Discount for Inca Trail 2024! Get this now!

Inca Trail 5 Days Tour to Machu Picchu

Tour 2024

Overview

Experience the iconic Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu journey with Kenko Adventure, a perfect blend of history, nature, and leisurely exploration. Traverse 43 km of breathtaking Andean landscapes, uncover ancient ruins, and relish delightful meals amidst scenic backdrops. With Kenko Adventure as your trusted companion, enjoy expert-led treks, premium camping locations, and top-tier equipment, ensuring an unforgettable experience. Secure your permits and set forth on this moderate yet deeply enriching Inca Trail 5-day adventure!"

Optionally, hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain for breathtaking views and get the best Machu Picchu experience on the last day. This well-rounded itinerary offers a mix of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and physical activity for a memorable 5 days inca Trail experience.

Trip Details

Highlights

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour 5 Days

1. Local Engagement: By choosing our tour, you directly support local communities. We rent camping areas from them, ensuring their sustenance.

Experience the Butterfly House, a cultural gem, deepening your connection with local traditions.

Your booking goes beyond adventure; it contributes to providing warm jackets to children facing the chilling winds of the Andes.

2. Comfortable Camping Experience: Rejuvenate with daily hot showers, and as the evening sets in, savor complimentary hot chocolate.

Forget the heavy lifting! With a duffle bag and extra porters, your journey is hassle-free, ensuring you carry no more than 6 kilograms per person.

3. Quality Camping Equipment: Sleep under the stars in our top-notch sleeping tents.

Dine in our spacious dining tents equipped with tables, ensuring a comfortable mealtime.

Rest easy with inflatable pads, hiking poles, table cutlery, and portable bathrooms at your disposal.

4. Culinary Delights: Delight your taste buds with gourmet meals prepared by our professional chefs.

From delectable meat dishes to mouth-watering vegetarian and vegan options, we cater to every palate.

5. Expert Guidance: Our local Peruvian guides, fluent in English, transform your journey into a captivating historical exploration. Seamless communication ensures a deeper understanding.

6. Historical Exploration: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Incan Empire. Visit iconic sites like Canamarka, Llaqtapata, Haurmiwañusca, and more, culminating in the majestic Machu Picchu.

7. Scenic Return Journey: Bid adieu to the trails and board the Vistadome service train. With a 360-degree view, relish the comfort while soaking in breathtaking vistas.

8. Convenient Schedule: As the tour concludes around 7 pm in Cusco, reminiscence about your unforgettable adventure in the heart of Peru.

When you book your spot with Kenko Adventures, you're not just booking a thrilling experience – you're also donating a warm jacket for children of the Peruvian Andes! "click here"

Briefing

We Will meet you at your hotel or Airbnb a day before your tour departure at 6 pm for your pre information about the tour and you can get recomendations for your hike to Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Itinerary of 5 Days

Explore a captivating 5-day Inca Trail adventure to Machu Picchu, starting from the heart of Cusco city. The journey kicks off with an early 5:00 am pick-up from your hotel, where our dedicated team and private transportation await to set the stage for this remarkable trek. By 7:30 am, you'll find yourself in the historic Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where a delightful breakfast fuels your excitement for the trail ahead.

From Ollantaytambo, we journey to Piscacucho, fondly known as kilometer 82, marking the official starting point of our Inca Trail 5-day expedition. As the day unfolds, the initial segment of our hike offers serene flat terrains, graced by the captivating archaeological site of Ccanamarka. Approximately two hours into our adventure, the landscape transforms as we reach the quaint village of Miskay. Here, the path begins its gentle ascent, guiding us to the fascinating archaeological marvel of Patallacta, where our knowledgeable guide sheds light on its historical significance.

As the sun climbs higher, we take a brief hiatus to replenish our energy with a hearty lunch. The afternoon segment of our trek, spanning around 1.5 hours, brings us to the welcoming embrace of the Wayllabamba community. Nestled amidst nature, this is where our campsite awaits, offering a blend of comfort and adventure. Upon arrival, you'll have the luxury of a rejuvenating hot shower (remember to bring your towels) before acquainting yourself with our dedicated team, including the culinary maestro, cooking assistant, and the resilient porters. As the day draws to a close, indulge in the warmth of hot beverages followed by a sumptuous dinner, setting the tone for the days to come.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
10 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3400.00 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 04:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:30 am

The tour beginning on the second day with a steaming cup of coca tea and a hearty breakfast. Our chef ensures we're well-stocked with water and snacks for this iconic Inca Trail 5-day trek.

