Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Day One: Piskacucho to Ayapata
The hike on day one was relatively flat with a climb in the final few miles to the campsite (8.7 miles, 2000ft gain).
Exploring the first site, Llactapata
Day Two: Ayapata to Chaquiccocha
Day two had a morning climb to the high point on the Inca trail, Dead Woman's Pass followed by a climb and descent of a second pass in the afternoon (10 miles, 4500ft gain, 3500ft loss).
The sky opened up after lunch as we descended from Runcuraccay Pass
Day Three: Chaquiccocha to Winay Wayna
The hike on day three was mostly downhill and shorter in distance allowing time at the Intipata and Winay Wayna Inca sites (6 miles, 3000ft loss)
Day Four: Winay Wayna to Machu Picchu
The King would make the pilgrimage to Machu Picchu twice a year around the winter and summer solstices, the dates the sun would shine directly through the windows on the Temple at sunrise.
Alpaca Expeditions Group