Inca Trail Difficulty Level

The Classic Inca Trail trek has different itineraries according to what you would like and how much time you have. The following is the difficulty level according to the trek to Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail Difficulty Level

Day 1: Cusco - KM82 – Wayllabamba

Difficulty level: Easy
Maximum Altitude: 3000 m
Minimum Altitude: 2600 m
Distance travelled: 9 Km
Approximate walking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 2: Wayllabamba - Dead Woman Pass – Paccaymayu

Difficulty level: Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 4600 m
Minimum Altitude: 3000 m
Distance travelled: 12 Km
Approximate walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 3: Paccaymayu - Runkuraqhay Pass – Phuyupatamarka – Wiñayhuayna

Difficulty level: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 4000 m
Minimum Altitude: 2650 m
Distance travelled: 16 Km
Approximate walking Time: 8 hours

Day 4: Wiñayhuayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Difficulty level: Easy
Maximum Altitude: 2650 m
Minimum Altitude: 2100 m
Distance travelled: 6 Km
Approximate walking Time: 2 hours