INCA TRAIL 5 DAYS

CONQUERING MACHU PICCHU

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DISCOVERING THE MAJESTIC INCA ROAD

Discovering the Majestic Inca Trail 5 days

CUSCO – WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU – PHUYUPATAMARCA – MACHU PICCHU

The Inca Trail 5 days hike to Machu Picchu combines cultural immersion with natural splendor. This walk follows the old Inca trail for 26 km, revealing stunning Andean scenery, historic ruins, and Incan culture. Its moderate pace allows for a deeper route investigation, more time at each ruin, and greater acclimatization.

Along this UNESCO Heritage Trail, you’ll see beautiful stone structures, animals, and historical sites. In this longer version, you see Machu Picchu at dawn and dusk. This unique chance increases the mystical experience, making it ideal for families and individuals who prefer a slower pace.

The 5 days Inca Trail expedition to Machu Picchu includes top-notch equipment, tasty and healthy meals, and a dedicated team of guides, cooks, and porters for a stress-free and enjoyable walk. This extended option lets you thoroughly engage with the Incan tradition and explore with a private guide, giving you a unique perspective on this magical event.

  • Duration                   :  5 Days/ 4 Nights
  • Tour type                  : Camping, adventure, and culture.
  • Accommodation     : 3 Nights Camping, and 1 night Hotel**
  • Meals                        : 4 (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Walking distance     : 42 km / 26 miles
  • Height gained           : 1,495 mts/ 4,902 ft.
  • Temperature             : Minimum – 2 ° C (28.4 ° F) / 28 ºC 82 F max.
  • Physical difficulty     : moderate to challenge 4/5
  • GROUP SIZE             :  2-8 people 

BRIEF INFORMATION

Our expert guide will visit you at your hotel 1 to 2 days prior to departure, offering a thorough briefing. This session will cover all aspects of the trek, ensuring you are well-informed and comfortable with every detail of your upcoming adventure Premium Inca Trail 5 days

DAY 1: CUSCO – 82 KM (PISKACUCHO) – WAYLLABAMBA

Begin your Inca Trail 5-Day adventure with a convenient 6:30 AM hotel pickup in Cusco. Journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas for 1 hour and 30 minutes in our private bus, pausing at Ollantaytambo for breakfast (not included) and any final trek preparations.

We then head to the trek’s starting point at Km 82 (2,720 meters/8,923 feet). Here, embark on a 4-hour hike to reach our lunch spot, passing the ancient Llactapata Inca site (2,650 meters/8,747 feet). Post-lunch, our hike continues through the picturesque Kusichaca Valley, rich in flora and fauna. The day concludes at Wayllabamba, where we set up our first camp, marking the start of an unforgettable Inca Trail journey.

  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles.
  • Hiking time: 6 – 7 hours.
  • Food: Lunch, tea time, and dinner
  • Lowest elevation: 2,720 mts / 8,923 ft.
  • Highest elevation: 3,031 mts / 9,944 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy moderate

DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA – DEAD WOMAN’S PASS – PACAYMAYU

Conquer the Most Challenging Day of the Inca Trail!

Rise early at 5:30 am for a challenging yet rewarding day. After a hearty breakfast, embark on a 4-hour uphill trek through the Llullucha Valley, reaching Llullucha Pampa (3,800 meters/12,537 feet) for lunch. The ascent continues to the trek’s highest point, the Warmi Wañusca pass (Dead Woman’s pass) at 4,215 meters (13,907 feet). Celebrate conquering the toughest part of the Inca Trail and revel in the stunning views of diverse microclimates, majestic mountains, and lush valleys.

The descent from the pass, steep but manageable, winds down the mountainside to the valley floor, leading to the second night’s campsite at Pacaymayo (3,600 meters/ 11,800 feet). This day offers a true sense of achievement and awe-inspiring scenery, a highlight of the Inca Trail experience.

  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles.
  • Hiking time: 7 – 8 hours.
  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner
  • Lowest elevation: 3,600 mts/ 11,800 ft.
  • Highest elevation: 4,215 mts/13,907ft.
  • Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 3: LLULLUCHAPAMPA – PAQAYMAYU – CHAQ’ICOCHA – PHUYUPATAMARCA

The Richness of the Inca Trail!

Today on your Inca Trail journey, immerse yourself in a cultural exploration! Starting from the camp, it’s about an hour’s hike to the first archaeological site of Runcuracay (3,800 meters/12,540 feet), a site steeped in Inca history. A further 40-minute hike leads you to the top of the second pass, Runcuracay Pass (3,977 meters/13,127 feet).

