Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

cusco, peru

Ancient Ruins , Adventure , Trekking , Archeology Tours , Outdoor Activities , Hiking , Mountains
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a must when you are visiting Peru. This 4 KM trail is world framous presenting many archeological sites on its way, the most popular one being Machu Picchu ruins. This is the most interesting way you can explore area around Cusco and the ruins.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: may - october .
access_time Timing:
00:00 - 23:59 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 96 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: $ 25
info Tips: You must go with a registered trekking agency.

The 4-day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu is one of the South America's and possibly of the World's most famous hikes and journeys. This 42 Km trail connects various Incan archeological sites: Runcuracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyuptamarca, Winaywayna, and Machu Picchu ruins.

The Hike:
Duration: 4 day
Starts at: Cusco
Ends at: Puerta de Sol (Sun Gate) beside Picchu Mountain
Difficulty: High

The route:
1. Cusco to Huayllabamba, 13 Kms, takes approx 5 to 7 hours. Difficulty level is easy.
2. Huayllabamba to Pacaymayu, 11 Kms, takes approx . 8-10 hours. Difficulty level is high.
3. Pacaymayu to Wiñaywayna, 16 Kms, takes approx. 10 hours. Difficulty level is medium.
4. Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu, 5 Kms, takes approx 3 hours. Difficulty level is medium.

 

Return:
Bus to Aguas Calientes, then take a train back to Ollantaytambo before arriving back in Cusco by bus or car.

A maximum of 500 people are allowed on the trail each day, of which only 200 are trekkers, the rest being guides and porters.[1][citation needed] As a result, the high season books out very quickly. The trail is closed every February for cleaning. 

Contact

local_phone +51 84 235115
Local Time

Location

Cusco Distrito de Wánchaq Cuzco Cuzco Peru 08000
City center: Plaza De Armas
Nearest airport: Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport

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