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CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS

Experience a unique spiritual adventure – “The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu  4 days”

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days, is an unforgettable experience for those of whom only have a short time in Peru.

This tour offers breathtaking views of Machu Picchu from the entrance to the Inca Trail, that otherwise you normally would not see. The trek is extensive passing through the “Puerta del Sol” (the Sun Portal) traveling through various deserts, incredible landscapes, and numerous Inca ruins.  The journey is laid out through a magnificent stone pathway.  This excursion finishes descending to the famous citadel of Machu Picchu. (Porters will carry your belongings throughout the trekking tour).

The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the 10 best walks that exist in the world, because of its exquisite natural beauty and panoramic views. This Inca trail leads us to cross many archaeological centers, ecosystems, mountain ranges (dwarf forest), and a high jungle region that holds impressive refuge of flora and fauna.

This adventure ends with a hypnotizing, jaw-dropping “Sunrise” of the 7th wonder of the World Machu Picchu.

CAUTION: Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering to begin your adventure package to Machu Picchu.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your hotel in Cusco
DEPARTURE TIME 5 a.m.

INCLUDES:

(walking sticks, sleeping bag, blankets, pillows, sleeping mat)

  • Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Chef
  • Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your gear
  • Duffle bag for your gear
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • One night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  •  bus from Aguas Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.

Doesn’t include:

  • Tips: Guide, Cook, porters.
  • Water on Day 1
  • $ 25 Waynapicchu Mountain (walk to the top without a guide, the trail is well marked).
  • First breakfast-last lunch

What to Bring:

  • A good day pack: such as Eagle Creek Afar Backpack (Appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings.)
  • Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • 3 pairs of trekking pants (not jeans), 1 hiking, 1 cotton–which is just enough. Please spray both pairs with an insect repellent spray before the trip.
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night.
  • 1 rain jacket: The first night the temperature can be as low as – 5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit. A rain jacket can be helpful because there are rainy days even in the dry season!
  • 1 warm/winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/gloves, scarf and woolen hat for cold nights).
  • 4 pairs of underwear, 6 pairs of socks (Bamboo or cotton/nylon-blend socks dry faster than 100 percent cotton, which lose their softness when air-dried.) It is nice to have a couple of extra pairs of socks to change into at night when you’re not hiking. Also, we recommend bringing both heavy hiking socks and lighter socks as well as the weather is variable, so you want to make sure you’re not too cold or too hot.
  • 4 t-shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 1 good sleeping bag liner which is super lightweight and easy to pack. This does its job!
  • Travel-size tissues and wet wipes.
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptoms.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Bug spray with 30% DEET in it–which you need, but it doesn’t work very well. The issue with Cusco outdoor is that most of the bugs are not mosquitoes. They are these small flies you can’t even see that leave weird bites that first look like you pricked your finger and then blow up into itchy red bumps. Unfortunately, these bugs seem to bite you no matter what kind of spray you put on, so bringing some anti-itch ointment could be helpful.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelback
  • Water (Only for the first day of the hike, as we will provide you with water throughout the rest of the hike).
  • Camera
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip flops to change into at night. Your toes will thank you!
  • Toiletries
  • Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach) because some people get an upset stomach on the trek. Also, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can be helpful to help with aches and pains after 8-10 hours of hiking each day.
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
  • Something to read in the evenings
  • Extra money for drinks,
  • Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)

packing list:

As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants at least
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
  • Couple Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celcius.
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
  • A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  •  Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek

 

Prices:

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2020 through January 2021. All prices quoted are $USD

  • 2-3 Trekkers:  $600 per person
  • 4-5 Trekkers: $550 per person

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).

Discounts:

  • Student Discount 20$ dollars
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)

 

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Day 1: CUSCO – HUAYLLABAMBA

Our adventure starting with a pick-up at your hotel (5:00 a.m.) where we’ll drive to “Kilometer 82”.  Once we pass the control, our trekking of the Inca Trail begins.  Our first hike is approximately 3 hours to reach the “Llaqtapata” archaeological complex. Afterward, lunch will be served.

Following lunch, you’ll continue hiking towards a high Andean community “Huayllabamba”.  In the afternoon, you’ll pitch a tent to spend the first night of the expedition.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:          10 km/6.2 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:    6 hour
  • Cusco’s Altitude:        3, 350 m/11,988 ft.
  • Huayllabamba Alt:     3,000 m/9.840 ft.