After descending for about an hour from the second pass, you’ll reach Sayacmarca (3,600 meters/11,877 feet), an enchanting Inca site perched on a mountain ridge, surrounded by sheer cliffs and overlooking the jungle treeline. It’s a remarkable spot for exploration. A short hike from here is your lunch stop at Chaquicocha.

The day continues with a two-hour trek to your third campsite at Phuyupatamarca (3,700 meters / 12,140 feet). This segment takes you through the mesmerizing Peruvian cloud forest, adorned with orchids, hanging mosses, tree ferns, and flowers. You’ll also pass through an impressive Inca tunnel carved into the rock. The campsite offers spectacular views of the Urubamba Canyon and the surrounding snow-capped mountains, including Machu Picchu Mountain.

  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles.
  • Hiking time: 7 – 8 hours.
  • Food: Breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner
  • Lowest elevation: 3,600 mts/ 11,800 ft.
  • Highest elevation: 4,215 mts/13,907ft.
  • Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 4: PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES  

Start Your Day with a Delicious Breakfast Before Exploring Inca Sites

After enjoying a tasty breakfast, begin your descent to the lunch spot, encountering the awe-inspiring archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca along the way. Known as the “town in the clouds,” this impressive Inca site is accessed via a steep staircase, leading you past six ancient ‘Inca baths,’ likely used for water worship rituals.

With insights from our guide, we’ll leave Phuyupatamarca and continue along the main Inca trail. A remarkable Inca staircase awaits, descending hundreds of steps – a test for the knees. Approximately 2 hours of walking through a mystical cloud forest brings us to the site of Intipata, followed by a descent to Wiñaywayna (2,650 meters/8,747 feet) for lunch.

The trail then undulates gently, leading to the Sun Gate (2,720 meters/8,977 feet), where you’re greeted with a breathtaking panoramic view of Machu Picchu. From here, a 40-minute descent takes you to the iconic citadel, perfect for those postcard-perfect photos.

The day concludes with a bus ride down to the town of Aguas Calientes (2,040 meters/6,692 feet), where you’ll relax in a comfortable hotel and enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants, reflecting on the day’s incredible journey.

  • Accommodation: Hotel **
  • Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles
  • Hiking time: 7 – 8 hours.
  • Breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner
  • Highest elevation: 3,700 meters / 12,140 feet
  • Lowest elevation: 2,040 mts/ 6,692 ft.

DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Explore Machu Picchu with a Guided Tour and Optional Huayna Picchu Hike

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, embark on a bus ride for the Machu Picchu citadel tour. Inside the citadel, join a 2-hour guided tour along circuit 3, offering insights into the historic site. For adventure seekers, there’s an optional hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain – remember to book in advance to secure your permit.

Post-tour, take the bus back to Aguas Calientes town. At 14:55, board the return train to Ollantaytambo station, followed by a tourist bus journey back to Cusco. The entire return trip from Aguas Calientes to Cusco takes approximately 4 hours, concluding your memorable Machu Picchu experience

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Difficulty: Easy & Enjoyable
  • Train Expedition

MAP OF CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 5 DAYS

INCLUDED

  • Professional tour guide experienced in trekking
  • Permit to the classic Inca Trail 5 day and Machupicchu
  • Bus Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Food during walking 4 (lunches, dinners and breakfasts)
  • Boiled cold water during the walk (after each meal), you will only bring the first day until reach the lunch spot
  • Camping tents (accommodation for 2 people)   
  • Mattress (sponge)                                         
  • Porters to carry the equipment (food, table, chair, and tents)
  • Transportation to starting of the trek km 82
  • Expedition Train ticket (Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo station)  
  • Transportation station Ollantaytambo- Hotel Cusco
  • Oxygen tank and First-aid kit

NOT INCLUDE

  • Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu mountain
  • 1st day Breakfast and 5th day lunch
  • Sleeping bag (can rent from the company)
  • Inflatable mattress (can rent from the company)
  • Walking sticks (can rent from the company)
  • Pillow
  • Extra carrier (who will carry personal belongings) $ 90 for the entire hike (7/ 15 pounds kilos)
  • Gratitude

