Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: 4 Days

tour 2024 - 2025

Overview

Explore the  Classic Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu. Highlights include Incan sites, Dead Woman Pass, and rainforest mountains (maps). The 45km /26 miles trek offers camping spots, but with limited permits (500/day), visit more inca trail sites like: Canamarka, Wilcarakay, Llactapata, and Wayllabamba on the first day. Day two involves climbing Dead Woman Pass, and day three brings a change in the ecosystem as you head towards the rainforest mountains, visiting sites like Runcurakay, Sayacmarka, Phuyupatamarca, Inti Pata, and Wiñayhuayna. the Classic inca trail Permits are limited to 500 per day, divided between tourists and support staff, so booking six months in advance is essential for your 4 day inca trail tour to Machu Picchu.

Kenko Adventures, a local tour operator, offers additional amenities such as daily hot showers, Peruvian gourmet food (click here), a free extra porter,  free walking poles, professional camping equipment (click here), and a fantastic Vistadome Train Service 360- view for a more comfortable experience.

 

 

Trip Details

Highlights

Classic Inca Trail 4 days tour HighLights.

Local Engagement: Support local communities by renting their camping areas. Visit the Butterfly House for a cultural touch. your booking contributes to providing a warm jackes for childrem in the cold Andes mountains.

Comfortable Camping Experience: Daily hot shower and complimentary hot chocolate add warmth and comfort. Duffle bag and extra porters allow for a hassle-free journey with a minimal 6-kilogram carry limit per person.

Quality Camping Equipment: Sleeping tents, dining tent, tables, inflatable pads, hiking poles, table cutlery, and portable bathrooms provided.

Culinary Delights: Professional chefs offer delicious meals with a variety of options, catering to vegetarians and vegans.

Expert Guidance: Local Peruvian guides, fluent in English, ensure seamless communication and provide a captivating historical journey.

Historical Exploration: Guaranteed visits to iconic Incan sites such as Canamarka, Llaqtapata, Haurmiwañusca, Runkurakay, Sayacmarka, Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, Wiñayhuayna, Sungate, and Machu Picchu.

Scenic Return Journey: Vistadome service train with a 360-degree view promises both comfort and stunning views for the return journey. Convenient Schedule:Tours conclude around 7 pm in Cusco, ensuring a memorable adventure. 

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"
 

Classic Inca Trail Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Piscacucho – Wayllabamba
Day 02: Wayllabamba – Llulluchapampa – Pacaymayu
Day 03: Pacaymayo – Runkuracay – Sayacmarka – Phuyupatamarca – Intipata – Wiñayhuayna
Day 04: Wiñayhuayna – Intipunku – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
 

Remember:

All the Inca Trail tours to Machu Picchu has specific munber of permits as the classic Inca Trail. That means that customers have to book in advance to guarantte your departure via short inca. These permits may be sold out. So, like all of Kenko Adnetures Peru tour package you need to be book in advance to ensure you get the tour and timing you want.

Special Offer: Add Private Sacred Valley full day tour $ 99 US per person.

Experience a full day tour on Sacred Valley at a very special rate. This can be done before or after your Inca Trail Tour. You will just need to arrange with Your Kenko Adventures sales team member. This is an magical experience so be sure to look into it!

Itinerary

Itinerary of Classic 4 Days

the Classic Inca Trail 4 days need a propper Camping equipment (click here to see our Camping equipment) and also you can see what we offer for food for classic inca trail tour (click here please)

The Classic inca trail begins in Cusco city, where we will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am with our private transportation and dedicated staff for this exciting adventure. We will then drive until we reach the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, arriving at around 7:30 am. Here, we will pause for breakfast before continuing our journey to Piscacucho, also known as kilometer 82, which is the starting point of 4 days Inca Trail.

