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Inca Trail 4 days – 3 nights to Machu Picchu Explore the famous Inca Trail with, the number one tour in Peru and one of the best treks in South America. Traveling the Inca Trail with us, you will travel with organic and healthy Peruvian food.

The Inca Trail Peru is considered the best adventure in history – why do it? Our group service can be done with any minimum group size of 2 participants and we will do our best to make it the most special Machu Picchu vacation ever, to see the 


  • Hiking Distance: 45 km – 26 miles.
  • Useful Information for Hiking the Inca Trail
  • Trip Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture.
  • Good For: Those who enjoy hiking and have a moderate level of fitness.
  • Starting Altitude: 2720m – 8920 ft.
  • Highest Altitude: 4217 m – 13,780ft.
  • Longest Day: Day 2, approximately 16 km – 9.9 miles.
  • Coldest Night: Day 2 around 0º celsius.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Recommendation: Permit require

Inca Trail Map

Itinerary Inca Trail hike 4 days

Day 1: Cusco | Piskacucho | Km 82 | Ayapata| Wayllabamba

Pick up from your hotel then you go driving to the trailhead KM-82, there is a checkpoint where you have to show up your passport which needs to match with your permits, after you will start hiking the first couple hours will be pretty flat to arrive to the Inca site of Llactapata, after it will be another couple hours to arrive to the first lunch spot where the porters will be waiting with amazing Organic and fresh lunch.

After lunch comes the first uphill but you’ll get some time for breaks and continue for another couple of hours to reach our first campsite Ayapata- Base camp.

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca | Runkuraqay |Chaquicocha

Organic breakfast in the morning. Then climb 5 hours to the highest point of our trip which is the famous “Dead Woman’s Pass” (4215 meters/13779 feet). This day will be memorable and unforgettable, as it is considered the most difficult day of the Inca Trail. After lunch, we will have 4 hours of hiking including breaks at each Inca site Runkurakay and Sayacmarca, then the last site is only 30 minutes away to reach the camp at Chaquicocha.

Day 3: Chaquicocha – Wiñaywayna

After breakfast, we’ll hike for 2 hours to the last Summit Phuyupatamarca. The best area to enjoy the flora, fauna, and views. Phuyupatamarca means “City in the Clouds” and IntiPata ” Sun above the terraces” is visited in the morning. Afterward lunch you get to visit Winay Wayña “Forever Young” an amazing Inca site, after visiting the ruins you get back to the campsite for dinner and say goodbye to your amazing team the porters

Day 4: Wiñayhuayna | Inti Punku and Machupicchu guided Tour

Today very early in the morning, we will have breakfast to move to the checkpoint and soon arrive at Machu Picchu, we will walk for a while to INTI PUNKU (Sun Gate) watching the impressive Machu Picchu in the distance and in turn will have a guided tour of 2 hours.

Concluding our visit we will return to Ollantaytambo to board our train back to Cusco.

Inca trail distance and Elevation MAP

Inclusions Inca Trail Hike on the 4 Days Trek

Inclusions and exclusions of classic Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu, detailed information for trekkers to know better what’s included in the 4 days Inca trail hike. We have included as much as possible in the price/cost, allowing you to relax and enjoy your holiday vacation


  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef
  • Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
  • Pick-up from Main Square
  • Transportation by bus to Km 82
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Water, excluding the first 4 hours of the trek
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks, and 3 Dinners. Please if you are vegetarian or strict Vegan let us know without extra cost.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping foam mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo)

not included

  • Personal Porter
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu MountainSleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your adventure.

what do you need

  • Original Passport
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Warm jacket
  • Camera
  • Walking boots
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Torch with spare batteries

optional backpacking

  • Sleeping bag US$30
  • Personal walking pole US$12 per each
  • Inflatable Mattress US$20
  • Single Tent Supplement US$30
  • Personal Porter (half) to carry 7kg of personal items US$60
  • Full Porter to carry up to 14 kg of personal items US$120
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee US$80
  • Machu Picchu Montaña entrance fee US$80
  • Vistadome one way to Ollantaytambo US$50

Frequently Asked Questions

The Inca Trail hike lasts 4 days, and is approximately 40 kilometers, concluding this journey in the world wonder of Machu Picchu, in this marvelous journey will test us both physically and mentally experiencing the varieties of temperature but eye not ceasing to be a beautiful experience.

The 4-day Inca Trail is the most popular hike in South America and why not say it on the planet, so it is definitely worth it, for the majesty of the Inca culture and the archaeological treasures that it has.

The 4-day Classic Inca Trail is considered a medium to moderate level hike but it all depends on the physical condition of the traveler. The route is a trail full of a variety of climates so you will hike for four days at an elevation of about 13,828 feet (4,215 meters above sea level).

The best time to do the Inca Trail is between May and September is usually the most popular time to do the trek so the weather is fantastic, the rains have just ended and nature awaits you in its maximum splendor.

Almost anyone can do the hike, you just need to be in average physical condition: by this I mean that you exercise normally and eat healthy for at least 2 weeks before the hike.

People from 10 to 75 years old have done this entire trail so you can and we are here to advise you better.

The approximate cost of the Inca Trail trek is 579 dollars per person.

On average it costs around 500 dollars to do the trek, this includes transportation, permits for the trek, entrance fees to Machu Picchu, food for the 3 days of the trek, guides, porters, camping, etc.

Yes there are toilets on the Inca Trail strategically located along the trail, but normally the agencies take care of this service.

Campaign We provide tents that are set up for each traveler by the porters. We also provide you with a cup of coffee or coca tea to keep you warm.

  • Starting Altitude: 2720m – 8920 ft.
  • Highest Altitude: 4217 m – 13,780ft.

Inca trail is a Moderate difficult

The distance is not as great as you might imagine, the Inca Trail is only 25 miles (40km).