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Trekking Inca Trail Machu Picchu 4 Days

Trekking Inca Trail is the most well-known touristic trekking route in the world. The Inca trail is the most favorite place for Trekking and Adventures travelers. In Peru trekkers could reach on mountain within two-three days or four days by easy hiking or trekkers could do spend months of trekking to reach Machu Picchu by strenuous walking.

The Trekking Inca Trail will take you through remote area of the Andes, exploring mysterious Inca ruins and the scenic cloud forest. The trail flows the river banks, terraced filed and forest with impressive view of high snow picks. This trek offers imagine panoramic views whole “Vilcabamba” range, beautiful landscape & Inca temples.  The trek starts in the zone of “Pisqhakucho” and climbs up to the high pass of 4,2000m and descents through the jungle area until it arrives to Machu Picchu.

Trekking Inca Trail

Trekking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu should be on every tourist’s lifetime must-see list, Book now and enjoy trekking through the Peruvian Andes; in a comfortable tour and with experienced guide


The 4-day Trekking Inca Trail is Peru’s best known trek in the word combining a stunning mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle. It preserves different ecological zones and extraordinary habitat for thousands of wild animals some of them in dangerous of extinction; among them the spectacled bear and the Andean Condor.Over 350 species of orchid have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as: hummingbirds, Falcons, tanagers, woodpeckers and the majestic Andean Condor.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated moderate and any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route. It is fairly challenging nevertheless, and altitudes of 4,200 masl are reached, so ensuring that you are well acclimatized is important. If arriving from sea level, plan to spend at least 2 full-days in Cusco prior to starting the Trekking Inca Trail, This should allow plenty of time for acclimatization and give you sufficient opportunity to visit other interesting places such us City tour that includes the Cathedral, the magnificent fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Qorikancha, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay also you can visit the marvelous Sacred Valley of the Incas (highly recommended) that included the picturesque colonial town of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.


  • Escorted trek Inca trail to Machu Picchu
  • Explore the Inca ruins along the trail
  • See the dawn of Machu Picchu from sun gate
  • Guided Machu Picchu Tour
  • Free time within Machu Picchu



Trekking Inca Trail All departures for Trekking Inca Trail are guaranteed, so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.


DAY 1: Start The Lifetime Adventure

Early pick-up from your hotel and 3-hour bus journey to the Km. 82; today we will trek for 7- 8 hours.

DAY 2: Dead Woman’s Pass

Today is the hardest day because we’ll cross the highest pass (Dead Woman’s pass of 4,200 masl). Today, we’ll trek 7 – 8 hours.

DAY 3: Beautiful Day

Today, we will explore Phuyupatamarka and Wiñayhuayna Inca ruins and trek through the cloud forest.

DAY 4: Machu Picchu Tour

We’ll trek two hours to Machu Picchu and two hours as guided tour, then you will have free time to explore by yourself.




Trekking Inca Trail

1th walking day – Trekking Inca Trail

The Trekking Inca Trail begins once we pick you up from your hotel at 05:00 a.m and board our tourist bus. Ensure you have your original passport and ISIC student card (if applicable). The bus journey to trailhead (km 82) takes approximately 3 hours and half. This journey will reward you with specular views of the sacred valley and we’ll pass the town of Urubamba and stop at the colonial town of Ollantaytambo to have breakfast also here you can purchase some items for the trek, don’t forget some coca leaf for the altitude and to leave your K’intu (offering) at the dead woman pass; we’ll follow the Sacred Valley until Pisccak’ucho known as the km 82; where we will find the control point and we must show the permit and the entrance to the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and enjoy the beauties that this trek offers.

Today’s trek will be for 15 km and approximately 8 hours; we must arrive to Llulluchapampa camp where there are no other trekkers.

  • Meals: L-D
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,800 masl.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,750 masl.
  • Distance Travelled: 15 km approx.
  • Approximate Walking Time: 7 – 8 hours.


Trekking Inca Trail

Dead woman pass -Trekking Inca Trail

The adventure starts at 07:00 a.m. After breakfast, we’ll continue with the uphill toward the highest pass of the trek (Dead Woman Pass 4,200 masl), you can walk at your own pace and stop to get your breath whenever you like. From the camp, you can see the highest pass ahead. The path climbs for two hours along a large number of steps, some of them newly laid to protect the mountain from erosion.

Once the full group arrive at this pass, we’ll take a rest break before beginning a steep descent into the Pacaymayo Valley here we’ll stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll begin the second ascent, this time to the ruins of Runcuraca (Round Balcony), located a bit below of the Runcuracay Pass (4,000 masl). From the second pass in clear weather, you can look back to the Dead Woman Pass and forward to breath-taking snow-capped mountains of Pumasillo (Puma’s Claw).

From the second passs, most of the trail is downhill or gently undulating until we reach the imposing ruins at Sayacmarca (inaccessible town) located where the Andes end and where the Amazon (jungle) starts; continuing the trek, we’ll cross the cloud forest and arrive to Chakiccocha camp at 3,600 masl. And enjoy the sunset at the surrounded mountains.

  • Meals: B-L-D.
  • Accommodation: Camping.
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl.
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,600 masl.
  • Distance Travelled: 15 km approx.
  • Approximate Walking Time: 7 – 8 hours.