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Day 2: HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO

Our morning begins with a nutritious breakfast prepared by our specialized chef.  Then we’re off to continue our expedition of the famous Inca Trail.

This part of the trek we’ll ascend (4 hrs. approx.) to the highest point of our tour “WARMIWAÑUSCA”.  Here you’ll appreciate your efforts to indulge upon the excellent panoramic view of the valleys below.  After a short break, we’ll descend to the high forest where we will have lunch (around 2:00 p.m.).

After lunch, we’ll continue our downhill hike to the Pacaymayo Valley (3 hours), where we will cross small streams, creeks, and tunnels with stone steps to reach our camp near the river.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:          14 kms/8.7 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:    8 hours
  • Highest Altitude:        4, 200 m/ 1,776 ft.
  • Lowest altitude:          3,600 m/ 11,808 ft.

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Day 3:PACAYMAYO – PUYAPATAMARKA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

Of course, good hearty breakfast to regenerate from yesterday’s hike.  We’ll start off with a 45-minute hike until reaching two archaeological complexes “Runkurakay” and “Sayacmarka”.  You’ll have the opportunity to explore and take photographs.

Later we will head towards “Pjuyupatamarca”, another small Inca village, to have a delectable lunch. After a short break, we’ll continue hiking for 2 hours until we reach the archaeological complex of “Wiñaywayna”, where our camp will also ready.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:          15kms/9.3 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:    8 hours
  • Highest Altitude:        3,800 m/12,460 ft. (Runkuracay)
  • Lowest Altitude:         2,700 m/8,856 ft. (Wiñaywayna)

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Day 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA-MACHU PICCHU -CUSCO

This fourth day is the whole reason you came to Peru.  You’ll need to start off right with an energetic breakfast (5:00 a.m.) where we will hike up for about an hour between the high forest to reach the “Inti Punku” (Puerta del Sol – Sun Door), from here you’ll get a panoramic breathtaking view of the Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu.  Then we descend to reach your final destination Machu Picchu where you’ll have a two hour guided tour.  Following, you’ll have an opportunity to explore Machu Picchu on your own

Please be sure to bring your original passport to show the Rangers (you can get a Machu Picchu seal on your passport).

  • If you have reserved a visit to “HUAYNAPICHHU” (tickets $ 25.00 per person/limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Trek Leader for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.

In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival to Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.

DETAILS:

  • Meals:                              Breakfast
  • Hiking Distance:            4 Km / 1.5 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:      2 hrs.
  • Lowest Altitude:           2,040 m / 6.691 ft.
  • Highest Altitude:          2,440 m / 8,052 ft.

Note:      If you want to stay an extra night, just lets us know and we can help book a hotel in Aguas Calientes, as well as your train ticket for the next day

Rangers don’t allow people to carry bags bigger than 25 liters when entering Machu Picchu

No trekking poles are allowed in Machu Picchu

Snacks and water are allowed – in bags

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Faq`s

Inca Trail Frequently Asked/ Questions

Experience a unique spiritual adventure – “The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days”.

This tour offers breathtaking views of Machu Picchu from the entrance to the Inca Trail, that otherwise you normally would not see. The trek is extensive passing through the “Puerta del Sol” (the Sun Portal) traveling through various deserts, incredible landscapes, and numerous Inca ruins.  The journey is laid out through a magnificent stone pathway.  This excursion finishes descending to the famous citadel of Machu Picchu. (Porters will carry your belongings throughout the trekking tour).

What is the best time of the year to hike the Inca Trail?

The best recommendation to do the Inca trail is in the dry season or winter season.  The days are warm and the nights are a bit chilly.  From April to September, you can expect to enjoy blue skies that will allow you to enjoy the landscapes.  However, you must book your trekking tour at least 8 or 9 months of anticipation.  FYI, the National Geographic identified that the Inca Trail is one of the top treks in the world

How many days does it take to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

This will depend upon your travel arrangements and your physical stamina.  We offer the “Classic Inca Trail” for those of you who have a good hiking experience.  The trekking tour lasts a total of 4 days.

Our other trekking tour package lasts 5 days.  It’s for those who have a little bit more time to enjoy Peru, and especially Cusco.  On this tour, you’ll hike small portions at a time to fully enjoy the surroundings and countryside.

Can you shower on the Inca Trail?

