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Hike the Inca Trail Cheap

Hike the Inca Trail Cheap

This impressive tour to Machu Picchu consists of 3 days of trekking and 1 day of visit to Machu Picchu. During the days of the trekking we make stops to rest and to have lunch, we will travel through impressive landscapes before reaching our destination. During the 3 nights of camp we will rest in the light of the stars in tents. Finally, we will conclude the tour with the arrival to Machu Picchu through the Door of the Sun, then we will start our guided tour in the citadel. If you are interested in booking the Inca Trail cheap to Machu Picchu we suggest you make your reservation at least four months in advance since the tickets for this impressive tour to Machu Picchu has a restricted limit of people, the income that is sold per day is only 500 (divides into 200 tourist spaces and 300 spaces for porters).
Enjoy the many archeological ruins such as Llactapata, Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Puyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna along the way and journey alongside route of Capac Ñan revealing to you her surrounding snow-peaked mountains, the amazing diversity of flora and fauna and everything at an awesome price!

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: The start of the Inca trail - Cusco to Llulluchapampa

Day 2: Hiking the Inca trail - Llulluchampa to Chaquicocha

Day 3: Continue the hike the Inca trail - Chaquicocha to Wiñay wayna

Day 4: Finish the Inca trail - Wiñay wayna to Machu Picchu


Highlights of the Hike the Inca Trail Cheap

  • 4 Day hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with professional guide, chef and porters
  • Explorer the famous Capacñan of the inkas
  • Guided tour of the Inca Trail to machu picchu
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu tours

Crew: A Salkantay Trek Machu representative in Cusco and Local guide in hike

Accomodation: Camping (03 nights)

Meals: 03 Lunches, 03 Dinners, 03 afternoon tea, 03 Breakfasts

Transportation: Tourist transportation, train


Cheap Inca Trail Advisor

Day 01: Cusco - Llulluchapampa

We pick you up from your hotel and transfer you by bus to the trailhead at km 82. Briefing at the trailhead (2350 m.), cross and hike along the Urubamba River visiting the collection of archeological sites of WILKARAKAY and the marvelous Inca Ruins of Llactapata. Continue up the CUSICHAKA River Canyon with magnificent views of the Cordillera Oriental, particularly, VERONICA Mountain (5850 m), lunch in Chamana, continue along the the inca trail and the Cusichaka river observing, several Inca agricultural terraces and irrigation channels. Visit the picturesque village of Huayllabamba. From this point we will start the ascent in different levels, where we will appreciate different Eco-systems along the way, in LLULLUCHAPAMPA we will set up our camp site (3700 m.), Dinner.

Day 02: LLulluchapampa - Chaquicocha

Wake up, We start up the trail toward the first pass WARMIWANUSCA (4200m) passing though the cloud forest of Yunkachimpa and the Corralpunku with an excellent view of snowcapped peaks. From the pass we descend to the Pacamayo valley (3300m). Lunch in PACASMAYO, continueto Hike through the PacasmayoValley to the Inka ruins of RUNKURACAY. We climb up and cross the second pass (3860m) and follow the Royal Inkas Highway down to the Inka Ruins of SAYACMARCA passing Lake YANACOCHA., Camp in CHAQUICOCHA

Day 03: Chaquicocha - Wi˝aywayna

We start up the trail, and pass through beautiful sup- tropical vegetation en route to the archaeological site of PHUYUPATAMARCA. Lunch at PHUYUPATAMARCA (3600 m.), Begin the steep descent through the cloud forest with opportunities to see beautiful orchids and different varieties of birds on the way to our camp site at WIÑAYWAYNA (2700 m.), guided tour of Wiñaywayna archeological site, camping in Wiñaywayna (2700 m.).

Day 04: Wi˝aywayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Begin hike overlooking the Urubamba River to the sun Gate or INTIPUNKU to see the sunrise on Machu Picchu. We enter the site early in the morning for the best photo opportunities and then spend the rest of the morning visiting and exploring the Ruins, free time in Machu Picchu. Meeting for those interested in visiting Aguas Calientes for lunch or to visit the hot springs otherwise, in the afternoon return to Cusco by tourist train from Aguas Calientes (actual town of Machu Picchu) to Cusco

Inca Trail Inclusions

  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing);
  • Transfer by Tourist transportation to the initial point of the Inca Trail at Km 82;
  • Accommodation: camping (3 nights);
  • Inca Trail Permit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu;
  • Meals: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner, 3x afternoon´s hot beverages (If you are a vegetarian, please advise us in advance. A vegetarian meal option is for NO extra cost!);
  • Experienced bilingual Tour Guide (a group up to 8 participants has 1 Tour Guide, a groups over 8 participants receives 2 Tour Guides);
  • A professional Cook;
  • Porters to carry food, camping and cooking equipment ;
  • Camping equipment: Personal double tents;
  • Sleeping Mattress (basics);
  • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own);
  • Tables and chairs, cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas;
  • Tourist train (Expedition Class) from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo;
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco;
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.

No Included

  • First breakfast.
  • Last lunch in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Sleeping bag (U$ 20)
  • Thermarest mattress (inflatable mattress for more comfort in the trail
  • Extra porter for carry your personal beloging (U$ 130)
  • Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town.
  • Tips and extra expenses to souvenir.

Packing List

  • Original passport
  • For students: original ISIC card
  • Insurance card/certificate
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • 2 pairs of pants (1 for hiking, 1 for when you are relaxing)
  • Thermal underwear for sleeping
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water for the first day
  • Toiletries/ Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Cameraand Batteries
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Cash (in Peruvian nuevos soles)

Inca Trail Alternative hikes

If you want to say that you’ve hiked the famous Machu Picchu, then the Cheap Inca Trail Tour is for you. but usually you will need to book in advance, in case it is fully booked, we recommend the Inca Trail alternative hikes:

  • Inca Trail Trek Cachicata (4 days/3 nights) (best option to the Inca Trail)
  • Lares Valley Trek to Machu Picchu (4 days/3 nights)
  • Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (4 days/3 nights)
  • Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5 days/4 nights)
  • Cachicata Trek to Machu Picchu (4 days/3 nights)
  • Salkantay Inca Trail (7 Days/ 6 Nights)
  • Salkantay to Machu Picchu Condor Sight (5 Days/4 Nghts)
  • Salkantay Inca Trail Condor Sight (7 Days / 6 Nights)
  • Choquequirao Trek
  • Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek (9 Days/ 8 Nights)
  • Ausangate Trek (7 Days/ 6 Nights)

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