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Inka Trail Original to Machu Picchu 4days /3nights

Inka Trail Original to Machu Picchu 4days /3nights

Best places of Adventure with trek to Qhapaq Ñan or royal road or Inca trail original to MachuPicchu, was the main artery of a profuse network of roads that was woven in the Andes in the days of the Inca Empire and that connected territories that today belong to six countries. This Inca trail expressed a way of conceiving and managing the territory that has undergone intense historical changes, but in parts, it keeps its value and functionality alive to this day. Its protection and conservation transcends the monumental and archaeological dimension and involves the management of the territory from a patrimonial and landscape conception to Machu Picchu. It is one of the greatest works of engineering and state power that very few cultures came to display in our pre-Columbian America in Cusco – Peru.

Trek Day-1: CUSCO – km 82 original inka – Llactapata – Huayllabamba

This experience of the Inka road begins with the pick up from their respective hostels at 5am and then we head for 1 hour 45 minutes to the town of Ollantaytambo where we will take a break and also if they wish they can make their breakfast not included and then head for 50 more minutes towards km 82 which is the beginning of the trek.

At km 82 we will find our porters who will carry our travel equipment such as tents or tents, and the food for the trek and the guide will be the one who will introduce the porters and cooks who will accompany them on their walk inka then we have an official control from the government where we will show our passports and our official permits and ticket to then start our walk inka following the Urubamba river or scientifically called Vilcanota river for an average of 1 hour until our first break called the miscay community then we will do a small ascent of 30 minutes to arrive at the viewpoint of the archaeological zone inka of llactapata which is very beautiful due to its Inka contrition and which presents different sectors such as agriculture, cultivation terraces, a ceremonial sector and a housing sector for the people who lived in that place after our explanation that our guide will give us we will continue our journey for an average of 50 minutes to the place After lunch we will have approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to our camp that is in the community of Huayllabamba which is located at 3000 meters where we will have our accommodation in tents and we will also have our dinner.

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Trek Day-2: Huayllabamba – Dead woman in El Paso – Pacaymayu

This day starts very early at 4:30 am with a tea or coca tea in their tents to then prepare their travel backpacks and have a very nutritious breakfast because it will be a long and hard day because we will climb to the highest pass called in Quechua wuarmi huañusca which translated means the dead woman in the pass that is at 4200 meters this ascent is between 4 to 5 hours approximately depending on your physical condition after reaching the chasm we will have a descent of 2 hours to 3 hours approximately until we reach the camp called pacaymayu that is located at 3600 meters high where we will have lunch and dinner and rest in tents with an impressive view of the mountains

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Trek Day-3: Pacaymayu – Puyupatamarca – Wiñayhuayna

The day starts early with an awakening at 5am and then our breakfast at 5:30am and then start the walk inka at 6:00 am this is one of the most beautiful days of the way because we will have a visit to many Inka archaeological sites, We start with an ascent of approximately 50 minutes until we reach our first inka place called Runkuracay, height 3800 meters, small but very beautiful for its medium circular construction, after the guided tour we will continue with the ascent of 1 hour more approximately to the second pass called Runkuracay that is located at 4100 meters with an impressive view of the valley and the mountains that surround it such as the nevado del pumasillo in the vilcabamba valley after the photos and rest we will make a descent of 1 hour 30 minutes to the second inka archaeological place called sayacmarca height 3600 meters very beautiful by its very high strategic location and its construction after the guided tour we will continue for about 40 more minutes until e he place of lunch called chaquicocha then we will continue along the inka road with a lot of vegetation until we reach the last pass called puyupatamarca height 3580 meters which means a place in the clouds impressive view of the simply magical mountains then we will make a 20 minute descent to the archaeological place called Puyupatamarca very beautiful for its ceremonial fountains and its Inca constructions and terraces and also where we can appreciate only the mountain of Machupicchu not the Inca citadel of Machu piccho and then continue a long descent (3 to 4 hours) of original Inca stairs with impressive views of the valley Urubamba until we reach the last camp and for me the best camp called Wiñayhuayna height 2700 meters and then enjoy the guided tour of the inka archaeological place called Wiñayhuayna Quechua word that means forever young the most beautiful thing that one can see on the Inka road after we will have a dinner and rest.

Trek Day-4: Wiñayhuayna – Sun gate (puerta del sol) – inka citadel of Machupicchu

The final day of the walk We start very early at 4:00a.m., breakfast at 4:30a.m. and we begin the walk at 5:00a.m. along a very beautiful original Inka road with an impressive forest duration approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes until we reach the Inti punko or Puerta del Sol in Spanish where we can appreciate Machupicchu and from that place we can see the sunrise and then continue to the control of Mahupicchu to do our check-up and start with our guided visit to the citadel of Machu picchu.

