The Inca Trail is one of the best known hikes in Peru and South America because of its authenticity since it has the original Inca trail that used to start from Cusco, the capital of the Inca state, with direction to the enigmatic citadel of Machupicchu following this ancient paved road you can appreciate many Inca sites, terraces, temples where they did their respective studies related to agriculture and astronomy also we can appreciate valleys, mountains where you can observe the biodiversity of flora and fauna.
Our 5 days private tour to Machupicchu is for those who are looking to spend more time at each Inca sites, enjoy more about the valleys and mountains and hike with fewer people.
This option is for people who thinks that he or she won’t be able to do the Inca trail in 4 days this is for you 5 days private service is very personalized so you can take your own pace and enjoy more about the flora and fauna along the way to Machupicchu.
Our 5 days trek is recommended for a group of families or friends who want to spend more time close to each other avoiding the crowds and pace of the classic 4 days Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
This trek can be done by older people who want to take their time and enjoy the adventure at a steady pace.
Book in advance.
Inca Trail Availability
We offer daily departures on the Inca trail (except February because the trail is closed for maintenance)
We strongly recommend you to book your Inca trail at least 4 or 5 months in advance as permits as permits can quickly sell out especially in the high season which is from April to September.
- Starting Altitude – 2720m / 8920ft.
- Highest Altitude – 4215m / 13,780ft.
- Walking Distance – 45km / 26 miles
- Coldest Night – 3 around 0º celsius
- Overall Difficulty – Moderately Difficult to Difficult (depends on your level of fitness and acclimatization, this is very important you have to spend at least 48
- hours over 3000 meters above sea level)
Day 01 Cuzco kilómetro 82 to Wayllabamba.
will pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 AM them we are going to take our bus together with our team (our chef and porters) will drive approx. for three hours to kilometer 82 we will pass through the sacred valley of the Incas like Chinchero and Ollantaytambo in where we will stop for breakfast from here we have 45 more minutes to kilometer 82 here we will have some time in order to get ready for our hike! Then we will approach to our first Inca trail checkpoint in where you have to show your original passport if you booked as student your ISC CARD (please make sure you have your original Passport if you booked as a student you must have your ISIC CARD as well) the first two hours will be following the Urubamba river and it is relatively easy as we make our way to first Inca site call Patallacta this is one of the largest sites along the Inca trail this was a checkpoint for the approach to Machu Picchu. From this amazing Inca site, we have thirty more minutes to go to our first lunch stop. After lunch is another one hour of hike until our first campsite in this last section we will pass through the village of Wayllabamaba in where you will have options to buy any energy drinks, water or any items that you need we will spend the night here.
Day 02 Wayllabamba – Paucarcancha – Pacaymayu
you will have a wakeup call with nice hot coca tea them you will have thirty minutes in order to get ready (pack your duffle bag and your day pack) once you ready you will have breakfast and after breakfast you will start hiking you take a fork for about 45 minutes in order to visit one of the less visited Inca site (Paucarcancha) you will explore and them come back to the village where you camp in order to continue the Inca trail from here will uphill you will pass through beautiful native forest and amazing view you will stop at LLulluchapampa for lunch this is another campsite the highest one alone the Inca trail (3800m 12500ft) after lunch is time to conquer the highest mountain along the Inca trail (dead women’s pass 4215m 13828ft) is two hours approx. from lunch in order to get to the pas,s the view is outstanding you will have time to get some picture after you enjoy you have to go down for another two more hours in order to get to our second campsite pacaymayu. Where our super porters will be waiting for us! Getting ready for us.