The adventure starts with a challenging ascent on the Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu, navigating 2000 ancient steps. As we ascend, lush vegetation envelops us, and we catch glimpses of llamas, alpacas, deers, and vibrant birdlife, making this Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu truly memorable.

After hours of trekking, we reach the scenic Llulluchapampa on our Inca Trail 5-day journey, a perfect spot for a break. Facilities and snacks recharge us for the next leg of this Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu.

Continuing our Inca Trail 5-day trek, we traverse less vegetated terrain, heading to the summit of Death Woman’s Pass at 4200 meters. Here, the breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley, Wayanay, Pumacillo, and Machupicchu Natural Reserve unfold before us, rewarding our efforts on the Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu.

Descending for 1.5 hours, we arrive at the Pacaymayu campsite at 3400 meters on this Inca Trail 5-day adventure. After a satisfying lunch, we relax, readying ourselves for a hot shower, a luxury on the Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu. Birdwatching enthusiasts find joy in the diverse avian species that call this region home.

As the day concludes, we celebrate our achievements on the Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu with beverages, appetizers, and a delightful dinner. It's a journey filled with triumphs, natural wonders, and personal victories, making the Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu an experience of a lifetime.

Difficulty Day
Challenging
Hiking distance
9 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3300.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:30 am ~ 05:00 pm
HikingTime Day
06:30 am

Awakening to the enchanting chorus of birds, a steaming cup of coca tea signals the start of our 5-day Inca Trail adventure to Machu Picchu. A delightful breakfast shared with our dedicated team fuels us for the journey ahead. Embarking on our uphill hike, 45 minutes bring us to the ancient Runkuracay archaeological site, a sentinel standing for over 500 years, guarding the secrets of the Inca civilization along the 5-day Inca Trail.

From this historical perch, another 45-minute trek on the Inca Trail leads us to the zenith of our hiking day—Runkuracay Pass at a majestic 3900 meters above sea level. The panorama unfolds, revealing the lush mountain forest of Machu Picchu National Reserve, a breathtaking spectacle etched into memory.

Descending into enchantment on the 5-day Inca Trail, the next hour unveils the Sayacmarka archaeological site. Here, amidst cobblestoned paths, tropical forests teeming with orchids, and the vibrant hum of wildlife, our guide regales us with tales of its storied past. A well-deserved respite awaits us at Phuypatamarca for a delectable lunch.

Post-feast, we continue our journey into the heart of Inca mystique at Phuyupatamarka, an ancient ritual center, and home to the intriguing discovery of Inca mummies. The air is thick with the echoes of history as we explore the significance of this sacred site along the 5-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. 

Enjoy the best campsite of this 5 days inca Trail exploring the phuyupatamarca inca site

Difficulty Day
Intermediate
Hiking distance
12 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3900.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3650 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 04:00 pm
HikingTime Day
07:00 am

Today marks the pinnacle of our 5-day Inca Trail trekking adventure! We rise early to indulge in a hearty breakfast before embarking on our journey. Our path on the Inca Trail leads us downward, unveiling the ancient marvels of the Intipata archaeological site. Subsequently, we continue our descent to Wiñay Wayna, situated at an elevation of 2,650 meters (8,747 feet), where a delectable lunch awaits.

Post-lunch, our exploration on the Inca Trail resumes with a visit to the awe-inspiring Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna. Following this, we embark on a scenic one-hour trek to the renowned SUN GATE, perched at an altitude of 2,720 meters (8,977 feet). Here, on the Inca Trail, we are greeted by our first breathtaking panorama of Machu Picchu, a sight that promises to leave an indelible impression.

Our descent then takes us to the iconic Machu Picchu Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a testament to the architectural prowess of the ancient Incas. While there, we'll traverse the upper platform known as the Guard House, renowned for offering unparalleled vistas and the perfect backdrop for capturing Machu Picchu's iconic imagery.

As the day culminates, we board a bus destined for Aguas Calientes, a charming town nestled amidst the verdant cloud forests. Here, on the Inca Trail 5 days adventure, we'll unwind and recharge, preparing for an immersive exploration of Machu Picchu's wonders tomorrow.

Difficulty Day
Easy
Hiking distance
9 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3800.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 04:00 pm
HikingTime Day
07:00 am

Today, embark on an early adventure to Machu Picchu after a hearty breakfast. While some opt for the renowned Inca Trail 5 days trek, today focuses on exploring this iconic site.

Upon arrival, a guide will lead a two-hour tour of Machu Picchu, revealing its landmarks and rich history. Whether you've done the Inca Trail 5 days or arrived differently, gain appreciation for this UNESCO World Heritage site.