For a period of approximately 2 hours, it is the new government regulation due to the pandemic that occurred, but you will have a guide for 4 days who will be informing you and giving you good options for your visit to Machu Picchu and after your visit to Machu Picchu, you have to go down for the town of Aguas Calientes and to go down you have 2 options depending on your physical condition after the trek….. first option…a walk of 1 hour and 30 minutes to the town of Aguas Calientes……. second option ..bus x 30 minutes to the town of Aguas Calientes price 12 dollars per person not included, then you have time to have a lunch not included with some free time then you will take the train to Ollantaytambo for a time of 1 hour and Approximately 40 minutes and then a bus to Cusco for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to the center of Cusco
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    Inka Trail Original to Machupicchu:

    • Adult: 690 US Dollars


    **Important points:

    • The porters: only carry the equipment and food for the 4-day trek, but you have to carry your own equipment such as your change of clothes, your sleeping bag and your matra that we will provide you, but if you do not want to carry your equipment you can take the services of a person to carry your equipment that has to weigh no more than 16 kilos and the price is 200 dollars, but you have to say it in advance to make the reservation for this person to carry your equipment.
    • All accommodations: during the trek are shared in tents for 2 or 3 people, but if you are alone and want to sleep alone in a tent, it costs $30 for the entire trek.

    **Important points:



    to make your reservation you need the exact date of your trek departure because there are no changes or cancellations


    To confirm your reservation and your participation in the trek, you need to make a deposit. This deposit is to reserve all your trek services and, most importantly, the purchase of the Machu Picchu ticket (the Machu Picchu ticket is personal, it cannot be canceled or change date)



    Cancellations and date changes are not accepted, you simply lose your deposit, there is no refund.

    your deposit is not for our pocket, it is for the organization of a good trek in okidoki and to have this good organization you have to make advance reservations of all the services that you are going to have during the 4 days of your trek and these reservations are made with deposits so as not to have inconveniences or last minute cancellations from our suppliers and if we cancel these reservations we lose our deposits because this is not a game and by making a reservation with our service providers for the trek we are blocking spaces that they can simply give to other tour operators who also need it.

    If you are a student, the discount is 20 dollars but you must have a card from your university with the current date (2024) not 2 or 3 years later (not 2025 or 2026). Yourimage. The name of your university.
    We need the copy of your original passport and your student card to show it to the government and he will say if it is valid or not because the discount is for the entrance of the Machupicchu and not for our trek.
    (IMPORTANT: you have to take your original plastic (PVC) student card, not cardboard or paper for your salkantay trek because if you don’t have it your ticket will not be valid and you will have to buy another ticket it is a problem because if there are no spaces you will not visit Machupicchu you must be 25 years old or younger)… If you do not have this original card or this information on your student card that the government requires, I recommend you buy a normal adult ticket to avoid problems because we will not be responsible for this.




    • Original passport for original inka.
    • Backpack of 40 liters or more so you can carry your personal equipment
    • Rain jacket or rain poncho for the trek
    • Walking shoes
    • Lantern
    • Towel + toilet paper
    • personal medications
    • Sunscreen – Glasses – Hat
    • mosquito repellent
    • Chocolate candy snacks
    • Photographic camera
    • Extra money


    • Entrance ticket to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu
    • Information with the guide responsible for the tour 1 day before departure at the okidoki travel Peru office. Location (Nueva Alta street #644 in okidoki hostel cusco).
    • Sleeping bag for the original inka hike (good quality)
    • Private transport Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Piscacucho km 82
    • 3 breakfasts – 3 lunches – 3 dinners
    • English Spanish professional guide x 4 days Inca Trail.
    • Return transportation by train to Ollantaytambo – Cusco bus
    • bus ticket


    • The first breakfast and the last lunch.
    • Water (cold beer champagne whiskey etc.)
    • Entrance to Huaynapicchu Mountain US$ 65
    • Entrance to Machupicchu Mountain US$ 65
    • Tips (voluntary tips for the staff that will accompany you on the Inca Trail trek)
    • Walking poles 1 pair: Price us $ 10 x 4 days
    • Bus go down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes US $ 12

    FAQs Frequently asked questions of our travelers

    Things you should know about the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

    1.– ¿When should you book the original Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

    The Inca Trail is one of the best treks on our planet. That is why there is a great demand for tickets to the Inca trail. That is why you must reserve the income well in advance to make your trek to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Take into account the following before reserving the ticket to the Inca Trail:

    • Income to the original Inka road is exhausted 6 months before. Remember that only 500 people can travel this route each day.
    • Only 200 people or travelers will end up entering Machu Picchu through this route of the Inca Trail, since the rest belongs to the support team, cooks, porters and professional guides.
    • The entrance to the original Inca road only includes the Inca City of Machu Picchu. If you want to go on an excursion to the Machu Picchu Mountain or the HuaynaPicchu mountain; Request it at the tourist agency previously and in advance before your trip.

