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Short Inca Trail Hike With Camping To Machu Picchu 2 Days

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Short Inca Trail hike with camping  To Machu Picchu 2 Days

short Inca trail hike with camping to Machu Picchu  2 days, is an amazing full-day hike with good experience in Machupicchu and the 2nd day you can visit again actually you will be twice in Machu Picchu for sunset the first day and the second day for sunrise and guided tour.

short Inca trail hike with camping to Machu Picchu 2 days, is located within the sacred valley of the Incas and really close to the most important river called (Vilcanota) sacred river with surrounded by the sacred mountains a lot of lush and flora and amazing ecological varieties. the short Inca trail goes inside of Machupicchu national park and enters through to the most beautiful spot called “the sun gate” ( Inti Punku in the  Quechua language) with stunning views of Machu Picchu, upon arriving at Machu Picchu enjoy the sunset in this magical place. next day  enjoy again this place with sunrise guided by Machupicchu  with full of energy of the Pachamama (our universe)

Short Inca trail hike with camping  to Machu Picchu  2 days, with a sunset experience in Machupicchu, the first day basically is to now a lot of Inca cultures, taking this adventure day trek going to visit the most important Inca site of the famous short Inca trail, Chachabamba,wiñayhuayna, in the lower part Toronto, wiñayhuayna” forever young” half-day will be in the sun gate (Intipunku)and in the afternoon will have sunset in Machupicchu to get nice pictures for your album family and the second day will enjoy the sunrise and Machupicchu

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 beginning your adventure package to Machu Picchu.

Short Inca Trail Hike With Camping To Machu Picchu 2 Days

Trip Details Short Inca Trail Hike With Camping To Machu Picchu 2 Days

  • Tour Name: Short Inca trail hike with camping  to Machu Picchu  2 days,
  • Tour/Trek Duration: 2 Days/1 Nights
  • Location/Terrain: along the Inca trail, Inca sites
  • Accommodation: beautiful campsite
  • Acclimatization: Due to the high altitude, we recommend 1 day in Cusco before embarking on our Short Inca trail hike with camping  to Machu Picchu  2 days,
  • Adventure Rating   Strenuous trek
  • Activities: Trekking/ Camping
  • Altitude: 2900m/9,139ft
  • Departures: every day  with 2 or more people
  • Customizable: Yes!



Our adventure begins to with a pick-up at your hotel (4:30 a.m.) where we’ll drive to Ollantaytambo (part of the sacred valley of the Incas) to the train station,(to catch our train) to  “Kilometer 104”.is 1 hour and 30 minutes ruffly. Once there we Will pass the control, our trekking of the Short Inca Trail begins.  Our first hike is approximately 4 hours to reach the “wiñayhuayna” archaeological complex. Afterward, lunch will be served. (actually, I will have a box lunch) if you are vegetarian let me know,

Following lunch, you’ll continue hiking towards the (Intipunku-Sungate), one hour and a half then Will have time to take some pictures (THE FIRST STUNNING LOOKOUT OF MACHUPICCHU) and then gonna be just 40 minutes to Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world and enigmatic place after a whole, Will have 2 options: the first option is hiking to our base camp called Puente Ruinas-the second option is take the bus actually is up to you   and Will have dinner in the camp prepared with our cook


  • Meals:  Lunch, Dinner in the base camp
  • Distance: 12 kms/7.5 miles
  • Time: 6hrs approximately
  • camp
  • Hot shower,
  • Difficulty: moderate


After a delicious early breakfast, we will board the bus transporting us to the Majestic Lost City of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”.or the other option is hiking takes 1-hour approx.   The trek leader will impart the history of this mystical place.  We will have the opportunity to visit the “Temple of the Sun”, the “Royal Palace”, the “Main Temple”, the “Temple of the Three Windows” and the “Sun Dial”.  Here, we promise an unforgettable experience.  After your guided tour, you’ll have free time to do your own exploring.

If you have reserved your visit to “Huaynapicchu” (tickets limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Tour Guide for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.

There are many more activities that you can do.  These activities are optional (not included with the package) for example The “Puerta del Sol” (2 hour hike up and down), where you will appreciate the Inca city from a different viewpoint.

In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train (4:20 p.m.) to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco (2 hours Approx.).

