3 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous and popular hike in Peru and even one of the most favourite treks in the world. Discover one of the most pristine landscapes of Peru and experience an Andean journey to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Hike the through high mountain passes, highland meadows and tropical cloud forests. This 3 day hike to Machu Picchu ends up by entering this Incan sanctuary through the famous Sun´s Gate ("Inti Punku" in Quechua native language). Be one of the many adventurers from around the world, who has successfully, done this moderate to difficult Machu Picchu 3 day hike!
3 day Inca Trail tour is one of the best hike to reach to the ancient Inca Trail and in the short time. Enjoy the best scenary this original Inca path. With paved stone paths and stairs cut into mountain -sides, the trail passes Inca citadels such as Runkurakay, Wiñaywayna, Phuyupatamarca and Machu Picchu, through cloud-forest speckled with orchids and fauna, across high Andean plains and up on to the oxygen-starved Warmiwañusca Pass (4200 m / 13,780 ft).
Day 01: Cusco - Km 82 - Llullucha Pampa
Day 02: Llullucha Pampa - Wiñaywayna
Day 03: Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco
You can book online the 3 Day Inca Trail Challenge. There are spots available for the 2020!
Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.
Departure Time: 04:00
Briefing Point: Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek
Briefing Time: Between 17:00 - 18:00
Return Point: Cusco - Our driver will drop-off in your hotel or Airbnb department
Service Level: Quality camping equipment with character (inflatable mattress, sleeping bag, etc), extra porter and private transport.
Physical Rating: 3 - Demanding - Some Hight-altitude hikes, but accessible to most healthy travellers
Age requirement: 8+ / All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Inca Trail Operator: Tierras Vivas Travel
Crew: A Tierras Vivas Representative in Cusco, a professional bilingual Tour Guide, a Cook and extra Porters for your personal belonging.
Accomodation: 2x campsite.
Meals: 2x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner, 2x afternoon tea (Food on the Inca Trail)
Transportation: Transportation by private van, 1x train (Expedition Class).
Camping equipment: You can view our camping equipment!
Group Available: Min: 2 - Max: 8
3 Day Inca Trail Challenge is the best alternative trail for the 4 Day Inca Trail or Short Inca Trail 2 Days. If you you don´t have time, we can recommend to book the Machu Picchu 3 day Hike and if you want to do the classic Inca Path.
On this trail, you will walk between to 8 - 10 hrs everyday.
Before you book, maybe you have some question about the Inca Trail.
Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains not included in our service, it is the extra, in our trek only included the Inca Trail + Machu Picchu citadel.
In you would like to cancell, please visit our Inca Trail Booking Policies
To complete your booking, we will require your personal details, full name, passport, nationality and day of birthday. Once sent, our booking department will require the 50% pre-payment for your book your entrance fee and train ticket. Inca Trail Book and Payment you will find the next step to book and payment.
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This route was first examined by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and was opened for hikers in 1970. The legendary ruins of Machu Picchu are not the only historical remaining parts within the region, many other fascinating sites are in places that are only accessible on foot and have barely been explored.Early in the morning you will start out to Piskacuchu, an area situated on the 82nd km waymarker (51mile) of the Cusco (2,680 meters from sea level) – Machu Picchu railroad- the beginning of the Inca Trail. After a briefing you will cross a bridge and walk together with the bank of the Urubamba River as it streams north-west with the Sacred Valley along a horizontal landscape, then turning right and moving up abruptly from the river. After passing through a small village, the relics of the Inca hillfort Huillca Raccay appear high above the mouth of the river Cusichaca (happy bridge). When the Incas conquered this area they constructed a fort here as the site commands a wonderful vista across the Urubamba Valley and guarded the entrance to the Cusichaca Vally. You will also visit the very large Llactapata. You will have lunch in Chamana and then carry on along the river observing various Incan agricultural stepped terraces and irrigation channels until reaching the attractive village of Wayllabamba. After that in the afternoon you reach the village of Llullucha Pampa, the location of your first campsite (3,850m). You will have dinner and a rest.
Distance: 17 km
Estimated time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude: 12,630 feet /3,850m
Campsite: Llullucha Pampa
The second day is the hardest but one of the most fascinating days, you reach 4,200 m, traversing the first and highest Warmiwañusqa Pass and later the second pass at 3,800 meters above sea level but also get to see more exciting sites, like Runquracay, the site is fenced with alcoves that might have been little resting locations, guard posts or ceremonial places, If feeling the effects of the altitude when crossing the first high pass its best to not stop or descend quickly to the valley of the Pakaymayu River, where you have lunch. Then you continue hiking through the valley to the Inca ruins of Runkuraqay and then climb up over the second pass – Abra Runkuraqay. After that you descend down to Yanacocha (The Black Lagoon) and then trek up a trail with stone steps to arrive at another cluster of distinct buildings. This location is called Sayaqmarka, a pre-Hispanic site with slender streets and buildings that stand at different levels; sanctuaries, patios, canals and an outside protective wall. From the top of the arch end, you can see various buildings that look like they once were temples and an astronomic watchtower with constant water supply and superior food storage.
