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Hike Inka Path to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights


Hike The Inka Path to Machu Picchu is without doubt one of the greatest and hottest treks in Peru. Over 4 days and three nights, you’ll discover the long-lasting Inka Path whereas tenting within the mountains with snug gear, nice meals, and top-notch tour guides. SPT Journey & Excursions organizes all-inclusive small group excursions to Machu Picchu with all security guidelines for Covid 19. Ebook with us and have 100% satisfaction assured.

4-Day Hike Inka Path with SPT Journey & Excursions is discovering a brand new technique to expertise climbing and tenting. Get pleasure from this improbable trek on small group excursions with improbable meals ready by our native trekking cooks, top of the range gear, moveable bathrooms and board the scenic trains on the final day again to Cusco.

Hike Inka Path Particulars

  • Kind: Climbing/trekking, Visits to archaeological websites, Nature, Cultural adventures
  • Bodily Score: This route is rated Simple-Average – Demanding ★★★★☆. It’s not essential to be a really skilled hiker, nevertheless it needs to be completed by people who find themselves bodily match and train commonly, and ready for a number of hours of exercise to make every little thing simpler and extra pleasant. The 4-Day Hike Inka Path package deal features a 6-8 hour hike to the traditional Inca ruins of Machu Picchu situated within the hight of the Andes.
  • Lodging: Our 4-Day Hike Inka Path, contains 3-nights tenting in a top-quality tenting tent; we additionally present dining-tent, kitchen tent, seats and tables.
  • Group Measurement: A minimal of two trekkers is required for 4-Day Hike Inka Path . Vacationers as a pair, touring buddies, household teams and even in case you are a solo hiker, you’re welcome on our journey trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru. Costs are per particular person. The route is described and based mostly on shared providers; nonetheless you’re on the lookout for a non-public service, that may be on demand.

Inka Path Info

  • THE INKA TRAIL. – Was Constructed within the 1450s by the mighty Inca Empire, the path required the usage of rocks that had been transported from close by quarries and delicately minimize to suit with precision and meticulousness. Most archaeologist believes that “Pachacutec”, the ninth Inca emperor the place the accountable for this incomparable job.
  • THE NATURE. The Inka Path to Machu Picchu goes by way of a variety of microclimates because of the completely different altitudes. Alongside this path, vacationers trek from Excessive Andean Valley to the high-altitude “Puna” and descend to the eyebrow of the jungle generally known as the Cloud Forest.
  • THE INKA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES. – The path takes hikers alongside valleys and mountain passes, permitting them to entry the archaeological websites of: Qanabamba, Patallacta, Willkaraqhay, Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Inti Pata, Winay Wayna, and Intipunku. The Inca Path leads on to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and gives a memorable journey.
  • HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE. The Inka Path to Machu Picchu is of nice significance as a result of it’s the solely climbing path that offers entry to Machu Picchu. After a 3-day trekking alongside valleys, mountain passes and tropical zones; all trekkers attain to Machu Picchu by way of the Solar Gate or “Puerta del Sol” to admire the spectacular Inca structure and extra.

What will we give you at 4-Day Hike Inca Path?

  • LOCAL COMPANY. – SPT Journey & Excursions is a 100% native firm based mostly in Cusco, Peru. Created by with the purpose to serve the most effective expertise attainable to our guests
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT. – SPT Journey & Excursions is taken into account a prime dealer because of the provision of premium gear reminiscent of tents, mats, sleeping luggage and others.
  • FOOD.- Throughout your trek with SPT Journey & Excursions you’ll certainly placed on a number of kilos. Our cooks obtain particular coaching every year to create one-of-a-kind meals on the runway. Our dishes are ready with recent elements and served as a buffet. Our providers embody breakfast, snack, lunch that may include soup, fundamental course and sizzling drinks. On the time of arrival to the camps and earlier than dinner you’ll be served teatime with sizzling drinks, popcorn, and many others. Then, scrumptious dinners that embody soup, fundamental course and desserts. We additionally present ingesting water in your water bottle in each meal.
  • PORTABLE TOILETS.- SPT Journey & Excursions supplies moveable ecological bathrooms in every of its camps and for the personal use of our purchasers solely.
  • PERSONAL PORTER.- Our 4-Day Hike Inka Path package deal features a porter service that permits the traveler to hold 7kg of non-public belongings on the path. All private results are transported by our porters from campa to camp in duffle luggage that we offer.
  • HOTEL TO HOTEL SERVICE.- SPT Journey & Excursions gives lodge to lodge service to all its vacationers. All our providers begin with a direct choose up out of your lodge in Cusco and finish with a direct return in Cusco.
  • FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE.- SPT Journey & Excursions gives free baggage storage for all additional luggage and private results. You can also retailer in your lodge; each are free.
  • FIRST QUALITY SERVICE.- Whenever you e book Inka Path Trek with us, then ensure that you’ll obtain the most effective service. Our devoted crew shall be proud to take you in a memorable trekking expertise.

