Inca Trail Private Service (4 Days / 3 Nights)

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$845.00 TAX inc.

Our Inca Trail Private Service is perfect for families with young children, group of friends and/or honeymooners.

"Then up the ladder of the earth I climbed, through the barbed jungle's thickets until I reach you Machu Picchu. Tall city of stepped stone, home at long last of whatever earth had never hidden in her sleeping clothes.

In you two lineages that had run parallel met where the cradle both of man and light rocked in a wind of thorms.

High reef of the human dawn. Spade buried in primordial sand. This was the habitation, this is the site! here the fat grains of maize grew high to fall again like red hail..."

(Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize, Hights of Machu Picchu).

Our Inca Trail Private Service is perfect for families with young children, group of friends and/or honeymooners. With smaller groups you get the full attention to detail of our expert guides and with each trekker having a personal porter to carry kg of your gear you can enjoy the trek to the full.

A trek with Llama Path is the best way to get to Machu Picchu, because it allows you to truly immerse yourself in the Incan history and culture, so you really appreciate Machu Picchu when you finally arrive. On this trip it really is about the Journey not the Desination. And all the Llama Path staff will work very hard to make your Journey unforgettable.

The trip is breathtaking, not only because you're at altitude, but because you're smack right in the middle of the Peruvian Andes, and as far as the eye could see there was one peak or ridge after another. After a bit of coca leaves and llipta (ask your Guides for) the tangy and bitter taste filling one's mouth, you feel as though you could 'run' to the top of Dead Woman's Pass and back and feel your inner Inca coming out. Our knowledgeable leaders will Guide you the way and our amazing porters (The 'Red Army') race by to set up camp for the coming night, you passed through ancient walkways, ruins, valleys and cloud forests. Llama Path will do every possible effort from start to finish with this trip, from the pre-trek debriefing to all of the transportation to and from, and everything in between. 'Gaining weight' on this adventure trek is likely with the amazing and abundant amount of food available at every meal. Join us now!

Inca Trail Availability

We offer daily departures on the Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed).
It is strongly recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 4 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out. 

About Inca Trail Campsites:

Campsites may change depending on booking time and availability, weather conditions or on restrictions undertaken for safety reasons by the Peruvian Goverment.

About Inca Trail Campsites:

Campsites may change depending on booking time and availability, weather conditions or on restrictions undertaken for safety reasons by the Peruvian Goverment.

Useful Information:

Starting Altitude – 2720m / 8920ft.

Highest Altitude – 4217m / 13,780ft (Day 2).

Total Walking Distance – 45 km / 26 miles

Longest Day – Day 2, approximately 16 km / 9.9 miles

Coldest Night – Day 2 around 0º celsius

Overall Difficulty – Moderately Difficult to Difficult (depending on your level of fitness).

Youngest person we have ever taken: 2 years old. Oldest person we have ever taken: 78 years old.

Inca Trail Marathon record: 2h 32 Acclimatization is Recommended***

4 Day Inca Trail - Private Service Map

NEW 2019 MACHU PICCHU REGULATIONS

Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1983. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu within the last few years and worries that these crowds are causing damage. They have established new regulations for 2019 to reduce visitor traffic within this archaeological complex.

These new regulations took effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors are now limited to 4 hour visiting sessions. Tickets to Machu Picchu are now divided into three daily sessions: early morning (6AM – 9AM), late morning (9AM – 12PM) and early afternoon (12PM – 3PM). Within these sessions, visitors must choose a specific hour to visit. This is to regulate and reduce visitor traffic within the citadel– each hour is limited to 600 visitors.

The new regulations will have a direct impact on: Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain (not to be confused with the citadel itself). In order to enjoy your tour of the citadel and hike the additional mountains, you will need to purchase an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside. 

All tours include the entrance to Machu Picchu but, in order, to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will need to purchase an additional Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu permit, which will cost a total of $ 85 per person. These new regulations will come into effect starting January 1, 2019 and will apply towards all tours.

These are new regulations that took effect starting January of 2019, keep visiting our page and social sites for more information or updates on these regulations.

Day 1: Cusco - Km82 - Ayapata

'The Inca Trail is for your mind, Not for your feet... '' (Llama Path Guides' Saying)

The first day of the Inca Trail is easy going to help you settle in to the trek. Covering 14km of the trail climbing gently up the Cusichaca Valley you pass by the Inca site of Llactapata, enjoy great views of the snow-capped peak Veronica (5900m / 19000ft) and get to see a variety of native plant life and birds throughout the day.