The initial part of the hike is mostly flat, offering views of the archaeological site of Ccanamarka. After approximately 2 hours, we will reach the small village of Miskay, where the path starts to ascend. Another half-hour or so will bring us to our first archaeological site: Patallacta. Our expert guide will provide information about the site before we continue for a few more minutes to our lunch spot.

In the afternoon, the Inca hike will take a maximum of 1.5 hours to reach the Wayllabamba community, where our campsite is located. At the end of the first day, you'll have the opportunity for a refreshing hot shower (bring your own personal towels) before meeting our staff members, including our chef, cooking assistant, and most importantly, our porters. The day concludes with hot beverages and a delicious dinner.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
13 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3000.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2500 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:00 am

Embark on an exciting second day adventure starting with a steaming cup of coca tea and a hearty breakfast. Our chef has stocked us up with water and snacks for the second day of this 4 days trail. The trek begins with a three-hour journey through 2000 Inca steps, surrounded by lush vegetation and glimpses of llamas, alpacas, deers, and vibrant birdlife. Reach the scenic Llulluchapampa for a break with facilities and snacks.

Continue for 2.5 hours through less vegetated terrain to the summit of Death Woman’s Pass at 4200 meters. This is the hightest poin fo the classic inca trail 4 days. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley, Wayanay, Pumacillo, and Machupicchu Natural Reserve. Descend for 1.5 hours to Pacaymayu campsite at 3400 meters where we will enjoy our lunch then relax til to be ready for hot shower. (we have facilities over here) Relax, or indulge in birdwatching.

Wrap up this challenging day with a celebration—savor beverages, appetizers, and a delightful dinner. It's a day of triumph, nature's wonders, and personal victories—just the beginning of an unforgettable journey!

Difficulty Day
Challenging
Hiking distance
9 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
4200.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
06:00 am

Awakening to the enchanting chorus of birds, a steaming cup of coca tea signals the start of our day. A delightful breakfast shared with our dedicated team fuels us for the adventure 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.

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

Descending into enchantment, the next hour unveils the Sayacmarka archaeological site. the best beautifully section of the Classic incas trail. 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 delve 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. 

Our descent continues for 2.5 hours, navigating Inca steps that wind through time. Wiñayhuayna emerges as our final campsite, a sanctuary nestled just before the culmination of our journey at Machu Picchu. A hot shower and plush towels, meticulously prepared by our dedicated staff, usher in a sense of comfort and celebration.

As evening settles, it's a moment to express gratitude to the unsung heroes—the diligent staff whose unwavering support made this extraordinary journey possible. It's an official farewell, a time to bask in the glow of achievement under the expansive Peruvian sky. this is the end of your day 3, from your Classic Inca Trail 4 days.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
13 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3800.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3400 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
07:00 am

Today's adventure revolves around Machu Picchu and the end of your inca trail 4 days, and our day kicks off bright and early to catch the mesmerizing sunrise over this historical marvel. The initial part of our hike involves approximately one hour of uphill and downhill trekking, leading us to Intipunku. From this vantage point, you'll be treated to a breathtaking panoramic view of Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary and the imposing Huayna Picchu mountain. Following a 30-minute descent, you'll reach the perfect spot for that iconic postcard-worthy photo of this wonder of the world. the victory of your 4 days Inca Trail. 

After capturing those unforgettable moments, our guests will embark on a private guided tour, immersing themselves in a wealth of information about the Machu Picchu Sanctuary for approximately two hours. Following this insightful tour, you'll have leisure time to further explore this extraordinary wonder. If you've pre-booked tickets for Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, this free time can be used for these additional hikes, all under the guidance of our seasoned professionals.

Concluding your visit to Machu Picchu and CLassic Inca Trail tour, we will included bus trip to the charming town of Aguas Calientes for a well-deserved lunch and relaxation. Later, around  3:30 pm, you'll board the VISTADOME TRAIN SERVICE OR 360 VIEW TRAIN for a scenic 1.45-hour journey back to Ollantaytambo train station. Upon arrival, our private transfer service will be ready to drive you back to Cusco city, ensuring you reach your respective hotels by approximately 7:30 pm.