After the tour, those with bookings can ascend Huayna Picchu for panoramic views. Whether you've trekked the Inca Trail 5 days or not, this viewpoint offers a unique perspective.

Descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and free time, perhaps shopping or visiting the museum. Later, board the Vistadome Train or 360 view train, tracing the scenic route alongside the Urubamba River. Keep an eye out for Wiñay Wayna, showcasing the region's archaeological heritage.

Upon reaching Ollantaytambo, a private driver awaits to return you to Cusco by around 7:00 pm, concluding a day enriched by Machu Picchu's timeless allure and the legendary Inca Trail 5 days experience.

Difficulty Day
Easy
Maximun Altitude
2000.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2500 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
08:00 am ~ 07:00 pm
HikingTime Day
09:00 am

Inclusions

Equipment : 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.
Tour Services : 2 days visiting Machu Picchu
Accommodation : 3 nights at campsite
Transport Services : All private transfers during the tours and specified on the itinerary.
Food and Meals : Bottle of wine for the last day
Tour Services : Briefing service  ( 2 or 1 day before your tour by your guide. )
Tour Services : Chef and cook assistant specialized in gourmet and traditional meals in our region
Food and Meals : Drinkable water and snacks during the tour.
Food and Meals : Drinkable water every day during your trek and snacks from 2nd day
Food and Meals : Drinkable water every day.
Tour Services : Extra hike to Inca Brigde and/or Sungate. ( Additional 25 minutes walk. )
Equipment : Hot shower service during your trek
Accommodation : Hotel at Aguas Calientes 3 stars ( We included Ferre Hotel Machu Picchu or Inti Punku Hotel.If you want to get a 4* or 5* hotel let us know to help you to get one a good one. )
Entrance Fee Tickets : Inca Trail trekking route
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Citadel
Tour Services : Machu Picchu Sunset and Machu Picchu Sunrise.
Transport Services : Pick up from Cusco Airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco ( (Flight information is required). )
Equipment : Portable toilet during all trek duration
Transport Services : Private transportation from Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
Tour Services : Private walking tour in the Machu Picchu Citadel.
Tour Services : Professional Bilingual speaker tour guide.
Equipment : Professional trekking equipment.
Transport Services : Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
Transport Services : Round trip transportation service.
A1 Service : Superior private service. ( Our Superior quality service offers private tours and small groups with personalized service, we take care details and we create the best unforgettable experiences in our client lives through our wonder Machu Picchu and our beloved region Cusco. Superior private service. )
Transport Services : Transportation from Cusco until starting trekking point.
Train Tickets : Vistadome class return train ticket ( from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo with panoramic view for perfect experience )
Equipment : We provided you a dufle bag for your trek.
Equipment : We provided you hiking poles for your trek.
Entrance Fee Tickets : Huayna Picchu - (45 min walk) ( check Huayna Picchu Availability. )
Food and Meals : Last lunch in Aguas Calientes (  (you can make a better choice here as there are a lot of different options) )
Equipment : Sleeping bags ( (can be rented at our office). )
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Prices Options

Prices for Inca Trail 5 Days - private Service

The Inca Trail 5 Days service is available only in private group service(from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 people to open the tour service.

Max Group Size : 8
Our price: USD $ 0.00 per 1 person.
Our price: USD $ 1200.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD $ 1150.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 1100.00 per person for 4 people or more. The best price!
Reservation price: USD $ 200 per person

FAQS

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the Cusco Machu Picchu Tour your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don´t pack anything you will need for your hike.

Do I need my original passport for the Cusco Machu Picchu tour?

Yes, you have to get your original passport and it is very important and it have to be the same passport number that you sent to us at book time, and also train ticket, other entrances and reservations Will have the same document. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu. The train company will also check your passport before to board you’re the train.

In case you are changing your Passport or you lost and you get a new one, go ahead and send us your new passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it and when you get to our country no surprises and everything Will be fine.

How do i get the student ISIC card discount?

The ISIC Student can get Discount..

You must have a valid current internationally accepted ISIC card in your name.

They could apply for the ISIC Card at https://www.isic.org/

You must provide a copy of your ISIC card at your booking time.

Send us a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com.

How do I qualify for the student discount? (-$20)

According to our government Laws you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need ISIC cards). For example, if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.

  • Students from 12 to 17 years old, they get discount of $20.
  • Children from age of 2 to 12 they get discount of $20.
  • Children from the age of 0 to 2 they are free.

All students must send a copy of their passport at booking time to get the discount.

We need a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com

How is the climate in Cusco?

The climate in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.

A very important factor which alter our world is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.

Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:

Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of September, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason, this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.

Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of April approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.

