Lodge To Lodge Trek To Machu Picchu, An Absolute Adventure On Leisurely Pace!
Lodge To Lodge Trek To Machu Picchu–The glory of the ancient rock-built Incan citadels and dramatic vistas color this 6-day journey to the wondrous “Lost City of the Incas”.
Bask in the spectacular Andean trek, no camping! On the fantastic trails of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cordillera Urubamba, the mountain landscape that cradles Machu Picchu, we will hike by ancient Inca Trails, into delicate cloud lush forests draped in orchids and bromeliads, and explore the dazzling Incan buildings of Pisac, Wiñaywayna, Chinchero, Pumamarca, Ollantaytambo, and more.
Hike the Inca Trail reaching Machu Picchu through the Gate of the Sun and gaze out this unique site in a tranquil afternoon. At the end of each hiking day, we are welcomed at a lodge in Sacred Valley, with each lodge featuring private rooms, hot showers, delightful cuisine, and even saunas. The grand finale is our exploration of ethereal Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca world.
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This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco
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MODERATE: Designed for travelers who have some experience in hiking and have a regular physical condition. Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our day-hikes adventures.
Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Lodge To Lodge Trek To Machu Picchu. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
Cozy and lovely lodges each night in the Sacred Valley Urubamba.
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.
YES. To protect the historical trail, the number of people allowed to hike the Short Inca Trail each day is limited to 250. That is why you should reserve your space as soon as possible. Spaces can be filled up three to four months in advance. Spaces fill more quickly in the high tourist season, from May to September.
Please allow a minimum of 1 day in Cusco city before your hike begins to Lodge To Lodge Trek To Machu Picchu.
Why experience the Lodge To Lodge Trek To Machu Picchu
Since 2014 and since the very first day of our operation, Peru Summit Adventures has been blazing new ways of experiencing in Machu Picchu treks and tours. Our trailblazing is just one reason we are a uniquely qualified local company to ensure you have a trip of a lifetime.
- Hike the lesser-known Inca Trails in Urubamba Valley and hike a part of the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
- Experience and have lunch at a local Quechua family’s home while listening to unique stories from them.
- Explore Machu Picchu and see it twice with a private guide at your side.
- Trek in a high Andean realm, but stay in lodges with private rooms and hot showers—no camping!
- Explore trail-side archaeological sites that only this trek hikers have access to.
- Enter Machu Picchu on foot through the Gate of the Sun, as the Incas once did.
- Soak in vistas of snow-capped Andean peaks, lush cloud forest, and awe-inspiring ruins sites.
The following itinerary is only a SAMPLE, which is completely customizable based on your interest or you can stay with it.
Your trip begins today in Cusco, we come to your hotel to pick you and drive to Pisac archaeological park, en route we will have some stops at scenic points and we will visit the llama and alpaca farm. Upon our arrival Pisac, we will start with a proper exploration of the park, visiting the all notable sites inside this park. After that, we will follow a section of Inca Trail to reach the bustling Pisac market, along this section of the trail, we will see more Incan agricultural terraces which are covering the hillsides of the jagged mountains, and also we will see a beautiful waterfall. It’s here where we will learn and understand about the Incan agriculture technology as the place is pretty much a living museum. Upon our arrival in Pisac town, we will try some local empanadas and have a picnic lunch, which is prepared by our personal cook. Lunch and dinner included.
- Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours
- Hiking distance: 7 km/ 4.35 miles
- Highest point: 3,400 m / 11,155 ft
- Lowest point: 2,970 m/ 9,744 ft
- Physical grading: Moderate
- Hotel/ Lodge: Tierra Viva Valle Sagrado Urubamba
Another great hiking day to soak more in Andean landscape and history of the Incas, after breakfast, you will be transferred to Chinchero on our private transportation. Urquillos Inca Trail, this trail is linking the towns located high in the mountains with other towns in the valley level. The hike starts in Chinchero (12,303 ft) a quaint colonial village with Inca ruins around and an XVII century church, where we will visit this place and start our hike following the trail down the valley to the Urquillos town (9,514 ft) in the Sacred Valley. On the halfway, we will eat our picnic lunch. Today, we will have an opportunity to learn about the Andean textile which is still surviving around this zone of Peru, and we will learn about the llamas, alpacas, methods of weaving, techniques to obtain natural colors from the environment to dye wools. Upon our arrival to Urquillos town we will take our private transportation back to our lodge. Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner included.
- Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours
- Hiking distance: 8 km/ 4.97 miles
- Highest point: 3,750 m / 12,303 ft
- Lowest point: 2,900 m/ 9,514 ft
- Physical grading: Moderate
- Hotel/lodge: Tierra Viva Valle Sagrado Urubamba
Today, we’ll take you through the rolling countryside, terracotta roof highlands houses, the impeccable food at a local family’s home and photogenic Andean villages that epitomize rural Cusco.
After a great breakfast at our lodge, we will drive for 45 minutes to the beginning of the trail, at this place, we will make our day packs and fedoras ready for a 4-hour hike, we will follow a local trail which connects farmlands with homes, as we will get the uphill section we will see Huaypo lagoon nestled in the middle of hills and surrounded by quinoa crops. After 2-hour hiking we will get the highest point, a very scenic spot, in a further direction the Urubamba range will reveal us its staggering beauty of snowcapped mountains. From the other side, the Huaypo lagoon will draw us with its stunning beauty and size, this place will be a perfect one to photograph the Andean scenery. After a while, we will descend for 45 minutes to reach the local family’s home, where we will have a great feast (Pachamanca lunch) while listening to their unique stories from this place and lagoon. After having a great succulent lunch, we will drive to Maras salt ponds, where your private guide will deliver great information about this site and you will learn about the processing and methods to make a proper salt. Our next place to visit will be Moray, a great farming testing center from the Incan times, due to this place, Peru has over 3000 varieties of potatoes or over 20 varieties of quinoa. Eventually, we will drive back to our lodge in Yanahuara village. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
- Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours
- Hiking distance: 9 km/ 5.59 miles
- Highest point: 3,650 m / 11,975 ft
- Lowest point: 3,150 m/ 10,335 ft
- Physical grading: Moderate
- Hotel/lodge: Tierra Viva Valle Sagrado Urubamba
After having a nutritious breakfast at the hotel, we will drive for 1 hour to get the trailhead. Upon our arrival, we will hike uphill for 30 minutes to get the Pumamarca Inca ruins, where we will explore it for one hour, after the exploration, we will hike following a section of Inca Trail to reach Ollantaytambo, the hike will treat us with amazing views and many Incan agricultural terraces along the trail. At one of the scenic spots, we will take our picnic lunch. Once we arrive in Ollantaytambo town, we will explore its ancient cobblestone alleyways, which still maintain the original Incan structures, our next place to visit is the Ollantaytambo the temple of the sun, where will be soaked by impressive views. We will then, drive to our next hotel located in this town. Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner included.
- Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours
- Hiking distance: 10 km/ 6.21 miles
- Highest point: 3,500 m / 11,483 ft
- Lowest point: 2,790 m/ 9,154 ft
- Physical grading: Moderate
- Hotel/lodge: Pakaritampu or Albergue Ollantaytambo
We will wake up early this morning to have our breakfast and get ready for today’s adventure. We will take the 6:10 am train to Km 104, the train journey is for 1 hour and 25 minutes to get the Km 104. At point the train stops to get off and go walking to the main checkpoint for the respective registration, this place is located at an elevation of 2,150 m/ 7,054 ft, after the registration we will walk for a couple of minutes and we will reach the first Incan site called Chachabamba that consists of having temples, the main patio, sacred rock, etc. In which, our guide will deliver a great information about this site. Afterward, we will continue walking gradually uphill enjoying the spectacular sceneries until reaching the Wiñaywayna Incan temple whose meaning is “forever young”, where our guide will deliver you a great history of this site. After the exploration of the Incan temple, we’ll take our snacks or packed lunch at the checkpoint of Wiñaywayna. We’ll then continue hiking to Machu Picchu for two more hours, entering in this wonder of the world through the Gate of the Sun, from where we’ll have the first glimpses of the famed Incan city, and take our time to make great shots from this point. Once we arrive at Machu Picchu we’ll savor this unique place and take our time to make great shots of the Incan city, as the afternoon is usually with fewer people. We’ll then take the bus to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes town) where we’ll stay at cozy hotel Tierra Viva Machu Picchu. Only breakfast and packed lunch included. Please note: On this trail, each hiker will carry the backpacks and the provided packed lunch.
- Hiking distance: 12 km / 7.46 miles.