    2.- ¿How long is the tour of the Original Inka Trail to Machupicchu?

    The trek Classic or traditional Inca Trail original is 40 kilometers long and takes 4 days of walking (approximately 18 to 24 hours). The route will take you through mountains, until arriving at Machu Picchu in the Amazonian jungle of Peru. Some information about the tour of the Inka Trail:

    • The route crosses Inca archaeological sites such as Llactapata, Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna.
    • The end of the road is the entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu through the Intipunku (Puerta del Sol). That was the main gate in the time of the Incas. The landscape there is amazing and wonderful with a breathtaking view.
    • In most cases, after traveling the original Inca road to Machu Picchu, you will return to Cusco by train.
    • Some people decide to stay to relax in the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes or do other excursion activities and then return to the city of Cusco the next day.
    • The duration of the short Inca trail original is 2 days to Machu Picchu and / or the classic Inca trails of 4 days to Machu Picchu. 

    3. – ¿What is the maximum height of the original Inka Trail to Machu Picchu?

    The original Inca road is considered a difficult expedition not only because of the distance but because of the high altitude at some point of the journey in the mountains with natural flora and fauna. The highest point of the Inca Trail is at the ‘Abra Warmihuañusca’, at 4,224 meters (13,860 feet). Recommendations for trekking on problems with height on the Inka Trail:

    • Altitude sickness or soroche is a typical discomfort in places with high mountain heights. It can cause headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, and lack of energy.
    • The best thing to combat soroche is to spend a few days before acclimatizing in the city of Cusco or in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
    • One of the most effective ways is to drink plenty of coca tea (coca leaf-based infusion) or chew it, just as the Incas did hundreds of years ago.
    • In any case, the professional tour guide has a lot of experience in these discomforts and will know how to help the visitor during the walk along the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu.

    4.– ¿Can I do the original Inka Trail to Machu Picchu on my own?

    The entrance to the traditional Inca road is strictly controlled by the authorities. Thus, it seeks to protect the Inca Trail, which is more than 500 years old, and the wonderful natural environment of flora and fauna that surrounds it. More information about the permits of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

    • The original Inka Trail is only allowed with the company of a professional tour guide. The purchase of the entrance is in a previously authorized tourism travel agency.
    • The travel agency will be in charge of reserving the entrance ticket for you and everything necessary to carry out the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu.
    • Tickets must be reserved 6 months in advance of your trip. Permits are limited to 500 people per day.
    • Among the 500 people who make the short Inca Trail original 2 days and / or classic Inca trails 4 days, cooks, porters and professional guides are included. So there are only 200 tourists who can enter Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail.

    Why is it important to book the original Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in advance?

    The route to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular routes in the world, this road is full of beautiful landscapes, trails surrounded by mountains, cloud forests, etc. They are somehow the natural attraction of this path, which was created by the Incas centuries ago; The Inca road made of stones was used to reach the lost Inca city Machu Picchu. It is definitely a route that today is a busy route for tourists to get to Machu Picchu, one of the seven Wonders of the modern world Machu Picchu. These are some of our tours to Machu Picchu, the most popular, from which you can choose according to the time and budget available. Be sure to reserve a spot on the original Inca Trail as soon as possible, as there are a limited number of permits issued by the Peruvian government. There are only places for 500 people per day and only around 200 of these appointments are for hikers while the rest are for guides, cooks and porters. During the high season (from May to September) the spaces are filled many times 5 months or 6 months in advance, if you want to make your trip through those dates, reserve your space as soon as possible. If you cannot reserve a pass for the original Inca Trail you can always choose alternative trekking routes such as Choquequirao Trek, Lares Trek, Salkantay Trek, Ancascocha trek, huchuy qosqo trek, ausangate trek; all these routes to Machu Picchu and each one has a particular attraction to make them unique. Join us and discover the wonderful tours we offer, we are an authorized agency to cover the different trekking routes, as well as other different tours in Cusco and Peru. We are waiting for you!


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