The Inca Trail Availability is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (45km) it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, and subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones ruins and tunnels.
The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious "Lost City of the Incas".
Inca Trail Availability To Machu Picchu
usually covered in 4 days arriving at the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu for sunrise on the fourth day. Inca Trail Availability is rated moderate and any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route. It is fairly challenging nevertheless, and altitudes of 4200m are reached, so ensuring that you are well acclimatized is important.
If arriving from sea level, plan to spend at least 2 full days in Cusco prior to commencing the trek. This should allow plenty of time for acclimatization and give you sufficient opportunity to visit the city of Cusco and nearby Inca ruins at Sacsayhuaman, Q'enko, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, as well as spending a day or two exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting the tradition market town of Pisac and the fascinating Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo.
The Inca Trail Availability can be hiked year round although the months of April till October are probably more comfortable since the weather is drier. June, July and August are in the high season when the Inca trail can become fully booked so be sure to make the Inca Trail Availability reservations in advance. The 4 day Inca Trail is closed each year during the month of February to allow conservation work to take place. The months of January and March are in the wet season so hiking the trail can be a little miserable unless you have a good rain jacket and waterproof tent.
There are two main alternative treks to the traditional 4-day Classic Inca Trail Availability that both end at Machu Picchu. The first and most popular alternative is the Short Inca Trail which can be completed in 1 or 2 days. This is an easier trek and starts further along the Vilcanota River Valley closer to Machu Picchu at a place called kilometer 104. The second trek is a more strenuous 7 day hike via Salkantay, a beautiful snow-capped mountain.
If you are searching the web for information about the 4 day Inca Trail Availability you'll find hundreds of tour companies offering this popular trek amongst their services. Many of these companies are acting only as agents for the relatively few specialist trekking companies that actually operate the trek. Prices for the 4 day trek start at US$240 per person for a basic service (including entrance fees and return on train) and can climb anywhere up to $1000 depending on the service and how comfortable you want to be. Purchasing the trek directly with a local tour operator in Cusco can often be less than half the price of buying the trek in your own country through an agent.
Inca Trail Availability Porter Welfare
Thousands of people make the Inca Trail trek each year. They typically complete the 43km mountainous trail in 4 days. For many the experience is an trip of a lifetime and the fulfillment of a personal ambition.
The satisfaction of having completed the trek and arriving at the spectacular Inca ruins of Machu Picchu is hard to beat.
However the feeling is even better if you know that all the porters helping you along the wayhave been well looked after and treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve
Inca Trail Availability Inca Trail 2 Days / 1 Night
This is an ideal alternative to trekking, adapted to visitors with limited time and or wishing to avoid extreme physical effort. It incorporates imposing landscapes, exotic places, valleys, flora, fauna, ecological mountains, archaeological centers and ancestral mystic energy, all of which takes us to the most spectacular and enigmatic citadel MACHU PICCHU.
Inca Trail Availability DAY 1: CUSCO – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU
We’ll leave early morning from hotel in our private bus accompanied by a professional guide to the train station (San Pedro) from where we will begin the journey by train appreciating the beautiful mountains, landscapes that introduce us to the valley in the atmosphere of the sky of CUSCO.
We will continue until we are arrive km. 104, this journey takes us approximately three hours, after a small rest we will begin our expedition.
The first archaeological center that we will visit is CHACHABAMBA (2250 m.) that shows an architectural beauty in the same valley.
Then gradually we will ascend in approximately three hours, toward the fascinating archaeological group WIÑAYWAYNA (2650 m.), a place where we will enjoy their charms and our boxed lunch.
After a rest we will continue in a semi-tropical forest toward the mystic INTIPUNKU (the sun gate), a place where we will enjoy the first panoramic view of the enigmatic citadel of MACHU PICCHU, surrounded of impressive mountainous peaks and deep valleys, with the URUBAMBA river, from INTIPUNKU, we will descend for 30 minutes toward the same citadel and we will stop ourselves at highest part of the citadel where we rest and take pictures, then we will descend to our campsite at PUENTE RUINAS (AGUAS CALIENTES).
Inca Trail Availability DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO.
After breakfast we will take the first bus to MACHU PICCHU (2,400 m) to enjoy the dawn in this magic place before the arrival of the other tourists coming from CUSCO.
The guided visit inside the citadel will take two hours and a half approximately, and then we will have free time to explore freely the exotic tranquility of the lost city of the Inca.
In the afternoon we will descend toward AGUAS CALIENTES to take our return train to CUSCO.