Comfort Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days

The Comfort Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most well preserved and scenic sacred path from the Incan period. In ancient times the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu was the most important network that linked up different parts of the Incan civilisation and was set up for the purposes of religious pilgrimage and improving commerce. The original Inca trail started in Cusco and passed through the Andes, offering unique views of stunning snow capped mountain peaks, beautiful lakes and colourful flora, before finishing at Machu Picchu – the most sacred place of the Incas.

this Confort Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has been designed for hikers how want to enjoy  every day more the views and glorious Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu

Comfort Inca Trail – Highlights

  • Amazing views of Veronica peak
  • Amazing mountain ranges of Urubamba
  • Beautiful cloud forest and lush vegetation
  • Amazing lakes of grassland
  • Stunning Inca Sites
  • History and Cultural Immersion
  • Beautiful streams and waterfalls
  • Flora and fauna
  • Delicious food and cuisine
  • Amazing Wonder of the World MACHU PICCHU

Overview

Comfort Inca Trail – Summary:

  • Trip style: adventures, history & cultural immersion
  • Length: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
  • Frequency: From March to January (February is closed every year)
  • Group: 2 persons min , max 10 persons
  • Fhysical Grading: moderate, challenging
  • Total distance hiked: 45 km /28 miles
  • Beginning altitude: 3,800 m /9,512 ft
  • Maximun altitude: 4,215 m /13,910 ft

Comfort Inca Trail – Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Cusco – km 82 – Huayllabamba (Meals: L/D)
  • Day 2: Huayllabamba – Pacaymayo (Meals: B/L/D)
  • Day 3: Pacaymayo – Puyupatamarka (Meals: B/L/D)
  • Day 4: Puyupatamarka –  Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes Town (Meals: B/L/D)
  • Day 5: Machu Picchu Inca Site – Cusco (Meals: B)

 

Comfort Inca Trail – Detailed Itinerary

1 Day: CUSCO –KM 82- HUAYLLABAMBA

Comfort Inca Trail to MapyWe will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 5:30am and then drive by private bus for two hours to Ollantaytambo where we will stop for a quick breakfast. Then we continue driving for another hour until we reach the start point of the Comfort Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Once everyone has had the chance to prepare their belongings we will pass through a control point to enter the National Park.

Then the real adventure begins as we follow a gently undulating path for one and a half hours, we then ascend gradually for another half an hour until we reach the Incan site of Llactapata. From here we will enjoy the amazing snow capped views of the Veronica mountain peak and begin our short descent to our lunch spot. After lunch we will continue hiking for another two and a half hours until we reach our camping site at Huayllabamba.

  • WALKING DISTANCE: 5 to 6 hours
  • STARTING ELEVATION: 2800 m /8765 ft
  • HIGHEST ELEVATION: 3000 m / 9840 ft
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • Overnight: Camping
  • MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (including a snack and afternoon tea)
  • ACCOMODATION: Camping

2 Day: HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMALLO

We wake up early at approximately 5:30am and then following a lovely breakfast we start the hike up to Dead Woman’s Pass at 4,215m, the highest point of the Comfort Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Along the way we will explore the amazing forest with its native trees and hanging mosses and we will enjoy the other beautiful natural scenery. After reaching the pass, we will take some time to enjoy the stunning snowy mountains surrounding us. We then begin our descent to the camping site at Pacaymallo, where we will have lunch and enjoy a relaxing free afternoon.

  • WALKING DISTANCE: 7 to 8 hrs
  • STARTING ELEVATION: 3000 m / 9840ft
  • HIGHEST ELEVATION: 4215 m / / 13,828 ft
  • OVERNIGHT: Camping
  • DIFFICULTY: Challenging
  • MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (including a snack and afternoon tea)

3 Day: PACAYMALLO – PUYUPAMARKA

Comfort Inca Trail to MapyWe wake up early again and following a hearty breakfast we start hiking for two hours up towards the second mountain pass of the  Inca Trail. From there we can take in stunning views of the snow-capped Pumacillo peak.

We then drop down from the second pass to explore the beautiful Incan site of Sayacmarka, before hiking gently back up to the third mountain pass which we cross before we take a break for lunch.

This is the most beautiful day of the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu as we will also enjoy views of the Veronica mountain peak, Vilcabamba mountain range and the magical Cloud forest. Along the way we will also stop and explore the Incan sites of Puyupatamarka and Intipata. We will hike for another three hours before we complete our descent to the campsite at Winayhauna.