We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.

How to book the tour? First, to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours or trekking tour

We need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):

  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Full name
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

Huayna Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, which is located at 300 meters more than Machu Picchu Inca Citadel; here it takes approximately just 45 minutes hiking up and other 45 minutes hiking down. This Mountain conserves some archaeological remains as the Moon Temple and other precincts that are interconnected with authentic trails, steps, tunnels and natural formatted caves which made the view more interesting. Without any doubt, this is one of the best attractions of Machu Picchu; the Huayna Picchu Mountain offers a 360 grades view and a stunning view of Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu
Mountain and the famous Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Currently our government through Ministry of Culture, maintain the visitors income controlled per day, only 400 tickets are offered per day and divided in 2 groups of 200 each. The first schedule starts from 7:00 to 08:00 am and the second from 10:00 to 11:00 am, for this reason its demand is growing day by day and if any of our visitors is interested in this hike, then it is necessary to make a booking at least with 3 months in advance in order to guarantee their visit to this extraordinary place.

Important information for your tour

Have a look carefully the next information; it will help you answer any of your questions about our service and tours in Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside the park as well, and is only 1:20 hrs away hiking by your own. Once you reach the summit, you will take impressive photos with panoramic views of the entire valley in which is situated Machu Picchu inca citadel, you will also have impressive views of the Andes Mountain range and the glaciers that protect this unique ecosystem.

The demand to obtain permits for this hike is quickly growing up, for this we advise a minimum of 2 months in advance to book the tickets, as there is a limit for visitors per day to experience this amazing hike. This hike has 2 schedules, the first from 07:00 am to 08:00 am and the second from 09:00 am to 10:00 am with a limit of 200 people per group.

May I change the departure date after the tickets have been bought?

“No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date. Tickets are not transferable nor refundable unfortunately.

*** If you cancel your Cusco Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!

Note

Kenko Adventures guarantees the visit to these attractions in any of our tours if you make the booking early enough in advance.

Second, we require a deposit of US $ 350.00 per person

In order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket.  You can make you deposit by  PAYPAL Online or you can do a deposit in our Bank account at Interbank.

Bank account number: 4203107104602.

The briefing

We use to visit at your hotel 6 pm or if you prefer during the day 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm, please you could send us an email with details to get your briefing time Will be ready any time for our clients.

Welcome to Cusco

You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and we drive you to your hotel, please send us the information about flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek or tour. Look out for our representative holding an KENKO ADVENTURES logo at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!

What about the balance?

It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time at the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online.

Packing List

Packing List

Kenko Adventures Peru is going to give you a duffel bag for your hiking tour at briefing time mostly a day berofe prior to the trek. The duffel bag accommodates up to 6 kg of your personal items and a sleeping bag. Our Porters or horses will carry those bags, camping equipment and food. The maximum weight allowed by Peruvian law to be carried by a Porter is 23 kg (this consists of 18 kg of load + 5 kg of Porter's personal items). Things excessing the maximum weight are carried by you unless you hire an Extra Porter. You have to bring a small daypack to pack your personal ítems for the day hike as water bottle, a camera and sun protection cream as you will have access to your dufle bags carried by the Porter sor horses at Lunch time and at the campsites because Porters always go ahead the group but the group is going to join for lunch and you can get your dufle bags.

Appropriate guear for Inca Trail or alternative hikes to Machu Picchu

We higltly recomend hiking pants and long sleeved T-shirts during the day, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It traveller are coming during the rainy season so we Recomend (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes very frequently. We over camping nights we recomend warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful. About Machu Picchu tour day is warm  and some times very hot climate, so we recmend you covertible hiking pants to swtch as a shorts, so the most important things that you should bring for Machu Picchu hiking tours is:
 

Antibacterial hand gel
Binoculars
Camera
Clothes in layers
Insect repellant - DEET 20 strongly recommended.
Passport
Personal medication
Plastic bags for rain situations
Pocket money in Soles or USD dolars
Sandals or flip-flops
Sleeping bag
Small pack towel and hand towel
Sun glases
Sun hat
Sun scream
Swimsuit
Toilet paper
Torch (flashlight)
Warm clothes for overnights
Water bottle to be refil in campsites
Water purifier
Waterproof clothes
Waterproof hiking shoes
Wet wipes

Highlights

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour 5 Days

1. Local Engagement: By choosing our tour, you directly support local communities. We rent camping areas from them, ensuring their sustenance.

Experience the Butterfly House, a cultural gem, deepening your connection with local traditions.

Your booking goes beyond adventure; it contributes to providing warm jackets to children facing the chilling winds of the Andes.

