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INCA TRAIL MACHU PICCHU HIKE

Machu Picchu Hiking Tours Peru

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular hiking trails in the world. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to Peru to hike the trail and see the incredible Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

Hiking the Inca Trail for 4 days is an incredible experience that you’ll never forget. If you’re planning a trip to Peru, be sure to add the Inca Trail to your itinerary!

Here we are trying to offer the best Machu Picchu hiking tours also you ask yourself what is the Inca trail or how many days you need to hike this trail.

The Inca Trail is a four-day hike that takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in Peru. You’ll pass through lush rainforests and beautiful mountain scenery. Surviving the dead Woman’s highest point 4200m and of course, the ruins of Machu Picchu.

Tours of the Inca Trail include a guide, so you can learn about the history and culture of the Inca people as you hike. There are also plenty of opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the incredible views.

Hiking the Inca Trail is a great way to see Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World before don’t forget to acclimatize for the altitude which we have a Cusco day tour for it.

What Is the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is a network of ancient hiking trails that leads to the city of Machu Picchu in Peru. The trail was constructed by our ancestors 800 years ago and used for religious pilgrimages, trade, and transportation.

Today, the Inca Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in the world. Every year, thousands of tourists hike the trail and see the incredible ruins of Machu Picchu.

What will I see on the Inca Trail?

Hiking the Inca Trail is an incredible experience that takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in Peru. You’ll pass through lush rainforests, beautiful mountain scenery, and of course, the ruins of Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail is a great way to see Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The best time to hike the Inca Trail is between April and October. The weather is dry and sunny during these months, which makes for ideal hiking conditions. Yet, it’s important to book your tour early, as spaces fill up! if you can consider the difficulty of the Inca Trail is a moderate to challenging hike. The trail is downhill, but there are some steep sections and areas with loose rocks. It’s important to be in good physical shape before attempting the hike

How to Hike The Inca Trail

There are a few different ways to hike the Inca Trail. You can join an organized group tour, hire a private guide, or hike the combined tour options.

Here at Tour Leaders Peru, we organized groups to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu which is an all-inclusive package. we include a tour guide and Inca trail Porters as well.

So you can learn about the history and culture of the Inca people as you hike.

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Hike 3 Night / 4 Days

Experience the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu like never before with Tour Leaders Peru. Our top-rated tour company offers a variety of tours in Cusco, Lima, and other destinations throughout South America. CONTACT US for more information!

Available: 8 People Max

Last Date: Book Your Peru Tour 2023

Lares Trek & Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu 4 Days
The Lares Trek combined with the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Is a four-day, three-night hike that takes you through the Andes Mountains and into the cloud forest of Peru. This adventure will take you through Sun Gate and Machu Picchu!

Available Tickets: Every Day

Last Date: Season 2023

Salkantay Hike With Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 7 Days

Experience the Machu Picchu hike with a small group on our Peru vacation. We offer day trips and multi-day hikes to see this mysterious ancient city by hiking along the Salkantay trail with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7Days/6Nights.

Available Tickets: 8 Pp max

Last Date: 2023

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu With Hotel 2 Days
Book with us for the most popular trek in South America. Hike to Machu Picchu along the Inca trail for 4 Days or take a shorter version of it. Visit Winayhuayna Inca ruins and Huayna Picchu mountain. Take an alternative short trip To Machu Picchu,

Available Tickets: 8 Pp Max

Last Date: 2023

Inca Trail To Machu Picchu Hike – Family Trip 5 Days

Is your family looking for an adventure to Machu Picchu? Check out our 5-day family tour of the Inca Trail. This hike takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Peru and culminates in the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. With our experienced guides, your whole family will have a wonderful time on this unforgettable journey. Don’t miss out – book today!

Available: 8 People Per Group

Last Date: Book Tour For 2023

BEFORE YOU GO

Our Team of Experts Can Help With Flights and Accommodation.

Not sure how to book your whole trip? Our team of experts can help with flights and accommodation. We’ll also take care of any international transit you might need on the way there or back!

We can help you plan your entire tour of Peru, including booking flights to and from Lima. We’ll also book a place for each day while trekking the Inca Trail!

Consider to Arrive 1-2 days Before the Inca Trail Hike

The Inca Trail is a demanding trek, so don’t arrive at night and expect to be properly acclimatized in time. Make sure you’ve allowed enough preparation before the hike starts by following these simple guidelines:

This means that if your arrival date will fall on Day 1 or later then allow up until noon (12 PM) for registration procedures upon arriving in Cusco; this also applies when booking hotels near Cusco Center or Sacred Valley due to its proximity to the Airport terminal which may cause traffic issues during rush hour if coming straight from the airport without having had much sleep since landing overseas.

