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Short Inca Trail 2 Days

The 2 Day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

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Experience The Shortest Hike to Machu Picchu

Short Inca Trail 2 Days or 4 day Inca Trail which is the best option to see Machu Picchu twice?

The Inca Trail is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. Every year, thousands of people from all over the globe come to Peru to hike the trail and see the amazing Machu Picchu.

While the four-day Inca Trail is the most popular option, it’s not always feasible for everyone. That’s where the Short Inca Trail is a two-day trek that takes you through some of the most gorgeous scenery in Peru and ends at the Sun Gate, where you’ll get your first glimpse of Machu Picchu.

If you’re looking for an amazing way to see Machu Picchu but don’t have the time for a longer trek, like other Trek option Lares Trek with a short Inca trail for 4 days. The 2 Inca Trail is the perfect option for you.

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is almost always available year-round, except for February when it is closed for maintenance. This trek takes you into Machu Picchu by walking through the SUN GATE like in ancient times.

You will explore amazing Inca ruins along the way, including the little Machu Picchu – Wiñay Wayna Inca ruin. Inca Trail 2 days 1 night is a great alternative for those who want to hike the Shortest Hike to Machu Picchu, but don’t have the time for the four-day trek.

The first day of the two-day Inca Trail starts at km 104 of the Cusco – Machu Picchu railroad. You will hike for about six hours through the lush jungle to reach the last campsite of the classic Inca trail for 4 Days. At Wiñay Wayna, you will have a break to eat your lunchbox and then continue walking 6k till you reach the sun gate and Machu Picchu.

On the second day, you will wake up early to take your shuttle to get back to Machu Picchu. You will have plenty of time to explore this amazing archaeological site before taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes and then Cusco City.

Max Altitude

2600 m / 8530ft

Best Time






Group Size

8 People Max




DAY 1: km 104 Hike to Wiñayhuayna Machupicchu

At 4 am you will be picked up from your hotel and go on a 2-hour drive towards Ollantaytambo. Here you will board the Machupicchu Train but we will get off from the train on Km 104 this is before Aguas Calientes town’s last stop of the Peru Rail Train Station KM 104. You will pass the control center and start walking gradually up onto the Inka trail towards the Wiñayhuayna Inca site.

You’ll have a chance to explore the Inka remains and your Tour leader will explain to you valuable information about the area afterward you will make a stop at winay-huayna campsite to enjoy your lunch and use the facilities.

You will continue walking the Inca Trail for 2 more hours until the Sun Gate is reached. This is the main entrance to Machupicchu. You’ll be able to take plenty of photographs here.

Please note that only a portion of Machu Picchu is open to you at this point. You will have access to the full archeological site the next day. After you’ve taken your dream pictures you’ll take the Bus to Aguas Calientes town and enjoy a nice hot shower at your hotel before dinner.

Short Inca Trail Difficulty and Distance

The first hours of walking are a constant climb, but then the trail becomes easier. Although there are sections with certain degrees that can be difficult at times- it’s nothing compared to what you’ll experience on your hike! Once again acclimatization comes into play: for those who want less difficulty they should wait until after 2 days in Cusco (or even 1 week) when their bodies have had time adjusting; while others might find themselves fine right away but wanting more oxygen available around them due either lack or too much consumption during exercise. The highest point on the short inca trail is at Dead Woman’s Pass (2,650 m / 8,694 ft).

The total distance of the Short Inca Trail 2 Days 1 night is about 16 kilometers.

Here are some highlights of what you can expect to see and do on your Short Inca Trail adventure:

  1. Acclimatization 1 – 2 Days in Cusco
  2. Total Distance 13 km / 8,08 miles
  3. Approximate hike time 6 – 7 hours
  4. Maximum altitude 2,650 m / 8,694 ft
  5. Minimum altitude 2,400 m / 7,874 ft
Inca Trail winay huayna  Peru

DAY 2: Visit the Lost and Mystical City of the Incas.

After your adventure on this best two days Inca trail, We strongly recommend you wake up early in the morning for many reasons. We want you to avoid long lines at the bus station so you can catch one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. It will truly be a beautiful and spectacular view. After two hours of a guided tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the site on your own.

If you have purchased the optional entrance to either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain your tour leader will drop you off at the entrance while you go and explore on your own. You’ll be informed by what time to return to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then board the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, depending on your schedule.

