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Classic Inca Trail 4 Days

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    Stop At: Inca Trail, Cusco 08000 Peru

    DAY 1: CUSCO-OLLANTAYTAMBO-KM 82-HUAYLLABAMBA

    We’ll pick you up from your hotel between 4:30-5:00 a.m, then we will travel to Ollantaytambo, where you can take the breakfast. After a delicious breakfast , we continue by the Van until KM 82, at 9:00 am we will start the hike and pass through the first Inca Trail check point . The first 2 hours of the trek are relatively easy as we make our way to our first Inca site, Patallacta which is an ancient Inca checkpoint for the inca trail travelers to Machu Picchu. After to enjoy this beutiful site we continue 45 min more to get , our lunch spot in Tarachayoq, in the afternoon we have to walk through 2 small communities, reaching the Huayllabamba village at 5:00 PM , so at 5.30 pm we will have our tea time ,and the dinner at 6.00 pm.


    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Inca Trail, Cusco 08000 Peru

    DAY 2: HUAYLLABAMBA - DEAD WOMAN´S PASS - PACAYMAYU

    Your porters will wake up you, at 5:00 am with a hot cup of coca tea to get you ready for the day. Today is our longest day and we will start early. We’ll hike for roughly 4 hours to the highest pass of the trek, Dead Woman’s Pass (4215 meters/13829 feet). The first 2 hours , you will walk into highland forest, the way is steps and uphill. Then you will get the place of Llullucha, where we will stop a long time, from this point until the dead woman pass is one hour and a half , the landescape gonna change , is a new mcroclimate, becuase the altitude it gonna be very hard, but not impossible to reach the pass, we’ll stop a short break to enjoy the views before setting off again to descend to the next valley (Pacaymayu Valley – Hidden River). It’s another hour and a half down the side of the valley to our lunch spot, usually time to arrive is at 2:00 pm , this day you will sleep there. In the afternoon is a free time, to relaxing , in case you like a cold shower there is , if not just enjoy the beauty of the landescape, this day we have also tea time and the dinner.


    Duration: 7 hours

    Stop At: Inca Trail, Cusco 08000 Peru

    DAY 3: RUNKURAKAY - SAYACMARCA - PHUYUPATAMARCA - WIÑAYHUAYNA

    We begin early again, wake up at 5:30am to begin what is commonly felt to be the most beautiful day of the whole Inca Trail. We begin ascending again to the second pass of the trek. It’s 2 hours to the pass and along the way we’ll stop at a small Inca site (Runcu Raccay) and see two huge waterfalls cascading down the opposite side of the valley. After the second pass, it’s another hour downhill hike to reach the magnificent Inca site, Sayacmarca (an otherwise inaccessible village).

    We’ll stop here for a rest and have a quick tour of the site and then watch the Vilcabamba mountain range. It’s then just another 20 minutes until we stop for the lunch place, in Chaquicocha at 11:00 am (Dry Lake, 3600 meters). After lunch, we hike for 2 hours along what we like to call “Inca flat” (gradual inclines) and begin to enter the jungle, known as the Cloud Forest. As we walk we will have the opportunity to see the majesty of Salkantay, the second highest snow-capped mountain in Cusco. Towards the end of the Inca flats we begin to make our way up to the last peak at Phuyupatamarka (3600 meters) from where we’ll have great views overlooking the Urubamba River. Down the valley we get our first views of Machu Picchu Mountain but the site itself is still hidden from view. From Phuyupatamarka it´s a 3 hour walk down a flight of steps, to our last campsite, arrival time is at 16:00 pm. Wiñay Wayna is the most spectacular Inca site on the trail after Machu Picchu and the most popular campsite because of its proximity to Machu Picchu.

    During the descent we visit 2 Inca ruins, Phuyupatamarka (Town in the Clouds) and Intipata (Terraces of the Sun). At around 16:30PM your guide will give you a short orientation and you will visit the Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna, spending about half hour there. We will explain the significance of the site and combine all the information given during the treks.

    We like to spoil our guests as we enjoy our last feast with the porters and chefs. It’s an Inca Trail tradition to organize a ceremony in the evening to introduce the team to the tourists once again and to thank them for the great job done (if you wish to provide tips for them then you can do so at this time). It is advisable to go to bed at a reasonable time in order to get up in the early hours of the morning to arrive to Machu Picchu at the crack of dawn in hopes that the weather will give us a beautiful sunrise over the ruins at MachuPicchu.


    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Inca Trail, Cusco 08000 Peru

    DAY 4 : MACHU PICCHU-AGUAS CALIENTES-CUSCO

    Wake up time is at 3:00 AM. We’ll have breakfast at 3:30 AM and wait at the checkpoint to be one of the first team to start trekking when they open the gates at 5:30AM. We’ll wave goodbye to our team of porters and chef and then it’s “Forward On” to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). From here we have spectacular views of the mountains and Machu Picchu in all its glory. We reach the Sun Gate by 6:30am and then it’s just an hour trek downstairs to reach the Lost City of the Incas. As we approach MachuPicchu the views of the city just get better and better. At about 7:40AM we’ll reach the final checkpoint and enter Machu Picchu to begin our 2 hour private guided tour. After the tour you will have between 3-4 hours to explore on yourself, if you booked any mountain in Machu picchu to climb up, you can do. Then you will go down to Aguas Calientes Town to take the train to Ollantaytambo, arriving to the train station of Ollantaytamabo after 2 hours, then you will take the bus to Cusco, arriving to the small plaza of San Francisco.


    Duration: 6 hours
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    Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

    We did the classic 4 day Inca Trail with Primo as our guide. Not exaggerating, we had one of the most amazing experiences of our life! Primo was fantastic and explained absolutely everything (Inca history, flora/fauna, local tips for Cusco, etc.). He was a blast...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

    My partner and booked our trip for the 11th March with Eco Path Trek months in advance. We were also recommended this company by some friends who had recently done this Trek. We were pleasantly surprised! Initially we dealt with Miriam in their office. She...More

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    elCabllero, Director General at Eco Path Trek, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

    Dear Friends The Eco Path trek family is very grateful for their trip with us, and the good service that our staff provided you. Waiting for your visit next time to our beautiful land of Cusco.

    Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

    We did the 4 day 3 night Inca Trail tour. There was both good and not so good, I’ll start with the few small not so goods. We went to EcoPathTrek offices two days before to confirm our itinerary. We were informed of a few...More

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    ECO P, Propietario at Eco Path Trek, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

    Hello We appreciate your comment, but I must clarify some aspects that are also incongruent. The operation of the Inca trail trek is sometimes shared our operations with our partner kb tours, since eco path trek is also in charge of hiring, transport, porters, and...More

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