Luxury Inca Trail 5 days

Want to avoid the crowds of the 4-day Inca Trail and take your time enjoying the pleasant scenery and the archaeological sites on the route? Then this fabulous 5-day Luxury Inca Trail is for you. Walk peacefully through the trail and be mesmerized by the ever-changing ecosystems, surrounding snowpeak mountains and Inca complexes. Climb up to high passes to catch mesmerising views and spend 3 gorious nights camping in the wilderness under the Andean skies.

In the afternoon of the fourth day, walk up to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) and take in stunning views of Machu Picchu. Spend the night in Aguas Calientes and the very next morning feeling relaxed after a good night sleep, rejoice inside this Sanctuary, testimony of the genius of the Inca people's architecture and engineering.


Note: In private service only.

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Luxury Inca Trail 5 days

  • Duration: 5 days/3 nights.
  • Starting Point: Piscaycucho, km. 82.
  • Ending Point: Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu.
  • Physical Demand Rating: Moderate.
  • Age Restriction: 12-year old and over.
  • Tour Type: Trekking.
  • Accommodations: 3 nights camping & 1 night in Aguas Calientes hotel.
  • Service Level: Standard - Deluxe (Private Service only).
  • Guarantee: Satisfaction and Safety.
  • Style: Personalized.
  • Carbon Emissions: 360 CO2-E.
  • Group Size: 2 minimum.
  • Transport: Train, Walk, Mini-van.
  • Price: Contact us.

DAY 1: CUSCO - 82 KM (PISKAYCUCHO) – PATALLACTA

Meals: Lunch, Tea time & Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Maximum altitude: 2,650 m./ 8,747 ft.
Distance: 8 km.
Difficulty: Easy.

Highlights: Explore the Inca ruins of Llactapata

DAY 2: PATALLACTA - WAYLLABAMBA - LLULLUCHAPAMPA

Meals: Breakfast, Water, Lunch, tea time & Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Minimum altitude: 2,650 m./ 8,747 ft.
Maximum altitude: 3,800 m./ 12,537 ft.
Distance: 11 km.
Difficulty: Moderate.

Highlights: High andean Valleys - Biodiversity.

DAY 3: LLULLUCHAPAMPA - PAQAYMAYU - CHAQ’ICOCHA - PHUYUPATAMARCA

Meals: Breakfast, Wather, Lunch, Tea time & Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Minimum altitude: 3,800 m./ 12,537 ft.
Maximum altitude: 4,215 m./ 13,907 ft.
Distance: 15 km.
Difficulty: Moderate/challenging.

Highlights: Highest pass of the trek - Fantastic views - Cloud forest - Archeological sites

DAY 4: PHUYUPATAMARCA - WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel.
Minimum altitude: 2,040 m./ 6,977 ft.
Maximum altitude: 3,650 m./ 12,047 ft.
Distance: 10 km.
Difficulty: Moderate.

Highlights: Explore the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna - Sun Gate - Fantastic view of Machu Picchu

DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Meals: Breakfast.
Difficulty: Moderate.

Highlights: Guided visit of Machu Picchu - Wayna Picchu - Trip by VISTADOME TRAIN.

Important information regarding the new Inca Trail regulations !
We recommend booking and paying for your Inca Trail permits at least 4 months in advance to secure your travel date. Indeed, these sell out quickly, around 4 to 5 months in advance.

Note: The government has restricted the trail to 500 people each day, including the porters, cooks and guides. In addition, Machu Picchu is now restricted to 2,500 people each day.

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Luxury Inca Trail 5-day Itinerary:

DAY 1: CUSCO - 82 KM (PISKAYCUCHO) – PATALLACTA

6:30am - Your journey begins as we pick you up from your hotel in our private bus, heading off to Ollantaytambo, passing the picturesque villages of Chinchero and Urubamba. We then drive to the 82Km, where we start walking for 3 hours toward Patallacta (2,650m/8,747ft) for lunch and to set up our first camp. In the afternoon, explore the amazing archaeological site of Patallacta enjoying all the buildings and the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Distance: 6 km.
Difficulty: Easy.

DAY 2: PATALLACTA - WAYLLABAMBA - LLULLUCHAPAMPA

Another early wake-up: 6:30am. After a delicious breakfast, we start trekking through the Kusichaca Valley, enjoying the myriad of flora and fauna, arriving at Wayllabamba for lunch. We then walk up a moderate hill for 4 hours through the Llullucha Valley to reach our second camp at Llulluchapampa (3800m/12,537ft), where we have our high tea while enjoying the breath-taking surrounding scenery.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Distance: 11 km.
Difficulty: Moderate.

DAY 3: LLULLUCHAPAMPA - PAQAYMAYU - CHAQ’ICOCHA - PHUYUPATAMARCA.

The third is both the longest and most beautiful day of our trek. After breakfast, we begin with a 2-hour uphill walk we walk to reach the highest point of our trek: the Warmiwañusca pass (Dead Woman pass) located at 4,215m/13,907ft. From here, we may enjoy the spectacular views of different microclimates, magnificent mountains, beautiful green valleys and myriad of flora and fauna. After time to enjoy this beautiful sight, we descend for two hours to Pacaymayu where we have lunch. Afterwards, we ascent towards the archaeological site of Runcurakay (3,800m/12,540ft) which we take time to explore, before walking to the second Runcurakay pass (3,977m/13,127ft). From here we can enjoy the breathtaking surrounding mountains and stunning lakes. The next archeological site is one hour away: Sayacmarca (3,600m/11,877ft). Finally we walk for two more hours to our third camp at Phuyupatamarca (3,650m/12,047ft). Walking through the Peruvian rain forest, we can enjoy the spectacular views of Machu Picchu Mountain and the stunning Inca citadel, the Urubamba Canyon and the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Distance: 15 km.
Difficulty: Moderate/challenging.

