IMG Machu Picchu Itinerary
Our trip to Peru will be an amazing experience, designed to give trekkers adequate acclimatization time for all objectives. There are several opportunities in the schedule to allow for shopping, sightseeing and general non-guided touring.
This itinerary is subject to change, based on the needs of our group, weather and route conditions, and other foreseen and unforeseen circumstances. Alternative routes and/or schedule may be used as warranted.
|Classic Inca Trail Trek Itinerary|
|Travel||Monday, August 21||Depart from home and fly to Lima, Peru. You can arrive to Lima in the evening and overnight at the airport (at your expense) or arrive early morning on August 22 and wait at the airport for your connection to Cusco. Note: some people prefer to arrive an extra day early in Cusco and spend an additional day there. This helps with acclimatization and it's easy to arrange an extra day of touring in Cusco if you wish.|
|1||Tuesday, August 22||Arrive Lima in morning, transfer to flight to Cuzco, arrive afternoon. 11,000 feet!|
|2||Wednesday, August 23||Easy day. Walk around town a bit, see the sights, do some packing|
|3||Thursday, August 24||Visit to the Sacred Valley, tour Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Overnight in Sagrado Valley (lower than Cusco)|
|4||Friday, August 25||Early breakfast, then bus to beginning of trek. 13 miles, camp at 11,500'.|
|5||Saturday, August 26||Uphill trekking to the Abra de Huarmihuanusca ("Dead Woman's Pass") at 13,769' then drop down to Pacamayo|
|6||Sunday, August 27||Pacamayo - Runkuracay - Sayacmarca - Phuyupatamarca|
|7||Monday, August 28||Finish trek to Machu Picchu, entering in the morning via the Sun Gate, in later afternoon descend by bus to Aguas Calientes|
|8||Tuesday, August 29||Climb Waynapicchu in morning, train to Cusco in afternoon, overnight in hotel|
|9||Wednesday, August 30||Transfer to the Cusco airport in the morning for the flight to Lima and connections back to home|
|Travel||Thursday, August 31||Flights generally arrive early in the U.S., which leaves plenty of time to make final connections for flight home. Arrive home by mid-afternoon.|
Trip itineraries are subject to change, based on the needs of our group, weather and route conditions, and other foreseen and unforeseen circumstances. Alternative routes and/or schedule may be used as warranted.