Tour Leaders Peru is going to make sure about your transportation, We will be waiting for you out the site of the Peru rail train Station and take you back to Cusco and drop you off at your respective hotel.

Short Inca Trail 2 days

Is The Short Inca Trail Worth It?

Price, FAQs, and Everything you need to know before embarking on the Machu Picchu 2 Days Hike make your reservation ahead – We have a space for team leaders and family groups tours to Machu Picchu and all around Peru and Amazon Jungle Peru Tours.



  • 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru, We never mix our groups with other travel companies
  • Pick up from Airport and Hotel Cusco - included
  • 4-star hotels in both Lima & Cusco (apply for Peru packages)
  • Bus suttle Round Trip from Machu Pichu
  • Machu Picchu entrance Tickets.
  • Packed Lunch
  • Best English Speakers Tour Leaders, We know Communication is very important in your trip
  • Early tour in Machu Picchu (important tip)
  • Hotel Aguas Calientes with all facilities
  • Free and Safe Storage in Cusco and Aguas Calientes while you are hiking and visiting Machu Picchu
  • Private transportation
  • Perfect Location For Photographers
  • Comfortable and Panoramic Train to Aguas Calientes.

PRICE PP 699,00 - 8+GUESTS

Prices Vary Depending on Size of the Group:

We are excited to be part of your adventure and lead you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Make sure to book your tour in advance.

If you are thinking to do the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Only 500 people a day are permitted on the Inca Trail of which 250 are reserved for tourists and this Inca trail Permit applies for two days of the Inca Trail. Machu Picchu allows 2500 tourists daily. Don’t miss your adventure!


  • 2 Trekkers: $610.00 per person
  • 3 Trekkers: $591.70 per person
  • 4 Trekkers: $567.00 per person
  • 5 Trekkers: $549.00 per person
  • 6 Trekkers: $518.00 per person
  • 8 or more Trekkers: $488.00

Note: An initial deposit of $300 is required to reserve your spot. We require this deposit in order to buy train and bus tickets, an entrance fee to Machupicchu, and to reserve your hotel. The remaining balance is due 21 days prior to your trek departure. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

  • Contact us if you have questions about family and friend Tours.

100% We Will Cover Your Machu Picchu 2 day hike

  • Pre-departure briefing at 6:00 pm the night before your tour in our office or your Hotel.
  • Collection from your Hotel in Cusco from (04:30 am).
  • Private transportation to the train station.
  • Snacks
  • Meals for the entire tour (1 Lunch 1 Dinner) + (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten, wheat-free, or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for the 2 days Inca Trail Park and Machupicchu Sanctuary.
  • Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance.
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (***)
  • 3-4 hours guided tour in Machupicchu
  • Round trip Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.
  • Tourist Expedition train return to Poroy Station or Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus to Cusco


Not Included

  • Tips for the trekking crew, Guides at your discretion.
  • Flight Ticket to Cusco.
  • Accommodation in Cusco. (see recommendation)
  • Travel Insurance. (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl) and (COVID-19)


This is basic information about the Clothing packing list REI and all the information Here in this linK Comple Packing List to Peru


1st Layer:

  • Underwear
  • Long-sleeved Thermal Shirt
  • Thermal form-fitting pants

2nd Layer:

  • Polar Fleece
  • Trekking pants
  • Thick socks

3rd Layer:

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof pants (optional)
  • Insulated Jacket
  • Scarf
  • Cold weather Hat
  • Gloves
  • Buff/ handkerchief
  • Sun hat


  • Backpack 20-30 L
  • Waterproof cover for backpack
  • Trekking shoes (waterproof and firm)
  • Sport shoes/ sandals for campsites
  • Camping pillow
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sturdy water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp
  • Plastic bags for wet items
  • Toiletry kit (toothbrush, wet wipes, etc)
  • Swimsuit/ towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
  • Sunscreen lip protector
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent


  • Personal Medications
  • Motion sickness tablets for the van ride
  • Camera/ Extra battery
  • Personal snacks
  • Hand warmers (optional)
  • Leisure book for evenings
  • Cash and small coins


Items For Rent

  • Single Tent $60 (if you wish to sleep alone)
  • Sleeping Bag $30 per person (minus -3 degrees Celsius)
  • Air Mattress $20 per person (REI inflatable mattress)
  • Professional REI Walking Poles or other reputable Brand $20 per pair Hold Trip.
  • Backpacks $40 Hold Trip
  • Head Lamp $10
  • Extra kilograms $10/kg (Example 5kg=$50) Per Day

Read our Important information the booking process and confirmation

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days is an ideal option for those who wish to see the main attractions of the original Inca trail in half the time and requires less effort than the original Inca Trail Hike Tours. The beautiful remains of Wiñayhuayna, which is known as little Machupicchu, will still be seen in this two-day Inca trek.

You will have the opportunity to view Machupicchu twice in this best 2 day Inca Trail. The hike for this short Machu Picchu 2 day trip is more gentle than the original Inca trail for four days and three nights. At the end of your trip, there is an option for you to relax in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes google Maps.

Inca Trail Covid-19 Health Guidelines

Due to the Coronavirus situation, we have taken a couple of precautions to keep our client's health and safety during the Inca Trail.

  1. We follow the "Health Guidelines for COVID-19 for Tourist Destinations" issued by the Cusco and Machu Picchu Sanctuary Regulation.
  2. We keep our groups small: 2-8 participants Max.
  3. Everybody needs to wear a mask.
  4. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer and soap are available during the whole tour.
  5. Our Tour Leaders check that the participants and staff use masks and clean their hands correctly.
  6. Our Leaders check the body temperature of passengers regularly and monitor and record any incident.
  7. The Tour Leaders remind participants about health and safety guidelines during the trip.
  8. Our Guides have emergency numbers ready to report any suspect coronavirus case.
  9. The most important toll-free emergency number is 113 to report any Covid-19 case or seek medical help!


Features and inclusions presented in this video may differ from your selected itinerary


Are you a traveler looking for new adventures? A photographer in search of stunning landscapes? A hiker or camper who loves the outdoors? If so, you’re going to want to check out our new hiking tours of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu if you are in a short time you can do Machu Picchu By Trail 2 Days. But hurry – restrictions are now in place due to Covid-19 which may limit access in the near future. So don’t miss your chance to experience this unique and amazing journey!


The Inka Trail itself is breathtaking, but the end of the Hike is a breathtaking sight as you reach the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu at sunrise. The classic Inca trail runs 26 miles (42 km) long 4D/3N Ex[plore the beautiful Andes mountains in Peru.

Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 5 Days

Total distance: 26 miles/23km
Elevation: 4,200m/13,779ft
Good for Hikers
Difficulty: Quite Challenging
Inca Trail: Permit Require


Total distance: 46.7 miles/75km
Elevation: 4,821m/15,817ft
Good for Hikers
Difficulty: Quite Challenging
Inca Trail: Permit Require


Total distance: 29,3miles/47km
Elevation: 4,700m/15,419ft
Good for Hikers
Difficulty: Quite Challenging
Inca Trail: Permit Require


Hike The Inca Trail with our illustrated map, and go to Machu Picchu. The iconic 2-day hike is a beautiful way of exploring Peru’s Andes Mountains while discovering hidden gems along your journey!

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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.

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ROYAL SHORT INCA TRAIL to Machu Picchu in 2 days – 2022 & 2023
km 104 (104 kilometers along the railway from Cusco) and involves a four-hour walk uphill to Winayhuayna learn more here in our frequent answers and questions about 2 days Inca trail.

The Shortes hike to Machu Picchu runs a Total Distance of 13 km / 8,08 miles, an Approximate hike time of 6 – 7 hours, a Maximum altitude of 2,650 m / 8,694 ft, Minimum altitude of 2,400 m / 7,874 ft Hike this beautiful Andes mountain in Peru and visit Machu Picchu Twice Sunset and Sunrise.

Are vegetarian, vegan, and/or other special diet needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

Vegetarian foods will be absent of all meats, chicken, or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK. of all meats, chicken, or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

Most of the main meals on our long trips are buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.

If there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms.. etc, upon your request we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.

We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.

I have a food allergy. May I still participate?

Every day we receive many clients with food allergies or restrictions such as nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation.

We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of an emergency.

If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and fully responsible for your situation and ready with any medication.


How Difficult is this 2 days Inca Trek? Do I need to be in good physical condition?

