How to get to the inca trail. Is just following by bus the high way that come from cusco to kilometers 82 where is the starting point of the inca trail. hikes up to the Machu Picchu Archaeological City is 45 kilometers, during this trek you will be able to aprecite lush vegetation and water falls of glacier origin, as well as different archaeological monuments, among which are: Qoriwachayrachina, Patallaqta, Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca , Intipunku, Intipata and Wiñayhuayna.
Another possibility, which takes less time, is the so-called Sacred Trail which lasts for 2D / 1N, which starts at km 104 of the Chachabamba railway. In this tour the overnight will be held in Machu Picchu village. It should be noted that both options are made with a travel agency
It is part of the Qhapaq Ñan network. To trek the Inca Trail is to observe the seasons of the year in a few days: from moderate to extreme cold, from a temperate temperature to an intense heat. The route that departs from Cusco challenges the adventurers. The prize for its effort is to arrive at Machu Picchu in a magical sunrise, when the solar rays descend from the mountains to show the harmony between man and nature.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most important trekking routes in South America. In the route there are numerous ravines and water courses of glacial origin. Among the twelve archaeological monuments that can be appreciated include: km 82, Patallaqta, Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Intipunku, Intipata and Wiñayhuayna.
It is closed during the month of February for maintenance.
Those who wish to do this tour must be in good physical condition and hire an agency necessarily.
Once in a lifetime experience
David acted as our guide during our 4 day Inca Trail adventure in April. David went above and beyond for everyone and really made the trip a “once in a lifetime” experience.
No question was a stupid question and we learnt so much during the hike itself and when we eventually reached Machu Picchu. When we struggled up those Incan steps David was there offering support and never made anyone feel they were lagging behind or causing an inconvenience. I can’t recommend David or the Inca Trail enough and I will definitely be back!!
Machu Picchu would not have been the same without doing the 5-day comfort tour of the Inca Trail first, and entering through the Sun Gate. David and his crew did a phenomenal job taking care of us, with patient hiking tips, amazing meals and exceptional service every step of the way. My husband and I are both in our 50’s, and we went with our 24 year old son. The altitude was definitely noticeable the first two days, and when they say the hike is challenging – they mean it! However, the physical exertion is well worth the effort for the breathtaking views! David timed our day so that we had plenty of time to comfortably hike, and still enjoy all of the scenery. He chose the best camping spots so we could relax in the evenings with a cup of coca tea and watch the sunsets! This was definitely a once-in-a-life-time experience! Put this on your bucket list!
Once in a lifetime” Experience
When i did the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in June a dream came true and i had the trip of my lifetime.
I coud not wish for a better guide than David. He is a fantastic guide and made this trip to something special.
Although the hike was very hard at some points, David was very supportive and helped every member of my group keep ging. He was very funny and we had always a good laugh together. Besides he had an awesome cultural and historical knowledge and told us a lot of interesting things about the trail itself and every ruin we visited, especially about Machu Picchu.
David made our four day hike to an amazing and unforgettable experience and i highly recommend him as a tour guide to everyone i know.
If i ever come back to Peru, i will definitely join one of Davids tours again!
Lovely greetings from Germany
Thank you David!
Thank you for an incredible outdoore experience. 4 days Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu july31- aug4 was amazing. With our guide David and his stuff we had excellent food, breathtaking views, knowledgement of local culture and history and support of all kind when needed.
I can higly recommend David and his stuff!
I was fortunate enough to have David as a guide whilst doing the inca trail trek. David was knowledgeable, kind, engaging, fun and respectful. He took time to get to know each member of our group and allowed us to go at our own pace. I would highly recommend David as a guide for future travellers. 🙂