Difficulty Day
Easy
Maximun Altitude
2600.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 07:30 pm
HikingTime Day
05:00 am

Inclusions

Equipment : 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.
Equipment : 01 pair of Walking Sticks per person
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
Food and Meals : Breakfast
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 : Dinner.
Food and Meals : Drinkable water every day during your trek and snacks from 2nd day
Other Services : Extra porter service to help you with your belongings
Equipment : Heating during all trek duration for cold nights
Equipment : Hot shower service during your trek
Entrance Fee Tickets : Inca Trail trekking route
Food and Meals : Lunches all days.
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Citadel
Food and Meals : Meals as specified on the itinerary (B, L, D)
Transport Services : One way bus tickets from Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
Transport Services : Pick up from Cusco Airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco ( (Flight information is required). )
Transport Services : Pick up from your hotel ( (has to be locate in Cusco center). )
Equipment : Portable toilet during all trek duration
Tour Services : Private guided walking tour in the visited sites.
Tour Services : Private walking tour in the Machu Picchu Citadel.
Tour Services : Professional English 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.
Equipment : Sleeping bags ( (can be rented at our office). )
Food and Meals : Snacks, breakfast and lunch
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 )
Other Services : We guarantee your departure, when you book with Us
Equipment : We provided inflatable matras for your trek.
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) )
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Mountain - (1:30 hours walk) ( check Machu Picchu Mountain Availability. )
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Prices Options

Prices for Classic Inca Trail - Group Service

Embark on an unforgettable Inca Trail Tour in 2024 and save 5% if you book by January 20th – don't miss this chance to discover the wonders of the Peruvian Andes!

The Classic Inca Trail service is available only by group service (from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 persons to open this service for you.

Max Group Size : 8
Our price: USD $ 0.00 USD $ 0.00 per 1 person.
Our price: USD $ 750.00 USD $ 713.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD $ 700.00 USD $ 665.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 680.00 USD $ 646.00 per person for 4 people or more. The best price!
Reservation price: USD $ 200 per person

includes 

FAQS

Are permits limited, and how far in advance should I book?

Permits for the Inca Trail are limited to 500 per day, including tourists and support staff, to preserve the trail and minimize environmental impact. Booking at least six months in advance is highly recommended to secure your spot on the tour.

Are there restroom facilities available along the trail?

Basic restroom facilities, known as "eco-toilets," are available at designated campsites along the trail. These facilities are environmentally friendly and may consist of simple pit toilets or portable toilets.

Can dietary restrictions or preferences be accommodated during the tour?

Yes, we can accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other special dietary needs. Please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking, and our team will ensure your meals are tailored accordingly.

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the Cusco Machu Picchu Tour your main luggage can be stored 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 challenging is the trek, and what fitness level is required?

The Inca Trail trek is considered moderate to challenging, requiring a reasonable level of fitness and stamina. Training beforehand, including hiking and cardiovascular exercises, can help prepare you for the altitude and terrain.

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 is waste managed during the trek to minimize environmental impact?

We adhere to strict Leave No Trace principles, ensuring all waste is properly managed and carried out from the trail. Our team implements eco-friendly practices, including private toiletries to minimize environmental impact.

How long is the Classic Inca Trail, and what is the daily trekking distance?

The Classic Inca Trail is approximately 45 kilometers (26 miles) long. Daily trekking distances vary, with an average of 12-16 kilometers (7-10 miles) per day. It's essential to pace yourself and acclimatize to the altitude.

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 $ 210.00 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.

What is the Classic Inca Trail tour, and why is it special?

The Classic Inca Trail tour is a 4-day trek to Machu Picchu, offering an immersive experience into the ancient Incan civilization and breathtaking landscapes. It's special because it follows the original path used by the Incas centuries ago, passing through stunning archaeological sites and diverse ecosystems.

