7-Day Trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

What's Included:

  • Transportation to and from the airport and hotel
  • 6 nights of accommodation:
    3 nights in a hotel in Cusco
    3 nights camping
  • Briefing before the trek
  • Shared transportation from Cusco to Km 81
  • English-speaking professional hiking guide and assistant guide for groups of over 9.
  • Trained chef and assistant cook with complete kitchen equipment and utensils
  • Dining equipment including tables, chairs, and a tent
  • Drinking water (except for the first morning)
  • 15 Meals: 6 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 Dinners; and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day
    (if you would like vegetarian food or a special diet, please let us know in advance.).
  • Inca Trail permits and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • First aid kit
  • Shared transportation from Poroy train station to hotel in Cusco
  • 24/7 support and emergency line available throughout the itinerary
Price from USD
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$850Per person twin share.

Duration7 Days / 6 Nights
...Activity LevelModerate

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Arrival to Cusco with a transfer to your hotel; a welcome meeting will be organized by your guide for a quick briefing of the tour. The rest of the day can be spent exploring Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, set in the Andean Mountain range. Discover Spanish churches and mansions that sit alongside Inca remains, visit the local market of San Pedro and their array of products from handicrafts to vegetable products, fresh juices and items for traditional Andean ceremonies....

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  • Accommodations: Jose Antonio Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
  • Meals Included: Not included

After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore Cusco at your ease. The capital city of the Inca Empire is now the undisputed archaeological capital of the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city. You may visit the local archaeological sites of Saqsaywaman, Tambomachay and Qenqo or you can take part in a Peruvian cooking class or chocolate making class, depending on how you want to spend your free day. We can help arrange and suggest all activities a...

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  • Accommodations: Jose Antonio Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast: is not included on this day. 

Our Inca Trail adventure begins at 4:30 a.m., when we’ll pick you up from your hotel. We will then drive to Piscacucho, also known as Km 82, where the Inca Trail begins. Here we need to visit the control point and do all the official bureaucracy before we can enter the trail, so you’ll need your passport and ticket. This is a good place to use the bathroom and put on insect repellent and sunscreen, as once we’re o...

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  • Camps: Ayapata Camp (Tent per 2 people).
  • Meals Included: All Included

It’s another early start on Day 2 as we wake around 5:30 a.m. Our cooks will prepare a hearty breakfast to get your energy levels up, and you’re going to need it. Day 2 on the classic Inca Trail is generally regarded as the toughest day, as we have a steep ascent ahead of us. We’ll be following the Inca Trail along a route that was sacred to the Incas, as it rises up into the Apus, where the mountain spirits dwell.  

After a few hours hiking, we wil...

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  • Camps: Overnight: Chaquicocha Camp (Tent per 2 people).
  • Meals Included: All Included

After another energy-filled breakfast, we’ll set off on a relatively gentle uphill trek to our first stop of the day: the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca, "The City Above the Clouds," located at around 3,680 m. This enchanting Inca ruin features terraced slopes and five small stone baths that contain constant fresh running water during the wet season. From here, we have incredible views of snow-capped peaks in the distance, including Salkantay and Veronica. 


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  • Camps: Wiñay Wayña Camp (Tent per 2 people).
  • Meals Included: All Included

Today we want to get moving as soon as possible, so we’ll wake at 4:30 a.m., have breakfast and then set off along the last section of the trail. We’ll walk for about 1.5 hours until we reach Intipunku (the “Sun Gate”), arriving before the first rays of the sun reach Machu Picchu. From the Sun Gate, at around 7 a.m., we can watch as the sun comes over the mountains, lighting up the surrounding landscape, slowly revealing Machu Picchu and our first sighting of o...

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  • Accommodations: Jose Antonio Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy your last day at leisure before your transfer to the airport for your return flight home, via Lima. 

Services Included: 

  • Reguar Transport: Hotel – Cusco Airport (20 minutes) - Assistant SPS/ENG.


  • Meals Included: Breakfast
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frequently asked questions

Most clients ask about tipping at the end of their trek on the Inca Trail with Valencia. Tipping is 100% voluntary and should only be done if you feel your guide porters and chefs have done a fantastic job. We hope every trip is a lifetime experience. If you give a tip, we have some general guidelines on how much to offer.  


Generally, on the Inca Trail, groups give pooled tips shared between the cook and all porters, including the head porter, and are usually given on the last night of the trek.  If the group pools money together and each porter receives 60 soles at the end, and your cook receives double that, 120 soles, they will end with a great tip! Often, the tip for your guide is done personally and is generally 50 soles per traveler.  


Money for unforeseen matters: We suggest bringing 300 to 400 Peruvian soles per hiker for any situation along the Inca trail.


