Gate and the final push includes a set of steep Inca stairs – which will almost certainly take your breath away before your first sight of the famous city! At 2,700 metres above sea level, the Sun Gate is 350 metres higher than Machu Picchu and, on a clear day, affords a majestic view down over the site and the surrounding valleys. From the Sun Gate, there is a final 2 kilometre downhill walk to the entrance of Machu Picchu.
Reaching the site around 8am, your guide will take you on a full guided tour (2 hrs aprox). You will then have plenty of free time to explore this mystical Inca city or visit the Inca Bridge. Returning to Aguas Calientes by bus you may decide to have lunch in one of the many restaurants (not included), soak in the nearby hot springs or meander through the markets. We then catch the late afternoon train back to Cusco arriving mid-evening.