Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A 39-kilometre trekking and camping trail. The longest trail starts in Pisacucho (km 82) on the Machu Picchu railway. The trail crosses through different ecosystems, colossal archaeological sites and terrain rich in flora and fauna, before arriving at the Machu Picchu citadel.
A track leads off from this trail to Salkantay (6,271 masl). To take part in this excursion, tourists must contact a specialised tourist agency or an official tour guide.

General Information

Location: Cusco Department. Urubamba Province. 2,400 masl (Machu Picchu).

Climate: Temperate.

Average temperature: 15 °C.

Season: From April to October. Closed for maintenance during February.

Access by Air: Lima and Arequipa to Cusco.

Access by Land: Lima and Arequipa to Cusco.

Access by Rail: Poroy – Piscacucho (km 82) and Machu Picchu – Poroy (return, 92 km in 3 hours 30 minutes). For information about making reservations, please visit the Inca Trails Network.

Level: Medium.

Time: 4 days.


1. Entrance Tickets

No entrance tickets for any of the hikes are sold at the access checkpoint. Visitors cannot enter the Huayna Picchu zone without the correct ticket. The maximum capacity of visitors is 400 per day, divided into two groups of 200 people according the times indicated.

Inca Trail



Trail 1: km. 82 Piscacucho – Cusichaca – Huayllambamba – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights Adult: 251.00 soles

Students: 126.00 soles

Trail 2: Km 88 Qoriwayrachina – Huayllambamba – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights Adult: 251.00 soles

Students: 126.00 soles

Trail 5: Km 104 (Chachabamba) – Wiñaywayna – Machu Pichu 2 days / 1 night Adult: 146.00 soles*

Students: 83.00 soles*

Porter rates 42.00 soles

Machu Picchu*


Foreigners adults: 128.00 soles
Foreign students 64.00 soles
Foreigners Under-18 64.00 soles
Adults (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia) 65.00 soles
Students (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia) 32.00 soles
Peruvians Under-18 32.00 soles

In Cusco, tickets can be bought at the following places:

AATC Calle Nueva Baja 424. Opening times: Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 17:00
Foreign Trade and Tourism Regional Office DIRECTUR Calle Mantas, half a block from the Plaza de Armas.
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 9.oo am – 8.00 pm / Saturday: 9:00 – 13:00
IncaRail Portal de Panes No 105 Plaza de Armas.
Opening times: Monday-Sunday: 9:00 – 22:00
Museo de la Casa Garcilazo On the corner of Calle Garcilazo and Heladeros.
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 14:00
Hotel Monasterio Calle Palacios 136 Plazoleta Nazarenas.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 08:00 – 14:00
PeruRail Av. Pachacútec.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 8:00 – 16:00.
Sales Office Regional Cultural Department – Cuzco. Av. de la Cultura 238-B.
Wanchaq – Cusco
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm / Saturday: 08:00 – 12:00
Machu Picchu Cultural Centre Payment Office – Aguas Calientes.

2. Opening times Entrance:

From 6.00 am- 4.00 pm Exit: up to 5:00 pm. Maximum capacity of visitors per day: 2,500.

3. Buses to Machu Picchu

There are buses that travel to the Sanctuary from Machu Picchu town, leaving every 15 minutes from 05:30 am onwards. This is the frequency until 3.00 pm, and return buses leaving the Sanctuary start running at 6:30 am with the last one returning at 5:45 pm.
Journey time is approximately 25 minutes.

*Remember to buy your ticket on-line prior to your visit at or use the same link to find out where to buy your ticket.

**Students should have a valid university card with the following information:: University, faculty, photo, and without exception an expiry date. If the I.D. lacks any of this information, it will not be accepted.


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