Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This is also known as the Inca Trail. It is one of the main branches of the ancient trail network of Peru. This important trail functioned as the connection between Ollantaytambo and the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu runs through some incredibly scenic country. On the Trail you can note the harmony which the Incas achieved between their architecture and nature. The weather on the Trail is pretty wet from November through March. It is dry from April through October. The route runs through some rough terrain. There are steep canyons and rivers that run off the glaciers. Of all the Incan trails, there are actually two that are used the most.
Inca Trail / Qoriwayrachina / Machu Picchu (4 days / 3 nights)
This route begins at Km. 82 at Qoriwayrachina. The total distance is approximately 39.06 km. You would start out by crossing the Kusichaca Bridge. As you hike along you will be able to appreciate the vast variety of different flora and fauna that thrive at the different altitudes. The highest point on the Trail is Warmiwañusca Pass at 4200 masl. There are many interesting groups of Incan ruins that you can visit: Runcuraqay, Sayaqmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñayhuayna and Machu Picchu.
The Sacred Trail of the Inca Km. 104 / Machu Picchu (2 days / 1 night)
This route begins at Km. 104 of the Cusco – Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) rail line. The distance of this route is 12 km. Along the route you’ll see an amazing variety of flora and fauna. Perhaps what will stand out most is the abundant vegetation which characterizes this portion of the cloud forest. From the surrounding mountains crystalline waterfalls drop off the cliffs and add to the wonder. The most impressive waterfall is the one near the Wiñaywayna. It flows off Phuyupatamarca Mtn.
To sum it up: the Inca Trail is one of the most fascinating and important treks in Peru and in all of the Americas. It combines natural splendor with the cultural inheritance of the Incas to produce the most popular route for travelers. Another reason to travel the Trail is to enjoy the spectacular scenery of this spur of the Vilcanota Mountain Range. The snow-capped peaks reach an elevation of over 6000 masl. On top of all this, the natural environment creates true images of fantasy which add to the Trail’s mystery and greatness.
The Inca Trail is part of the ancestral route that connects the historic city of Cusco y and the archeological complex of Machu Picchu. There are Incan ruins all along the Trail. Don’t delay! Contact Travel 1 Tours and make your reservation to hike this very important trekking route.