Inca Trail Acclimatization

The Inca Trail is a tough hike, so it’s important to take time beforehand and prepare your body for the added stress of altitude. Our full four-day tour allows you plenty of opportunities throughout Cusco City (and other areas) where we can help get acclimatized while immersed among local communities at their ruins!

The key to Tour Leaders Peru Safety Policy

We occupy the top position for a reason. Safety underpins everything we do. We are widely regarded as the safest and best- Inca Trail equipped team on any Peru Hiking Tours & expedition.

We carry an extensive emergency first aid kit on all trips plus satellite phones on all remote expeditions.

The key to  Tour Leaders Peru Safety Policy is our highly trained and superbly motivated staff. Our guides consistently make decisions that put safety above all else. These decisions include walking around rapids, waiting out for better weather, route changes, and limiting trip participation if the client may have issues continuing.

We expect clients to abide by these decisions. After all, it is for your own safety.

Inca Trail Distance Per Day and Details

If you are looking to get off the beaten path and explore some pristine natural areas, this hike will not disappoint. The path leads through the subtropical rainforest before reaching Incan ruins at millennial high passes with unparalleled views of spectacular mountains all around them!

DAY 1: (7.8 miles or 12.5 km) KM 82 – Huayllabamba (Training Day)

    • This first day is relatively easy walking (Training Day) ~ 7-9 hours.
    • We take a bus from Cusco to Kilometer 82 (9000 ft or 2750 m) where we begin the trek at about 9:00 AM.
    • Hike the first 3 miles (5 km) along the left bank of the River Urubamba to our lunch spot, near the ruins of Llactapata (8692 ft or 2650 m).
    • After lunch, continue south along the river Cusichaca, climbing gently. Camp at Huayllabamba (9691 ft or 2954 m) sometimes Uncaypata 3300 above sea level.

    DAY 2: (5.1 miles or 8.3 km) Dead Woman Pass (Challenging Days)

    • This is the most difficult day. After climbing Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman’s) pass on the morning of the second day, the rest of the hike is relatively easy.
    • Begin hiking about 7:00 AM and hike about 5 1/2 hours to our lunch spot. The trail follows the River Llullucha, climbing steeply nearly 4000 feet (1200 m) through forests and plains to the highest point on the trek, Warmiwañusca pass, Dead Women’s pass at (13,776 ft or 4200m). Lunch is provided shortly after the pass.
    • It’s another 2 hours walking to our camp at Pacaymayo (11,833 ft or 3607m).

    DAY 3: (4.5 miles or 7.3 km) Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca  (Last Campsite)

    • On the third day, the trail climbs gently up two passes.
    • Depart ~ 7:00 AM and hike about 1 hour to the oval ruins of Runkuracay (12,470 ft or 3800 m). Continue up the second pass and back down to the ruins of Sayacmarca (11,742 ft or 3580 m). These ruins offer spectacular views in nearly every direction.
    • From here, climb gently up the third and final pass through lush cloud forests to the ruins of Phuyupatamarca (“Cloud-Level Town”).
    • Camp at Phuyupatamarca (11,930 ft or 3640 m) or continue downhill to the ruins of Winay Wayna. This will be up to the discretion of your Tour Leader and the Peruvian National Park Service. Your Tour Leader will notify you locally of your camping itinerary.

    DAY 4: (6.9 miles or 11 km)

    • This day is mostly downhill along with steep, stone steps.
    • Have an early breakfast and hike the remaining 6.9 miles (approx 5-7 hours) to Machu Picchu.
    • Arrive at Inti Punku, the Gate of the Sun, entrance to Machu Picchu at (7875 ft or 2400 m) in the afternoon for a guided tour. Hikers camping at Winay Wayna on Day 3 will reach the ruins in the early morning instead.
    • Short bus trip to Aguas Calientes for a hot shower in our hotel.

    5 Day Inca Trail

    • All travelers will have the opportunity to return to Machu Picchu before dawn on the following day to watch the sunrise and spend the full morning exploring the glorious ruins of Machu Picchu!
    NOTE: The exact locations where you will have lunch and camp is subject to change depending on weather conditions, current Inca Trail regulations and the abilities of the group.
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    Have a question about booking your whole trip?

    We can book flights from Lima to and back as well as any other international journeys. You’ll also be able to find accommodations before or after hiking the Inca Trail!

