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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
4 Days and 3 Nights

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Locations Visited Local Trekkers Peru

Locations Visited:

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu & Waynapicchu

Starting Altitude Local Trekkers Peru

Starting Altitude:

2720 masl = 8923 feet

Highest Point Local Trekkers Peru

Highest Point:

4200 masl = 13780 feet

Group Local Trekkers Peru


Minimum 2 paxs & Maximum 10 paxs

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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days

The Inca Trail is a great experience that you have to do at least once in your life. With a route of 42 km from km 82 to the Citadel of Machu Picchu. It combines beautiful mountain landscapes of incredible panoramic views, lush forests, a subtropical jungle of splendid natural surroundings, with the magnificent work of the Incas such as the exceptional stone pavement on the road, beautiful Inca cities, sumptuous temples, agricultural terraces, canals. and water sources, tunnels and amazing archaeological sites including the famous Sun gate (Puerta del Sol), from where you can observe the Sunrise over the Inca City of Machu Picchu.

It really is a unique experience, sharing unforgettable moments in full contact with nature, arriving at the famous Inca City of Machu Picchu, where we can admire its magic and charm. We will observe its great old buildings wrapped in a great history, which make it recognized as a Wonder of the World. Local Trekkers Peru, is an agency that has the permission to operate the famous Inca Trail granted by the Peruvian authorities.

Classic Inca Trail 4 days and 3 nights to Machu Picchu - Local Trekkers Peru - Local Trekkers Peru


This day we will pick you up around 5:00 am from your Hotel, with direction to piscacucho km 82 the trailhead, but first we will stop briefly in Ollantaytambo,, where you can buy last minute equipments and personal needs. Also here you can order your breakfast at a local restaurant, then we will move to Piskacucho (Km 82), where our Inca Trail begins. This day we will walk for approx. 6 to 7 hours, the first 2 hours we will walk to the largest archaeological site of the Inca Trail Patallacta, which is an incredible Inca archeological remains, your guide will explain you about this place, Then we will continue for 2 more hours to our lunch place. After lunch and a short break we will continue our journey for another 2h 30 min. or 3 hours until you reach the first campsite, Wayllabamba (3000 meters above sea level) campsites are designated for the Ministry of Culture according to availability at the time of booking your Inca Trail.


  • Meals: Lunch, snacks, afternoon tea time and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
  • Distance: 11kms/6.8 mls
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate.
  • Walking Time: Approximately 6 – 7 hours


This day you will wake up early to have a cup of coca tea as a greeting to the apus (Mountains) we will start our day with our breakfast, then we will continue our hiking to take advantage of the shadow of the mountains, it is much better to walk under the shadow, then we will continue to the highest point of the Inca Trail.

For most trekkers, this is the hardest and longest day along the entire Inca Trail. Here, literally, we can see the various ecological zones and microclimates that make up the area, plotted in front of us.

We will continue until we reach the Warmiwañusca pass or the Dead Woman pass located at 4,200 meters / 13,780 feet above sea level, after a short rest, we have to continue towards the Pacaymayo Valley, where you will appreciate the Peruvian Andes at its maximum splendor, where You will see streams and small waterfalls, it is also in this area, the Pacaymayo River Valley (3,600 m / 11,811 ft), where we'll dine and set up camp for the night.


  • Meals: Lunch, snacks, afternoon tea time and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
  • Distance: 16kms/10mls
  • Difficulty: Moderate/challenge.
  • Walking Time: Approximately 9 – 10 hours


Our third day begins with a very early nutritious breakfast, for most hikers this day is considered the most beautiful day along the Inca Trail. Following a nourishing breakfast, we'll commence our ascent along a steep path. Crossing a second pass, we'll encounter the remarkable archaeological remains of Runkuracay (3,800 m / 12,467 ft), distinguished by its unique semi-circular shape. Then will walk for approx. 2 hours along the road that we will call “Inca Flat”, from here we will have a beautiful view of the Salkantay snowy mountain and the beautiful Vilcabamba mountain range and after finishing the Inca Flat we reach the third and last highest point that is Phuyupatamarca (Town in the clouds) located at 3,650 meters above sea level or 11,975 feet. After that we will continue to the cloud forest, where we can see small streams, small waterfalls, trees such as palm trees, orchids, bromeliads, birds such as parrots and parakeets, flora and fauna typical of a tropical climate.

