Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu
Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu: Originally this trail was a pilgrimage route meant only for the Inca nobles, now thousands of trekkers & travellers follow this ancient footpath to Machu Picchu every year. Making it one of South Americas most well known routes then it’s no surprise why this path was chosen by the Incas: the mountain pass views are stunning; and you’ll pass through numerous historic ruins along the way.
Throughout the trek, you’ll pass through cloud forests and below snowy peaks and discover the world of the Incas. Following a centuries-old sacred trail, you will visit a variety of historic sites, finally arriving at Machu Picchu, the most famous and complex of all.
After an overnight in Machu Picchu Pueblo you’ll then spend the following morning touring the Incan citadel; including possible climbs to Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu mountains (for those with energy!). Following your time in Machu Picchu you’ll then make your way back to Cusco to reflect on an epic journey.
Note: If you’re short on time, be sure to check out the Short Inca Trail trek which follows the last day of the Inca Trail.
- Embark from Ollantaytambo, one of South America’s oldest villages
- Crossover Dead Woman’s Pass (4212m) for breathtaking views of Pumahuanca
- Camp at Phuyupatamarca, “‘the place above the clouds”
- Descend the Wiñay Wayna terraces and through the Intipunku gateway