2. Comfortable Camping Experience: Rejuvenate with daily hot showers, and as the evening sets in, savor complimentary hot chocolate.

Forget the heavy lifting! With a duffle bag and extra porters, your journey is hassle-free, ensuring you carry no more than 6 kilograms per person.

3. Quality Camping Equipment: Sleep under the stars in our top-notch sleeping tents.

Dine in our spacious dining tents equipped with tables, ensuring a comfortable mealtime.

Rest easy with inflatable pads, hiking poles, table cutlery, and portable bathrooms at your disposal.

4. Culinary Delights: Delight your taste buds with gourmet meals prepared by our professional chefs.

From delectable meat dishes to mouth-watering vegetarian and vegan options, we cater to every palate.

5. Expert Guidance: Our local Peruvian guides, fluent in English, transform your journey into a captivating historical exploration. Seamless communication ensures a deeper understanding.

6. Historical Exploration: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Incan Empire. Visit iconic sites like Canamarka, Llaqtapata, Haurmiwañusca, and more, culminating in the majestic Machu Picchu.

7. Scenic Return Journey: Bid adieu to the trails and board the Vistadome service train. With a 360-degree view, relish the comfort while soaking in breathtaking vistas.

8. Convenient Schedule: As the tour concludes around 7 pm in Cusco, reminiscence about your unforgettable adventure in the heart of Peru.

When you book your spot with Kenko Adventures, you're not just booking a thrilling experience – you're also donating a warm jacket for children of the Peruvian Andes! "click here"

Briefing

We Will meet you at your hotel or Airbnb a day before your tour departure at 6 pm for your pre information about the tour and you can get recomendations for your hike to Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Itinerary of 5 Days

Day 01: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Piscakucho - Wayllabamba

Explore a captivating 5-day Inca Trail adventure to Machu Picchu, starting from the heart of Cusco city. The journey kicks off with an early 5:00 am pick-up from your hotel, where our dedicated team and private transportation await to set the stage for this remarkable trek. By 7:30 am, you'll find yourself in the historic Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where a delightful breakfast fuels your excitement for the trail ahead.

From Ollantaytambo, we journey to Piscacucho, fondly known as kilometer 82, marking the official starting point of our Inca Trail 5-day expedition. As the day unfolds, the initial segment of our hike offers serene flat terrains, graced by the captivating archaeological site of Ccanamarka. Approximately two hours into our adventure, the landscape transforms as we reach the quaint village of Miskay. Here, the path begins its gentle ascent, guiding us to the fascinating archaeological marvel of Patallacta, where our knowledgeable guide sheds light on its historical significance.

As the sun climbs higher, we take a brief hiatus to replenish our energy with a hearty lunch. The afternoon segment of our trek, spanning around 1.5 hours, brings us to the welcoming embrace of the Wayllabamba community. Nestled amidst nature, this is where our campsite awaits, offering a blend of comfort and adventure. Upon arrival, you'll have the luxury of a rejuvenating hot shower (remember to bring your towels) before acquainting yourself with our dedicated team, including the culinary maestro, cooking assistant, and the resilient porters. As the day draws to a close, indulge in the warmth of hot beverages followed by a sumptuous dinner, setting the tone for the days to come.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
10 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3400.00 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 04:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:30 am
Day 02: Wayllabamba - Llulluchapampa - Pacaymayu

The tour beginning on the second day with a steaming cup of coca tea and a hearty breakfast. Our chef ensures we're well-stocked with water and snacks for this iconic Inca Trail 5-day trek.

The adventure starts with a challenging ascent on the Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu, navigating 2000 ancient steps. As we ascend, lush vegetation envelops us, and we catch glimpses of llamas, alpacas, deers, and vibrant birdlife, making this Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu truly memorable.

After hours of trekking, we reach the scenic Llulluchapampa on our Inca Trail 5-day journey, a perfect spot for a break. Facilities and snacks recharge us for the next leg of this Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu.

Continuing our Inca Trail 5-day trek, we traverse less vegetated terrain, heading to the summit of Death Woman’s Pass at 4200 meters. Here, the breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley, Wayanay, Pumacillo, and Machupicchu Natural Reserve unfold before us, rewarding our efforts on the Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu.

Descending for 1.5 hours, we arrive at the Pacaymayu campsite at 3400 meters on this Inca Trail 5-day adventure. After a satisfying lunch, we relax, readying ourselves for a hot shower, a luxury on the Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu. Birdwatching enthusiasts find joy in the diverse avian species that call this region home.

