Overview on the 5 Day Private Inca Trail To Machu Picchu
The Inca Trail is Peru’s number one trail and one of the most well-known and popular treks in South America. Offering 5 days of trekking along legendary paved Inca pathways, a variety of fascinating Inca sites and the beautiful landscapes. The Inca Trail is one of those things that everyone should do once in their lifetime. Our Inca Trail private service is special and perfect for solo travelers, families, group of friends and honeymooners. We offer daily departures on the Inca Trail. It is highly recommended to book your Inka Trail at least 4 or 5 months in advance as Inca Trail permits can be sold out very quickly.
Trip Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture
Hiking Distance: 45 km – 27 miles
Good For: Families with children or those who wish to take their time
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 and 3 around 0º celsius
Recommendation: Permit required
Itinerary on the 5 Day Inka Trail Tour Private Service
Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Llactapata
We pick you up from your Hotel to take you to km-82 the starting point of the hike today is a very relaxed day for Inca Trail hikers. We slowly make our way along the banks of the Willka Mayu River with great views of the snow-capped peak Waqay Willka (5700m / 18500 ft). We’ll have a visit to a small Inca site Willka Raqay that is off a side spur of the main Inka Trail before heading to our main destination; the extensive Inca site of Llactapata is in front of our campsite.
Day 2: Llactapata – Llulluchapampa – Pacaymayo
The porters will wake you up with a nice hot cup of Organic Coca tea very early in the morning, most groups would be powering ahead along the Inca Trail today and would be heading over Dead Woman’s Pass, the highest point on the trail, one of the hardest and longest climbs on the Inca Trail. As we climb up to Llulluchapampa we’ll pass through various microclimates including the low sierra, cloud forest and the high puna. Then we get our second campsite which has spectacular view of the sharp Andes Mountains.
Day 3: Pacaymayo – Ayapata – Phuyupatamarca
The second longest day of the trek crosses the last high Summits; the walking is easy with very little ups and downs to contend with. Today you get to see some of the best views and scenery of the whole Inca Trail. Including visiting two Inca sites “Runkurakay and Sayacmarca” with fantastic views of the high snow-capped peaks for most of the day and the cloud forest all around us, today is by far the most enjoyable day!
Day 4: Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu
Today is all about the Incas; we visit 3 major sites “Phuyupatamarca, Intipata and Wiñaywayna“; before we arrive to Machu Picchu. Itself late in the day with only a short distance left to cover you’ll really have the opportunity to see these sites in detail; learn more about the Inca culture and Machu Picchu in preparation for your visit the following morning.
The last stretch of the Inca Trail is completely deserted this time of the day; our arrival to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate or “Inti Punku” is perfect from there are spectacular views before arriving to Machu Picchu we’ll head down to Puente Ruinas where we spend the last night
Day 5: Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Your team will wake you up very early in the morning, today is the highlight of the trek we head straight to the Bus Station to take the first bus to Machu Picchu. Once the Citadel opens your Tour Guide will finalize the trek with the walking tour; you’ll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during this tour you’ll visit the most important sacred temples of the citadel. After your walking tour you’ll have free time to explore the Citadel by yourself and if you have extra ticket to climb up either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco
Inclusions on the 5 Day Private Inca Trail Tour – Luxury Service
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
- Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
- Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
- Personal Porter to carry 7kg of personal items
- Pick-up from your hotel
- Transportation by bus to Km 82
- Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
- 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks and 4 Dinners
- Dining tent with tables and chairs
- 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
- Sleeping foam mattress
- Oxygen bottle
- First aid kit
- Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Return bus from Machu Picchu to Machu Picchu Pueblo
Does Not Include
- Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
- Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu
- Machu Picchu Mountain
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
What you need to take
- Original Passport
- ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries and hand sanitiser
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- Torch with spare batteries
Price on the 5 Day Inca Trail Tours
- Minimum Participants 02 persons
- US$825.00 p/p
Inca Trail Map
On this map you get all details of Inca Train in Peru