Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tops the bucket list of many travellers in South America. Infact, it is the most preferred option to most for visiting Machu Picchu.
The reason: apart from being one of the best trails in the world, this four day trek to Machu Picchu also runs through one of the world’s most beautiful terrain and offers you a chance to explore lesser known Inca ruins.
Classic Inca trail hike goes through the snow capped peaks of the Andes Mountain range and winds to the lush Amazon jungle. Moreover, the trail also offers an enchanting view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate.
4 Day Classic Inca Trail Tour to Machu Picchu being one of the renowned trails, it tends to sell out soon. So make sure to book your trek at least six months in advance to get the most of your trip to Peru.
The highest point of the Inca Trail is the dead woman’s pass at 4,215m (13,828 ft). The dead woman’s pass is at 1,800m (5,905 ft) higher altitude than the world heritage site, Machu Picchu.
Here are the best five reasons to hike Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Happy Gringo Tours, a local tour company:
When you experience the four days’ Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Happy Gringo Tours, you will be relishing on exclusive Peruvian food. Our local chef’s who join the trek are known to cook mouth watering authentic Peruvian food. Our meal plan includes local dishes such as Mango Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, Quinoa, Rainbow Trout etc.
All these meals are freshly cooked. We serve Mango Ceviche throughout the trek.
We at Happy Gringo Tours are proud to be the only tour operator to offer the renowned Peruvian dish, Mango Ceviche on our excursions.
Our chefs also prepare the best vegetable soup.
As you would start your trek our local expert who will be guiding you, will offer you some great insights on the way of life of Incas, their culture, traditions and customs.
With our friendly and experienced team of guide, chefs and porters, we intend to offer a memorable experience to our trekkers. Our team tends to make your experience as relaxing as it could be.
Our team would take care of everything from setting your tents to serving you mouth watering nutritious meals to make your experience an unforgettable one.
On the last day of your trek we will be accommodating you in a comfortable ensuite hotel room in Aguas Calientes.
Want to hike Huayna Picchu? Simply let us know at the time of booking and our team will get you the permit.
Without the presence and assistance of the Andean porters whom we refer to as goalkeepers, the journey to Machu Picchu could not be achieved in four days. Back in the 80s and 90s trekkers had to carry all their gears.
Somewhere before the year 2000 the porters used to carry upto 50 Kgs/ 100 LBS. However, the regulations have changed and now the goalkeepers are restricted to carry not more than 25 kgs/ 50 LBS (including sleeping bags).
So do take a look at our Inca Trail Packing List which highlights the essentials you may need during the trek.
Many trekkers are often in doubt on how they would be served their meals during the trek. All our treks and trails include a portable kitchen with professional chefs and dining tents with tables and chairs. What more? We serve one of the best meals on our treks.
Be sure to carry a bottle of water or camelback. After the first lunch you can always refill your bottle or camelback for more than 2-3 litres, depending on your necessity.
The best way to purify water is to boil it for seven minutes. Make sure to carry a bottle or camelback with enough quantity to refill them while trekking in the Andes.
One of the most famous hikes in South America; Peru’s Inca Trail is absolutely an experience of a lifetime. Built by the Incas 600 years ago, the 4 day hike to Machu Picchu is the most popular stretch of Inca road system. Consisting of 50, 00 kilometers in the whole Andes mountains from Ecuador to Patagonia Chile.
You can hike Inca Trail at any time of year, except February when the trail is closed for maintenance. Please note that this is a high altitude experience, we highly recommend you to spend a few days in Cusco before the trek to avoid altitude sickness. You can even visit Sacred Valley of Incas and get an introduction to Inca civilization.
The Inca Trail food – Peruvian food has been gaining popularity globally. Especially because it is prepared using the unique ingredients found across the country.
On the Inca Trail the porters carry all fresh food, camping equipment, chairs, tables, and the chef prepares the amazing meals. On the other hand, we want to let you know that Happy Gringo Tours takes pride in serving delicious Peruvian cuisine. Join our team to experience the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!
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