As the day concludes, we celebrate our achievements on the Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu with beverages, appetizers, and a delightful dinner. It's a journey filled with triumphs, natural wonders, and personal victories, making the Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu an experience of a lifetime.

Difficulty Day
Challenging
Hiking distance
9 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3300.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:30 am ~ 05:00 pm
HikingTime Day
06:30 am
Day 03: Pacaymayo – Runkuracay – Sayacmarka – Phuyupatamarca

Awakening to the enchanting chorus of birds, a steaming cup of coca tea signals the start of our 5-day Inca Trail adventure to Machu Picchu. A delightful breakfast shared with our dedicated team fuels us for the journey ahead. Embarking on our uphill hike, 45 minutes bring us to the ancient Runkuracay archaeological site, a sentinel standing for over 500 years, guarding the secrets of the Inca civilization along the 5-day Inca Trail.

From this historical perch, another 45-minute trek on the Inca Trail leads us to the zenith of our hiking day—Runkuracay Pass at a majestic 3900 meters above sea level. The panorama unfolds, revealing the lush mountain forest of Machu Picchu National Reserve, a breathtaking spectacle etched into memory.

Descending into enchantment on the 5-day Inca Trail, the next hour unveils the Sayacmarka archaeological site. Here, amidst cobblestoned paths, tropical forests teeming with orchids, and the vibrant hum of wildlife, our guide regales us with tales of its storied past. A well-deserved respite awaits us at Phuypatamarca for a delectable lunch.

Post-feast, we continue our journey into the heart of Inca mystique at Phuyupatamarka, an ancient ritual center, and home to the intriguing discovery of Inca mummies. The air is thick with the echoes of history as we explore the significance of this sacred site along the 5-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. 

Enjoy the best campsite of this 5 days inca Trail exploring the phuyupatamarca inca site

Difficulty Day
Intermediate
Hiking distance
12 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3900.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3650 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 04:00 pm
HikingTime Day
07:00 am
Day 04: Phuyupatamarca – Intipata – Wiñayhuayna – Intipunku – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.

Today marks the pinnacle of our 5-day Inca Trail trekking adventure! We rise early to indulge in a hearty breakfast before embarking on our journey. Our path on the Inca Trail leads us downward, unveiling the ancient marvels of the Intipata archaeological site. Subsequently, we continue our descent to Wiñay Wayna, situated at an elevation of 2,650 meters (8,747 feet), where a delectable lunch awaits.

Post-lunch, our exploration on the Inca Trail resumes with a visit to the awe-inspiring Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna. Following this, we embark on a scenic one-hour trek to the renowned SUN GATE, perched at an altitude of 2,720 meters (8,977 feet). Here, on the Inca Trail, we are greeted by our first breathtaking panorama of Machu Picchu, a sight that promises to leave an indelible impression.

Our descent then takes us to the iconic Machu Picchu Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a testament to the architectural prowess of the ancient Incas. While there, we'll traverse the upper platform known as the Guard House, renowned for offering unparalleled vistas and the perfect backdrop for capturing Machu Picchu's iconic imagery.

As the day culminates, we board a bus destined for Aguas Calientes, a charming town nestled amidst the verdant cloud forests. Here, on the Inca Trail 5 days adventure, we'll unwind and recharge, preparing for an immersive exploration of Machu Picchu's wonders tomorrow.

Difficulty Day
Easy
Hiking distance
9 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3800.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 04:00 pm
HikingTime Day
07:00 am
DAY 05: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytrambo – Cusco.

Today, embark on an early adventure to Machu Picchu after a hearty breakfast. While some opt for the renowned Inca Trail 5 days trek, today focuses on exploring this iconic site.

Upon arrival, a guide will lead a two-hour tour of Machu Picchu, revealing its landmarks and rich history. Whether you've done the Inca Trail 5 days or arrived differently, gain appreciation for this UNESCO World Heritage site.

After the tour, those with bookings can ascend Huayna Picchu for panoramic views. Whether you've trekked the Inca Trail 5 days or not, this viewpoint offers a unique perspective.

Descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and free time, perhaps shopping or visiting the museum. Later, board the Vistadome Train or 360 view train, tracing the scenic route alongside the Urubamba River. Keep an eye out for Wiñay Wayna, showcasing the region's archaeological heritage.

Upon reaching Ollantaytambo, a private driver awaits to return you to Cusco by around 7:00 pm, concluding a day enriched by Machu Picchu's timeless allure and the legendary Inca Trail 5 days experience.

