2-Day Hiking Trip to Machu Picchu via Inca Trail

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Peru holds significant importance as a dream destination for adventurers and travel enthusiasts. One of the famous most adventure sites of Peru is Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail. Inca trail is the trails that lead to the fortress of Machu Picchu. It is known for the architectural expertise and aesthetic sense of Inca Empire Era, apart from that Machu Picchu offers an exhilaratingly beautiful scenic view of beautiful nature. Many tourist traveling companies are offering trips to Machu Picchu via the Inca trail but we are providing a much time-efficient and short hiking trip to Machu Picchu. Normally it take more than five days to have a standard trek towards Machu Picchu but our company is providing a 2-day hiking trip by adopting an alternative path to enjoy Machu Picchu by having half of the trekking. Join us on a 2-Day tour to Machu Picchu and have an unforgettable trekking trip of Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. If you are bound by a time constraint then ours is the best trip to be availed.

The Citadel of Machu Picchu
The Machu Picchu Citadel

The Classic Inca Trail

Our short Inca trail trek will start from sacred valley on a slightly different route before going along the Classic Inca Trail. You won’t be able to gaze all the glorious sites around as you are availing the shorter path but still, you’ll be able to see the Andean mountains through its real vibrant colors. Before reaching the majestic Machu Picchu we will witness the magnificent vibes of the beauty of Winay Wayna while hiking across the centuries-old Inca track, Andean highlands, and the infamous cloud forest. In the brief period of 2-days, you’ll have the essence of the truest thrill of the Classic Inca Trail. It is a worth taking hike, the Andean mountain and the landscape from above will stun you and leave you in an awe. The short trek will let you dive into the history and beauty of Incan Civilization who has had made wonderful masterpieces like Machu Picchu.

Reserves of Machu Picchu Ruins
Machu Picchu ruins

Itinerary

Our 2-day short hiking trip to Machu Picchu via the Inca trail will give a promising experience to travelers and it will be an unforgettable experience to explore the Andes with brief hiking duration. We have intelligently designed our itinerary to make it short, effective and enjoyable.

Day 1:

The following will be the destinations for our first day.

  • Ollantaytambo
  • KM 104
  • Winaywayna
  • Sun Gate (Inti Punku)
  • Aguas Calientes

Day 2:

The second day will solely be dedicated to.

  • Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu hike via Short Inca Trail     

We will pick you from your hotel in Cusco or Sacred valley to head to Machu Picchu Citadel via the short Inca Trail. We will coordinate with you regarding the pick-up time as per your hotel’s location but we will leave early in the morning in our transportation. Our first destination will be the town of Ollantaytambo which is situated 60 kilometers away from Cusco city. We will catch the expedition train from the old Quechua town that will take us to the starting point of our trek. KM-104 will be our starting point at Chachabamba in the Sacred Valley. KM-104 sits at an elevation of 2150 meters, 7050 feet from above sea level. This is the point from where we will start short trek along Inca Trail.

Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu
The Incan Citadel

Before we arrive Inti Punku or the Sun Gate we have to trek 16 kilometers and these 16 kilometers will provide us with a rich opportunity to have breathtaking views of the exquisite Andean mountain and Andean landscape. We will start by walking over the other side of the Vilcanota River before starting the trek along the southern bank of the sacred river or Wilka Mayu River. The trek ascend begins as we are proceeding the trekking trail while passing through the native cloud forest of Peruvian Andes. After enduring the demanding trek of 3 hours we will arrive at a beautiful waterfall of the ancient ruins of Winay Wayna. We will have our lunch at the ruins of Winay Wayna and further explore the valley as possible as per our route. We will continue our trek journey to the Sun Gate and hopefully, we will reach till late afternoon. This is the place where we will first take the view of the ruins of macho Picchu in the golden hour presenting the view of the ruins as a golden structure between the Andean Mountains. After enjoying the breathtaking view of ruins during the golden hour we will proceed towards the last destination of our day and that will be Aguas Calientes. This is the village that will host us for tonight’s stay. Hotel bookings and accommodation arrangements will already be made. After a tiresome and full of adventure day, we will have rest at the hotel.

Machu Picchu Citadel at the top
Ruins of Machu Picchu

The next morning we will leave early in the morning to start our guided tour to Machu Picchu. The Citadel opens at 06:00 AM and you will be given a guided tour of the Citadel. The citadel is situated at 2430 meters, 7970 feet above sea level. It is situated over the Urubamba valley. Citadel is the famous and most preserved historic site in Peru. In 1983 it was declared as UNSECO heritage site and in 2007 it was labeled as one of the greatest most construction by man. Citadel contains a wonderful piece of architecture, towers, and beautiful terraces. It was used for ceremonial purposes by the Inca royalties. We will be having enough time to explore this masterpiece as it is opened from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM. The Peruvian government has limited the number of tourists to 2500 to keep the site preserved.

The included services in our Trip?

Our 2-day short hiking trip following Inca trail to Machu Picchu will include the following:

  • Professional and experienced guides having excellent English and Spanish language proficiency.
  • Comfortable Transport
  • Breakfast and Lunch box.
  • Water supplies.
  • Tickets to the archeological site.
  • Personalized small group to learn more easily while guide’s presentation.

Travelers should be completely equipped with the proper hike gear and should be in proper clothing. Proper hiking oriented footwear to provide the best cushioning to the ankles to avoid any possible inconvenience while hiking. Raincoats must be brought while trekking especially during the rainy season (Nov-March). Wear proper sunscreen that suits your skin type to avoid sunburns as the sun could be harsh in such an altitude. Our team will assist to provide the best short hike (2-day) experience to Machu Picchu via The famous Inca trail.

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