Inca Trail 5 Days To Machu Picchu

$ 850 /
per person


The Comfort Inca Trail 5 days / 4 nights to Machu Picchu is the most popular trek in all of Peru, this sacred trail is full of a lot of history and still contains sections of what it used to be in the time of the Inca empire. This 26mile trail is the only way to access Machu Picchu directly. Starting with 3 amazing treks in the Andes of Peru, it is the most controlled hike in Peru. The permits to walk the trail are controlled by the government and can only be purchased by licensed operators.

All our tours of the Inca Trail To Machu Picchu are completed with tour guides who are specialized in the mountains and their terrain, with extensive knowledge of history & the local culture. Our tour experiences are made up of a great team, fully trained for the trip, providing meals, camps, assistance and personalized service. Our job is to guarantee your safety with integrity and respect.

This hike has a duration of 5 days /4 nights, ideal for people who want to go at a more leisurely pace. If you’re looking for more time to explore the ruins and spend more time on the Inca trail, this is for you.

Tour Location: This tour is located in the district of Machu Picchu, province of Urubamba and department of Cusco.

Type of tour: Adventure, History & Culture.

Recommended: For everyone (previous physical condition).

Considerations: Permit is required (AltitudeXperience will book it for you). It is necessary to book in advance due to its popularity, recommended 3 months in advance.

The short Inca Trail is undoubtedly the best option for travelers who due to the weather in Cusco or could not get the 4 day Inca Trail permit, but still wish to have an experience on the Inca trails. In this experience you will be amazed and surprised because it allows you to enjoy the sunset and sunrise in Machu Picchu. The short Inca trail tour undoubtedly gives you 2 unique opportunities to enjoy this wonder of Peru. “We look forward to taking responsibility for your next adventures in Cusco”.


Día 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Wayllabamba

An Altitude Experience driver will pick you up in the morning from your hotel by bus. This will take us to kilometer 82, arriving at about 11:00 a.m. to meet the entire team of professionals who will make your trip a success. Then we will begin our trek. This first day is beautiful and the first few miles are easy to walk. During this part of the trek, we will have the beautiful sights of the snow-capped Veronica peak and will also be walking near the Vilcanota River. We will travel until we arrive at the Llactapata archaeological complex, where we will have lunch. Later, we will continue up to our first camp at Wayllabamba where will stay have dinner and stay overnight.

Maximum Altitude Point: 2,800 m (7,692 ft)

Campsite Altitude: 3,200 m (9,842 ft)

Total Distance: 10 km (6,500 miles)


Día 2: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca –Pacaymayo

This day will be the most difficult part, however the effort will be rewarded with beautiful views. You can observe how incredible the area is as we travel through different microclimates, especially as we pass through the “warmiwañiusca” (dead woman) at altitude 4300 m. We will reach the highest point during this part of the trek and have a delicious lunch, after which we will continue with the descent to Pacaymayo. Here we will spend the night and we can enjoy a delicious dinner after a long day.

Maximum Altitude Point: 4,300 m (14,000ft)

Campsite Altitude: 3,800 m (11,911 ft)

Total Distance: 12 km (7,876 miles)


Día 3: Pacaymayo – Wiñayhuayna

Our day will start with the best Andean breakfast, after which we will start our trek to the second step (located at 3,850 m). We will arrive at an archaeological site called runkurakay where we will observe the citadel of Saya Marca. During this part of the trek, we will go through a guided visit of the site, with a tour full of valuable information and incredible stories. After, we will have a rich lunch to recover and continue to our camp of wiñay Huayna (this will be our last camp). You will have a tour with our guide and take advantage of many scenic views to take pictures and videos, and then we will settle in our camp and and enjoy our last delicious dinner together, since it will be our last camp.

Maximum Altitude Point: 4,100 (13,436 ft)

Campsite Altitude: 3,280 m (11,833 ft)

Total Distance: 12 km (7,736 miles)


Día 4: Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Once again, we will get up very early to have a hearty breakfast, since the day is full of a lot of walking and beautiful views await us. We will arrive towards Inti Punku (Sun’s Gate) better known as the control center in the Inca age, From here you will have incredible views of all machupicchu and an unique & magical experience. Once in descent, we will arrive at Machupicchu where you will have a guided tour around and around 3 hours where you’ll be free to walk around and visit the site.

Maximum Altitude Point: 2,780 m (11,033 ft)

Hotel: Inti Punku (Aguas Calientes)

Total Distance: 10 km (590miles)


  Day 5: The Most Important Day (The Lost City of The Incas) – Cusco

We will get up very early to be one of the first to take the bus to Machu Picchu. We will get enjoy a magical sunrise since we will leave at 5:40 AM. Once we are in the Inca citadel, we will have 2 hours of tour with your guide and then you will have free time to
explore. If you have the permission for Wayna Picchu, your guide will show you where you enter. The ascent lasts 50 minutes to Wayna Picchu and another 50 minutes to go down. Remember that to obtain this permit, there is an additional cost of 75 dollars and it must done a month in advance, due to its popularity. Once the tour in Machu Picchu is finished, we will be ready to take the bus down to aguas calientes, where you will meet for our last lunch in that city (not included, optional), and then we will take our train back to ollantaytambo. In ollantaytambo, our private bus will be ready to take you to Cusco (hotel).

Inca Trail Permit

The Ministry of Culture in Peru is in charge of all regulations of the Inca Trail, including permits and campsites. To enter the Inca Trail, you must have a permit that matches your NAME, PASSPORT NUMBER, NATIONALITY, and AGE (issued by the Ministry o Culture). Only licensed Inca Trail tour operators can secure these, and they are not transferable in date or name at any time. If you are unable to start your Inca Trail trek on your start date, you cannot transfer to another person. If you need to change your start date, you will need to make sure the permits is still valid for the new date and if not, you must purchase a new permit. These are all rules of the government of Peru that we need to follow.

If permits are sold out for your desired start date, there are lots of other roads that lead to Machu Picchu. We can help you find the perfect trek for you.




Inca Trail 5 Days To Machu Picchu

$ 850 /

per person

43KM/26 Miles
March 1st through January 31st.
For All
Permit required.
Type of Tour:
Cultural & Trekking

Student discount: The student discount applies only for people who present a valid UNIVERSITY CARD. Minors 17 years old or younger. To grant the discount we need you to send us a copy of your university ID. For children 17 years old and under, we need a copy of passport for the reservation.

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