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Inca Trail Classic 4 Days / 3 Nights

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4 Days - All Inclusive
Availability : Every Day
Machu Picchu
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 10


You are about to embark on one of the most epic experiences of your life: The Inca Trail Trek! Likely to be at the top of your Peru Bucket List, this hike is renowned by travelers around the world, and for good reason. Cross through the high jungle, steep mountain passes, and original stone Inca pathways as you make your way to the famous citadel of Machu Picchu. There is simply nothing like the Inca Trail trek, and we would love you to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime journey!

The Classic Inca Trail is Peru’s number-one trek and one of the most well-known and popular treks in the world. With 4 days of trekking along original paved Inca pathways and passing through a variety of fascinating Inca sites before arriving at the beautiful Machu Picchu national park, the Inca Trail is one of those things that everyone should do once in their life. Be you young or old, in good shape or bad, the Inca Trail is for everyone and is a must-do if you want to visit Machu Picchu.

On this 4-day trip, you will travel the legendary route of the Inca people before arriving at the sacred site of Machu Picchu. During the journey, you can enjoy a unique route where we will discover magical places such as the Inca city of Llactapata, the Pacaymayo valley, and the archaeological wonders of Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca. The last day will provide you with an unforgettable experience as you enter Machu Picchu through the Puerta del Sol (Sungate), where we will enjoy a magical sunrise over the sacred citadel of the Incas.


Physical Rating:


Age Requirement:

Min. 18 +

Group Size:

Min. 1 – Max. 12

Departure & return Location:

Cusco, Perú
06:00 a.m. – 21:30 p.m.

Places to visit

Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, and Machu Picchu

Trek Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Hotel / Hostel pick up & drop off
  • Accommodation
  • All breakfast, some lunches, and dinner
  • Round trip transportation by bus
  • Entrance to the Inca trail. Permits
  • Machu Picchu entrance
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Oxygen tank
  • First aid kit
  • Tents: Singles / twin / quadruple
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu. 2hrs
  • Drinking water : Until the third day
  • Professional bilingual guide (spanish & english)
  • Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
  • Train: Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (EXPEDITION)

NOTE: You will be required to bring enough water to last until lunch time on the first day. 2 liters

Trek does not include

  • Sleeping bags. Renting 15 USD WHOLE TREK
  • Hiking poles. Renting 10 USD WHOLE TREK
  • First day breakfast and last day’s lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Round tourist bus ticket to Machu Picchu 24 USD
  • Snacks or additional drinks
  • Machu Picchu Mountain 60 USD. Optional
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain 60 USD. Optional
  • Tips for your guides and porters

VERY IMPORTANT: If you want to get the entrance to the Wuayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, we suggest you reserve it 3 months in advance, previously sending us a message to our email: contact@perubucketlist.com to see if there is availability for the required date.

*Tips, are always optional; Our guides, porters, and cooks receive a salary according to Peruvian laws, but if you wish to value their efforts and good work, feel free to do so; an economic incentive from you is always welcome. To find out how much you could award as part of a personal thank you, please click the link in Terms & Conditions. # 22. Here you will find a standard referring to tips.

Tour Detail

Shared trek: Please note, that you may meet many people from other groups who booked the same trek activity with us and coincided with you on the same departure day and join us.

Meals included: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners. Including vegetarian and vegan options – just let us know in advance.

Accommodation: Single travelers will be paired in twins or groups in a multi-share tent with someone of the same sex for the duration of the entire activity

Service level: Standard. Private transportation, local bus, and train.

Inca Trail Availability-Limited spaces: This hike requires a permit. We offer daily departures on the Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed) It is recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 5 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out. For any availability, we recommend you email us at info@perubucketlist.com.


Day 1Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Piskakuchu – Llaqtapata - Wayllabamba

Our private bus and staff will pick you up from your hotel between 06:00- 06:30 am. Then we will drive to Piskacuchu (2700m/8856ft), a community located at 82 km, which is the starting point of the Inca Trail. We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walking along the bank as the river flows northwest along the Sacred Valley.