Quick itinerary for 4-Day Inka Path Trek


  • Climbing distance: 11km
  • Path head elevation: 2720m
  • Campsite elevation: 3000m
  • Climbing issue: reasonable
  • Climate: Heat to chilly
  • Inca websites to see / go to: Ccanabamba, Willkaraqhay and Llactapata


  • Climbing distance: 11 km
  • Path highest elevation: 4200m
  • Campsite elevation: 3600m
  • Climbing issue: difficult
  • Climate: chilly


  • Climbing distance: 17 km
  • Path highest elevation: 3600m
  • Campsite elevation: 2680m
  • Climbing issue: difficult
  • Climate: chilly to heat
  • Inca websites to see/go to: Runkuraqhay, Sayacmarka, Phuyupatarmarca, Intipata & Wiñay Wayna


  • Climbing distance: 6 km
  • Path head elevation: 2680M
  • Machu Picchu elevation: 2400m
  • Climbing issue: reasonable
  • Climate: heat

Full itinerary of the 4-Day Hike Inka Path to Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Pisqhakuchu (Km 82) – Wayllabamba.

The journey begins when your Inka Path trekking crew will choose you up out of your lodge in Cusco round 5:30 am (relying in your location); if you happen to keep within the Sacred Valley like Urubamba or Ollantaytambo, choose up shall be after 6:00 am. From Cusco we’ll drive for 3 hours to Pisqhakuchu generally known as the km. 82. Right here is the place to begin of the 4-Day Hike Inka Path Trek to Machu Picchu. However, within the half method we’ll cease; within the city of Ollantaytambo to have some breakfast and buy some gadgets for the trek.

We are going to arrive on the trailhead at roughly 9:30 am – First, you’ll meet your crew of cooks, porters, guides, and go for somewhat briefing and put together your self with sunblock and bug repellent. Subsequent, we are going to go to the management level to indicate our passports and the Permits and start the memorable journey to the misplaced metropolis of the Incas.

The primary half is a comparatively straightforward two-hour hike to Patallaqta, the primary historic website alongside the Inka Path to Machu Picchu. From a singular and remoted place, we are going to benefit from the spectacular views of this historic metropolis surrounded by mountains and rivers. Then it’s one other one-hour trek to Hatunchaca – situated within the coronary heart of the Cusichaka Valley/river, the place the crew of porters and cooks shall be ready for you with a scrumptious lunch ready with recent native produce. After having fun with the scrumptious lunch, we are going to proceed the day for another till the primary camp in Wayllabamba at 3000masl. Arriving at roughly 5:00 pm. Your tent, a snack and a sizzling drink shall be ready for you. You’ll then have time to relaxation and benefit from the view of the mountains earlier than dinner.

  • Climbing distance: 11km
  • Path head elevation: 2720m
  • Campsite elevation: 3000m
  • Climbing issue: reasonable
  • Climate: Heat to chilly
  • Inca websites to see / go to: Ccanabamba, Willkaraqhay and Llactapata

Day 2.- Wayllabamba – Lifeless Womens pass- Paqhaymayu

We are going to wake you up early with a cup of sizzling espresso or coca tea in your tent. Right now would be the most difficult a part of the 4-day Hike Inka Path trek, and after breakfast, will probably be a 4-hour trek uphill to Llulluchapampa the place we’ll have our lunch. Right here you possibly can refill your water bottle. After the Lunch we’ll proceed trekking as much as Lifeless Lady’s Go (4215m/13829ft), the very best level of the whole trek to Machu Picchu. On the summit, we are going to take a while to understand the serenity of this place whereas your information completes a conventional providing ceremony to the Apus (native gods). After taking within the views, we’ll start a 2:30 hours downhill hike to the Paqhaymayu Valley, the place we’ll arrange our camp at 3600m.