DAY 4: PHUYUPATAMARCA - WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES

The day most awaited for: the Sun Gate arrival. We wake up early in the morning for breakfast, before walking down stairs towards the archaeological site of Intipata, then through to Wiñaywayna (2,650m/8,747ft) for lunch, and a visit of this stunning Inca site. From here, the Sun Gate is another hour walk away (2,720m/8,977ft), from there, enjoy your first spectacular view of Machu Picchu in all its majesty. We will then descent to this world wonder: Machu Picchu, and take our bus to Aguas Calientes to spend the night in a private hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel.
Distance: 10 km.
Difficulty: Moderate.

DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

We leave our hostel after a very early breakfast to take the bus up to the Machu Picchu ruins (approximately 30minutes bus ride). Once inside the Machu Picchu ruins, we provide a 3 hour guided tour with plenty of free time for further exploring, taking photos and the option to climb Huayna Picchu or up to the Sun Gate. Then back to the town of Aguas Calientes where, at approximately 16:22, we take our return train to Ollantaytambo with a bus connection to Cusco city arriving back at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.
Difficulty: Moderate.

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Service included: Group Service

  • Pre-departure briefing.
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Private bus to the start of the trail.
  • Inca Trail & Machu Picchu entrance fees.
  • English-speaking professional guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons).
  • 4-person Dome Igloo tents (2 persons per tent with plenty of space for your backpacks).
  • Double thickness foam sleeping mattress.
  • Cooking equipment, experienced cook, Meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners) - food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including: coca leaf tea, which is excellent for the altitude sickness. Teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, pop-corn).
  • Porters (to carry the tents, food & cooking equipment), Dining tent, Kitchen tent.
  • Accommodation for our porters and cooks.
  • First-aid kit, including emergency Oxygen bottle.
  • Bus from Machu Picchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes, tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Backpacker/Cerrojo).
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
  • Free transfer to the airport if needed.
  • All local sales taxes.

Services Not included:

  • Porter to carry your clothing, sleeping bag, etc. You can hire your personal porter (6 kg) for US$ 55 per person and a third porter (maximum 9 kg/20 lb per person) for an additional US$ 40. We will provide you with a lockable porter bag to safeguard your equipment, but you will need to supply the small padlock).
  • Breakfast on the first morning. Some hotels offer an early morning breakfast service. If not, we stop in Ollantaytambo on the way to the start of the trek, where you'll have the opportunity to buy breakfast.
  • Entrance ticket to Wayna Picchu (Optional).
  • Meal (lunch) in restaurant in Aguas Calientes on the final day.
  • Upgrade your train service to VistaDome (First Class) - additional US$ 40.
  • Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes (optional) - US$ 3.
  • Sleeping bags can be rented from our office for the 4-day trek for US$ 20 per person (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use), all sleeping bags are synthetic (easy-to-wash). Weight: 2,5kg; rated to -12 degrees below freezing.
  • Extra night in Aguas Calientes, along with accommodation, meals, entrance fees, bus tickets, etc. are not included (we can make all the arrangements at an additional cost. Please, let us know at the time of booking or at least 1 week before the trek, so we can change the train departure date).
  • Additional nights in case of bad weather / flight delays or cancellations.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Personal expenditures: laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Gratuities, extras, tips, etc.

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USD $850.00

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What you need to take on the Inca Trail ?

  • Original passport.
  • Original International Student Identity Card (if applicable).
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage archaeological sites).
  • Small towel.
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Cash in Soles and/or US $
  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek.
  • Rain gear (jacket & pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco).
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Flashlight/headlamp and extra batteries.
  • Camera, films and extra batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold weather).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain, wind & cold.
  • Sunblock.
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face & body.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 25% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported.
  • Handkerchiefs.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, Muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the day.
  • Optionally: water-sterilizing tablets or pump, in case you pick up water from streams/rivers along the route.
  • Personal medication.

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Environmental Impact:

Qeros Tours Peru's Team is a supporter of environmental conservation. We operate with a minimal impact policy on our Peruvian trips. This can include different cooking methods, packing out the group waste, taking less invasive routes and never building fires at our campsites. All the guides work together to minimize the group's impact and will speak about the local environment and some of its challenges and threats.Read more...

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The vision and purpose of Qeros Tours Peru is to promote and sustain the Andean Cosmovision, the indigenous identity & culture of the Q’eros native people of Peru for the next generations. Our primary goal is to bring life-sustaining relief to the Q’eros People. Read more..

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Important information regarding new Inca Trail regulations !
We recommend that you make your trek booking at least 5 months in advance to secure your departure date, as permits sell out at least 4 months in advance. The government has strictly limited the number of people permitted on the Inca Trail to 500 people each day including the porters, cooks and guides. So, if you are sure about your hike departure date, send us an E-mail or check the Inca Trail trek availability dates first.

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