    Best Hiking Equipment

    Top Of The Line REI - EQUIPMENT

    Hiking in Peru is a great way to take advantage of the country's natural beauty. The right camping equip can make your trip more enjoyable and comfortable, like what REI has on offer with their Tents S, Pats S, Bags, etc!. From our store, you know where else these products might come into play when traveling abroad

    Porters Weltfare INCA TRAIL PORTERS

    Have you ever wondered how the Inca Trail was made? The answer might be found in its most important part: Porters, they'll take you to your destination.
    PORTER isn't just about carrying your gear for hiking – it's also a job that requires strength, agility.

    Bathroom Situation ON THE INCA TRAIL

    If you're planning to hike the Inca Trail Hike, there are a few things you need to know about the bathroom situation. Unlike many other trails, there are no bathrooms along the way, so it's important to plan ahead. Here are a few tips to help make your journey as comfortable as possible.

    HIKE LESS CROWDED TRAILS

    Exploring New Less  Crowded Inca Trail Tours

    Machu Picchu is a beautiful place to hike and explore, but with the outbreak of Covid-19, many travelers are wondering if it’s still safe to visit. Here is some information about the hiking tours at Machu Picchu and what you need to know before booking one.

    Since the outbreak of Covid-19, there has been a lot of concern over whether or not it is still safe to travel. This is especially true for areas that are known for their hiking and outdoor activities. Machu Picchu is one such destination that has seen a noticeable decline in tourism since the pandemic began.
    But is Machu Picchu closed due to Covid-19? No – the site remains open and operating.

    Huchuy QosqoTrek to Machu Picchu

    DAY TOURS ADD-ONS

    Are you looking for some interesting day trips to take while in Cusco? If so, you’re in good hands. There are many great options available, and we’ve compiled a list of our favorites just for you.

    So whether you’re interested in Day hiking tours, camping, or exploring ancient ruins, we have something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start planning your Cusco Day Tour adventures!

    1 Day Trip From Cusco RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

    This Rainbow Tour Itinerary provides information about how to visit Rainbow Mountain Peru as a day trip from Cusco. For more information about trekking the Inca Trail, please visit Link Bellow.

    1 Day Tour From Cusco Sacred Valley

    If you're looking to explore the Sacred Valley without spending a lot of time, a 1-day tour is a great option. Our professional guides will take you to some of the most important Inka sites including Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero Village.

    Half Day Cusco Circuit CUSCO CITY TOUR

    The tour includes visits to some of the most important attractions, including Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay. You'll also have free time to explore Cusco on your own. If you're interested in learning more about the Incas, this is a great tour for you!

    Umantay Lake

    1D Umantay Lake FULL DAY

    The Humantay Lake is a hidden treasure in the Inca Trail and this full-day guided tour will show you everything there is to see. The hike alone can be challenging but with all of your travel included on arrival, plus breakfast and lunch as well—it's impossible not to have an amazing time!

    1D Train Tour

    1D Train Tour MACHU PICCHU

    Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's been attracting visitors since it was first discovered by the Spanish over 500 years ago. If you want an authentic experience, book your Train ticket in advance and choose between economical trains or modern coaches; either way, there will be nothing else like this train journey again!

    Palcoyo

    1 Day Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain

    Palcoyo is an easier hike than the original rainbow mountain. Instead of one colored mountain in Vinicunca, you will see up to 5 different colors when on Palcoyo tour! You don't have to wake up at 3 am for this attraction like most other tourists do; instead, we go during off-peak times so it's less crowded too 🙂

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    INCA TRAIL & MACHU PICCHU HIKE BLOG / POST

    If you’re looking for an adventure to remember, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is definitely it. This ancient path winds its way through the Andes mountains and takes hikers on an unforgettable journey up to the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoorsman or a first-time camper, there’s something for everyone on this legendary trail. So if you’re ready for an epic adventure, read on for all the info you need to plan your trekking trip of a lifetime!
    As always, Wanderlust Travelers is here to help with all your travel needs. In this Travel post And Articles, we’ll give you all the information you need to know about hiking the Inca Trail, from what to

    F&Qs

    Planning a hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about the trek, with answers from our experts at Peru Treks. Whether you’re looking for information on permits, what to pack, or how difficult the trail is, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn more!

    How do I get an Inca Trail permit?

    If you’re planning to hike the Inca Trail in Peru, you’ll need to get a permit. Here’s what you need to know about how to get one. permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, and they often sell out months in advance, so be sure to start planning well ahead if you want to hike this popular trail. The Peruvian Ministry of Culture issues Inca Trail permits, and there are a few things you need to do before you can apply. Here’s everything you need to know about getting an Inca Trail to permit.

