Inca Trail 1 day to machupicchu


An extraordinary experience, rich in cultural and spiritual aspects, aims to establish an authentic connection with one of the world's most famous destinations. This is achieved through the journey along the ancient Inca Trail to the legendary Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, which covers 32,952 hectares and contains an extensive network of Inca trails, numerous archaeological sites, ten ecological zones, more than 450 species of birds, 200 varieties of orchids, in addition to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary itself.

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machupicchu in Peru is South America's greatest trekking adventures. And ranked as one of the three best treks of the world.

The trail starts at an altitude of about 2,800 masl from Km 82/Piscacucho and traverses the Andes, crossing exciting sites like Dead Woman's Pass which, at 4,200 meters high, is the peak point of the trek. A few other impressive Inca sites are waiting for you such as Wiñayhuayna or "Forever Young" before descending towards the always fascinating Machu Picchu (2,450 m).

It takes four days to reach the legendary Inca city and, with the exception of the Dead Woman s Pass, getting to Machu Picchu is not too demanding.

The Inca Trail is rightly famous for its spectacular Andean scenery, full of snow-capped mountains between June and October, as well as the captivating Inca ruins you could meet along the way

The history of Peru is brought to life by our professional tour guides as we walk in the footsteps of the Incas in the company of their modern day descendants, our porters from the Sacred Valley.

Inca Trail Expeditions Perú offers you different trekking options on the Inca Trail, so you can combine this adventure along some other highlights from this fantastic country. And as always, all the different travelling ingredients on this tour have been precociously selected by specialists of voyaging so you just have to enjoy the wonderful landscapes while hiking to Machu Picchu.



  • Before starting your Inca Trail trek, you will meet your guide at our office to receive an orientation. During this meeting, you will be provided with the duffel bags intended for the porters. The appointment is scheduled for 6:00 pm the day before the start of the trek. In case you are unable to attend at that time, please let us know in order to coordinate an alternative.
  • The package includes round trip tourist transportation, a return tourist train and a consettur bus to descend from Machu Picchu Sanctuary to Aguas Calientes.
  • You will have a professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish) during the Inca Trail hike and another professional guide in Machu Picchu.
  • Nights will be spent in different locations: the first in Wayllabamba, the second in Pacaymayo and the third in Wiñay Wayna.
  • The camping equipment, which includes dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils, will be transported by our porters.
  • A professional chef, specialized in trekking cuisine, along with an assistant, will be in charge of preparing meals throughout the trip to ensure daily energy replenishment.
  • Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided, with vegetarian, vegan or special options available at no additional cost. Please note that the first breakfast and last lunch are not included.
  • During the entire trek, from the first lunch to the last breakfast, Inka Trail Expeditions will provide boiled, filtered and cooled water. It is recommended that participants bring their own water bottles (approximately 3 liters).
  • Start the day with tea: Every morning at camp, you will experience waking up with a cup of coca tea. Our team will bring the tea directly to your tent so that it is ready and hot before you set out for the day.
  • Daily tea time during the entire trek.
  • Medical equipment and oxygen supply: Our staff will carry a complete first aid kit, which will include a reserve oxygen bottle in case of emergency.

Not Include:

  • Additional entrance fees (Huayna Picchu - Machu Picchu Mountain).
  • First breakfast, last lunch and dinner.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Additional costs or delays beyond our control such as:
  • Natural disasters, bad weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to passenger's health problems (suffering from an illness or health problem), pandemic, changes in government policies, political instability, strikes, etc.


  • Walking sticks (US$15 for a pair of sticks).
  • Vistadome train (US$50 Additional and subject to availability).

  • We can help you to book hotels (standard and luxury) in whole Peru.

Hotels in Cusco: no matter what the standard you would like (Standard, Economy, First Class, or Luxury) you should ask us to book your room as we know all the different rates for every hotel in Cusco and might secure you a pretty sweet deal.


  • To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC card. Scan the card and email us the copy at the time of your booking. We will then offer a US$20 discount per student.
  • For children younger than 16, we offer a US$20 discount (you also need to scan and email us a copy of the passports).
  • For children younger than 7, we offer a US$40 discount (same here: you need to scan and email the passports).

what to bring?

  • Original passport.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Short and long sleeve polo shirts.
  • Comfortable pants.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Reusable water bottles.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Personal medications.
  • Photo Camera.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Shorts.
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Bandages and sandals.
  • Extra money.
  • Swimsuit.
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Inca Trail 4 Days video Machupicchu

In this video we show a brief description about the Inca Trail 2 days, you will appreciate the highlights of this trek in this 2 minutes longer video. There is a short description about the attractions that you will see below.

Archeological Sites to Visit

Dead Woman's Pass: Dead-Womans-Pass is the highest point on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, located some 4,215 meters above sea level. Its name is attributed to the shape of the mountain, which some see as a reclining woman. It is a challenging stage but offers breathtaking views of the Andes.

Inti Punku - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Pakaymayu: Pakaymayu is a panoramic point on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, at 3500 meters known as "Rio Bonito". It offers a beautiful natural environment and serves as a resting place for hikers.

pakaymayu - Machu Picchu

Runkuraqay: Runkuraqay or Runku Raqay (Quechua runku basket, raqay shed / derelict house / ruin) is an archaeological site on a mountain of the same name in Peru located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District..

runkuraqay - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

phuyupatamarka: Phuyupatamarka is an Inca archaeological site whose name, translated from Quechua, means 'city above the clouds'. It is located in the mountains of the Urubamba Valley, on the Vilcanota River.

phuyupatamarka - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Intipata: intipata is a checkpoint where different agricultural products such as potatoes, corn, oca, quinoa and even the famous coca leaf were cultivated on the terraces.

intipata- Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Intipunku: Intipunku is also called the 'Sun Gate' and leads to Machu Picchu. This is a great vantage point where you will get your first view of Machu Picchu. It was used by the Incas during their ceremonies for the summer solstice in December.

Inti Punku - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu