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.
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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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.