Hiking Inca Trail which is the most famous trek in South America and is rated one of the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (43km) it is combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. At the end of the tour you will get to Machu Picchu called the” Lost City of the Incas”. Which is the final destination, you will get up early in the morning to see the sun rise and have a guided tour to the Machu Picchu ruins.
Although there are literally thousands of kilometres of “Inca Trails” throughout Peru this website concentrates on the Classic 4-day Inca Trail trek that starts at km82 (82 kilometres along the railway from Cusco to Aguas Calientes) and treks high up into the mountains passing the Inca ruins of :
PISCACUCHO (Km.82)–HUAYLLABAMBA– PACAYMAYU (The challenge day) – WIÑAYWAYNA (The unforgettable day)– MACHUPICCHU (The special day)
We have include information about when is the best time to do the trek, how best to prepare for it, what to bring for the Inca trail.
the Inca Trail 4 days 3 nights is the most traditional trek.The last day of the trek you will have a tour guided to the ruins of Machu Picchu for sunrise, this is an amazing experience. The Classic 4-day Inca Trail can be hiked year round although the months of April till October are probably more comfortable since the weather is drier. June, July and August are in the high season when the trail can become fully booked so be sure to make a reservation in advance.
We suggest to contact your travel agent at least six months before your trip to get availability.
The 4 day Inca Trail is closed each year during the month of February to allow conservation work to take place. The months of January and March are in the wet season so hiking the trail can be a little difficult unless you have a good rain jacket and waterproof tent.