Day 03 Pacaymayu – chaquiccocha – phuyupatamarca
You will have a wakeup call with hot coca tea them you will start packing your belongings once you ready you will have breakfast after nutritious breakfast you will start with the hike this day you have to conquer another day which is not as high as dead women’s pass you will hike uphill for approx. two hours on the half way you will find a small Inca site call us (Runku Raccay) you will visit from this Inca site still you have climb forty-five more minutes to pass with the same name as the Inca site (Runku Raccay) this is the second highest point 4000m 13123ft you will have time to enjoy the view after that you will start with your hike downstairs for one hour until the Inca site call Sayacmarka (inaccessible place) don’t miss out this it is a lovely site with an amazing view to the jungle after this Inca site you will get to Chaquiccocha this is our lunch stop after lunch through you will continue hiking towards the most beautiful scenery of the Inca trail, we will hike for two hours locally call (Inca flat) and begin to enter the jungle or cloud forest. As we hike will be able to see the majesty of Salkantay Mountain the second highest snow-capped mountain and a fantastic panoramic view of vilcabamba mountain range on our right site we will see veronica glacial ones again twenty more minutes get to the third pass and last one along our trek phuyupatamarca (3600 meters) this will be our campsite one of the one alone the trek because of the outstanding view! Once more our amazing super porters will be waiting for you to give you warm welcome to the camp.
Day 04 phuyupatamarca – wiñaywayna – machupicchu!
We will enjoy breakfast with the spectacular view of the Andes Mountains, this camp site is considered one of the best one alone the Inca trail as well from here you’ll have the first view of Machupicchu mountain in the way down you will visit three Inca sites the first Puyupatamarcathis Inca site is an astronomical observatory due of the location once you explore you will start descending for about two hours to intipata the sun terraces form here you will have outstanding view of the Urubamba valley then you will continue to your last lunch stop Wiñaywayna in where you will say good bye to your super porters and your tour guide will organize a small ceremony after lunch you will visit the last inca site one of the most beautiful ones according to most of the inca trail hikers, your tour guide will show you this amazing place after this you will continue to Machu Picchu from Wiñaywayna camp site you have to hike one more hour to the sungate form where you will have the first view of Machu Picchu you’ll be there in the afternoon which is good because will be less people here and at Machupicchu from the sun gate you have to go down stairs for forty five minutes once you arrive to machu Pichu you will get your postcard picture this day you won’t visit the place you will take bus to Machu Picchu pueblo and your tour guide will take you to the hotel and you have time in order to enjoy your shower after you will go to the restaurant in order to enjoy your dinner in a restaurant them back to the hotel to rest for the following day to explore Machupicchu!
Day 05 the most important day Machupicchu!
Your tour guide will pick you up early from the hotel them you will go to the bus stations in order to board one of the first buses to machupicchu, enjoy the sunrise at this magnificent citadel (of course this depend of the weather) this buses start running at five thirty am and take 25 minutes to get once you in machupicchu your guide will give a two hours tour of the citadel them you have free time to explore the place if you have purchase the extra hike either machupicchu or waynapicchu mountain your tour guide will take you to the entrance. Wayna picchu mountain take 45 minutes to get to the top and another 45 minutes to back down an machupicchu mountain takes an hour and a half to get to the top another hour and a half to back down. Those needs to be booked in advance, and cost 65 USD per person. When you are done exploring the citadel you have to take the bus back to machupicchu pueblo in order to have your last lunch with your group this lunch is not included in the tour package but you can organice with your tour guide them you will head back by train to ollantaytambo where our private transportation will be waiting for you in order to take you back to cuzco to your hotel.
INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
What is included?
- Pre-departure briefing the night before of your tour
- Collection from your hotel
- Private bus to km 82 (trek starting point)
- 04 breakfast 04 lunch 04 dinner snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten free special diets upon your request.)
- Water (only you have to take for the first 4 hours)
- Entrance fee for the Inca trail and Machupicchu sanctuary
- Porter to carry camping and cooking equipment and your personal duffle bag up to 7 kilos
- Experienced top tour guides (2-8 with one tour guide 9 to 16 two guides)
- Dinning ten with table and chairs
- Four man ten for every two hikers
- Sleeping pad
- Bus down from machupicchu citadel to machupicchu pueblo day five round trip bus ticket
- Oxygen bottle
- First aid kit
What is not included?
- sleeping bag (five season) can be hired from us
- breakfast on day first lunch and dinner on day fifth
- entrance to waynapicchu or machupicchu mountain
- tips for trekking crew, guides, cooks and porters
- hot springs in Machupicchu pueblo (10 soles)
- travel insurance (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl)
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO TAKE
- Original Passport
- ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Toiletries and hand sanitizer
- Personal medication
- Torch with spare batteries
- First aid kit