Our campsite for the night is at Ayapata (3300m / 10829ft) which is a little further along the trail than most groups go; as we're camping further up the trail the next day's trek up to the pass is a little easier for us and with fewer tourists at the campsite we can enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful place.

Day 2: Ayapata - Chaquicocha

Today is considered by many to be the hardest day of the trek; with 2 high passes (Dead Woman's Pass is the highest at 4200m / 13779ft) to cross and nearly 16km to walk today really tests your spirit. There's no need to worry though as thanks to our enthusiastic guides and team of porters helping you along you'll have all the morale and physical support you need to make it.

Today we get fantastic views of the high mountain ranges as we cross the 2 passes and will have the chance to visit 2 Inca sites (Runcuraccay and Sayacmarca). We will also see a variety of plant and life in the Polylepsis forests that cover this area and hopefully spot White Tailed Deer as we near Dead Woman's Pass. Our campsite tonight is at Chaquicocha (3600m / 11800ft) which like Ayapata is one of the quieter campsites and affords beautiful views of the sunsetting over the mountains in the distance.

Day 3: Chaquicocha - Winay Wayna

Having made it over the 2 passes yesterday we're now treated to a relaxing day through some of the most beautiful scenery the Inca Trail has to offer. With a relatively short distance to cover along what is known as Inca Flat (gentle ascents and descents) we get to enjoy the lush and verdant cloud forest around us and the spectacular views of the Andes in the distance.

With visits to 2 Inca sites (Phuyupatamarca and Winay Wayna) this is by far one of the most impressive days of the trek. Our campsite for tonight is at Winay Wayna (2680m / 8792ft) which we will arrive to be early afternoon and get to have an extended guided tour of once we have settled in.

Day 4: Winay Wayna - Machu Picchu

Today is the highlight of the trek. Waking up early you head straight to the checkpoint to enter Machu Picchu and once the site opens can carry on to the Sun Gate where you'll get your first fantastic views of Machu Picchu.

On arrival to Machu Picchu you'll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you'll have free time to explore the site by yourslef and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

About Inca Trail Campsites:

Campsites may change depending on booking time and availability, weather conditions or on restrictions undertaken for safety reasons by the Peruvian Goverment.

Video Brieffing of the 4 Day Inca Trail, Group Service.

Includes

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef
  • Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
  • Personal porter to carry 8kg of your personal effects (!)
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Transportation by bus to Km82
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping foam mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Important notice

ZERO PLASTIC BOTTLES ON THE INCA TRAIL AND MACHU PICCHU FROM DECEMBER 1ST:

Due to New goverment regulations for the Inca Trail it will be 100% PROHIBITED to TAKE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. We believe that in the first days the new enforced regulations may NOT be 100% controlled however as the days go it will be more and more strict therefore WE KINDLY suggest you getting your aluminum plastic bottles to avoid any dissapointment at the check points along the Inca Trail and in the Machu Picchu citadel.

ALUMINUM 0.700ml BOTTLES:

As a way to avoid any inconvenience with our clientes Llama Path offers 0.700ml aluminum water bottles FOR SALE at the office for as liitle as 15 soles ( USD 5.00).

Aluminum water bottles can also be bought in many different shops around the main square.

Also, if you are still at home and ready to fly to Peru for your trek we recommend you bringing aluminum water bottles or camel bags.

We look forward to meeting you

Does not include

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
  • Personal Porter (Need to be hired well in advance).
  • Inflatable mattress (can be hired from us).
  • Walking poles (can be hired from us).
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain (this 2 hour round trip needs to be booked in advance).
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu Picchu Mountain (this 3 hous round trip needs to be booked in advance).
  • Tips (the amount you tip (or if you tip)  is a personal decision and it is NOT an obligation.
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

What you need to take

  • Original Passport
  • Student Card (if you are a student and have booked in advance to qualify for the discount)
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired from us).
  • Walking sticks (can be hired from us).
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat & sunglasses
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Optional: Sandals, bathing suit etc.

Private service prices 2020

4 day Private Service Prices 2020 (For all groups leaving from 1st March 2019 till 31st January 2020.

  • 2 people   US$ 1,095 per person
  • 3 people   US$ 975 per person
  • 4 people   US$ 925 per person
  • 5 people   US$ 875 per person
  • 6 people   US$ 865 per person
  • 7 people US$ 855 per person
  • 8 people + USD$ 845 per person

Important:

  • All prices include a half Porter to carry up to 8 kilograms of your personal belongings.
  • Also Includes Vistadome /Panoramico Train 360° train on the way back to Cusco.