WHAT TO BRING FOR THE INCA TRAIL 5 DAYS

  • Original passport (the same one that you used to make the reservation)
  • Backpack (must be very comfortable to carry all your belongings during the trek)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping Bag Liner
  • Extra Flip flops or river shoes
  • Raingear or at least rain poncho
  • Outerwear for the nights like a warm jacket, scarf, gloves and a woolly cap
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Light clothing
  • Trekking pants
  • Shirts or t-shirts (we recommend long sleeved) preferably quick-dry or regular cotton
  • Silicone earplugs
  • Head lamp
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Quick-Drying Travel Towel
  • Personal medication
  • Walking stick with rubber bands on the tip
  • Reusable water bottle or Camelback water bladder
  • Hand sanitizer gel
  • Toilet paper
  • Extra money

GROUP SERVICE

  • $ 1200.00 USD per person

PRIVATE SERVICE

  • 02 Hikers: $ 1800.00 USD per person
  • 03 Hikers: $ 1600.00 USD per person
  • 04 Hikers: $ 1400.00 USD per person
  • 05 Hikers: $ 1300.00 USD per person
  • 06 Hikers+: $ 1200.00 USD per person

EXTRAS

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike: $ 75.00 USD per person
  • Machu Picchu Mountain Hike:  $ 70.00 USD per person
  • Upgrade VISTADOME Train service : $35.00 UDS

GROUP SERVICEEQUIPMENT RENTAL

  • Walking stick (1 pair): $ 15.00 USD
  • Sleeping bag               : $ 25.00 USD
  • Inflatable mattress    : $ 20.00 USD
  • Extra Porter (7 kilos/ 15 pounds) = $ 90.00 USD

DISCOUNTS

  • Students aged between 18 to 24 with a valid student ID : $20 USD
  • High school students aged 11 to 17 : $30 USD
  • Children aged 2 to 11 : $40 USD

To apply the discount, students aged 18 to 24 must provide a copy of their passport and student ID at the time of booking. For more information, contact us at Info@allynpachaperutours.com

THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW TO MAKE THE BOOKING OF THE INCA TRAIL 5 DAYS?

In order to book the Premium Inca Trail 5 days with Allyn Pacha Cusco, click on the BOOK NOW button, then fill out the format choosing your prefer departure date, then, do the payment of your deposit of $200 per person. Once we get your deposit, sed us a copy or a good photo of the passports of each participant (required to purchase the ticket and get the permit) and the last step we will send you a 100% confirmation of your trip. 

If you prefer to pay with Pay Pal click here

WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE PAYMENT BALANCE?

The outstanding balance can be made one day earlier your trip in cash USD or soles, and the Cash payment must be paid 1 day prior to your trip Premium Inca trail 5 days. If you prefer Pay on line Visa or Pay Pal at least one week prior to your trip (plus a 7% service fee).

MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE PERMITS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?

it’s a shame to tell that is not possible. Once is made the confirmation; the Inca trail permits have been bough. Peruvian government is strict in the limitation of ticket permits and regulations, where does not allow any changes. So that, permits are not transferable and refundable. Therefore, if you cancel your Inca Trail 5 days tour, the deposit done is not refundable at all!

DO I NEED TO BRING MY PASSPORT?

Yes! Its mandatory to have the original passport to be checked at the beginning and along the Inca trail and Machu Picchu and is very important that it has to be the same passport you sent us to book your Inca Trail to Machu Picchu permit. In case, you are renewing your passport, please send us ASAP the copy of your old passport and bring both of them with you to secure your permit. 

CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE?

Of course, will be a pleasure to put away your luggage at our company storage or at your hotel that is free for customers, whichever is more convenient for you. After your return of your trip 5 day Inca trail , we give you back.

Please, make sure to bring only need things during your adventure Premium Inca Trail 5 days . 

MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE PERMITS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?

 it’s a shame to tell that is not possible. Once is made the confirmation; the Premium Inca Trail 5 days permits have been bough. Peruvian government is strict in the limitation of ticket permits and regulations, where does not allow any changes. So that, permits are not transferable and refundable.Therefore, if you cancel your 5 day Inca Trail hike, the deposit done is not refundable at all! 

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE OF MY TRAIN TICKET?

We book afternoon trains in order to have enough time during the hike and visit Machu Picchu. Our Expedition train service chosen (recommended) departs from Aguas calientes train station at 2:55 pm that take you to the train station of Ollantay Tambo arriving at 4:41 pm. Nevertheless, the reserve will depend on the available space; because it is the only means of transportation to return to the closest stations. Therefore, very recommended to book in advance.

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