The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a moderate hike. It's not too tough but there quite a few Inca staircases to hike up and down, and the high altitude may affect some people. You can rent a hiking pole from us or in the main square of Cusco, as it will help with your balance and take the weight on your knees. Metal-tipped walking sticks are not allowed on the trail as they can damage the fragile surroundings.It also depends on if you have experience trekking, your physical condition and your stamina.The magnificent route of the Inca Trail is one of the best adventure alternatives you can choose to reach the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu. Because it is one of the best and recognized routes in Latin America to make the amazing walk along the emblematic ancient route of the Inca civilization.This famous Inca Trail has two traditional versions of 4 days and the short version of this, which consists of 2 days, now we will explain the degree of difficulty for both routes, so you are prepared before starting your walk:
The entire route to the wonderful Inca road citadel requires moderate and difficult physical effort because the entire route is not easily accessible, due to the height of the route (2600 masl to 4000 masl) and the constant ascents and descents in the journey. In addition to this effort is worth the unique and unforgettable experience that will live in this great route of pure indescribable adventure only with words, to necessarily know you have to live them.The age to realize this Inca path does not play a primordial role, but its willpower and the desire to live a unique and unforgettable experience.
Let´s see the Traditional Inca Trail and its most interesting details :
Cusco - KM-82 - Wayllabamba
Wayllabamba - Paso Warmiwañusca - Paccaymayu
Paccaymayu - Runkuraqhay Pass - Phuyupatamarka - Wiñayhuayna
Wiñayhuayna - Inti Punku (Sun Gate) - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
The height and the constant ascents and descents constitute the biggest difficulty in the walk. To reach the first step, the walk ascends from 2,000 meters. up to 4,000 meters. Followed by a descent of approximately 1,500 meters. After crossing the second step located at 3, 500 meters. the degree of difficulty of the walk will be reduced but please practice months before your trek.You can go and walk around your city.