Trekking Inca Trail

Inti pata – Trekking Inca Trail

We’ll start at 07:00 a.m. Today is exceptionally beautiful because of the landscape, the Inca ruins and incredible paved trail with white granite stones laid by the Incas hundreds of years ago (and more important for your lungs, there is a lot more down than up). There are about 3,200 stairs descending from Phuyupatamarca to Wiñaywayna, we will descend from 3,600m to 2,600m in 5km; so take care with your knees. If you have had knee or ankle injuries an extra porter is recommended so that you are not carrying extra weight.

  • Meals: B-L-D.
  • Accommodation: Camping.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,600 m.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,600 m.
  • Distance Travelled: 10 km approx.
  • Approximate Walking Time: 5 hours.


Trekking Inca Trail

Machu Picchu – Trekking Inca Trail

We’ll get up very early to arrive in time to Intipunku (The Gate of the Sun), and view the first sun illuminating the imposing Machu Picchu; the trail comes to a narrow flight of stone steps; after Intipunku we still have half hour walk down to the famous view from the terraces at the end of the Inca Trail . Take your photos now before the crowds arrive; the guided tour of Machu Picchu should finish between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m after that you will have extra time to explore by yourself Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, we’ll take the train to return to Cusco arriving there late in the evening.

  • Meals: B.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,700 masl.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,400 masl.
  • Distance Travelled: 5 km approx.
  • Approximate Walking Time: 2 hours.




Daily Departure
Group serveice and private service

 Expedition  US$ 615
 Vistadome class  US$
 Hiram Bimgham class

Optional Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$40
  • Walking Pole US$12
  • Inflatable Mattress US$30
  • Single Tent Supplement US$45
  • Personal Porter to carry extra 7kg of personal items US$120


  • Transportation: Transfer from your hotel in our Tourist bus to Piscakucho (km 82), starting point of the Inca Trail – Bus down from Machu Picchu to “Aguas Calientes” – Tourist train expeditios class from Machu Picchu to Cusco, transfer from the train station to your hotel.
  • Entrance Fees: For the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 hot lunches and 3 hot dinners delicious meals; food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude. Teatime every day (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), we offer vegetarian option, We provide available boil water each morning for your water bottles.
  • Guide: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people).
  • General Porters: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears.
  • Camping Equipment: We provide 4 season tents, four people capacity tents for two people, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the and porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Other Items: First-aid kit, oxygen bottle.


  • Breakfast: Breakfast on the first morning; some hotels offer early morning breakfast. If not, we stop at the town of Ollantaytambo where you can have breakfast and purchase some items for the trek.
  • Meals: Lunch in the town of “Aguas Calientes” on the final day, you must consider a budget from US$15.00 to US$25.00 for this meal. Entrance to the thermal baths of “Aguas Calientes” (optional) US$ 3.00
  • Entrance Fee: To Wayna Picchu Mountain (check availability)
  • Extra Porter: To carry your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags that we provide US$ 50.00 for the entire trek.
  • Sleeping Bag: can be rented in our office for US$ 20.00 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  • Others: The optional night in the town of “Aguas Calientes”, we will assist you on this, but you must let us to know in advance and change you train tickets for the next day.
  • Tips for the staff.



See the elevation of the Trekking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu


Experience for Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is not a forced march and the pace is always slow, the days generally being shorter than a day hike at home.

We do recommend that you embark on a good fitness programme prior to your trip though, and one that builds up general stamina and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a rucksack to train for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. You are likely to carry about 4 kilos in your day sack so this is a good weight to work with.

If you are going to be using the gym then concentrate on step machines which work on the thigh and calf muscles, and try to build your heart rate up to 50% above resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is good, but remembers that swimming will not train the correct muscle groups so it must be added to other exercises to be effective. Exercise groups like body pump, Pilates and aerobic are all excellent preparation for a trek like this, especially those which work on core strength, balance and stability.

Support Team

Salkantay Trek Support team

The horses will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 7 kgs and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in tents which are top quality; except the last night will be in a 3-stars category hotel.

We run our Salkantay Trekss from a permanently staffed office in Cusco and our dedicated team provides an excellent service.

All of the guides have been employed for over ten years with us, and they have been trained to our high standards personally by Director and high altitude trekking leaders. They know how to deal with medical emergencies and speak good English. They are very attentive and after so many years have a good understanding of western needs.


If you think all the travel companies are same then it is time you change your concept! Yes, we are different and we don’t just say it, we can prove it! We create, organize and guide all by ourselves! Sunrise Peru Trek has been organizing and guiding travel groups since 1999, and every time we travel, the trips just keep getting better and better! We have been turning the dreams of thousands of our visitors into memories by providing first-class services. We are dedicated to offering our customers the best service and support throughout your journey to Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. With professional and experienced team, there is no better travelling companion than Sunrise Peru Trek Team. Let us enlighten you why we are different!


SUNRISE PERU TREK pioneered adventure Company for nearly two decades and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations to Machu Picchu We are one of the Peru’s leading tour operators trusted for professional, efficient, and highly hospitable services. We focus on Treks and Adventure tours to Machu Picchu only, which encourages us to polish our itinerary and improve constantly.

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek