The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days is one of the most famous treks globally, an ancient route to Machupicchu with beautiful natural landscapes and historical sites that make this trip an unforgettable experience. Start This trek at the door of your hotel in Cusco, hike along the Inca trail staying in the best campsite, arrive at Machu Picchu through the Sungate, and return to Cusco on the Panoramic Trains.
DAY BY DAY SUMMARY
Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Llactapata- Ayapata.- Pick up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m and drive to Km. 82. Afterward. You will start the 6 hours hike to the first campsite, Ayapata (3300 m / 10826 ft.). Along the way, you’ll visit Llatapata, Willkaray, and other archaeological sites.
Day 2: Ayapata – Warmiwañuska – Runcuraccay – Chaquicocha.- Wake up in your tent with a cup of coffee and start preparing for the most challenging day of the Trek, climbing two mountains. The first one takes 4 hours up to Dead Woman’s Pass (4215 m / 13829 ft.) and 2 hours down for lunch. After Lunch, the 2nd mountain takes 2 hours up and 2 hours down to Campsite.
Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna.- After breakfast, you’ll start an easy half-day hike for 6 hours to the 3rd campsite located at Wiñaywayna this day. You’ll see several archeological sites experience the fastest changes in the landscape and sleep in the cloud forest near Machu Picchu.
Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco.- On the final day, you’ll get up early and hike for 1 hour to the Sungate to experience the best view of Machu Picchu. Next, you’ll continue for one more hour to Machu Picchu. You’ll have a guided tour of the citadel, in the afternoon, take the Vistadome panoramic train Back to Cusco. Arrival around 7.pm.