Difficulty Day
Easy
Maximun Altitude
2000.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2500 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
08:00 am ~ 07:00 pm
HikingTime Day
09:00 am

Inclusions

Equipment : 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.
Tour Services : 2 days visiting Machu Picchu
Accommodation : 3 nights at campsite
Transport Services : All private transfers during the tours and specified on the itinerary.
Food and Meals : Bottle of wine for the last day
Tour Services : Briefing service  ( 2 or 1 day before your tour by your guide. )
Tour Services : Chef and cook assistant specialized in gourmet and traditional meals in our region
Food and Meals : Drinkable water and snacks during the tour.
Food and Meals : Drinkable water every day during your trek and snacks from 2nd day
Food and Meals : Drinkable water every day.
Tour Services : Extra hike to Inca Brigde and/or Sungate. ( Additional 25 minutes walk. )
Equipment : Hot shower service during your trek
Accommodation : Hotel at Aguas Calientes 3 stars ( We included Ferre Hotel Machu Picchu or Inti Punku Hotel.If you want to get a 4* or 5* hotel let us know to help you to get one a good one. )
Entrance Fee Tickets : Inca Trail trekking route
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Citadel
Tour Services : Machu Picchu Sunset and Machu Picchu Sunrise.
Transport Services : Pick up from Cusco Airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco ( (Flight information is required). )
Equipment : Portable toilet during all trek duration
Transport Services : Private transportation from Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
Tour Services : Private walking tour in the Machu Picchu Citadel.
Tour Services : Professional Bilingual speaker tour guide.
Equipment : Professional trekking equipment.
Transport Services : Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
Transport Services : Round trip transportation service.
A1 Service : Superior private service. ( Our Superior quality service offers private tours and small groups with personalized service, we take care details and we create the best unforgettable experiences in our client lives through our wonder Machu Picchu and our beloved region Cusco. Superior private service. )
Transport Services : Transportation from Cusco until starting trekking point.
Train Tickets : Vistadome class return train ticket ( from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo with panoramic view for perfect experience )
Equipment : We provided you a dufle bag for your trek.
Equipment : We provided you hiking poles for your trek.
Entrance Fee Tickets : Huayna Picchu - (45 min walk) ( check Huayna Picchu Availability. )
Food and Meals : Last lunch in Aguas Calientes (  (you can make a better choice here as there are a lot of different options) )
Equipment : Sleeping bags ( (can be rented at our office). )
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Price & Options

Prices for Inca Trail 5 Days - private Service

The Inca Trail 5 Days service is available only in private group service(from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 people to open the tour service.

The Inca Trail 5 Days service is available only in private group service(from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 people to open the tour service.

Max Group Size : 8
Our price: USD$ 0.00 per 1 person.
Our price: USD$ 1200.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD$ 1150.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 1100.00 per person for 4 people or more. The best price!.
Reservation price: USD $ 200 per person

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the Cusco Machu Picchu Tour your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don´t pack anything you will need for your hike.

Do I need my original passport for the Cusco Machu Picchu tour?

Yes, you have to get your original passport and it is very important and it have to be the same passport number that you sent to us at book time, and also train ticket, other entrances and reservations Will have the same document. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu. The train company will also check your passport before to board you’re the train.

In case you are changing your Passport or you lost and you get a new one, go ahead and send us your new passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it and when you get to our country no surprises and everything Will be fine.

How do i get the student ISIC card discount?

The ISIC Student can get Discount..

You must have a valid current internationally accepted ISIC card in your name.

They could apply for the ISIC Card at https://www.isic.org/

You must provide a copy of your ISIC card at your booking time.

Send us a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com.

How do I qualify for the student discount? (-$20)

According to our government Laws you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need ISIC cards). For example, if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.

  • Students from 12 to 17 years old, they get discount of $20.
  • Children from age of 2 to 12 they get discount of $20.
  • Children from the age of 0 to 2 they are free.

All students must send a copy of their passport at booking time to get the discount.

We need a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com

How is the climate in Cusco?

The climate in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.

A very important factor which alter our world is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.

Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:

Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of September, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason, this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.

Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of April approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.

We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.

How to book the tour? First, to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours or trekking tour

We need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):

  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Full name
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

Huayna Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, which is located at 300 meters more than Machu Picchu Inca Citadel; here it takes approximately just 45 minutes hiking up and other 45 minutes hiking down. This Mountain conserves some archaeological remains as the Moon Temple and other precincts that are interconnected with authentic trails, steps, tunnels and natural formatted caves which made the view more interesting. Without any doubt, this is one of the best attractions of Machu Picchu; the Huayna Picchu Mountain offers a 360 grades view and a stunning view of Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu
Mountain and the famous Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Currently our government through Ministry of Culture, maintain the visitors income controlled per day, only 400 tickets are offered per day and divided in 2 groups of 200 each. The first schedule starts from 7:00 to 08:00 am and the second from 10:00 to 11:00 am, for this reason its demand is growing day by day and if any of our visitors is interested in this hike, then it is necessary to make a booking at least with 3 months in advance in order to guarantee their visit to this extraordinary place.