What type of wildlife and flora can be encountered along the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail passes through diverse ecosystems, offering opportunities to spot native wildlife such as Andean condors, llamas, and spectacled bears. You'll also encounter a variety of flora, including orchids, bromeliads, and ancient Polylepis trees.

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

Classic Inca Trail 4 days tour HighLights.

Local Engagement: Support local communities by renting their camping areas. Visit the Butterfly House for a cultural touch. your booking contributes to providing a warm jackes for childrem in the cold Andes mountains.

Comfortable Camping Experience: Daily hot shower and complimentary hot chocolate add warmth and comfort. Duffle bag and extra porters allow for a hassle-free journey with a minimal 6-kilogram carry limit per person.

Quality Camping Equipment: Sleeping tents, dining tent, tables, inflatable pads, hiking poles, table cutlery, and portable bathrooms provided.

Culinary Delights: Professional chefs offer delicious meals with a variety of options, catering to vegetarians and vegans.

Expert Guidance: Local Peruvian guides, fluent in English, ensure seamless communication and provide a captivating historical journey.

Historical Exploration: Guaranteed visits to iconic Incan sites such as Canamarka, Llaqtapata, Haurmiwañusca, Runkurakay, Sayacmarka, Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, Wiñayhuayna, Sungate, and Machu Picchu.

Scenic Return Journey: Vistadome service train with a 360-degree view promises both comfort and stunning views for the return journey. Convenient Schedule:Tours conclude around 7 pm in Cusco, ensuring a memorable adventure. 

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"
 

Classic Inca Trail Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Piscacucho – Wayllabamba
Day 02: Wayllabamba – Llulluchapampa – Pacaymayu
Day 03: Pacaymayo – Runkuracay – Sayacmarka – Phuyupatamarca – Intipata – Wiñayhuayna
Day 04: Wiñayhuayna – Intipunku – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
 

Remember:

All the Inca Trail tours to Machu Picchu has specific munber of permits as the classic Inca Trail. That means that customers have to book in advance to guarantte your departure via short inca. These permits may be sold out. So, like all of Kenko Adnetures Peru tour package you need to be book in advance to ensure you get the tour and timing you want.

Special Offer: Add Private Sacred Valley full day tour $ 99 US per person.

Experience a full day tour on Sacred Valley at a very special rate. This can be done before or after your Inca Trail Tour. You will just need to arrange with Your Kenko Adventures sales team member. This is an magical experience so be sure to look into it!

Itinerary

Itinerary of Classic 4 Days

the Classic Inca Trail 4 days need a propper Camping equipment (click here to see our Camping equipment) and also you can see what we offer for food for classic inca trail tour (click here please)

Day 01: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Piscacucho – Wayllabamba

The Classic inca trail begins in Cusco city, where we will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am with our private transportation and dedicated staff for this exciting adventure. We will then drive until we reach the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, arriving at around 7:30 am. Here, we will pause for breakfast before continuing our journey to Piscacucho, also known as kilometer 82, which is the starting point of 4 days Inca Trail.

The initial part of the hike is mostly flat, offering views of the archaeological site of Ccanamarka. After approximately 2 hours, we will reach the small village of Miskay, where the path starts to ascend. Another half-hour or so will bring us to our first archaeological site: Patallacta. Our expert guide will provide information about the site before we continue for a few more minutes to our lunch spot.

In the afternoon, the Inca hike will take a maximum of 1.5 hours to reach the Wayllabamba community, where our campsite is located. At the end of the first day, you'll have the opportunity for a refreshing hot shower (bring your own personal towels) before meeting our staff members, including our chef, cooking assistant, and most importantly, our porters. The day concludes with hot beverages and a delicious dinner.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
13 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3000.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2500 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:00 am
Day 02: Wayllabamba – Llulluchapampa - Pacaymayu

Embark on an exciting second day adventure starting with a steaming cup of coca tea and a hearty breakfast. Our chef has stocked us up with water and snacks for the second day of this 4 days trail. The trek begins with a three-hour journey through 2000 Inca steps, surrounded by lush vegetation and glimpses of llamas, alpacas, deers, and vibrant birdlife. Reach the scenic Llulluchapampa for a break with facilities and snacks.