On your first day, you’ll have the option to take a hot shower in the town called (Huayllabamba) with an additional cost of S/. 10.00 Soles.  The second day, you have an option in taking solely cold showers.  However, most hikers opt-out in using wet wipes.  On the third and last day of camp, you can take a cold shower.

Other tour companies offer hot showers throughout the hike, but the cost of the tour is more expensive, it depends on what comforts you are willing to do without.

Are there bathrooms/toilets on the Inca Trail?

There are bathrooms at certain points of the Inca Trail.   On government facilities, you are provided with restrooms (you’ll need to take with you toilet paper).  If you utilize private facilities the cost of using their restrooms is S/. 1.00 Sole.

You pay at some points on your first and second day.  Day 3 and 4 in Machu Picchu there are only federal facilities and the cost for using the restrooms is S/. 2 Soles.

Are there bathrooms/toilets in Machu Picchu?

Within the “ruins” of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, there are no toilets.  All hikers of the Inca Trail have to have their photo taken to exit the “Machu Picchu ruins” and proceed to use the restrooms to then re-enter the ruins to rejoin the tour guide.  The cost of the restrooms is S/. 2.00 Soles.

How much do you tip porters on the Inca Trail?

Some companies include in their package tour the porters’ tips.  However, other companies lower their package tours and do not include the porters’ tips.  Our recommendation is S/. 100.00 Soles for the 4-day tour.  The porters will be with you throughout your tour to provide you with all your necessities and insights.

Can you drink the tap water in Peru?

Though Peru has a diversity of flora and fauna and has an abundance of natural resources (natural spring water), we recommend that you purchase bottled water or have the water boiled before you drink it.  You should take the necessary precautions to not have an upset stomach during your visit or a trekking tour.

Is the Salkantay Tour hard?

Inca Trail is the number one sought out tour in Cusco.  If you find that there are no more bookings, your next option can be the “Salkantay Trek”.   The difference between the “Inca Trail” and “Salkantay” tour is that Salkantay trek is more adventurous.

According to previous hikers’ commentaries in Peru, the “Inca Trail” is more difficult than “Salkantay” because the path is made of stone.  Conversely, the “Salkantay trek” is higher in elevation than the Inca Trail.  Thus, an extra horse is a must and there are even spots where you’ll need to rent a car to get to Machu Picchu.

Do they ever close down Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is open year-round.  However, the “Inca trail” is closed during February due to heavy rains in Cusco.

Do you have to be physically fit to hike Machu Picchu?

We recommend that you exercise before doing any of the trekking tours in Cusco.  Remember that Cusco is high in elevation and though it has flat surfaces it also has high terrains to climb.  If you are trying to decide to do the Inca Trail or Salkantay trail, and are afraid of heights, we don’t recommend it.

Why is Machu Picchu dangerous?

Since its’ discovery in 1911, Machupicchu has been repaired and preserved to host many tourists around the world.  Thus, it is not dangerous.

Please keep in mind that in the last several years, the Peruvian Government has tightened the influx of tourists due to corrosion and has implemented two strict visiting hours for the citadel of Machu Picchu.    Visitors can book for either turn from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What is so special Machu Picchu?

There are many reasons why Machu Picchu is special.  First and foremost it’s the Sacred City of the Incas that is difficult to access and sits in the middle of the jungle.  It’s an original city and there is no other city like it.  And it is listed as one of the wonders of the modern world.

What should I wear to Machu Picchu?

It is a hot and humid environment, it is advisable to wear light clothes during the day such as slippers or comfortable breathable tennis or running shoes, shirt(s), hat, sunglasses, a small backpack (30 liters) where you can carry your water, wallet, cell-phone, sunblock, and insect repellent spray.

Are there mosquitos in Machu Picchu?

There are mosquitos but just in the dry season (May to August).  But, we recommend you bring with you insect repellent anyway.

Can you bring a backpack in Machu Picchu?

Yes, you can bring a backpack into Machu Picchu, but no more than 30 liters.  If you are doing the “Inca Trail” you can take with you a large backpack and once you enter the citadel of Machu Picchu you can check-it into storage to have a more comfortable experience.

Do I need hiking boots in Machu Picchu?

If you go by train to Machu Pichu it is not necessary to take hiking boots.  Tennis or running shoes will suffice.  However, if you want to hike to the “Huayna Picchu” mountain we recommend taking hiking boots.