Sayaqmarka is a location brimming with enigma and enchantment; the rough distance from Runkuraqay is about 5km. It takes about 2 hours. This site covers over 3,600 meters above sea level. There’s a wonderful trail and a tunnel traversing across the site. We walk past beautiful subtropical vegetation and great archaeological sites. We get over the Phuyupatamarca Pass and just behind it are the Phuyupatamarca ruins which are better preserved than the ones we have seen up to now. A few km’s down a steep descent and via a cloud forest takes us to the last campsite at Wiñay Wayna Visitor’s center where you can purchase food and drink and use the restrooms.
The third day begins at 3 am when we hike the last 4km to Machu Picchu. Pursue the path indicated which is plainly marked by the signposts (and be careful not to wander too near to the edge of the cliff). Cherish your time at the most valuable masterpiece of the continent. You have plenty of time to enjoy your visit to Machu Picchu. In the afternoon we take the train back to Cusco.
If you go straight from the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes), its only 2km from Puente Ruinas station to Machu Picchu. It takes about 20 minutes to go down a narrow path which runs side-by-side to the rail line.
Single room: Please note that if you have booked the "Single room" option for this trek, you receive your own single tent for all nights.
Local flights: No local flights are included in the trek´s price!
If very important your take best cover backpacker, because the weather in Inca Trail is change every date, we can’t predict it raining or no. If you don’t have, we recommended to putting your clothes, sleeping bag and other personal equipment inside the plastic bag.
Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During the third day (if sunny) and in Machu Picchu, convertible hiking pants are useful, as can be switched into shorts if necessary. Machu picchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night. The rest of necessary implements are included in the “What we recommend that you bring your Inca Trail” list.
During the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu we spend three nights full-service camping, meaning that our camp staff will erect and dismantle the tents, cook, and do all camp chores for you: you need only carry your day pack. There will also be dining and toilet tents and bowls of warm water are provided both morning and evening for washing with.
Our tents are of the brand Eureka Timberline Outfitter 4 person designated for 4 seasons. We provide with 4 person capacity tents; however, just 2 trek participants use it! In this way, we provide you more space and comfort. In case of a single traveller, we provide with a 2 person capacity tent.
Single Supplement: If you are traveling on your own, and would prefer to share a tent, we'll pair you with another trekker of the same gender and there will not be an extra cost. If you prefer to have a tent to yourself a surcharge of USD 50 will have to be paid. If you want an upgrade any service to the train or accommodation or do you want to stay extra night in Machu Picchu, contact us directly to firstname.lastname@example.org for this to be done and confirmed to you.
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The 3 day Salkantay Hike to Machu Picchu was created for the intrepid travellers, who like to explore and discount the sacred mountain on the short time.. After the Inca Trail, the Salkantay Trek is the second most popular trek to Machu Picchu, is listed as one of the 25 best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine visit our hike to 3 day Salkantay Hike
This Sacred Valley tour to Inca Trail 3 days tour was created especially for you, offers the possibility of combining a traditional guide tour of the Sacred Valley with an adventure hike, this links the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas and the 2 day Inca Trail course towards one of the seven wonders of the modern world Machu Picchu. Book Online the Sacred Valley to Inca Trail 3 days/ 2 nights
Lares is a small town located on the north of Cusco. We start in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (In Huaran). Then, we will go up to the narrow path and we will have the chance to see stone houses with thatched roofs surrounded by herds of llamas, alpacas and guinea pig. The road is moderate compared to the Inca Trail. This road has two passes of 4000 MAMSL or 13,000 feet. In this trip the trek is about 7 to 8 hours daily at an altitude of 2900 MAMSL where we have impressive panoramic views of different snowy mountains. We also have beautiful lagoons. We will camp in a community where we can appreciate the art and textile industry that are well-preserved in this places. You will discover the quechuan culture in the heart of the Inca land. After finishing our hike we will take the train to Aguas Calientes and visit the famous Inca fortress of Machu Picchu world heritage site.
This 4 day trek is an open-air adventure that offers a challenge of spectacular natural beauty and spirituality. Salkantay (that means “Wild Mountain”) is located at 6,271 MAMSL. It is the highest peck of the Vilcabamba and one of the highest of the Andes and it is located on the north-west of Cusco. The famous Salkantay Trek is considered one of the 25th best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. It is a trek open for all the people and without space limits at least for now. This trek connects Cusco Town with Machu Picchu. Salkantay trek is an ancient and remote path located on the snowy mountains and it’s surrounded by an exuberant tropical rain forest. The experience of walking through this path is so amazing that you can easily get lost in the beautiful landscapes. Our tour is customized so it is not the usual path, this is a new path for trekkers who are looking for more privacy and authenticity.