Can you do the Inca Trail in 3 days?
For experienced hikers and people who are really fit, it is possible to hike the entire 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 3 day trek. You hike the same distance as people who hike for 4 days. But you do it in 3 days.
How much does it cost to hike the Inca Trail?
The 4 day/3 night Inca Trail trek typically costs anywhere from $500 to $1,000. If you’re on a tight budget and don’t want a luxury trek with all the trimmings, consider $500 to $600 as a good price to aim for.
How long does it take to hike the Inca Trail?
The standard Inca Trail trip takes four days, though it’s probably better to do it in five. Travelers who want to see two of the greatest hits of the famous hike but who are short on time can opt for this truncated version, which begins at KM 104 of the Machu Picchu train line.
What is the best time of year to hike the Inca Trail?
May and October, are the best times to trek the Inca Trail as permits may sell out slightly less fast as in the peak months, plus it’s dry, and warmer than June, July and August.
Is Inca Trail hard?
It can be hard work and you’ll need to be fit. From start to finish you’ll be trekking around 26-28 miles – that’s more or less the distance of a marathon – but in challenging conditions. That said, it’s certainly true that people of all ages and of differing abilities mange to trek the Inca Trail every year.
Is the Inca Trail worth it?
The Classic Inca Trail Route to Machu Picchu is definitely worth it, it is considered one of the greatest adventure experiences on the planet. There are very few trails where you pass 500 year old archeological treasures while also hiking among some of the most beautiful mountains on earth.
Are there toilets on the Inca Trail?
Where are toilets located on the Inca Trail? There are 2 different hikes on the Inca Trail and they each have toilets at varous places: Squat pit toilets with water, are found at the following places: trailhead, lunch stop on Day 1, Camp on Day 1, 2, and WinyaWayna camp Day 3.
Can you shower on the Inca Trail?
The worst part of hiking the Inca Trail is not the altitude, nor the steep ascents, but rather the toilet options available along the route. In terms of showers, we’ve found on our various multi-day group hikes that people can be split into two camps: Those who will take a cold shower rather than being a little smelly.
When is the best time to hike the Inca Trail?
It is said that the best time to hike the Inca trail is during the months of May, June, July, and August. Permits for these months typically become available at the beginning of October. (Please note, you MUST book your permit to hike the Inca trail through an officially licensed tour company).
How difficult is the Inca Trail?
The Inca Trail difficulty starts with the distance. It’s 45 km (26 miles) in total, covered over 4 days and 3 nights. Every tour operator is slightly different but the hike is generally broken down into: Day 1: 11 km (6.8 miles). Day 2: 12 km (7.5 miles). Day 3: 16 km (10 miles). Nov 11 2019
How long is the Inca Trail?
The Inca Trail is 43 kilometers long or 26.12 miles long.
Why was Machu Picchu abandoned?
One of the reasons Machu Picchu may have been abandoned is because of an outbreak of smallpox. This disease is thought to have been introduced to the Incas from travelers that visited the site prior to the Spanish Conquest .