Following the trail along a flat terrain, we will arrive in Miskay (2800m/9184ft) before starting a short ascent which will enable us to see the impressive Inca city of Llactapata (2650m/8692ft). We continue trekking for about five hours, along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing in altitude until we reach the community of Wayllabamba (3000m/9840ft), where we will set up our first camp. The first-day route has spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5832 meters above sea level, as well as a huge variety of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.

Day 2Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca - Pacaymayo

We wake up at around 6:00 am, and after breakfast, we begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of a steep ascent that stretches for 9 km up what is known as the Dead Woman’s Pass (4200m/13776ft). Along this path, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (a dry and high area with little vegetation). On the way along the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass), we may see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on Ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitudes.

We also cross an area of the so-called cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds, such as hummingbirds and sparrows, and the Andean bear also called the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctus Ornatus). We advise that on this day, especially, your daypack is well stocked with candies, chocolates, and coca leaves that will keep your sugar levels high, and help with altitude sickness. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo Valley (3600m/11808ft), where we camp after approximately 7h of hiking.

Day 3Pacaymayo - Puyapatamarka - Wañayhuayna

Today is the longest, most impressive, and most interesting day due to the number of archaeological sites and the lush cloud forest area that we cross, which is rich in Andean flora and fauna. From Pacaymayo, we climb to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3970m/13022ft). Halfway up, we will stop to visit the archaeological complex with the same name. This site, located at 3800m/12464ft, consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624m/11887ft).

This is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios, and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easy climb, we arrive at the third pass, the Abra Phuyupatamarca (3700m/12136ft). Along this climb we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas´ ancient craft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfect order, saving the trail from the multileveled Andean geography. We go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive at the aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the same name. This is one of the most complete and best-preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail to Machupicchu and is located at the highest point of the mountain.

Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means ¨town over the clouds¨. From above, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views of the Urubamba River valley. We continue our trek down the long descending stone steps that lead us to Wiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft), an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector, and an urban sector, close to which our camp is located. After visiting the impressive archaeological site, we enjoy our farewell dinner at our camp.

Day 4Winayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco

On this fourth and last day, we get up at 4.00 am to leave Wiñaywayna and climb to the Intipunku, or ‘the Sun Gate’. It will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in the highland jungle.

From this fabulous spot, we may see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. From Intipunku, we will descend into Machu Picchu, and 40 minutes later, we will enter the citadel from the highest point through the ¨House of the Guardians¨ Then we will descend to the control point where we will register ourselves and leave our backpacks.

After we have checked in, we will immediately begin our guided tour to the Inca citadel, which will last approximately 2 hours. After the tour, you will have time to enjoy and explore Machu Picchu on your own in the afternoon. We meet again in Aguas Calientes town for lunch around 1 pm, and then we head to the train station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo town (1hr45mins), at our arrival at the station, our bus will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco (2hrs approx.).


The train departure will be according to the SCHEDULE available by the train company. It can vary depending on how early was purchased/booked your trek.

The drop-off will be at Plaza Regocijo, close to Plaza de Armas, three block distance. We do this because the traffic in Cusco city at night is chaotic, and the arrival at your hostel door may take too much time. We hope you can understand.


What You should bring
  • Original passport
  • For students: ISIC card
  • Insurance card / certificate
  • Walking stick (Highly Recommended)
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho (rainy season: November-April)
  • Warm jacket
  • 2 t-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Sleeping bag (-15º)
  • Warm gloves
  • Water – at least 2 liters for the first 4 hrs., until lunch time of the first day
  • Toiletries / Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Light backpack (maximum 6 kg)
  • Extra money for your expenses. Local currency
Terms & Conditions


If you are booking the Inca trail trek 4 days / 3 nights with Peru Bucket Listwe will require 100% of the total l amount at booking time. We highly recommend booking five months in advance. To check the availability of this activity, please send us an email to contact@perubucketlist.com 

Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable Deposits for the Inca Trail trek

All deposits are fully non-refundable and non-transferable. If you need to cancel your trek, It is not possible to transfer your deposit to another person’s trek if canceling, they will need to pay their deposit. There are no exceptions, unfortunately, but if you need a letter from your insurance company to help recover some of the costs, we would be happy to supply one.

For more information, we recommend you read our standard Terms & Conditions in section 21

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