Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu / Private Service

$ 1225 /
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Inca Trail 4 days | Take private tour to Machu Picchu Hiking or Clasicc Inca Trail private, has incredible routes, passes through the Andean mountain range, archaeological centers of the Inca civilization, cloud forests full of wildlife, this is the most popular and recognized trekking worldwide. Our trips on the Inca Trail Machu Picchu are with specialized guides in culture and high mountain, formed by a great team of fully trained collaborators.

It is the most popular route in Peru, this trail leads to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, the Inca trail Hike has a distance of 26 miles and is the only way to access Machu Picchu. It is the most controlled hike in all of Peru and can only be purchased by authorized operators.

If you choose this route to Machu Picchu by the Inca Trail Peru, it will certainly be a great challenge. However, we have another even more challenging and beautiful option, the Salkantay route. Whichever route you choose, we will be attentive to advise you and help you choose the best option.

Tour location: Inca Trail 4 Days Private | located between the district of Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu region Cusco. Start of the walk Km 82, Piscacucho.
Type of tour: Trekking with camping, History, Adventure and Culture.
Recommended: For those who enjoy long walks and are in good physical condition.
Difficulty: Moderate, challenging.
Season: March 1 to January 31
Considerations: Permission is required (Altitude Experience will reserve it for you). It is necessary to reserve it in advance.

If you choose this route to Machupicchu on the Inca Trail, it will undoubtedly be a great challenge. However, we have another even more challenging and beautiful option, the Salkantay Trek 5 days route. Whichever route you choose, we will be attentive to advise you and help you choose the best option.”We look forward to taking responsibility for your next adventures in Cusco.”

Itinerary of the Inca Trail 4 Days | Private Service

Day 1: Cusco – Piskacucho Km 82 

In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel, then we will go to Km 82 – Ollantaytambo, where we will start our hike, where we will pass through different impressive places along the journey in our private van, arriving at the checkpoint of the Inca Trail.

Before starting our hike we will have a delicious breakfast prepared by our Chef, after eating, you must present your passport at the checkpoint. The tour of the first two hours will be quite light, arriving at the archaeological site of Llactapata where you can appreciate the Inca ruins for the first time.

After the visit, we will continue along the trail for about an hour and a half until we reach our second stop where you will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared with local organic products by our Chef, after lunch we will continue our walk along the trail for another two hours until we reach our first campsite Wayllabamba where you will spend your first night. We will arrive around 4:50 pm to settle in and rest. Our staff will offer you a hot drink or a snack and finally at 6:50 pm at night, you will have your dinner ready.

Hiking Distance: 13 Km/ 8 miles
Campsite Altitude: 3300 meters above sea level.
Weather: Cold


 Day 2:  Ayapata – Runcuraccay Pass – Chaquiccocha

This will start very early, our collaborator in charge will wake you up at 5:00 am with a cup of coffee or coca tea to start the day, then a delicious breakfast made with organic products from the region. After our delicious breakfast we will begin our hike to the first pass called WARMIWAÑUSTA at an elevation of 4,220 meters. Once there, we will start descending passing through queuña forests and seeing impressive landscapes surrounded by mountains and snow-capped peaks.

Due to the elevation it will be a moderate hike, so we will take breaks and thus reach the first summit, where our staff will be waiting with a drink of coca tea for the altitude. Continuing for an hour and a half along the trail we will arrive to the lunch spot where you will enjoy beautiful views and a delicious lunch.

After lunch, we will continue hiking for four hours until we reach our campsite at Runku Raccay. There you will be able to explore different archaeological sites, to culminate you will enjoy a delicious dinner and a beautiful night under the stars and the silence that this beautiful place offers.

Distance: 16 Km/ 11 miles
Campsite Altitude: 3,500 meters
Weather: Cold


Day 3: Caquiccocha – Wiñay Wayna 

The day will begin with a hot drink, a cup of coffee or coca tea, then a delicious Andean breakfast, and then start your hike on the trail of the Incas for two hours to reach the PHUYUPATAMARCA pass located at an altitude of 3,600 meters with unique views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snowy Salkantay.

