the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best hikes that exist in the world for its exquisite natural beauty and different ecological niches ranging from high desert to tropical Andean forest. During their empire, the Incas created a vast network of roads that crossed the Andes from Argentina to Colombia and from the coast to the Amazon rain forest. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a branch which goes from the andes to the jungle. The Inca Trail is not the only hike that ends at Machu Picchu There are alternative treks like Choquequirao Trek, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek and Huchuy Qosqo. Once you are at Machu Picchu you can take the opportunity to hike Huaynapicchu which has amazing views of the ruins and lots of opportunity to take photos. Whichever path you take, you will have an amazing reward when you first see the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
DAY 1 - Cusco – Piskacucho km 82 – Llactapata – Ayapata
Pickup from your hotel
Transfer to km 82 ( 2720 m / 8923 Ft ) , breakfast with Inca trail views, beginning of the trek.
Hiking the Inca Trail
Archaeological site of kanabamba, Llactapata ( quechua names )
Lunch at Hatun chaca village at 1.30 pm aproxx.
Camping in Ayapata ( 3300 meters / 10829 ft )
Walking distance 14 km.
DAY 2 - Ayapata – Dead womens Pass – Chaquickocha.
Survive the two highest mountains, great views
Walking distance: 16 km.
DAY 3 – Chaquikocha – Winayhuayna.
Easy day, We will get to visit winayhuayna ruins.
Walking distance: 10km.
DAY 4 - Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Hiking to Inti Punku the "Sun Gate"
Guided tour in Machu Picchu
Climb to huayna Picchu ( book it in advance )
Descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch
Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Walking distance 5 km.
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