+51 951 359 694

+51 951 359 694

Classic Inca Trail To Machupicchu 4 days


Compared to other famous hikes, its rather short - but along the way you enjoy a mixture of incredible ruins, snowcapped mountain peaks, beautiful waterfalls and luscious jungle. At the end of the trail you will walk through the Sun Gate for your first site of Machu Picchu, where you will see the ruins from above at its most beautiful.

The government has sanctioned a small portion of the thousands of miles of Inca Trail preserved for this hike. The classic most popular route is 26 miles or 42km and takes 4 days. You can do this same route at a slower pace for a 5 day trek. There is a longer version for those trying to make it more challenging - a 7 day trek that combines the Salkantay pass with the Inca Trail. And there is a short 2 day version which is really just one day hiking and the second day is spent at Machu Picchu. No matter which route you choose, you will need a PERMIT to do the trek.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is generally believed to be one of the best hikes the world has to offer. It is also one of the most approachable, as you do not need any particular skill to be able to complete. Some good health and fitness will help you get from the trailhead to the end, Machu Picchu.


Day 1: Cusco - Piskacucho Km 82 - Llactapata- Ayapata:

Walking distance: 6.7 miles/12 km (6-7 hours)
Campsite altitude: 2950 meters/9678 feet (high) above sea level
Considered: Moderate day (getting used to the Inca Trail)
Weather: Warm and windy


Day 2: Wayllabamba - Dead Woman´s Pass - Pacaymayu:

Walking distance: 4.94 miles/9km (7-8 hours)
Campsite altitude: 3600 meters (high) above sea level (chilly weather)
Considered: Top day (you will have survived the two highest passes)
Area: Andes and Cloud Forest
Weather: Cold and rainy


Day 3: Pacaymayu- Second Pass - Wiñaywayna:

Walking distance: 11.2 miles/16km (11 hours)
Campsite altitude: 2.600 meters (high) above sea level (chilly weather)
Considered: longest day - all downhill!
Area: High Cloud Forest
Weather: Warm and very humid


Day 4: Sun Gate - Machu Picchu - The Lost City Of The Incas

Considered: The most exciting and magical day (early wake up 3.30AM)
Area: High Cloud and Subtropical Forest
Weather: Hot and very humid (bring lots of water)



  • Professional bilingual Guides (English-Spanish)
  • Permits Inca trail and Machupicchu tickets (They can’t be changed, once confirmed. Only your passport number is allowed to be updated.)
  • Briefing the night before your trek.  You will come to our office for your briefing. You will receive your duffel bag that will stay with your porters, while you hike.
  • Porters we include a personal porter. Who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag (7 kg). There is no additional fee for this
  • Transportation all your transportation is included in this trek.
  • Equipment.  We use tents that are shared by only two people. You will have a spacious dining tent to enjoy your meals in.
  • Food.Vidal Expeditions chefs cook delicious meals that many previous trekkers have raved about.
  • Water after the first pass.We will supply all the water needed. This water will be boiled, filtered and then cooled, before distributing. You must supply your own water bottles or camel back. We recommend carrying about 3L worth.
  • First Aid.  Our guide has received training in first aid from a physician. We conduct mandatory training sessions every February.
  • Mattress. We provide inflatable mattress to our costumers which will be blowing for our porters

Not Included

  • Rentals
  • Every trekker needs a sleeping bag, when camping. And walking sticks (with rubber tips) are optional, but encouraged. If you don’t want to bring any of the above, they are all available for rent:
  • Sleeping Bag: $20
  • Walking Sticks (Pair): $20

From: USD 0.00 per person

Places to Visit

Machu Picchu


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Phone: +51 951 359 694 - e-mail: vidalexpeditions@gmail.com - info@vidalexpeditions.com

Cusco - Perú

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