  • Climbing distance: 11 km
  • Path highest elevation: 4200m
  • Campsite elevation: 3600m
  • Climbing issue: difficult
  • Climate: chilly

Day 3.- Paqhaymayu – Phuyupatamarca cross – Wiñaywayna

Right now is the longest day of the Trek, however it is rather lovely. After breakfast we’ll proceed towards the second cross; first shall be a 1:30 hours climb to the Inka website of Runqurakay the place your trekking information will clarify you about this place; then we’ll proceed and different 1:45 hours to the second Go (4000m/13123ft). We are going to take time to discover two Inca websites alongside the way in which; Runqurakay and Sayacmarca. The hike continues by way of Chaquicocha (dry lake, 3600m/11811ft), the place you possibly can admire a good looking view over the Vilcabamba mountain vary and luxuriate in right here you deserved lunch.

After Lunch, the path continues on a soothing path and benefit from the best and probably probably the most thrilling a part of the Inca Path. At this part the Inka Path Hike is extraordinarily assorted, and it’s roughly 5-hour hike to the ultimate camp. Alongside the way in which, you’ll cross by way of a number of completely different ecosystems, expertise the atmospheric cloud forest, and observe the magnificent panoramic view of the Salkantay Mountain (the second highest peak in Cusco). We are going to go to two Inca websites, Phuyupatamarka (Metropolis within the Clouds), with spectacular views of the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu Mountain and Intipata (Terraces of the Solar).

In Intipata, there shall be time to relaxation and luxuriate in its magical environment. We are going to arrive on the camp at roughly 5:00 pm. Then we are going to go to the vital Inca website of Wiñaywayna, the place your information will clarify the historical past of this improbable place. We are going to then return to camp for tea, dinner and a particular farewell shock.

  • Climbing distance: 17 km
  • Path highest elevation: 3600m
  • Campsite elevation: 2680m
  • Climbing issue: difficult
  • Climate: chilly to heat
  • Inca websites to see/go to: Runkuraqhay, Sayacmarka, Phuyupatarmarca, Intipata & Wiñay Wayna

Day 4: Uncover Machu Picchu – Cusco

On our final day of the 4-Day Hike Inca Path to Machu Picchu, now we have to rise up very early to (4:00am) put together for the primary spotlight of your Inka Path Trekking! visiting Machu Picchu, generally known as the Misplaced Metropolis of the Incas. We are going to go on to the checkpoint and wait till it opens at 5:30 am. Because the sky lights up, we are going to stroll for an hour to the Puerta del Sol (Intipunku), having fun with the spectacular views alongside the way in which. You possibly can see the spectacular dawn over Machu Picchu from Puerta del Sol on a transparent day, which is actually an unforgettable sight. From “Inti Punku”, We are going to start our ultimate one-hour descent into Machu Picchu, arriving on the final checkpoint round 7:30am.

Then, Your Inka Path information will take you on a complete two-hour tour of the town earlier than dropping you off at Machu Picchu to discover by yourself or climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets have to be booked as far upfront as attainable). Your information can even clarify how one can take the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes for lunch after which take the panoramic practice to the practice station of Ollantaytambo; after which bus to Cusco. The SPT Journey & Excursions crew will meet you as you get off the practice and return you safely to your lodge in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. The approximate time of arrival again to Cusco is round 7:30pm.

  • Climbing distance: 6 km
  • Path head elevation: 2680M
  • Machu Picchu elevation: 2400m
  • Climbing issue: reasonable
  • Climate: heat

What’s included within the worth?

It’s included the next gadgets:

Trek Briefing:

  • The night time earlier than the 4-Day Hike Inka Path to Machu Picchu, you should have briefing. the place your trekking information will coordinate the final particulars for the trek; you additionally will obtain a duffle bag the place you’ll accommodate your sleeping bag and your private belongings; the duffle luggage should not exceed 7 kg / 14 kilos and should embody a sleeping bag and your mattress.


  • We offer all wanted transportation for this trek. Our workers will choose you up out of your in Cusco at round 5:30a.m. (in case you’re staying in Ollantaytambo we are going to cross at 6:30 a.m.) to take you to KM 82 the place the 4-Day Hike Inka Path begins and ends within the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • After the tour at Machu Picchu, we embody a bus ticket down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes city.
  • It is usually included the practice tickets to return to Cusco from Aguas Calientes; will probably be within the Expedition Prepare class (this service is included within the package deal).
  • If you want to improve to the practice service class, you even have the choice to improve to the Vistadome Prepare class for an extra $75 per particular person. When you arrive on the practice station, we are going to take you again to your lodge in Cusco.


  • Tenting Tent: 2 individuals in a 4-person capability tent, permitting a better consolation and storage your duffle bag and your backpacks.
  • Fundamental foam mattress. If you’d like extra consolation throughout the stroll, we will lease you an inflatable mattress. Try the non-compulsory extras and upgrades under.