Continuing with our trek for 3 hours we will arrive to our last camp where we will spend the night. Here you will visit the different Inca ruins, full of magnificent constructions and viewpoints of the valley.

You will have the opportunity to explore with your guide the different archaeological centers where you will learn a little about Inca history and importance. Around 5 pm, you will have to return to the camp to have our last meeting of the night with the whole team and a delicious dinner. We will have a small toast with the whole team and a last farewell to our collaborators.

Distance: 10Km/ 6 miles
Campsite Altitude: 3,650 meters
weather: Warm & Cold


Day 4: wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Back to Cusco 

This last day will start with breakfast at 4:20 am, after breakfast at 5:10 am we will go for 1 hour to reach the sun gate better known as Inti Punku where you will have the first breathtaking views of Machu Picchu, while walking for an hour and a half we will get to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Once there, we will go through the entrance control where you will get your Machu Picchu stamp in your passport. You will have a guided tour of the sanctuary of Machu Picchu and learn about the most relevant places of this majestic Inca site for 2 hours.

At the end of the tour, you will have time to enjoy and explore on your own, and if you have the entrance to Huayna Picchu previously purchased, you will be able to start the tour. After the visit to Machu Picchu you will board the buses that descend to the town of Aguas Calientes where your guide will give you your train tickets departing at 2:50 pm or 3:20 pm from Aguas Calientes or according to availability back to Ollantaytambo. Once there our AltitudeXperience representative will transfer you back to your hotel.

Hiking Distance: 5Km/ 3 miles
Campsite Altitude: 3,480 meters
Climate: Warm

Important information of the Inca Trail 4 days | private service

Getting to Cusco:

All international passengers by plane must disembark in Lima and pass through Customs because the airport in Cusco is currently only for local flights. You must pick up your luggage in Lima and then check them back in, even if your trip from there to Cusco is on the same day and with the same airline.

The best way to go to Cusco is by plane, and there are many airlines to choose from. Although LAN generally offers the most options and flights, it is also the most expensive. Be prepared for flight delays or cancellations.

Arrival to Cusco:

At the Cusco airport, you will be greeted and driven to your hotel. Please notify us of your complete flight details at least days prior to 24 arrival. At the arrival terminal, look for our representative holding an Blue ALTITUDEXPERIENCE Peru board. Please keep in mind that you must first exit the airport; drivers are not permitted to enter the airport. This can be done on whatever date works best for you!

Briefings:

All briefings take place at our office starting at 6:30 p.m. You must arrange a different time with a member of the ALTITUDEXPERIENCE office staff if you are unable to make this appointment. Briefings last between 30 and 45 minutes. Your duffel bags will be delivered here.

Altitude in Cusco:

People begin to worry about altitude sickness as soon as they reserve their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco. Because there is less oxygen in the air at high altitudes than there is at sea level, your body must work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Your body becomes accustomed to the lower oxygen content of the air over a period of days at a high altitude.

You could initially experience the illness or a hangover when suffering from altitude sickness. You can get headaches, exhaustion, a loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty breathing while exercising. Please get in touch with our office if any of these side effects worsen, and we’ll assist you find a doctor.

These symptoms will typically be slight. Always ease into action gradually to give your body time to acclimate. Drink a lot of liquids, such as coca tea or water. Since ancient times, coca tea has been used to help avoid altitude sickness.

The coca plant’s leaves contain alkaloids that assist your body absorb oxygen and ward off the effects of altitude sickness. A lot of alcohol and caffeine should be avoided.

They will make you urinate more frequently and dehydrate you. Don’t smoke. Your body has a harder time getting oxygen when you smoke. Don’t use sleeping medicines. Your body may have a harder time absorbing oxygen when you sleep as a result of their potential for shallow breathing at night.

To assist prevent altitude sickness, your doctor may recommend medications like acetazolamide and dexamethasone. Two days before you travel to a high altitude, begin taking the medication. While you are at a high altitude, keep taking it.

