Luxury Inca Trail Private Tour 4 days/ 3 nights
The Luxury Inca Trail private tour 4 days, 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.
Type of tour: Trekking with camping, History, Adventure and Culture.
Recommended: For those who enjoy long hikes and are in good physical condition.
Difficulty: Moderate, challenging.
Season: March 1 to January 31
Considerations: Permit required (Altitude Experience will book 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.”
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Luxury Inca Trail Private Tour 4 days/ 3 nights
March 1st through January 31st
History, Cultural & Hiking
Student discount: The student discount only applies for people who present a valid UNIVERSITY CARD. Minors 17 years old or younger. We need you to send us a copy of your university ID Tt award the discount. For children 17 years old and under, we need a copy of passport for the