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The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail 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
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum altitude: 3000 M
Minimum Altitude: 2650 M
Distance traveled: 12 km
Approximate time of walk: 5 to 6 hours.

HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU (The challenge day)
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum altitude: 4200 M
Minimum Altitude: 3000 M
Distance traveled: 13 km
Approximate time of walk: 6 - 7 hours

PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA (The unforgettable day)
Accommodation: Camping
Máximum Altitude: 3900 M
Minimum Altitude: 2700 M
Distance traveled: 16 km
Approximate hiking time: 7 to 8 hours.

WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU (The special day)
Maximum altitude: 2700 M
Minimum Altitude: 2400 M
Distance: 6 km
Approximate walking time: 3 to 4 hours.


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. Good luck and happy trekking!



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