5 Day Inca Trail to Machupicchu

Aguas Calientes 08681, Perú

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Duration: 5 days
Group size: 2 - 16
5 Day Inca Trail to Machupicchu
Aguas Calientes 08681, Perú


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Duration: 5 days
Group size: 2 - 16

About this trip

4 Day Classic Inca Trail to Machupicchu (Top-Selling)

Classic 4 Days Inca Trail is renowned worldwide, attracting people from many countries, because it includes visiting wonderful Incan sites, seeing wonderful landscapes all the way and finally the arrival at one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the most beautiful sungate, Machu Picchu. 

For those Travellers who have missed a space on Classic Inca Trail we have a GREAT Alternative trek to Machupicchu (See our 4 Day Salkantay Trek)

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5 Day Classic Inca Trail(Overview)

5 Day Inca Trail to Machupicchu Overview

STARTING POINT : Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 5:30 am to 6:00 am 
ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb 10:30 pm
DEPARTURE: Daily (Based on Availability). If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in cusco.
HIKING DISTANCE: 46km /26miles
PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 3. Inca Trail Requires some physical preparation and we Also recommend to Aclimatize 2 days befor we begin the inca trail
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4,200 m / 12,000 ft
TRANSPORTATION: Private Van/Bus to Km 82 (for our Passengers and staff) Tourist Expedition Train Back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and Bus back to Cusco
ACCOMMODATIONS: 4 Nights in Camping in 4 Season Tents/02 ppl per Tent (Sleeping bag and Self-Inflating air Mat are included)
MEALS: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, 3 tea times + wake-up teas
MACHUPICCHU: Inca Trail Permits & Machupicchu entrance fee Included.

  • Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Patallacta
  • Day 2: Patallacta – Llulluchapampa
  • Day 3: Llulluchapampa – Chakicocha – Phuyupatamarka
  • Day 4: Phuyupamarka – Wiñayhuayna – Puente Ruinas
  • Day 5: Puente Ruinas Aguas calientes Machupicchu – Cusco

Why Choose Quechuas Expeditions?

  • We are 100% Peruvian Company (The Best Local Tour Operator)
  • We have the best top GUIDES in the Region
  • We have the best Cheffs/ Cooks 
  • We have our own private campsites SKY LODGE DOMES (And we work with responsability protecting the natural area) Exclusive Salkantay Campsites for our passengers only
  • We are a reliable and certified company
  • Small Groups and Memorable Lifetime Experiences 100% Guarantee
  • We have special Itinerary to avoid the crowds and so many surprises to make your SALKANTAY trip memorable!!!

5 Day Classic Inca Trail Highlight

  • Hike the Original Inca Trail and Get Machupicchu by the sungate
  • Sleep in Comfort under the stars
  • Enjoy the scenic views of Inca Trail Incan sites (Llactapata,Huayllabamba, Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Intipata and Winayahuayna)
  • Make a small ritual for the Andean gods and learn about Incan religion
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and experienced top guides, cheffs and Happy porters (Well-threat Porters)
  • Eat delicious, freshly prepared Peruvian cuisine (Buffet Peruvian Style Food)
  • Hike through the different types of landscapes and Sceneries, such as cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills, and Andean valleys
  • Reach 4,200 meters (12,000 feet) in elevation along the Inca Trail Pass which is known as dead woman pass
  • Explore MachuPicchu and the surrounding area with expert and knowledgeable tour top guides
  • Please, Note: We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…  
  • Please, Note: Allocations or Itinerary are subject to change depending on time of booking and campsites provided by INC (institution that runs the Classic Inca Trail they allocate campsites for all Travel Companies) Because the 1st 250 spaces go to Wiñayhuayna Campsite which is 2 hours close to Machupicchu and the rest goes to Phuyupatamarca which is 5 hours walk to Machupicchu. So we recommend to book well in advance in order to get Wiñayhuayna campsite.

What you need to bring on Inca Trail:

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

List of things you must bring:
  • Original Passport (and some copies) If you have changed your passport Bring a couple of copies of the one that you have used to purchase the inca trail permit.
  • Travel insurance  is essential (and some copies)
  • Airline tickets (and some copies)
  • US$ cash and Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera and Memory cards
  • Rechargeable batteries and adapters
  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • Cover for backpacks
  • Pocketknife.
  • Fleece top
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swim wear
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long trousers *zipp off
  • 1 pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes (with ankle protectors)
  • Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
  • Sport hiking sandals
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Water bottle 
  • Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommeded)
  • Insect Repellent (for mosquitos)25 % of deet at least you can also by in cusco.
  • Flashlight (head light recommended)
  • Money belt
  • Sleeping silk liner (for sleeping bags)
  • Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)
  • Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired form us) we have goose down or syntetic sleeping bag 
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)

What’s Included?

  • PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION/ Private Tourist transportation Cusco – Ollantaytambo and then KM 82 (The Trailhead) (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimize costs) and Please, Note. we always use the same tourist transportation for our porters. we wont send them by an unconfortable truck as most do here.
  • EXPEDITIONS TRAIN BACK TICKET/ Tourist Expeditions train Back ticket (Between 2:30pm to 7:00pm) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then bus back to cusco and we willdropp you off at the hotel.
  • PROFFESIONAL GUIDES/ English – Spanish speaking guide for 5 days of the Inca Trail and Machupicchu.(All our Guides work for us only) All of them speak Fluent English & Second Guide Over 08 people Group(Large Group Service)
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT/ Thermarest air-inflate Confortable sleeping Mattress (While others agencies are using foam mat) Thats why many of them run away from us. Because they dont want their passengers to see the Quality of our Camping equipment)
  • MASTER CHEFFS/Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cook/cheffs and all are trained by Quechuas Expeditions every month)
  • Cooking equipment (We use New cooking equipment and change all every 3 months) Snacks (Fruits, energy bars)
  • Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) with full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
  • FOOD/Food service in the campsites (4 breakfast, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, 4 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to taste all from Peru.
  • Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
  • Two person tents (3-people capacity tent used as doubles – Kayla Doite) 4 season tent Aluminium poles Tents
  • Portering Service. As detailed in the table authorised by the INC. (To carry our camping equipment and food) We Never overload our porters. Please, see a detailed page where you can see how we threat our porter Chaskis
  • Extra Portering 7 Kilos/14 pounds for our personal stuff (We will provide you a duffel bag to put all your personal stuff as well as the sleeping bag & Mat)
  • INCA TRAIL PERMITS AND ADMISION TICKETS/Inca Trail and Machupicchu Permits & entrance fees as well as all the porters and cooks valid for 5 days as well as insurance policy of life for all our staff.
  • Visit to Machu Picchu on the 5th day (2 hours guide tour to explore the whole incan site)
  • Camping equipment and basic field equipment for our porters as well as adecuate clothing like: (Sleeping bag, Mat, Jacket, T-shirt, pant, rain poncho, shoes, hat, belts, proper backpack to carry the equipment and all of them are limited to carry 20kg only).
  • Private Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco (2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel.(we only use our Private Transportation. so you will never wait at the train station till the bus of 30 ppl gets full)
  • First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Inca Trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
  • Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Inca Trail)
  • Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks as well as Rain poncho
  • Pre trek Orientation – briefing (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Single Tents upon request with no extra cost.
  • Water for Driking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time.
  • Water bottle for refilling with water along the inca trail (WE DONT WANT YOU TO USE PLASTIC BOTTLES) Get one once you are at our office!!!
  • Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

What’s not Included?

  • Breakfast – Day 1
  • Lunch and dinner – Day 5
  • Tips (optional)
  • Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Quechuas Expeditions highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.

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DISCOUNTS (to apply discounts. Please send us an email at info@quechuasexpeditions.com)

  • UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD (Students must be below 25 years) : US$30. Please send us a a scanned copy of the student card at the time of booking.
  • Under 17 years old: US$30 Please send us a copy of passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 12 years old: US$30  Please send us a copy of passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 5 or more: US$20 per person. All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.

UPGRADES:

  • Huaynapicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • MachuPicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train (First Class Train) (Includes Private Transportation From Ollantaytambo to Cusco) USUS$70
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person (Twin Bed room, 3 Beds room & 4 Beds Room with Private shower & Bathroom)
  • A night in Cusco at our Quechuas Guesthouse: from US$25 per person / Twin Bed room (Before we do the tour/trek or after the tour/trek)

RENTALS

  • Goose Down sleeping bag (Mummy style): US$30 for the entire trip
  • (Black Dimond) Walking Poles Rubber Tips Included: US$20 for the entire trip
  • Day Pack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip

ADITIONAL INFO:

BRIEFING for all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet you guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)

STORAGE Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they dont have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage with no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)

Available Packages

Classic Inca Trail (Group Service)

(You will be joined into a formed group of people who come from different countries/Nationalities): From 04 Persons to 16 Persons (Maximum)  

$950
Deposit: $100
Classic Inca Trail (Private Service)

 Recommended for Honeymooners, Families with children & Groups of Friends (02 Persons Minimum) 

$1,050

Available options

Walking Poles (02Poles)
$15
Day Back Pack (30-40 Liters)
$20
Huaynapicchu Mountain (See availability)
$70
Machupicchu Mountain(See Availability)
$70
Upgraded Vistadome (First Class Train)
$45
Extra Portering Service of 7 kilos
$75
Extra Portering Service of 14 kilos
$150
Sleeping Bag (Goose Down)
$25
Offer Quechuas Guesthouse a Before Hike
$25
Offer Quechuas Guesthouse a After Hike
$25
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Itinerary

Day 1
Cusco – Km 82 – Patallacta

After we have picked you up from your hotel we will take you to Chillca, the starting point of our long walk. By the left hand side of the river Urubamba with the snow draped top of Verónica and the ruins of Sallapunku in our sight. In the afternoon, we will realize a small trip around the campsite to visit the ruins of Patallacta and the Andeans Q’ente. 

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Quechuas Expeditions Peru
Quechuas Expeditions is a travel agency in cusco which its first objective is the conservation the Inca Culture and the ecological preservation of the planet. Our tours are extremely flexible according to what the client wishes to get out of his/her trip. They range regular between 4 to 8 days in length, but it can be extended for more days. Quechuas expeditions have professional multilingual guides (including the manager), local guides working as tour assistants who also participate in the expeditions, professional cooks