Inca trail five days and four nights (Private service)
From time to time it is necessary to get away from the routine for a while and share a wonderful and unrepeatable experience with your loved ones. That is why we offer this shorter, 5 day Inka Trail hike suitable for families and groups of friends. This trek is still long enough to enjoy everything you expect from the Inka Trail but short enough so the youngest of the family can enjoy it without problems and with many amenities provided by us. This 5 Day Inca Trail Trip gives you all the time you need to enjoy this amazing trek to the full. With visits to more Inca sites, the best campsites on the trail, all at a relaxed and easy pace this is the ultimate way to visit Machu Picchu. Trekking a 4 or 5 day Inca Trail is one of those things that everyone should do once in their life and the 5 day version allows you to enjoy it to the full. Normally done in smaller groups, this is a great alternative for those worried about their hiking capability and speed or for families with younger hikers. The last night before visiting Machu Picchu will be spent in a hotel in Aguas Calientes or we can camp near the town of Aguas Calientes (when you book this service, please confirm your choice of hotel or camping for the final evening).
Total distance trekked: 45 km/ 28 miles
Maximum altitude: 4,215 m /13,825 ft
Beginning altitude: 2,720 m /8,922 ft
Overall trek difficulty: Moderate
We pick you up early in the morning at your hotel (6:30am), then we drive in our private transport to Ollantaytambo passing the pictures of villages of Chinchero and Urubamba. Until km 82 the starting point of the Inca Trail. The first 2 hours of the trek are relatively easy as we make our way to our first Inca site, Patallacta which was an Inca checkpoint for the approach to Machu Picchu. After our arrival close to Patallacta we make our way down in to the canyon to a great lunch
We wake up early to begin our ascent to Dead Woman's Pass, the views as we make our way up are fantastic with beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and the cloud forest all around us. This first stretch is the most difficult part of the trek, it consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km and brings us to the first mountain pass in this Inca Trail 5 day hike, Abra Warmihuanusca (Dead Woman's pass). Luckily we only climb half way up the pass as we have plenty of time to get to our destination. We will have lunch
Today sees some of the best views and scenery of the whole Machu Picchu 5 day hike and includes visits to two Inca sites (Runcuraccay and Sayacmarca); with fantastic views of the high snow-capped peaks for most of the day and the cloud forest all around us today is by far the most visually stunning. A long the way we will visit one of the most beautiful ruins on the Inca Trail where we'll have a guided tour for about half hour( sayacmarca) From Sayacmarca we continue on down to our lunch
Today is all about the Incas; we visit 3 major sites (Phuyupatamarca, Intipata and Winay Wayna) before we finally arrive to Machu Picchu itself late in the day. Today, we might have the chance to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunrises on the Inca Trail, provided we have clear skies the sunrise at Phuyupatamarca is beautiful. and we then start our way down the long descending stone steps which will lead us to Winaywayna (2650m/8692ft) this beautiful site has beautiful views of the Sacred Valley and was an important agricultural site for Machu Picchu. We all spend some time at Intipata to have a look around and then continue on to Winaywayna. WIÃ'AY WAYNA is the biggest archaeological site in the Inca Trail besides Machupicchu and consists of an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, offering spectacular views over the already narrower Urubamba River valley. winaywayna is our lunch
Waking up early we'll take the first bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens AT 6:OO am. We'll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the city. After your tour you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.