Valencia Travel Cusco tries to distinguish itself from other companies by treating our porters well.  We believe they are the hardest workers on our treks and ensure they are equipped with proper hiking equipment and clothing. If you have any equipment you bought for your trip that you don't believe will ever use again. You can donate it to a porter, and he will be unbelievably grateful! Headlamps, sleeping bags, and even warm socks are great things to be presented to your porters. Remember that tipping is discretionary. If you don't think tipping is necessary for a particular circumstance, please don't tip.

Our chefs are the best, and they are happy to cook special dietary requests! Vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian, flexitarians. Comment your nutritional recommendations to your sales representative upon booking.

You can rent the items/services, for example, Walking sticks, a sleeping bag, an extra porter, an inflatable mattress, buy extra tours upon arrival, for example, Cusco City tour, Sacred Valley, Rainbow Mountain, etc.

Valencia Travel suggests that customers only carry essential things during their expedition. For example, a camera, a bottle of water, a small day pack in which you can take your snack, items you will use during the walk, for example, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc. Sometimes some medicine. Hence, it depends on someone, etc.


Other things you want to take: we suggest hiring an extra Porter so that you are not carrying out an expedition with enough weight; it is about the client enjoying the route taking pictures, talking with colleagues, and with the guide. It should be an enjoyable experience.

As part of the Packing List, waterproof items are strongly suggested, preferably when the trip takes place during the rainy season.


If the trip is going to take place during the dry season, but in the mornings and the afternoons, it is pretty cold, it is necessary to suggest a down jacket of 500 to 800 Gr.

We thoroughly recommend you bring travel insurance for treks. Valencia Travel strongly suggests that all guests have travel insurance that protects his integrity and belongings such as luggage.

Yes, you may have only one day of acclimatization, but it is recommended that you have at least two days of acclimatization before your trip.


It is suggested that you have at least two days of acclimatization to avoid any eventuality with the passenger. You may suffer from altitude sickness; food might taste bad, etc. Etc.

We suggest that guests have a backpack of 45 liters maximum. More than that is not recommended because of the physical effort required to meet the day's objective.

Money for unforeseen matters: We suggest bringing 300 to 400 Peruvian soles per hiker for any situation along the Inca trail.

You can check our recommended Packing list for a trek here: Packing List For Trekking in Peru (valenciatravelcusco.com)

Dining tent: hand-made

Passenger tent: Eureka

Bathroom tent: Eureka

Kitchen tent: hand-made

Mat (Sponge and inflatable for Premium programs)

Canes: Black Diamond

Kitchenware (Stainless steel)

Radios: Motorola

Passenger Duffels: hand-made

Porters Duffels:hand-made

Lamps: Quechua

Backless chairs, plastics, regular.

The company supplies toilet paper; rolls for each day; for example, if there are 16 passengers, a minimum of 10 rolls of paper are taken and placed in the portable toilet, but if the client requires more, they should take additional rolls for personal use.

The bathrooms are implemented from noon at lunchtime. At the entry point, there is a bathroom, so it is not necessary to install it. (generally, the bathroom is installed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day after the start of the adventure)

Every day when guests wake up, the team gives guests tea, coffee, and hot water so they can clean up.

Guests are given hot water in the morning for personal hygiene and also at night for that purpose.

In the case of the Inca trail, breakfast is made in a restaurant close to Ollantaytambo, whose cost the client has to cover.


At this same stop, customers can stock up on essential things they may have forgotten, such as cleaning supplies, plastic ponchos, etc.

For Trekking and Hiking, we suggest waterproof shoes. If guests don’t bring waterproof shoes, we recommend bringing another pair of shoes. If clothes get wet, they might dry in the kitchen, but it is not usual, and the guide has to approve this. Waterproof articles and suitable objects to carry out the adventure.

The sleeping bag specifically recommended is -20 ° below zero; that is the type of sleeping bag that Valencia Travel also rents and is more than enough to rest and keep warm at night.

The temperature may drop to 23F.

The procedure is simple. The client has to return in the event of an upset stomach, altitude sickness, or any discomfort that they present, but that allows them to walk with a Porter to the starting point in the case of the Inca Trail. (Up to km82)


If you have any physical injury, four porters accompanied by a park ranger will evacuate to the closest point where there is First Aid and vehicular access. They would have to return from Day 2 to kilometer 82.


From the third day, the injured guest must be evacuated to kilometer 108 via Wiñayhuayna.

During the Inca Trail, if you cross rivers, you will see waterfalls and a small lagoon, you will be walking within flora and fauna, and if you are lucky, you will be able to see different species such as foxes, deer, etc.

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