Peru is without doubt the most fascinating country in South America. Visitors come from all parts of the world to Peru, not only to see Machu Picchu, the Lost city of the Incas and one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, but to walk the Inca Trail, the most famous hike in South America. They come to see the ruins and the scenery which makes this trail so famous. The total distance of the Inca trail is approximately 43 kilometres, departing from the place known as Kilometre 88. The trek lasts 4 days and 3 nights.
Day 1 – Kilometre 88 to Wayllabamba Campsite
Today the hike will last approximately 7 hours. Camp and dinner at 3,800 meters. Overnight on the trail.
Day 2: Day 2 - Wayllabamba Campsite to Pacaymayo Campsite
The second day is considered by many the most difficult and demanding because one must climb 1200 metres to the highest point on the trail, the Warmiwañusca Pass (or Dead Woman’s Pass) at 4200 metres.
Day 3: Pacaymayo Campsite to Wiñaywayna campsite
The third day is considered the most interesting, but it is also the longest.
Day 4: Wiñaywayna campsite to Machu Picchu
This day begins earlier than normal. After an hour and a half of hiking you'll arrive at Inti Punku – or the sun gate, where it is it possible to see the amazing Inca city of Machu Picchu for the first time. From here it is only a half hour more to get to the ruins.