  • WALKING DISTANCE: 6 to 7 hrs
  • STARTING ELEVATION: 3600 m / 11,896 ft
  • HIGHEST ELEVATION: 3600 m / 12,465nft
  • OVERNIGHT: Camping
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (including a snack and afternoon tea)
  • ACCOMODATION: Camping

4 Day: PUYUPAMARKA – MACHUPICCHU INCA SITE – AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN

Comfort Inca Trail We wake up at 6:00 am in order to catch a spectacular view of the sunrise at Puyupatamarka following which we descend 3 hours down to Winayhuayna. After another 1 hour 30 minutes of trekking we will arrive at the Sun Gate entrance and follow in the the footsteps of the Incans take in the splendour of Machu Picchu, an archeological wonder of the world.

We will enjoy a two hour tour with a local guide after which you will have to time to explore the beauty of this vast archaeological site yourself. Following this we will travel down to Machu Picchu Town by bus where we will stay for the night.

  • WALKING DISTANCE: 3 hrs / 6 km
  • STARTING ELEVATION: 2600 m / 7956 ft
  • HIGHEST ELEVATION: 2700 m / 8233 ft
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast
  • ACCOMODATION: Hotel

5 Day: MACHU PICCHU INCA SITE – CUSCO

Comfort Inca Trail to MapyWe will wake early to catch a bus back up to Machu Picchu Inca site where we will have the chance to enjoy sunrise and experience the wonder of Machu Picchu in the morning light. You will enjoy a two hour tour from a local guide around this astonishing archeological site and then enjoy some free time to explore it further by yourself.

During this time you can also opt to hike to the top of Huayna Picchu, the iconic mountain peak that overlooks the site of Machu Picchu. Following this we will return to Machu Picchu Town by bus from where we catch our train to Ollantaytambo and then onwards by private bus back to Cusco.

  • WALKING DISTANCE: Bus
  • STARTING ELEVATION: 2115 m / 6853 ft
  • HIGHEST ELEVATION: 2115 m/ 7231 ft
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast
  • ACCOMODATION: N/A

Inclusions

Included in the Comfort Inca Trail

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef and Assistant Chef
  • Porters
  • 6 kg of your personal items.
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Private bus from your hotel to Km 82
  • Train back to Ollantaytambo
  • Private bus from Ollantaymbo to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Kitchen tent and Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Not Included in the Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be rented from us : US$20.00)
  • Hiking poles ( can be rented from us : US$B15.00)
  • Air mattress ( can be rented from us : US$ 20.00)
  • Lunch and dinner on Day 4
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of you Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu.

What you Need to Take for the Comfort Inca Trail

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack

Prices

Comfort Inca Trail – Prices

Group Service

  • 2017 – Price per person  US$750.00 (adults)

Private Group Price

  • 2017 – Price per person US$800.00 ( adults)

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need for extra Porter hire!).

Discounts

  • Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
  • Under 18’s Discount: US$20

Optional upgrade:

  • Sleeping Bag US$20
  • Walking Pole US$15
  • Inflatable Mattress US$20
  • Single Tent Supplement US$35

Optional upgrade (Need to book in advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 65.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 65.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes – Cusco: USD50.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired (Need to book in advance)

How to book (Group or Private Service):

You can either book by emailing us or by using the Booking form provided on this site.

By e-mail: andeanpathtravel@gmail.com

Send us your main Departure date and back up date: By providing us with a main date and a back up date for your Comfort Inca Trail (Short Inca Trail, Lares Trek, Salkantay TrekAncascocha Peru Trek, Cachicata Hike, etc.) Andean Path Travel will automatically respond to your e-mail.

Send us your Personal Details for Booking: 

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Date of birth

Student rate: In order to obtain this discount you must have a valid ISIC card. It is important you scan and e-mail this to us at the time of booking and that it is valid on the date you are booked on the Comfort Inca Trail / Alternative trek (you will need to show the real ISIC card http://www.isiccard.com upon your arrival here in Cusco and in Machu Picchu).

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Payment of deposit amount is:

  • US$ 200 per person for the Comfort Inca Trail
  • NOTE: If you want to climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain let us know in advance please because they allow only 400 people for both mountains. You will also have to include this as an additional cost.

US$ 25.00 for Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains

There are 2 time sessions:

  • First group of 200 hikers is from 7 – 8 am.
  • Second group of 200 hikers is from 10 – 11am – this also needs to be specified, although you need to be flexible to either time.

Payment of the deposit can be made through 1 of the following options:

Paypal:

  • We accept deposits through PayPal.The Paypal deposit is US $200 dollars per person. Paypal charges a fee of 6%, so the deposit will actually be US $212 dollars per person. The Paypal fee does not count toward the final Comfor Inca Trail price. Through Paypal you will send the deposit to info@andeanpathtravel.com

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