All our treks (Short Inka Trail, Salkantay, Ausangate, Lares, etc) are moderately difficult, lengthy, and traverse rough mountain terrain. We kindly recommend that if you plan to conquer any of these routes to be in relatively good physical condition, plus acclimatization.

This means arriving in Cusco at least 02 days prior to your trek departure to adjust to the altitude. During the last two months leading up to your trek, we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible!

Inca Trail Availability - Hurry Up

The government has strictly limited the number of people permitted on the Inca Trail (permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters this 500 permits include 4 days inca trail). We recommend that you make a trek booking as early as posible we recommend 4 months in advance.

It is recommended to book the tour inca trail to Machu Picchu 4 Months in advance, before booking flight tickets and hotels, because there are limited spots to reserve.

When must I arrive in Cusco or arrive to your office?

We require that all clients arrive in Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your trek, although 03 nights before is ideal. You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek.

This will assure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin your trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

Best Time to Hike the 2 Day Inca Trail

Towards the end of February is the wettest month in the Andes. The Inca Trail, as well as several other national parks in Peru, is closed throughout the month for essential maintenance. Machu Picchu remains open at this time.The trail reopens in March, though the highlands are still rainy through into

early April.May and October, are the best times to trek the Inca Trail as permits may sell out slightly less fast as in the peak months, plus it’s dry, and warmer than June, July and August.The Festival of the Sun (Inti Raymi) takes place towards the end of June and cities, such as Cuzco, always get busier with local crowds heading towards Machu Picchu.Peru’s national vacation at the end of July is also a peak time for Peruvians to tackle the Inca Trail or visit Machu Picchu by train. The dry conditions prove popular with vacationmakers all the way through August and

into September.By November, the rainy season is starting up again in earnest. However, you still might get some solid trekking conditions with nothing like the crowds of the summer – and you won’t need to secure your pass quite as far in advance.December is wet and attracts crowds over the vacations with accommodation and flight prices rising, despite the weather. Things ease off again in January – which is wet but without the vacation crowds.

Do We Need Hiking Poles For This Short Trail?

For this trek more than any other, we do recommend hiking sticks, especially for those with any known knee problems. The poles will assist your balance and reduce the impact on your knees.

Check our Items for rent if there available for rent Hiking Poles

Due to Coronavirus Machu Picchu Tickets and Inca Trail, Permits can be Changed

Peruvian authorities are allowing visitors to change their Machu Picchu entry tickets. And tour operators can change Inca Trail permits. I’ve included a link to see information about the new rules at Machu Picchu, a link to the new Machu Picchu website, and other tips to help you navigate your way through the process of canceling or changing your trip to Peru.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to perhaps salvage some of your expenses if you canceled a trip to Machu Picchu. The borders of Peru are closed and train service to Machu Picchu is suspended since March 17, 2020, to limit the spread of Covid19. The Peru government has extended the border closing now until October 30, 2020. However, they announced that international flights to Peru will resume on January 1, 2021.


Why Travel with Tour Leader Peru?

We are available 7/24 in support of your Inka Trail training, preparation, and answering any questions you may have. Our Office staff will be in charge of your Preparation.

We have the experience and expertise to help you prepare and fully enjoy your Amazing Machu Picchu Trek. On signing up we send out our Hiking trips events with full information and details of undertaking this adventure.

The cost of this trek variate according to the size of the group.

Free Luggage Storage

We make easy your trip, Free luggage storage when you are traveling or Hiking your Inca Trail with us for more details contact us, please.

REI Camping Equipment for each trip

We are not affiliated with this Brand But as a local Tour operator we support local business and our customers enjoy their private Sleeping tent only for two persons to learn more in our Camping Equipment for Inca trail

Private Eco Toilets

We do not share public toilet along the Inca trail we carry our portable ECO Toilets Only for our Groups

Peruvian Gourmet Food on each Tours

Food Include in each Trek, Vegetarian option available. we really take care of your gluten-free food contact with our office for any food restriction.

Private Transportation on each trip

As a responsible tour operator in Peru, we do not share our mobility with other tourists, all our transportation is only for your group or family members.

Best Chaskis (Porters)

We do not overbear our staff, they are principal resources in this travel industry

We leave no trace

We carry all our Trash From The begging to the end of each hike keeping clean all our hiking trail

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