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Tour Details

The Royal Inca Trail Tour to Machu Picchu is our private service can depart any time as long as there are permits available. Special for friends and families with young children. Highly recommend for private Machu Picchu trek groups.

A trek with Gringo Tours is the spectacular way to get to Machu Picchu, because it allows you to truly immerse yourself in the Incan history and culture, so you really appreciate MachuPicchu when you finally get and all the Happy Gringo staff will work very hard to make your Inca trek unforgettable.

Inca Trail is breathtaking, not only because you are at altitude, but because you’re smack right in the middle of the Andes. Happy Gringo will do everything possible effort from start to finish with this expedition, from the pre-trek talk to all of the transportation to and from, and everything in between. Gaining weight on this adventure hike is likely with the amazing and abundant amount of Organic Food available at every meal.

Our Inca Trail Royal group is ideal for families with young children, group of friends and/or honeymooners. With smaller groups you get the full attention to detail of our expert guides and with each trekker having a personal porter to carry 8kg of your hiking gear to enjoy the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu vacation.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0600 AM

Price Includes

  • Personalized assistance
  • Sustainable tourism encompasses responsible practices for recreation
  • Tour Guide
  • Machupicchu sunrise "1st on the Santuary"
  • Private porter to carry personal stuff (5 kl)

Price Excludes

  • Warm Shower Tent
  • Private Toilet
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain:

Recommended To Carry

  • Original Passport
  • Hiking boots
  • Headlamp
  • Refillable water bottle (hydration bags are recommended)
Inca Trail Permits and Availability

Happy Gringo offer daily departures on the Inka Trail trek «excluding February when the Inca trail is closed».
It is highly recommended to book your Inca hike at least 4 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out. Therefore, the Inca Trail Peru is available to book from March 01st to January 31st every year.

Inca Trail Campsites, 2020

→ The Inca Trail Tours 4, 5, 6 and 7 days – The campsites may change depending on booking time and availability, weather conditions or on restrictions undertaken for safety reasons by the Peruvian Goverment. for more details let us know.


Day 1Cusco, Maras Salt Mines and then trek to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, later transfer to Km 82 Piscacucho

Today begins your adventure of a lifetime, the Classic Inca Trail and the Gem of Maras Salt Mines. We will pick you up from your hotel in our private van very early in the morning (05:30am aproximately) time will be confirmed by your tour guide the day before, because it can change depending wheater conditions. Transfer to Maras and a Wonderfull trek to the Sacred Valley along the Salt mines of Maras, a precious gem: The Maras Salt mines.A myriad of salt crusted terraces precariously nestles against the steep mountain sides, while a steady stream of mineral rich water trickles down with a silent gargling that somehow defies time.
The ponds, you ought to know, have been in use since the times of the Incas and before. An hour trek to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, where our van going to wait for a transfer to Piskacucho, which is called kilometer 82, where the Classic Inca Trail begins. On the way, we stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo at 6:30-7am to load up on energy for our start of the trail. (Breakfast is not included).Upon arrival at kilometer 82 at 11:30am, we will have some time to organize ourselves,. At the Inca Trail first control point be ready to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) your student card.
At the start of the trail (2720m/8923ft) we cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy, a warm-up along the Inca flat terrain. There are great views of the Incan Fortress (‘Huillca Raccay’), the vast and incredible Inca site of Llactapata, (officially called ‘Patallacta’), and the beautiful snow-capped peak of ‘W’akay Willca’ (5860m/19225ft) known in books as Veronica. Our first campsite Wayllabamba (3000m/9842ft) in the temperate green valley of the same name. Temperatures at night are around 5ºC depending on the month.
During the day, we will enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains Veronica, (5,860m/19,337ft), the lush green valley around us and a myriad of flora and fauna.

Campsite will vary according availability of spaces on the trail and will be confirmed the day of your briefing one or two days before your trail; Also the inca trail campsites can vary on the way according the health condition of our travelers or wheater conditions.

Day 2Trekking “Wayllabamba to Pacaymayuc/ Runkuraqay”

After waking up at 5 to 5:30am and enjoying a hot breakfast, we start a steep ascent towards the highest pass, Abra de Warrmihuañusca or ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ at 4200m/13779ft. On this day, you will feel a real sense of achievement upon reaching the top! After a well-deserved rest, we begin the descent to where we stop for lunch, which is located at Pacaymayu (3550m/11646ft).
On our way up to the pass, we will be able to see an array of hummingbirds and a combination of other species of bird life. There will be plenty of time to appreciate the incredible variety of native plants and the ´Polylepis´ or Q’ueuña trees which grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650m/11972ft! After lunch, begins the second two-hour steep climb to Runkuraqay pass (almost 4000m/13,123ft). We arrive at our campsite by 5 pm. Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the night.

Campsite will vary according availability of spaces on the trail and will be confirmed the day of your briefing one or two days before your trail; Also the inca trail campsites can vary on the way according the health condition of our travelers or wheater conditions.

Day 3Trekking “Pacaymayuc to Wiñayhuayna”

This is the most impressive day so far; keep this in mind as you ascend on day three! We wake up for breakfast at 6am and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’ (meaning ‘Town in the Clouds’). Here we reach the third highest point on the Inca trail (3680m/). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular!. The Inca site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’, is located a few minutes’ walk from the third pass.
After visiting this site, we continue walking down 3000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive agricultural Incan site of ‘Intipata. After taking some time to visit this site, we continue until we arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna. (2680m/8792ft). Today, we will only walk about 4 to 5 hours. We arrive at camp by lunchtime! Temperatures during the night are about 12º C. A short walk from our campsite is the famous Incan site of ‘Wiñay Wayna’ (‘Forever Young’). Even if you are feeling tired after your day’s trek, it´s a moment you cannot miss, the most impressive site on the Inca trail.

Campsite will vary according availability of spaces on the trail and will be confirmed the day of your briefing one or two days before your trail; Also the inca trail campsites can vary on the way according the health condition of our travelers or wheater conditions.

Day 4Trekking “Wiñayhuayna – IntiPunku & Machupicchu guided Tour”

At around 4:00am it´s time to wake up, have breakfast and start day 4 on the Inca trail to get to Machu Picchu on time. This is the final part of your journey, arriving by 6:00am to reach Inti Punku or The Sun Gate. At that point, the majestic Machu Picchu Citadel is in front of us with its intense beauty – an incredible sight for all to see.
The reality of what the Inca people must have encountered on their taxing journey to this expansive temple of Machu Picchu. At this point, we walk downhill towards the Machu Picchu Citadel. (2400m/7872 ft.) After walking 40 minutes, we enter the citadel from the top through the “House of the Guardians”. From there we proceed to the control point where we register and leave our belongings. Your professional guide will direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made from stone. Machu Picchu is considered as the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom. Once the guided tour is over, you will have free time to explore the site on your own.

You will also have time to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own if you choose (not included in the price)
• Climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there.
• Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or bathe in the hot springs.
You will descend to Aguas Calientes by touristic bus (included) and later board the Expedition train by to the Ollantaytambo Train Station where you will meet our private van and later be transferred to your hotel in Cusco” train schedule and arriving time in Cusco will be confirmed the same day of your briefing in Cusco”. If you have an special request about train departure time, or an upgrade for a Better category train such as the Vistadome Panoramic train or others. please let us know at the time of your booking.