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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
2 Days and 1 Night

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Locations Visited

Locations Visited:

Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

Starting Altitude

Starting Altitude:

2100 masl = 6890 feet

Highest Point

Highest Point:

2730 masl = 8957 feet



Minimum 2 paxs & Maximum 10 paxs

Physical Grading

Physical Grading:


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Inca Trail Short to Machu Picchu 2 Days

The Inca Trail Short to Machu Picchu (also known as Camino Inca or Camino Inka) Trekkers normally take four or five days to complete the “Classic Inca Trail” but a two-day trek from Km 104 is also possible is a hiking trail in Peru that terminates at Machu Picchu. It consists of three overlapping trails: Mollepata, Classic, and One Day. Mollepata is the longest of the three routes with the highest mountain pass and intersects with the Classic route before crossing Warmiwañusqa (“dead woman”). Located in the Andes mountain range, the trail passes through several types of Andean environments including cloud forest and alpine tundra. Settlements, tunnels, and many Incan ruins are located along the trail before ending the terminus at the Sun Gate on Machu Picchu mountain. The two longer routes require an ascent to beyond 4,200 metres (13,800 feet) above sea level, which can result in altitude sickness. Concern about overuse leading to erosion has led the Peruvian government to place a limit on the number of people who may hike this trail per season, and to sharply limit the companies that can provide guides. As a result, advance booking is mandatory. A maximum of 200 people are allowed on the trail each day including guides. As a result, the high season books out very quickly. The trail is closed every February for cleaning. This was originally done informally by some organizations but is now managed officially. Local Trekkers Peru, offers you the best service to know these places, and to make the route that our ancestors “the Incas” did to arrive at the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu Local Trekkers Peru will make your Trek unforgettable.

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days and 1 night - Local Trekkers Peru - Local Trekkers Peru


We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, to go the station train of Ollantaytambo, then we take the train to Km. 104 where will be the beginning of this trek, at this point we start trek for 3 hours approximately to the well preserved remains of the ruins of Winaywayna (2650 masl = 8694 feet.) here you will have the opportunity to appreciate the Inca architecture like; water fountains, terraces, temples and so on. Also on the way, we can see beautiful waterfalls and streams. After lunch, we keep walking for about 2 more hours to get the sungate (Inti Punku) from where we will have a beautiful view of the Citadel of Machu Picchu, after enjoying the spectacular view of Machu Picchu we have to go down to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) we will check into our Hotel and after we settled in our hotel, we will have a dinner in a local restaurant, during this dinner your guide will give you a briefing for the visit to Machu Picchu the next morning.


  • Walking distance: 10 km = 6,2 miles
  • Walking hours: 4 to 5 hours
  • Initial Altitude: Km. 104 = 2100 masl = 6890 feet.strong>.
  • Highest Point: Inti Punku (Sun Gate) = 2730 masl = 8957 feet.
  • Campsite Altitude: Aguas Calientes = 2050 masl = 6726 feet.
  • Place to Visit: Winaywayna, Sun Gate, Aguas Calientes town.
  • Physical Grading: 3/5
  • Weather: Humid and Hot.

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days and 1 night - Local Trekkers Peru - Local Trekkers Peru


This day will be one of the most important and memorable days of your lives, because you will visit one of the greatest archaeological discovery of modern times (Machu Picchu) for which, after breakfast at our hotel, you need to walk up for about 1 h 40 min, (Bus up is optional) once in Machu Picchu your guide will explain you the story and the main places of Machu Picchu for about two hours and then is the end of the guide job then you will get free time to have plenty of time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself (you can climb Huaynapicchu mountain or Mountain Machu Picchu) these excursions are optional you must let us know in advance if you want to climb up one of these mountains because spaces for these mountains are limited. After enjoying Machu Picchu you must go back to Aguas Calientes and wait for your train to Ollantaytambo, it takes 2 hours by train to Ollantaytambo where our transport will be waiting for you to take you back to Cusco. We leave you in your hotel or near to this. About the train, we will provide you the touristic class train, the train departure times can be in between 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm. it depends of the availability of the spaces.


  • Machupicchu Altitude: 2400 masl = 7874 feet.
  • Place to Visit: Machu Picchu, Huaynapicchu, Mountain Machu Picchu which takes 1h 15 minuts to get to the top (you need to le tus know in advance if you want to clim up one of those Mountains).
  • Physical Grading: 2/5
  • Weather: Humid and Hot.
  • Meal Included: Breakfast in the Hotel.

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days and 1 night - Local Trekkers Peru - Local Trekkers Peru


  • Bilingual and certified Tour Guide
  • All Entrances and Permits for the Inca Trail
  • A briefing about the trek with your guide the day before
  • Pick up from your accommodation in Cusco
  • Private transportation to go to the station train at Ollantaytambo
  • Bus tickets up and down from Aguas Calientes to MachuPicchu the second day
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • A Survivor T – shirt, for each member of the group
  • Touristic Train from Ollantaytambo to Km. 104
  • Touristic train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Private Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • 1 night hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Snack for the trek
  • Availability of meals to your preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, pesquetarian, etc) for the lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • First Aid Kit, with Oxigen ballon.

Doesn’t includes:

  • Extra expense if you want to buy things along the trail
  • Entrance fees to Waynapicchu Mountain or Mountain Machu Picchu. (it has an extra cost of 70 dollars per person)
  • Walking sticks (you can rent from us which cost 20 dollars for a professional black diamond pair)
  • Mineral water (you can buy bottle of mineral water in Ollantaytambo)
  • First Breakfast and last lunch and dinner
  • Upgrade your Touristic Train to a Luxury VistadomeTrain to Ollantaytambo (70 $)
  • Tips for the team (Is not obligatory but if you wish to do it, it will be welcome)

Porters are not included in this trek, so you will carry your own stuff that is why we recommend taking only the necessary thing for these 2 days

  • Original Passport
  • A valid student card if you book this trek as student (25 years old as máximum)
  • Travel Insurance card (you have to le tus know the name of your Travel Insurance company and you travel Insurance Number)
  • Day Pack
  • Rain coat or Rain Poncho
  • Trekking shirts and trekking pants
  • Waterproof hiking shoes
  • Bottle of Water
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sun Block
  • Sun Glasses
  • Caps or Hats
  • Insect Repellent (30% DEET Recommended)
  • Walking sticks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Extra money especially in soles to buy thing along the trek


PRICES FOR 2024 - 2025
Number of People for group:
2 3 4 5-6 7-10
Price USD$ (per person):
500 USD$ 500 USD$ 500 USD$ 500 USD$ 500 USD$

PRICES FOR 2024 - 2025
Number of People for private:
2 3 4 5-6 7-10
Price USD$ (per person):
800 USD$ 750 USD$ 700 USD$ 650 USD$ 600 USD$


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