FAQ About Inca Trail Tours

Questions about the Inca Trail Hiking

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu hike is a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience. Understanding the Inca Trail and getting all of your questions answered about hiking it is critical. Whether you plan to hike the entire Classic Inca Trail in 4 or 5 days, or just a short Inca Trail hike in 2 days, these FAQs will answer all of your Inca Trail questions. Let’s get started!

The altitude of the city of Cusco is 3,400 meters above sea level, (11,154 feet high). The altitude in the Cusco region varies from place to place, meaning that you will be at different altitudes, generally travellers who suffer from altitude sickness prefer to go directly to the Sacred Valley as its altitude is lower than the city of Cusco.

Recommendations: To all our travellers we recommend arriving days before to familiarise yourself with the altitude and not to suffer from altitude sickness.

Altitude of Machupicchu: 2,430 meters above sea level (7,972 feet high)

Altitude of Cusco: 3,399 meters above sea level (11,154 feet altitude)

Sacred Valley altitude: 2,871 meters above sea level (9,419 feet altitude)

Altitude of Rainbow Mountain: 5,200 metres above sea level (17,060 feet high)