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5-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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The legendary Inca Trail takes you through the diverse wilderness of the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, passing numerous Inca ruins on the magnificent stone highway before descending to the famed citadel of Machu Picchu. It starts in Cusco or Ollantaytambo and returns to Cusco with an overnight at a hotel in Aguas Calientes.

  • Set departures are on Sundays and Wednesdays.
  • Minimum two people.
  • Groups are limited to 12 people, but most groups are smaller than that.

Book low season for a US$50/person discount! Low season for 2014 is March, April, October November and December

Season: All year, except February, when the Inca Trail is closed; best season for trekking is April through October. Note that you may start your trek on any day of the week for a private trek. Permits are sold out through August 2014. September and October are excellent times to trek…and there are still permits left! Check with us for availability!

Groups to Join in 2014

If you are a single traveler or a small group that wants to join others, we have a number of groups that you can join. Permits may be sold out for some of departures so it is best to contact us for availability. Currently, there are the following groups available for 2014: April, May and June are sold out; July 2, 9, 16, 30; August 6, 10, 24; September 3, 10, 17, 21; October 12, 19.


Backwoods Adventures is offering a guided group to Peru, with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for May 10-20, 2014. Join Joe Koehly and a small group for an amazing adventure! Extensions to Lake Titicaca and the Galapagos are available, as well as other side trips. Contact us for more information >>


Make a Dffference Now is planning their second annual fundraiser with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for August 6-14, 2014. This is an excellent opportunity to help MAD Now and to have an awesome trek! Options are available to extend your visit. Contact us for more information >>

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Cusco to km 82 by vehicle; hike to Llaqtapata Camp
  • DAY 2: Hike Llaqtapata to Llulluchapampa Camp
  • DAY 3: Hike Llulluchapampa to Phuyupatamarca Camp
  • DAY 4: Hike Phuyupatamarca to Machu Picchu via Winay Wayna and Intipunku
  • DAY 5: Full day tour and visit to Machu Picchu; afternoon return to Cusco


  • The Legendary Inca Trail
  • High altitude camping in the scenic Andes
  • Inca Ruins en route
  • Machu Picchu

LOCATIONS: Cusco, Machu Picchu

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking

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