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INCA TRAIL ELEVATION: Everything you need to know

May 12, 2021 | 0 comments

Inca Trail elevation or any other mountains depends upon the height of the inclination. If the mountain is super height, that means elevation will be higher too. Along The 4 Days Inca Trail to Machu Pichu there are certain points with a higher elevation than the rest of the days such as the Dead Woman Pass. It is because of the unbalanced surface of the mountain. 

It is important to know about the elevation of each mountain hiking in Peru. So you can keep yourself mentally ready. Some people cannot bear great elevations Because of acrophobia and altitude sickness.

Inca trail elevation is Greater the most of the mountains, which is why it is love among the hikers. Inca trek elevation fluctuates within the entire hiking track depending upon the altitude of a certain location.

Inca Trail Elevation
Trak your steps along the Inca Trail Map

Complete Guide to the Inca Trail Elevation

We will discuss the hiking routes for people who want to explore the Inca trek elevation. It is important to go through the authentic detail of the route before going for the hike. It will keep you safe during the entire Hike because you will be aware of the highest point of the mountain going to come up on the way.

Maximum height of the Inca trail

The altitude of the Inca trail is 13,776 ft. If you are taking a 4-day hike, it will only mean to cover 25 Mile distance, approximately 40 km. The distance between the Inca Trail and Machu Pichu is not much, but it depends on the number of days you want to cover the track. You will come across different packages which provide you with the freedom to choose according to your stamina levels.

KM-82 beginning of the Inca Trail

Start of Inca trail

The trek starts from an elevation of 9000 ft/2750m. It has to be kept in mind that this mountain is at an altitude, which means it is not safe for people suffering from altitude sickness.

There are some reports according to which few people died because of heart attack and lung failure caused by altitude sickness. You need to check your medical conditions properly before going for the height. On the way, you will face Great Inca trail elevation.

LLAQTAPATA Inca Rouns

The next Inca trek elevation is at the height of 8366 ft/2250m. It is at a lower point from the starting point because the whole trek consists of ups and downs because of the structure of the mountain.

The mountain’s surface is a slope which is why you have to be very careful during your trek. There are continuous ups and downs, which means you will have to cover distance towards and against gravity.

Llactapata inca Ruins

Huayllabamba Campsite

After the second point, the Inca trek elevation Starts increasing. The altitude of the mountain keeps on increasing continuously. The second point means you have to travel against gravity, and you will need a lot of stamina. Most people come across this point on their second day of climbing. The height of the third point, known as Huayllabamba, Has a height of 9678ft/2950m.

LLULLUCHAPAMPA

It is another point of elevation within the complete Inca trail elevation. The height of 12598ft/3840m. It makes it at the greatest height from sea level. It is also considered one of the steep spots of the whole track.

DEAD WOMAN’S PASS

It is the most heightened point of the Inca trek elevation. It is considered that the maximum height of the Inca trail Making it of great importance for the Tourists and hikers. You can come across a lot of beautiful scenic views on this occasion. The surrounding mountains can also be seen clearly from the dead women’s pass.

However, people with acrophobia must be careful because it is one of the highest points with low oxygen levels. People suffering from respiratory diseases can face problems at this point. It is at the height of 13780ft/4200m

Inca Trail Elevation

Pacasmayo

After the dead women’s pass, you have to travel towards gravity. The height of the mountain starts decreasing for a certain distance after crossing the dead woman’s pass. Most of the people cross this location on the third day of track. However, it depends upon the speed of the height you want to maintain. The height of the next Inca trail elevation is 10991ft/3350m.

Pacaymayo Campsite

Runkurasay pass

To reach this point, you have to travel upwards from the point Pacasmayo. Runkurasay pass Is at the height of 13035ft/3975m, Which makes it quiet at an altitude compared to the Pacasmayo.

What is The Elevation of the Inca Trail?

Sayacmarca

Once again, you have to go downwards to reach this point. This point of the Inca trek elevation is at an altitude of 11811ft/3600m.

Phuyupatamarca

The next point of elevation is present at an altitude of 11975ft/3650m. For most people, this point comes within the third day of their track. However, you can also come across it on the fourth if you are traveling at the pace of 6 days.

Intipata

This point is located at a distance from the Phuyupatamarca. It is also lower in altitude, which is 9000ft/2758m.

Winayawayna

Inca trail elevation Extent at an altitude of 8366ft/2550m. Winayawayna is one of the places that are loved by most hikers because of its beauty and location.

Winayhuayna las Inca site – related Tour with 2 days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The sun gate

It is also called the Inti punku. You will come across this location at an altitude of 8850ft/2700m.

Machu Picchu

This is the second last location of Inca trek elevation at the height of 7474ft/2400m.

Inca Trail Altitude
Machu Picchu Lost City in Peru

Puente Ruinas

The last point of elevation that you will come across on the Inca trail is at the height of 6500ft/2000m. This is the ending point of the elevation, after which you will reach the Machu Pichu.

Conclusion

The complete detail of Inca trail elevation is discussed in the above-mentioned text. After going through the given article, you will have a complete idea about Inca trek elevation. You must keep this information in mind if you are planning to go for a hike at the Inca Trail. It is also present at an altitude which is why you have to consider your medical conditions and take precautions before going hiking.

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