Depends on the ability of the train back to Ollantaytambo


  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Difficulty: Easy



Short Inca trail hike with camping  to Machu Picchu  2 days,

  • Detailed explanations by your guide in a briefing 1 or 2 days prior to your tour that included maps related to the trek
  • Pick-up from your hotel on your departure: touristic private transport from your hotel to the train station
  • Entrance tickets to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Local Professional English guide for the entire tour
  • Assistant or 2nd Guide when there are groups over 8
  • Meals according to program + snack at the beginning of the trek
  • Water bottle and Box lunch in Wiñayhuayna
  • Vegetarian meals at no extra charge (also allergy-related menus can be accommodated)
  • Visit the following Inca archaeological sites (Kanabamba, Wiñay Wayna, Sungate & Machu Picchu)
  • Bus tickets down to Aguas Calientes town
  • 1-night Hostel in Aguas Calientes town, Breakfast on the second day at Hotel
  • Second bus tickets Aguas Calientes /Machu Picchu/ Aguas Calientes
  • 2 hour private guided tour by your English speaking tour guide (plenty of free time to enjoy Machu Picchu on your own)
  • Tourism class train ticket until km 104 (Chachabamba)
  • Return ticket in Touristic class train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
  • First Aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Touristic class transport from Train / Hotel
  • All local taxes

No Included

  • Entrance to Waynapicchu Mountain (book in advance if interested due to limited spaces)
  • first breakfast


Packing List

What To Bring

  • Original Passport (for check-in to the trail),
  • A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek – prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie/tour. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Camera, and extra batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain, and cold
  • Sunblock
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters, etc.
  • Small towel or sarong
  • Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
  • Walking sticks or poles (we can hire these to you. Please note poles with metal tips cannot be carried into Machu Picchu and should be left at your hotel on the final day)
  • Binoculars (if you have them)

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 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD

  • group service:  $490 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!).


  • 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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Short Inca  Trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days

Experience a unique spiritual adventure – “The short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with camping2 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.


What is the best time of the year to hike the short  Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with camping  2 days?

The best recommendation to do the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu  with camping 2 days, is in the dry season or winter season.  The days are warm and the nights are a bit chilly.  During the months of 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 short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 2 days, is one of the top treks in the world

How many days does it take to hike the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days?

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. And the famous short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with camping  2 days 1 night, passing on the way differents Inca sites and the famous sun gate and Machu Picchu, and the second you will have time to visit again this amazing place, even so, some hikers done it in just 1 day

Can you shower on short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days?

On your first day, you’ll have the option to take a hot shower in the Aguas Calientes town or (Machu Picchu town) because will spend the night in hostal ( hot shower, cable tv, soap)

Are there bathrooms/toilets on short  Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days?

There are bathrooms at certain points of the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 2 days.   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/. 2.00 Sole.

Basically, you pay at some points on your first and second day.  in Machu Picchu, there are only federal facilities and the cost for using the restrooms are S/. 2 Soles

Can I hike the short  Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days 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 “the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days” you will have to book it at least 9 or 10 months in advance.

How much does it cost to hike the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with camping  2 days?

The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days, 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 $ 400 and the most exclusive price is $ 700.  The difference is in the type of comfort you prefer during your trek. Because  will have ( guide, cook, and porters)

Can you walk the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days without a tour guide?

Of course not, you have to book the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 2 days 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. Actually you have to do with a travel company (tour guides,


How long is the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days?

This short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 2 days, is about 13 km and 7 miles is the number one to get Machupicchu and so hikers did in just one day.

How many miles do you hike per day the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days?

The short  Inca trail to Machu Picchu 2 days you hike different miles every day

The first day is 13 km wich 7 miles basically easy day

The second day; you have the option to take the bus is just 30 minutes or hike one hour to Machu Picchu the best option is to take the bus

How wide is the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days?

The short  Inca trail  to  Machu Picchu is 2 days and 1 day, we have different wides actually depends on the days, for example, the 1 day is really wide 2meters in some spots, but just some spot especially the 1 day is narrow


Can you hike the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days in January?

Actually yes, the  short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 2 days, 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 for the sun (RAIN GEAR)

Wath should I pack for short the Inca trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days?

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 really 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 definitely 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 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 in soles 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 Celcious.
• 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.
• 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 of 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 really 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 definitely does its job!

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 actually is open all year

Can you climb machu picchu alone?

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

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.

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 definitely recommend that you exercise prior to 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

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 Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with camping 2 days?

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 1 day.

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.

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.

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