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Machu Picchu was connected with the city of Cusco and with the rest of the Inka Empire through the paths that were built with excellent structure, this paths that were built with anatomic form were in touch with its surroundings, they posses a great aesthetic in its construction. Lots of the trails are built right next to the abyss and their surrounded by the beautiful landscape with very dense vegetation, in some parts the trail is carved into the rock. The Inka Trail to Machu Picchu is considering one of the best trails for trekking in the entire world, and the most well-known of all the Inka Trails.

The inka trail has about 46.00 km ( 4 days of trek) of trails and gorges, the trail start at the 82.00 km of the train tracks (Cusco– Machu Picchu) in a place called “Piskacucho” taking the tourist to different archaeological groups that are trough the entire trail, and finishing at Machu Picchu.

The Inka Trail has three routes used the most:

Route 1. Km. 82 - Cusichaca - Wayllabamba – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu (average time 4 days- 3nights)

Route 2. Km. 88 Wayllabamba – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu citadel, Average time, (4 days and 3 nights)

Route 3. Km. 104 Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu citadel, also know as the sacred trail (Average time: 2 days and 1 night).

Route 1 is the most common one; it has an average of 19 miles it begins in the 82 KM of the train tracks from Cusco. This is called Pisqakucho. This is how one route is:

First Day:

The trail begins parallel to the Vilcanota or Urubamba River, until reaching a boulder where one can see the archaeological rest of Patallaqta, characterize for having canals, fountains, and platforms to cultivate. From here one descends trough a ridge called Cusichaca to arrive at Wayllabamba (6 miles).

Second Day:

Starts with the up hill to the Abra of Wamiwañuska, that is at 13780 feet above sea level passing through Yuncachimpa and Llulluchampa, then comes the descend to Pacasmayo. The trail continues to the Abra of Runkuraqay at 3710 meters That goes through the archaeological rest of the same name, which has a half-circular structure with remains in the center of it (3.7 miles)

Third Day:

The trail starts going up hill to Sayaqmarka, to then ascend until reaching Wiñaywayna, the last place to camp, here you will find bathrooms and a look out place. (6.2 miles)

Fourth Day:

Just a few more hours of trekking until reaching the sector of Intipunku, where you’ll see an awesome and unforgettable view, the citadel of Machu Picchu. Inka Trail

Quick tips/Suggestions

If you’re thinking in doing the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu, we recommend making your reservation with enough time. Remember that you need at least one month in advance.

In order to make the trail you must hired the services of an agency specialise in this activity.

When could I go?

The best time because the weather, to do the Inka trail is in the months of June to August, but the disadvantage is the cost, being that is the high season, however the rest of the year one can also due the Inka trail. In February they have establish a period to renovate the trail, for reasons of natural recovering of Inca Trail chain.

What do I have to bring?

All of the tourists are obligated without exception to take the minimum equipment for camping; including first aid equipment, besides we recommend you to take:

  • Cold food
  • Warm clothes and clean clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Flashlight
  • Chocolate, dry fruits an lemon candy
  • Pills to purify the water.

Inka Trail Prices

  • In order to make the trek, you must take the services of an agency that is qualified to make the trail, the price below will increase if you choose the services of a travel agency or an other option is to hire an authorized guide.

Rules to follow in the Inca trail

  • Use only the paths that are marked without leaving this route.
  • Camp only in the authorize areas, you can’t do it inside the archaeological areas or restrict zones.
  • All garbage must be put in a plastic bag and before leaving the trail give them to the proper staff.
  • The bonfires are dangerous and there not allowed.
  • The archaeological sites are all intangible.
  • In case of an emergency please let the staff know.
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