    Inca Trail Permit and Availability

    Inca Trail Altitude Sickness

    Are you planning to hike the Inca Trail? altitude sickness is a real concern, especially if you’re not used to hiking or camping at high altitudes. Here are some tips to help you stay healthy and enjoy your trip.

    Altitude sickness can occur when traveling to areas of high elevation, such as the Inca Trail in Peru. If you’re not used to camping or hiking at high altitudes, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms and take precautions to prevent altitude sickness from occurring. Symptoms can include headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and dizziness. By taking a few simple steps before and during your trip, you can reduce your risk of getting sick and enjoy the experience safely.

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    Is The Inca Trail Difficult?

    The Inca Trail is a famous hiking trail in Peru that ends at Machu Picchu. The trail is known for its challenging terrain, so it’s not for beginners. If you’re an experienced hiker, the Inca Trail offers a unique and rewarding challenge.

    There are several different routes you can take on the trail, so be sure to choose one that matches your skills and experience level. And remember to prepare well for the hike; make sure you have the right gear and enough water to last you 4-7 days. The scenery along the way is stunning, so be sure to take some time to enjoy it! Hiking the Inca Trail is an experience you’ll never forget.

    Benefit Traveling With Tour Leaders Peru

    1. 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru, we never put you with other tour operators.
    2. Pick up from Airport and Hotel
    3. Top-of-the-line equipment REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Tent. Only for Two Persons
    4. 8 kg per person, other companies offer you only 6 kg
    5. Best English Speakers Tour Leaders, We know Communication is very important in your trip
    6. Extraordinary Chefs! Don’t get stressed about food and forget your power bar. We serve you a 5-star outdoor restaurant with delicious organic gourmet food in your dining tent.
    7. Hotel Aguas Calientes with all facilities
    8. Free and Safe Storage in Cusco and Aguas Calientes while you are hiking and visiting Machupicchu
    9. Umantay Lake included (most companies skip this wonderful lake)
    10. Private transportation on each trip
    11. Perfect Location For Photographers
    12. Comfortable and Panoramic Train to Aguas Calientes.
    13. Visit Machu Picchu twice with this tour!

    Do Porters Will Carry Our Duffle Bags?

    Your trek will be more comfortable with the help of our skilled porters. They’ll carry your Fuffle bags while you are hiking, and your suitcase we’ll store safely at one hotel in Cuzco for safekeeping! All other items needed on the trails ( sunscreen, Camera, etc ) should only weigh less than 6kgs – so don’t worry about packing anything else beyond what’s required by law. We will organize your trip.

     

    Inca Trail Porters And Weight Limitation!

    As you prepare for your trek, it’s important to understand what the weight limit is for porters.
    Our porters can each carry a maximum of 20kg.

    This will help you pack accordingly and not put too much stress on the porters who are carrying your gear. Learn more about the weight limit and how to be respectful of it in this blog post.

    INCA TRAIL PORTERS

     

    Where Do Porters Sleep??

    In order to ensure the safety of our porter’s trek, we provide them with sleeping bags and mattresses. We also give each one his or her own tent! When it comes time for rest at night on this journey into nature-our tour leaders make sure that they are using dedicated shelters so as not to put any strain on available resources (like wood).

    Do Porters Eat With Tourists?

    Porters are often on the go, so they need food that provides them with energy. Tour leaders in Peru provide larger meal portions and higher carbohydrate meals for this reason – porter’s needs vary depending upon how much speedwork they have done that day or if there have been any delays along their route!

    Don’t worry about Porters Meal. We make sure to feed them very well!!!!!!

    Tour Leaders Ensure the Health and safety or The Porters

    hiking the Inca Trail is a treacherous task that requires expertise and proper equipment. To ensure hikers have what they need, Tour Leaders Peru provides porters with backpacks to carry all our camping gear as well as medical insurance in case anything should go wrong on the trail itself or if someone gets sick after finishing it!

    Portering has always been the backbone of this famous route since its inception by belonging there all along – but recent changes made us think twice about how much work goes into providing these essential services for our clients without compromising safety standards…

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    COVID-19 Measurement

    • Temperature checks for all traveler are mandatory
    • Face masks required for travelers and staff in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff at all times
    • High traffic places and equipment sanitized regularly between use
    • Maximum 8 people per group to reduce crowds, for bigger groups we will assign two teams
    • Transportation and touristic sites capacity will be reduced to 50%
    • Printed material such as maps or vouchers will be avoided.
    • 100% online payments with no booking fees at all
    • Flexible bookings during COVID – 19 outbreak
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