How difficult is the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail is a somewhat arduous path, so you’ll need to do exercise before doing the trek.  The road is a stone walkway and you need to have good trekking equipment.  From a range of difficulty of 1 to 5, I would say 3.  We have had some folks who have completed the trek in 3 days.

Which is harder Inca Trail or Kilimanjaro?

The “Classic Inca Trail” to Machu Picchu is a maximum of 5 days hiking, 3 or 5 hours per day, and the trailhead is 2,700 (masl) = 8,858 feet and the highest point is 4,200 (masl) = 13,779 feet.  Thus, having good nutritional food on the Inca Trail and a great staff (guide, porters, cook) can make the experience much more comfortable so you can have an unforgettable experience passing through Sun Gate into one of the seven wonders of the world “Machupicchu”.

Kilimanjaro of course is also one of the top treks in the world.  The difference is that the trek for Kilimanjaro is at least 6 days to 9 days maximum.

Inca Trail and Kilimanjaro are both beautiful treks.  However, Kilimanjaro is a harder trek and where you can reach altitudes close to 6,000 (masl) = 19,685 feet, wherein the “Inca Trail” you’ll reach altitudes of just 4,200 (masl) = 13,779 feet.

What is the hardest trek in the world?

According to National Geographic, it is climbing the Everest

Which is harder Kilimanjaro or Everest base-camp?

There is no comparison.  Kilimanjaro is done at a minimum of 6 days and up to 9 days.  Everest can be done in 14 days.

How hard is the Kilimanjaro hike?

Kilimanjaro of course is one of the top treks in the world but the difference is that it lasts a minimum of  6 days and 9 days maximum, with an altitude close to 6,000 (masl) = 19,685 feet.  From a range of difficulty of 1 to 5, I would say 4.

Can I hike the Inca Trail without a tour guide?

Unfortunately, the answer is NO and it is required that you go through a certified travel company.  Please be aware that if you want to do the “Inca Trail” you will have to book it at least 9 or 10 months in advance.

How much does it cost to hike the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail is one of the most famous treks in our planet.  That being said, there are different prices and of course, it depends on the company you book through.

The Back Packers (cheapest) price is around $ 450.00 and the most exclusive price is $ 2,000.  The difference is in the type of comfort you prefer during your trek.

Can you walk the Inca trail without a tour guide?

Of course not, you have to book the Inca trail at least 9 or 10 months ago, if you won’t do the best time (dry season June, July, August, September,) 4 months and the wet season is not a good recommendation but every year the weather is changing. You have to do with a travel company (tour guides, cook, porters who carry your stuff)

Is Peru safe?

South America in some countries at moment is not safe but Peru is one of the safest countries that is the reason every year is coming more and more hikers to do any tours but the Inca trail according to national geography is the 20 hiking most popular in the world.

How long is the 4-day Inca trail?

This classic Inca trail is about 45 km and 27 miles is the number one to get Machupicchu and take 4 days to do that

How many miles do you hike per day the Inca trail?

The Inca trail you hike different miles every day

The first day is 12 km wich 7 miles an easy day

The second day 10 km which is 5 miles but 4 km going up and the rest dawn

The three days 17 km which is 10 miles

The four days are 6 km which is 3 miles in total is 45 km or 27 miles

How wide is the Inca trail?

The Inca trail  to get Machu Picchu is 4 days and 5 days, we have different wides depends on the days, for example, the 1 day is really wide 4 or 5 meters in some spots, the 2 day is original is 2 meters and the day 3 too is original between 1.40 and 2 meters and the day 4 is narrow 1 meter in some spots especially to get intipunku(sun gate

Can you hike the Inca trail in January?

Actually yes, the Inca trail is open from March to January but FEBRUARY is close

January is not the best time but even so, you can do that but the weather is so unpredictable you have to take with you clothes for the rain and the sun (RAIN GEAR)

What should I pack for the Inca trail?