Continue for 2.5 hours through less vegetated terrain to the summit of Death Woman’s Pass at 4200 meters. This is the hightest poin fo the classic inca trail 4 days. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley, Wayanay, Pumacillo, and Machupicchu Natural Reserve. Descend for 1.5 hours to Pacaymayu campsite at 3400 meters where we will enjoy our lunch then relax til to be ready for hot shower. (we have facilities over here) Relax, or indulge in birdwatching.

Wrap up this challenging day with a celebration—savor beverages, appetizers, and a delightful dinner. It's a day of triumph, nature's wonders, and personal victories—just the beginning of an unforgettable journey!

Difficulty Day
Challenging
Hiking distance
9 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
4200.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
06:00 am
Day 03: Pacaymayo – Runkuracay – Sayacmarka – Phuyupatamarca – Intipata – Wiñayhuayna

Awakening to the enchanting chorus of birds, a steaming cup of coca tea signals the start of our day. A delightful breakfast shared with our dedicated team fuels us for the adventure 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.

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

Descending into enchantment, the next hour unveils the Sayacmarka archaeological site. the best beautifully section of the Classic incas trail. 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 delve 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. 

Our descent continues for 2.5 hours, navigating Inca steps that wind through time. Wiñayhuayna emerges as our final campsite, a sanctuary nestled just before the culmination of our journey at Machu Picchu. A hot shower and plush towels, meticulously prepared by our dedicated staff, usher in a sense of comfort and celebration.

As evening settles, it's a moment to express gratitude to the unsung heroes—the diligent staff whose unwavering support made this extraordinary journey possible. It's an official farewell, a time to bask in the glow of achievement under the expansive Peruvian sky. this is the end of your day 3, from your Classic Inca Trail 4 days.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
13 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3800.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3400 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
07:00 am
Day 04: Wiñayhuayna – Intipunku – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Today's adventure revolves around Machu Picchu and the end of your inca trail 4 days, and our day kicks off bright and early to catch the mesmerizing sunrise over this historical marvel. The initial part of our hike involves approximately one hour of uphill and downhill trekking, leading us to Intipunku. From this vantage point, you'll be treated to a breathtaking panoramic view of Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary and the imposing Huayna Picchu mountain. Following a 30-minute descent, you'll reach the perfect spot for that iconic postcard-worthy photo of this wonder of the world. the victory of your 4 days Inca Trail. 

After capturing those unforgettable moments, our guests will embark on a private guided tour, immersing themselves in a wealth of information about the Machu Picchu Sanctuary for approximately two hours. Following this insightful tour, you'll have leisure time to further explore this extraordinary wonder. If you've pre-booked tickets for Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, this free time can be used for these additional hikes, all under the guidance of our seasoned professionals.

Concluding your visit to Machu Picchu and CLassic Inca Trail tour, we will included bus trip to the charming town of Aguas Calientes for a well-deserved lunch and relaxation. Later, around  3:30 pm, you'll board the VISTADOME TRAIN SERVICE OR 360 VIEW TRAIN for a scenic 1.45-hour journey back to Ollantaytambo train station. Upon arrival, our private transfer service will be ready to drive you back to Cusco city, ensuring you reach your respective hotels by approximately 7:30 pm.