- Hiking time: 6 – 7 hours.
- Lowest elevation: 2,150 m / 7,054 ft.
- Highest elevation: 2,650 m / 8,694 ft.
- Physical rating: Moderate.
- Hotel/lodge: Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Today a great breakfast at the hotel makes us ready for a full morning exploration of Machu Picchu on a private tour with your Trek Leader. We’ll take the bus back to Machu Picchu early in the morning for an amazing tour until 12:00 pm (Machu Picchu permits will issue for the first group which is from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm). If you have booked a permit for Wayna Picchu mountain, you’ll climb the mountain after the tour or before the tour; however, spaces are subject to availability. In the unlikely event that Wayna Picchu permits are not available for your departure date, you will climb Machu Picchu Mountain instead. After a great time at the great Incan citadel, we’ll take the bus down to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes town), where we’ll have lunch (not included). In the afternoon we’ll take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station and/or Poroy train station, as of this place continue driving to your hotel in Cusco. End of the adventure. Only breakfast included.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!
Included on The Lodge To Lodge Trek To Machu Picchu
- 5 nights at cozy lodges in Sacred Valley Urubamba and Machu Picchu Town
- Private Trek Leader
- All transportation service on a private van and a professional driver
- All entrance tickets to all visited places
- 5 breakfast, 5 picnic lunch (1 packed lunch for Short Inca Trail), 4 dinners. With option for vegetarians, gluten free, lactose free
- Short Inca Trail permits and tickets
- Machu Picchu entrance tickets
- Bus tickets in Machu Picchu
- Round trip train tickets
- Oxygen tank and first aid kits
No Included on The Lodge To Lodge Trek To Machu Picchu
- First breakfast, last dinner on day 5, and last lunch on day 6.
- Hiking poles (available for renting)
- Extra expenditure during the trek, hotel stay, such as soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the hot springs in Machu Picchu town.
- Gratuities for guides, and other staff.
- Travel Insurance (you need to have one to travel with us).
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Note on Prices
Prices are quoted in US Dollars and all payments must be made in US Dollars. To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are tier priced according to the number of full-paying participants on the trip, our trips are based on semi-private service with a limit to 8 participants in a group. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy and triple occupancy in case of families or friends. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. If you are willing to share accommodations, we will match you with a roommate if one is available. If we cannot match you with a roommate, the “forced single supplement” is listed if applicable.
Trip Payment Schedule
- At time of reservation: 30% of the total balance.
- 60 days prior to departure: Balance should be paid fully, or once upon your arrival in Cusco the other 70% of final balance must be paid fully.
Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule
- Minimum fee (Tour permit fee): $250 per person
- 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
- 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
- 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
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- Original passport and Student ISIC card (if applicable), and some copies.
- Travel insurance (and some copies)
- Backpack to carry your things.
- Phone and Camera charger and adapter.
- Bathing suit (if you would like to enjoy the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
- Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
- Hiking poles ( or you can rent one pair from us)
- Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
- Comfortable hiking clothes.
- Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
- Sunblock and sunglasses.
- Hands sanitizer
- Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
- Hiking trousers.
- Hiking socks.
- Water bottle or canteen.
- American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
- Sun hat.
- Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
- Crédit or debit card.
- Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
- Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Diamox (Acetazolamide), Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).
Whats the Trip Like
Average daytime temperatures in and around Cusco generally range from 55º – 75º F with evenings cooling down into the 40º and 50º. Much of this itinerary takes place in the mountains, where weather can change very quickly and evening temperatures regularly drop into the 30º and 40º. As our treks are planned during the “dry season”, days are typically clear and pleasant, with afternoon clouds occasionally building and leading to small amounts of rainfall, and morning temperatures usually range from 35º and 45º with some frost on the tents, and frosty plains in some locations. While April and November departures may experience slightly higher amounts of rainfall, all-day rain is unusual. We will be hiking over multiple mountain passes which are over 14,104 ft, so should you be prepared for unpredictable mountain weather.
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With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the travel industry, our Trip Leaders safely deliver your trip-of-a-lifetime to maximize your Peru journeys and adventures every step of the way. Our Tour/Trek Leaders have worked extensively in the Peru isolated mountains, archaeological sites, hiking the Inca Trail (at least 150 times), Amazon jungle, and being at Machu Picchu for over 400 times at least, this guarantees your trip a unique and memorable experience.
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