Skilled guides:

  • All our guides have an instructional diploma; they’re specialists of their work. As well as, they’ve rising up within the Cusco area, they’re obsessed with instructing others about their tradition and heritage. They’re enjoyable and really skilled, they’re guides that may just remember to are totally secure and completely happy on the journey.


  • As quickly as we obtain your particulars and a deposit, we are going to buy your Inka Path permits. They can’t be modified, as soon as confirmed. It’s only allowed to replace or modify the passport quantity. The allow contains an entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.


  • To hold all gear, meals and the Cookware.
  • We embody a private porter, accountable to hold your duffle bag from camp to camp. There isn’t a further price for this, and also you won’t be able to entry your duffle bag till you attain the in a single day camp.


  • Eating tent with tenting tables and chairs and kitchen tent for the prepare dinner to organize meals
    Prepare dinner and kitchen gear, plus assistants for bigger teams.
  • Meals: as indicated within the itinerary. Our skilled cooks put together a mix of conventional Peruvian and Western delicacies. Discuss to your information when you have sure preferences! Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices out there. When served, salads are washed down with boiled water.
  • Water: From the primary lunch to the final breakfast; we are going to give you all the mandatory water. This water is boiled, filtered after which cooled earlier than distribution. So it’s essential to carry your individual bottles of water and/or camelback. We suggest carrying a container that comprises 2 or 3 liters of amount to be able to refill the water at every meal.

First Support equipment:

  • Every of Our trekking information acquired first assist coaching from a specialised physician. We additionally maintain necessary coaching classes each February, which is attended by all “SPT Journey & Excursions” guides. Your information can even at all times have a primary assist equipment for fundamental medical conditions (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, and many others.) and oxygen; If crucial.


  • We imagine that spotlight to small particulars is what makes us completely different from different tour firms. Every hiker receives a small pillow to sleep on, a foam mattress to insulate in opposition to the chilly and a backpack covers to guard their issues whereas climbing. We work laborious to provide the most effective expertise throughout the journey!

Taxes and prices: All taxes and allow prices related to this hike are included within the worth.

Not included:


  • Breakfast the primary morning.
  • Lunch and dinner final day


  • Obtainable for lease if you happen to don’t have one with you.
  • Sleeping luggage. Obtainable for lease if you happen to don’t have one with you. US$ 30 for the all trek.


  • Ideas for the information, the prepare dinner and Porters; it’s non-compulsory.
  • Flights to/from Cusco
  • Journey insurance coverage
  • Entrance to the recent springs US$ 6.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • The toilet tent shouldn’t be included within the Inca Path routes since we use the amenities offered by the Ministry of Tradition


On this stage we’re supplying you with some suggestion for a memorable trekking to Machu Picchu with SPT Journey & Excursions.

DON’T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS: Unique passport, insurance coverage card, private remedy.
This trek may have a most of 8 vacationers.


This hike is tough, it’s strongly really helpful to be in good bodily situation; The basic elevation modifications of the Inka Path make the trek tough, as there are three passes throughout the trek. The very best of which attain as much as 4200m.


Throughout 4-day Hike Inka Path, solo vacationers will pair as much as share a tent with one other traveler of the identical gender and {couples} may have a tent to themselves.


There’s a necessary pre-departure briefing at our workplace in Cusco someday earlier than your departure for the Inka Path Trek at 6 p.m. You’ll meet your information and he will provide you with detailed details about your TREKKING, a listing of what to carry, rental gear or common questions.


We practice our cooks yearly in off-season to give you the most effective tasting meals on the mountain, with particular menus and the freshest native elements out there on all of our Machu Picchu Treks. Right here you could have an thought of what you’re going to eat throughout your Inka Path Trek.
*Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and extra choices out there upon request (please inform us at time of reserving).


  • Sizzling porridge, quinoa or oatmeal, fried eggs, omelet or pancakes with recent bread, fried bananas, thick oatmeal with huge recent chunks of candy apples. and boiled water for warm teas, coca tea, espresso, chocolate and milk.

Lunch dinner:

  • First course: quinoa, corn, noodles, asparagus, mushroom or vegetable soup, stuffed avocado or potatoes.
  • Second course: hen breast, beef stew, quinoa, fried rice, hamburgers, fried hen, spaghetti Bolognese, typical dishes: “ají de gallina”, marinated hen or ajiaco de ulluco.


  • Fried bananas, chocolate pudding, chocolate or vanilla sponge cake, peach.


  • sweets, cookies, juices, crackers and quite a lot of Peruvian fruits reminiscent of: banana, cherimoya, granadilla, apple, orange, tangerine.




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