Altitude Sickness Inca Trail 4 Days:

People begin to worry about altitude sickness as soon as they reserve their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco. Because there is less oxygen in the air at high altitudes than at sea level, your body must work harder to obtain oxygen. Your body becomes accustomed to the lower oxygen content of the air over a period of days at a high altitude.

This is why we always advise staying in Cusco for at least two days before to starting any hike. It would be ideal if you had more time. You won’t get bored in Cusco because it is a fantastic city with lots to do.

These symptoms will typically be modest. Always ease into action gradually to give your body time to acclimate. Drink a lot of liquids, such as coca tea or water. Since ancient times, coca tea has been used to help avoid altitude sickness.

Coca plant leaves contain alkaloids that help your body get more oxygen into your blood and stave off altitude sickness. A lot of alcohol and caffeine should be avoided. They’ll make you urinate more frequently and dehydrate you. Don’t smoke.

Your body has a harder time getting oxygen when you smoke. Don’t use sleeping medicines. Your body may have a harder time absorbing oxygen when you sleep as a result of their potential for shallow breathing at night.

Keep in mind that the journey to Machu Picchu is not a race. When people rush to the mountain’s summit too rapidly, even those in the best form will experience altitude sickness. Your body will have more time to become used to the mountain if you move gently.

To assist prevent altitude sickness, your doctor may recommend medications like acetazolamide and dexamethasone. Two days before you travel to a high altitude, begin taking the medication. While you are at a high altitude, keep taking it.

You must keep in mind that this is your vacation and that worrying about becoming sick is unnecessary. Drink plenty of water, move slowly, and take pleasure in the coca tea. In the unfortunate event that something goes wrong and you become ill, inform your guide right away. All ALTITUDEXPERIENCE guides have received training on how to assist you in navigating it.

Weather:

Of course, the weather is erratic. In Cusco, the dry season typically lasts from April through October, but be prepared because it can rain in June or get sunny in December.

Please make sure you have rain gear, including a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho, and waterproof gloves, no matter what month you are taking the journey.

Consider the four seasons as well. You should be prepared for all four seasons as many of the climbs over the Andes entail numerous microclimates.

Always wear layers since they make it simple to adapt to changing temperatures. Please be ready with a heavy, winter-weight jacket because evenings will always be chilly.

Inca Trail 4 days Permit:

Due to Covid-19, the government has shortened the number of permits for the entire Inca Trail, including the campsites.

Inca Trail has different tour versions among them are: Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu; the most popular tour among travelers, Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu; a more leisurely and comfortable tour designed for travelers who wish to explore in depth and stay longer on the Inca Trail. 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; a tour for travelers who due to time and permissions could not do the classic Inca Trail, and wish to have the amazing Inca Trail experience in two days.

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 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 Covid-19:

The covid-19 epidemic in the Inca trail has had an impact on the travel sector. The government has provided the requirements to return to work in adventure travel, and altitude Experience has adopted all of the safety standards and protocols specified by the Peruvian government.
All of our trips are run in accordance with the following safety guidelines:

  •  Temperature readings were taken on all hikes.
  • In our Cusco office, we practice proper handwashing and sanitization.
  • Masks must be used in busy settings and during group activities.
  • All of our hiking gear must be kept clean (i.e., tents, hiking poles etc.)
  • All of our services have a maximum group size limit (i.e., maximum group size of 10 to 12 people)
  • Altitude Experience clients only have access to private Alpaca Expeditions buses and vans.
  • During any service, we use our equipment in a strict and coordinated manner to ensure that all travelers are using clean, sterilized, and disinfected equipment at all times.

Luggage Storage:

Your luggage allowance is still restricted owing to railway regulations even if this is an overnight train vacation. To be transported to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), all bags must fit in a carry-on.

While you trek, you can leave any additional luggage in Cusco at your hotel or with us at the AltitudExperience Peru deposit. On the morning of your tour, we will collect from you and return after you have reached Cusco. Make sure your baggage are identified in some way so they can be found easily.

First Aid:

AltitudExperience guide has completed a physician-led first aid course. Every February, we hold a training session that is required for all ALTITUDE guides. When guiding you, they’ll have oxygen and a first aid pack for common medical emergencies including traveler’s diarrhea and cuts and scrapes.

In the event that anything unforeseen occurs and you feel you are unable to finish the walk, they will plan the fastest and safest route off the trail to a clinic. You won’t ever be on your own; a team member will accompany you at all times until you reach a doctor in a safe location. We’ll make sure you still have the opportunity to see Machu Picchu and get back in touch with your group when you’re feeling up to it.

Environmental Impact:

AltitudExperience carries all of our trash back to Cusco and uses biodegradable soap. Our staff are taught to maintain the trail and collect any trash left by other groups. Additionally, we employ chemical portable restrooms that allow us to pack trash out. Leaving no trace is something we highly support.

Highlights of AltitudExperience Trekking:

Locally Company: Altitude Experience is a 100% Peruvian-owned enterprise based in Cusco. AltitudExperience is the only tour operator and agency formed by by a Quechua community, called Ponchos rojos (red ponchos).

Equipment for Camping: Due to its use of high-quality equipment such as tents, sleeping mats, and sleeping bags, AltitudExperience is regarded as the best agent of change.

Satellite Phones: AltitudExperience is the only firm in the Cusco that has satellite phones on all of its treks. Hikers can use satellite phones to communicate with their loved ones.

Food With AltitudExperience: You will undoubtedly gain weight while hiking with Altitude Experience. Our chefs receive specialized training each year in order to prepare unique meals while on the road. Our meal is made with high-quality ingredients organic and served buffet-style. Breakfast, snacks, lunches with soup, main course, and hot drinks, happy hours with hot drinks upon arrival at each campsite, and dinners with soup, main course, and desserts are all included in our services. While on the trails, we also give all hikers with potable drinking water.

Free Baggage Storage: At Altitude Experience, all excess luggage and personal items are stored for free.

Portable Toilets: At each of its campsites, AltitudExperience provides portable ecological toilets for our clients’ exclusive use.

Transfers Hotel To Hotel: Hotel-to-hotel service is provided to all Altitude travelers. All of our services include a direct pick-up from your Cusco hotel and a direct drop-off in Cusco.

Personal Porter: is a term that refers to a person who is in charge of All of our hiking packages include porter service, which allows hikers to bring 7KG of personal items on the trail. Our porters transport all of your items.

Quality service: We are the only organization that adheres to the highest standards of hospitality. with over a favorable TRIPADVISOR reviews, all of which testify to our services and explain the type of vacation you will have with us.

Inca Trail 4 Days Private Service | Highlights by day: 

DAY 1: CUSCO – PISKACUCHO KM 82 – LLACTAPATA – AYAPATA 

Inca trail Hiking Distance: 13 Km
First Day Elevation: 2700/8923 ft
Weather: Cold
Inca Trail Difficulty:  Moderate
first Campsite Elevation: 329o mts/1979 ft
Inca Site Visit: Llacatapata and Wayllabamba comunity

DAY 2: DEAD WOMAN PASS – RUNCURACCAY PASS – CHAQUICOOCHA 

Inca trail Hiking Distance: 17 km
Elevation: 3295 mts/ 10979 ft
Weather: Cold
Inca Trail Difficulty: Challenging
Campsite Elevation: 3700 mts/ 12139 ft
Inca Site Visit: Runcuraccay, Chaquicoocha

DAY 3: CHAQUICCOCHA – WIÑAY WAYNA 

Inca trail Hiking Distance: 11 km
Elevation: 3700 mts/ 12139 ft
Weather: Cold
Inca Trail Difficulty: Challenging
Campsite Elevation: 2750 mts/9022 ft
Inca Site Visit: Phuyupatamarca, Wiñay Wayna

DAY 4:  MACHU PICCHU – THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS 

Inca trail Hiking Distance: 6 km
Elevation: 2685 mts/8905 ft
Weather: warm
Inca Trail Difficulty: Moderate

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Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu / Private Service

$ 1225 /

per person

Distance:
43Km/26 Miles
Season:
March 1st through January 31st
Difficulty:
Moderate
Considerations:
Permit requiered
Type of Tour:
History, Cultural & Hiking

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