After our lunch, we will go to the ruins of Wiñaywayna (Forever young), it is a spectacular Inca site that is located on the Inca trail before Machu Picchu and the most popular camp due to its proximity to Machu Picchu.

Here will be our last camp.


  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, snacks, afternoon tea time and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
  • Distance: 10kms/6.2mls
  • Difficulty: Moderate/challenge.
  • Walking Time: Approximately 5 – 6 hours


This is our last day of trekking and it is the day we arrive at the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu, after an early breakfast, we say goodbye to our porters and our cook and then we begin the final walk to the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu. First we will arrive at the Inti Punku (“Sunagte”), where we will enjoy an inspiring panoramic view of the Machu Picchu citadel and then we will go to register and then enjoy a 2- 3 hours guided tour in Machu Picchu, where your guide will explain you the main places of this wonder of the world. After having had a great experience visiting Machu Picchu, we will take the bus down or walk down to Aguas Calientes (optional) where you can enjoy your lunch (optional) and free time to enjoy the town of Aguas Caliente before taking the train and returning to Cusco. It will take 2 hours train to Ollantaytambo, where our transport will be waiting for you to take you back to Cusco and finally we will leave you at your hotel or nearby. We will provide you with the tourist class train, the train departure times can be between 14h30 to 18h20, It depends on the availability of the spaces.


  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Distance: 5kms/3.1mls
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Walking Time: Approximately 2 – 3 hours


  • Bilingual and certified Tour Guide
  • A briefing about the trek with your guide the day before
  • Porters to carry all camping equipment and kitchen stuff
  • Permit along with Entrance to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu as well as porters permit
  • Pick up from your accommodation in Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo
  • Private transportation to go to the Trail Head
  • A Survivor T – shirt, for each member of the group
  • Touristic train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • A Duffle bag where You have the right to put inside 7 Kg. From your personal stuff (including your sleeping bag.) This will be carried by the porters.
  • Private Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Four season Tents (Himalaya Azteq Brand) 2 Trekkers in each one, you will have enough space to put your things inside.
  • Camping equipment (Kitchen tent, portable chairs and table)
  • Bus down from machupicchu to aguas calientes the 4th day
  • Mattresses
  • 3 Meals per day during the trek (food served in a buffet style)
  • Professional Cook
  • Snack for each day of trekking
  • Boiled water to drink during the trail
  • Availability of meals to your preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, pesquetarian, etc)
  • First Aid Kit, with Oxigen balloon.
Doesn’t includes:
  • Mineral water (you can buy bottle of mineral water in Ollantaytambo and in the first Campsite)
  • First Breakfast and last lunch and dinner
  • Upgrade your Touristic Train to a Luxury Vistadome Train to Ollantaytambo (50 $)
  • Entrance ticket to the Huayna Picchu mountain (65 USD PER PERSON)
  • Tips for the team (Is not obligatory but if you wish to do it, it will be welcome)
  • Sleeping bag, 20 USD for a professional goose feather one, which can withstand up to -15 degrees Celsius
  • Hiking poles, 20 USD for a professional pair of Balck Diamond brand or similar to this one.
  • Original Passport
  • A valid student card if you book this trek as student (25 years old as máximum)
  • Travel Insurance card (you have to le tus know the name of your Travel Insurance company and you travel Insurance Number)
  • Day Pack.
  • Rain coat or Rain Poncho
  • Cold Clothes (For the first and Second day)
  • Trekking shirts and trekking pants
  • Waterproof hiking shoes
  • Bottle of Water
  • Flash Light
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sun Block
  • Sun Glasses
  • Caps or Hats
  • Gloves (for the first and second day)
  • Insect Repellent (30% DEET Recommended)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Walking sticks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Extra money especially in soles to buy thing along the trek



Shared Service - Price per person:

  • From 675.USD for adults
  • From 650.USD for children and students (up to 17 years old)

Private Service - Price per person:

  • From 1000.USD for adults
  • From 950.USD for children and students (up to 17 years old)

Student Discount:

  • All travelers under 17 will have a $50 discount.

All travelers under 17 will have a $50 discount.

If you are 25 years old or under when traveling, you can get a 50$ discount with your student ID Please advise by email to give you a code for the discount.

Valid Student ID for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

To get the student discount, travelers should have a Valid ID with the following:

  • 25 years or less at the time of entering Machu Picchu. Older than 25 can not enter as a student
  • The ID must have the Name of the university, name, and photo of the student
  • The ID must have a valid expiration date


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