 Please Note Inca Trail permit fee is included in the Price.

Discounts:

Under 18's Discount: US$40

Additional/Extras NOT Included (Need to book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 85.00  
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 85.00 
  • Vistadome/Panoramic 360° train : INCLUDED IN PRICE Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Extra/ADITIONAL Night in Aguas Calientes: PRICE Depends on the type of Hotel desired.

Optional extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$30
  • Walking Pole US$8
  • Inflatable Mattress US$25
  • Single Tent Supplement US$35

How to book:

You can either book by emailing us or by using the Booking form on this site.

By email:

Send us your main Departure date and back up date: By providing us with a main date and a back up date for your trek (classic Inca Trail, Lares, Salkantay, etc) you automatically authorize Llama Path to use either of these dates for your reservation. Llama Path within the next 48 hours (after you have sent us your booking form and confirm deposit was made) will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek.

Sending your Personal Details for Booking: Your passport number and other information must be valid. Please advise if you change your passport number after booking the tour (especially for booking the classic Inca Trail as if we do not make a change in your official details, you may not be permitted to do the trek). Please Note changing passports' numbers requires an extra fee (we are able to change passports numbers easily on our receipt but its also extremely important that we make the changes with the Inca Trail authorities) and please is important that the information that you send need to be exactly as appear in your passport.

Student rate: In order to obtain this discount you must have a valid University Student card (and be NO older than 25 YO). It is important you scan and e-mail this to us at the time of booking and that it is valid on the date you are booked on the Inca Trail/alternative trek (you will need to show the real University card upon your arrival here in Cusco and in Machu Picchu).

Payment of deposit

1. For the classic Inca Trails: 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 or 7 days (Group or Private Service)

We request a non-refundable deposit per person along with personal details of each member participating in the trek:

  • Full name 
  • Passport number,
  • Gender,
  • Nationality,
  • DOB

Payment of deposit amount is (no fees applied):

  • US$300 per person for the Inca Trail only Or
  • US$385 per person for the Inca Trail + Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu climbing 

PLEASE: Make sure to add the fees associated with your PayPal / VISA transaction (aprox. 4.5%) Llama Path will be sending  you a receipt indicating the exact amount we received from you and the amount of the balance to be paid upon your arrival in Cusco.

  • Please confirm if you want to climb Wayna Picchu (the 45 minute climb near Machu Picchu site) or Machu Picchu as they need to be booked well in advance too; there are 2 time sessions:
    • 7 - 8am or
    • 10 – 11am – this also needs to be specified although you need to be flexible to either time.

Please note, if you get the permits for the 7am start you will probably have to miss the Machu Picchu guided tour.

Payment of the deposit can be made through any of the 2 following options:

Go to www.paypal.com and if you have an account, enter your account information (username and password).

Choose the option ´send money´ to: deposits@llamapath.com (IMPORTANT: please ensure you choose the option ‘purchase’ and ‘services’. Do not choose the option ‘personal’).

Click here to Pay by VISA

At the end of the transaction, you will have a screen with an order number. Please send an email confirming deposit and the order number you
have been given.

About the Briefing: The night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office at either 4:00pm or 5:00pm (exact time will be confirmed on your arrival or by email). Your duffle bag will be provided at this time if you have paid for an extra porter for your Inca Trail or if you are doing an alternative trek.

 The Local Payment (Payment of final Balance): We require you to pay your final balance in cash (Soles or USA dollars) in our office at least 48 hours prior to tour/trek departure (please advise if you have any delays on arrival).

The Local Payment (Payment of final Balance) can be paid in cash and in US dollars or Peruvian soles (if paying in Soles it will be applied the exchange rate of the day).

Cancellations:

  • Deposit sent for is Non-Refundable nor transferable to any other date, person or tour (According to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Regulations).
  • Llama Path must be notified of any changes or cancellations to your trip as soon as you are aware of them, via e-mail so that we do not incur expenses not covered by deposit.
  • Once final balance has been paid, we will not be able to refund your trek payment in the case of cancellations. There will, however, be parts of your trip that you are able to use (Machu Picchu entrance fee, 1 train ticket, 1 bus ticket).
  • A claim letter for your insurance company can also be provided by us upon request.
  • Porter service hired can Not be cancelled (a fee is paid for booking this service).