You should bring

  • A good day pack: such as Eagle Creek Afar Backpack (Appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings.)
  • Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • 3 pairs of trekking pants (not jeans), 1 hiking, 1 cotton–which is just enough. Please spray both pairs with an insect repellent spray before the trip.
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night.
  • 1 rain jacket: The first night the temperature can be as low as – 5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit. A rain jacket can be helpful because there are rainy days even in the dry season!
  • 1 warm/winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/gloves, scarf and woolen hat for cold nights).
  • 4 pairs of underwear, 6 pairs of socks (Bamboo or cotton/nylon-blend socks dry faster than 100 percent cotton, which lose their softness when air-dried.) It is nice to have a couple of extra pairs of socks to change into at night when you’re not hiking. Also, we recommend bringing both heavy hiking socks and lighter socks as well as the weather is variable, so you want to make sure you’re not too cold or too hot.
  • 4 t-shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 1 good sleeping bag liner which is super lightweight and easy to pack. This does its job!
  • Travel-size tissues and wet wipes.
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptoms.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Bug spray with 30% DEET in it–which you need, but it doesn’t work very well. The issue with Cusco outdoor is that most of the bugs are not mosquitoes. They are these small flies you can’t even see that leave weird bites that first look like you pricked your finger and then blow up into itchy red bumps. Unfortunately, these bugs seem to bite you no matter what kind of spray you put on, so bringing some anti-itch ointment could be helpful.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelback
  • Water (Only for the first day of the hike, as we will provide you with water throughout the rest of the hike).
  • Camera
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip flops to change into at night. Your toes will thank you!
  • Toiletries
  • Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach) because some people get an upset stomach on the trek. Also, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can be helpful to help with aches and pains after 8-10 hours of hiking each day.
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
  • Something to read in the evenings
  • Extra money for drinks, tips insoles for cooks, horsemen, guides. (USD$60-70).
  • Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)

Packing list

As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants at least
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
  • Couple Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celcius.
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
  • A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  • Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek
  • Large plastic bags will be provided at the office — Please ask for them.
  • Sleeping bag: It has to be at least -10 – This can be rented from us percent cotton, which loses their softness when air-dried.) It is nice to have a couple of extra pairs of socks to change into at night when you’re not hiking. Also, we recommend bringing both heavy hiking socks and lighter socks as well as the weather is variable, so you want to make sure you’re not too cold or too hot.
  • 4 t-shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 1 good sleeping bag liner which is super lightweight and easy to pack. This does its job!
  • Travel-size tissues and wet wipes.
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptoms.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Bug spray with 30% DEET in it–which you need, but it doesn’t work very well. The issue with Cusco outdoor is that most of the bugs are not mosquitoes. They are these small flies you can’t even see that leave weird bites that first look like you pricked your finger and then blow up into itchy red bumps. Unfortunately, these bugs seem to bite you no matter what kind of spray you put on, so bringing some anti-itch ointment could be helpful.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelback
  • Water (Only for the first day of the hike, as we will provide you with water throughout the rest of the hike).
  • Camera
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip flops to change into at night. Your toes will thank you!
  • Toiletries
  • Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach) because some people get an upset stomach on the trek. Also, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can be helpful to help with aches and pains after 8-10 hours of hiking each day.
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
  • Something to read in the evenings
  • Extra money for drinks, tips insoles for cooks, horsemen, guides. (USD$60-70).
  • Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)

Packing list

As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants at least
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
  • Couple Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celcius.
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
  • A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  • Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek
  • Large plastic bags will be provided at the office — Please ask for them.

Is open Machupicchu in January?

Machupicchu the best time to visit is the dry season which is in April to September and the rest of the months is rainy season even so the people come here because is one of the seven wonders of the world and is open all year

How much does it cost to hike the Inca trail?

So the Inca trail is the most famous trek in our planet, that means we have different prices and of course depend on the company as well, the backpackers the price is 450 $ and most expensive 2000$ the different is the service in the backpackers don’t include extra porter and water to drink on the Inca trail and in the expensive companies included everything( extra porter, buffet meals, snacks, hot shower, cold  drinks, massage)

How difficult is the Inca trail?

The Inca trail to Machupicchu actually in some spots is easy and in some spots is difficult for example the first-day star from 2700masl until just 3000 masl Is easy day, and the second day is the most  difficult day the altitude is 3000  masl until 4200 masl and the base camp is 3600 masl the coldest camp and the three days is a long star from 3600 masl until 2800 masl and the day four-star from 2800 masl until 2400 masl every day is different levels, the recommendation for the hikers is do exercises before to come to Peru and Inca trail

Can you climb machu picchu alone?

Of course yes, even from Aguas Calientes town but if you want to learn more history about Machupicchu you can rent a tour guide in the Machu Picchu Inca site and enjoy much better your experience in Peru

What is the hardest trek in the world?

According to the national geographic is the Everest is the highest glacier on our planet and a lot of people pass away and last 40 years

 

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