Machu Picchu Peru  •  Inca Culture Adventure Trek

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
Day 2024 Team 1 2024 Team 2 Itinerary
Day 1Tuesday, Aug 20Thursday, Aug 29Arrive Cusco by late morning/early afternoon. 11,000 feet!
Day 2Wednesday, Aug 21Friday, Aug 30Easy day. Walk around town & tour local sites, do some packing
Day 3Thursday, Aug 22Saturday, Aug 31Visit to the Sacred Valley, tour Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Overnight in Sagrado Valley (lower than Cusco)
Day 4Friday, Aug 23Sunday, Sep 1Early breakfast, then bus to beginning of trek. 13 miles, camp at 11,500'.
Day 5Saturday, Aug 24Monday, Sep 2Uphill trekking to the Abra de Huarmihuanusca ("Dead Woman's Pass") at 13,769' then drop down to Pacamayo
Day 6Sunday, Aug 25Tuesday, Sep 3Pacamayo - Runkuracay - Sayacmarca - Phuyupatamarca
Day 7Monday, Aug 26Wednesday, Sep 4Arrive to Machu Picchu, entering in the morning via the Sun Gate, in later afternoon descend by bus to Aguas Calientes
Day 8Tuesday, Aug 27Thursday, Sep 5Climb Waynapicchu in morning, train to Cusco in afternoon, overnight in hotel
Day 9Wednesday, Aug 28Friday, Sep 6Transfer to the Cusco airport in the morning for connecting flights back to home