Difficulty Day
Easy
Maximun Altitude
2600.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 07:30 pm
HikingTime Day
05:00 am

Inclusions

Equipment : 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.
Equipment : 01 pair of Walking Sticks per person
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
Food and Meals : Breakfast
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 : Dinner.
Food and Meals : Drinkable water every day during your trek and snacks from 2nd day
Other Services : Extra porter service to help you with your belongings
Equipment : Heating during all trek duration for cold nights
Equipment : Hot shower service during your trek
Entrance Fee Tickets : Inca Trail trekking route
Food and Meals : Lunches all days.
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Citadel
Food and Meals : Meals as specified on the itinerary (B, L, D)
Transport Services : One way bus tickets from Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
Transport Services : Pick up from Cusco Airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco ( (Flight information is required). )
Transport Services : Pick up from your hotel ( (has to be locate in Cusco center). )
Equipment : Portable toilet during all trek duration
Tour Services : Private guided walking tour in the visited sites.
Tour Services : Private walking tour in the Machu Picchu Citadel.
Tour Services : Professional English 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.
Equipment : Sleeping bags ( (can be rented at our office). )
Food and Meals : Snacks, breakfast and lunch
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 )
Other Services : We guarantee your departure, when you book with Us
Equipment : We provided inflatable matras for your trek.
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) )
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Mountain - (1:30 hours walk) ( check Machu Picchu Mountain Availability. )
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Price & Options

Prices for Classic Inca Trail - Group Service

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The Classic Inca Trail service is available only by group service (from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 persons to open this service for you.

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The Classic Inca Trail service is available only by group service (from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 persons to open this service for you.

Max Group Size : 8
Our price: USD $ 0.00 USD$ 0.00 per 1 person.
Our price: USD $ 750.00 USD$ 713.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD $ 700.00 USD$ 665.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 680.00 USD $ 646.00 per person for 4 people or more. The best price!.
Reservation price: USD $ 200 per person

includes 

Are permits limited, and how far in advance should I book?

Permits for the Inca Trail are limited to 500 per day, including tourists and support staff, to preserve the trail and minimize environmental impact. Booking at least six months in advance is highly recommended to secure your spot on the tour.

Are there restroom facilities available along the trail?

Basic restroom facilities, known as "eco-toilets," are available at designated campsites along the trail. These facilities are environmentally friendly and may consist of simple pit toilets or portable toilets.

Can dietary restrictions or preferences be accommodated during the tour?

Yes, we can accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other special dietary needs. Please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking, and our team will ensure your meals are tailored accordingly.

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the Cusco Machu Picchu Tour your main luggage can be stored 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 challenging is the trek, and what fitness level is required?

The Inca Trail trek is considered moderate to challenging, requiring a reasonable level of fitness and stamina. Training beforehand, including hiking and cardiovascular exercises, can help prepare you for the altitude and terrain.

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 is waste managed during the trek to minimize environmental impact?

We adhere to strict Leave No Trace principles, ensuring all waste is properly managed and carried out from the trail. Our team implements eco-friendly practices, including private toiletries to minimize environmental impact.

How long is the Classic Inca Trail, and what is the daily trekking distance?

The Classic Inca Trail is approximately 45 kilometers (26 miles) long. Daily trekking distances vary, with an average of 12-16 kilometers (7-10 miles) per day. It's essential to pace yourself and acclimatize to the altitude.

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 $ 210.00 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.

What is the Classic Inca Trail tour, and why is it special?

The Classic Inca Trail tour is a 4-day trek to Machu Picchu, offering an immersive experience into the ancient Incan civilization and breathtaking landscapes. It's special because it follows the original path used by the Incas centuries ago, passing through stunning archaeological sites and diverse ecosystems.

What type of wildlife and flora can be encountered along the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail passes through diverse ecosystems, offering opportunities to spot native wildlife such as Andean condors, llamas, and spectacled bears. You'll also encounter a variety of flora, including orchids, bromeliads, and ancient Polylepis trees.

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 Classic 4 Days

Corinna A

Everything was perfectly organized. The team at Kenko Adventures takes care of everything, so you just have to relax and follow their instructions. Our guide Victor was great, he explained everything during the tour and happily answered our questions. Definitely recommended!

Luisa M

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

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