Important information for your tour

Have a look carefully the next information; it will help you answer any of your questions about our service and tours in Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside the park as well, and is only 1:20 hrs away hiking by your own. Once you reach the summit, you will take impressive photos with panoramic views of the entire valley in which is situated Machu Picchu inca citadel, you will also have impressive views of the Andes Mountain range and the glaciers that protect this unique ecosystem.

The demand to obtain permits for this hike is quickly growing up, for this we advise a minimum of 2 months in advance to book the tickets, as there is a limit for visitors per day to experience this amazing hike. This hike has 2 schedules, the first from 07:00 am to 08:00 am and the second from 09:00 am to 10:00 am with a limit of 200 people per group.

May I change the departure date after the tickets have been bought?

“No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date. Tickets are not transferable nor refundable unfortunately.

*** If you cancel your Cusco Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!

Note

Kenko Adventures guarantees the visit to these attractions in any of our tours if you make the booking early enough in advance.

Second, we require a deposit of US $ 350.00 per person

In order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket.  You can make you deposit by  PAYPAL Online or you can do a deposit in our Bank account at Interbank.

Bank account number: 4203107104602.

The briefing

We use to visit at your hotel 6 pm or if you prefer during the day 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm, please you could send us an email with details to get your briefing time Will be ready any time for our clients.

Welcome to Cusco

You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and we drive you to your hotel, please send us the information about flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek or tour. Look out for our representative holding an KENKO ADVENTURES logo at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!

What about the balance?

It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time at the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online.

Packing List

Packing List

Kenko Adventures Peru is going to give you a duffel bag for your hiking tour at briefing time mostly a day berofe prior to the trek. The duffel bag accommodates up to 6 kg of your personal items and a sleeping bag. Our Porters or horses will carry those bags, camping equipment and food. The maximum weight allowed by Peruvian law to be carried by a Porter is 23 kg (this consists of 18 kg of load + 5 kg of Porter's personal items). Things excessing the maximum weight are carried by you unless you hire an Extra Porter. You have to bring a small daypack to pack your personal ítems for the day hike as water bottle, a camera and sun protection cream as you will have access to your dufle bags carried by the Porter sor horses at Lunch time and at the campsites because Porters always go ahead the group but the group is going to join for lunch and you can get your dufle bags.

Appropriate guear for Inca Trail or alternative hikes to Machu Picchu

We higltly recomend hiking pants and long sleeved T-shirts during the day, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It traveller are coming during the rainy season so we Recomend (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes very frequently. We over camping nights we recomend warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful. About Machu Picchu tour day is warm  and some times very hot climate, so we recmend you covertible hiking pants to swtch as a shorts, so the most important things that you should bring for Machu Picchu hiking tours is:
 

Antibacterial hand gel
Binoculars
Camera
Clothes in layers
Insect repellant - DEET 20 strongly recommended.
Passport
Personal medication
Plastic bags for rain situations
Pocket money in Soles or USD dolars
Sandals or flip-flops
Sleeping bag
Small pack towel and hand towel
Sun glases
Sun hat
Sun scream
Swimsuit
Toilet paper
Torch (flashlight)
Warm clothes for overnights
Water bottle to be refil in campsites
Water purifier
Waterproof clothes
Waterproof hiking shoes
Wet wipes

Reviews for 5 Days

Chris 20w

Best organization! We had a meeting the night before the departure where Elvis explained us everything we needed to know! The next morning we started our trekking with Adolfo, a very well prepared guide and a very kind person!
The visit in Machu Picchu was extraordinary, with the suggestion of Adolfo, we arrived early the… ...

Coudy

Great service. We paid 50% in advance via Paypal and confirmed everything via whatsapp. When arrived to Cusco we had briefing as per our request. Discussed all necessary before trip.… ...

Sierra Farr

We just finished our two day adventure with Elvis. We had the most amazing time throughout the tour. The hotel stay was even better than expected. Elvis was an amazing guide! Thank you!

Free warm jacket for my litle friend!

Kenko Adventure Peru founder decided to add a social proyect in all Our tours that means, if you are booking a tour with Us, you automatically are donating a warm jacket for Our litle kids that have very hard living in very cold conditions near by the Andes Mountain

f you are booking a tour with Us, you automatically are donating a warm jacket

Other Tours