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Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 2 Days
TWO DAYS TOURFrom Hotel to hotel
All Required Transportation
Tour Guide + Hotel
Trekking the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the combination of awe-inspiring wilderness, vibrant culture and picturesque mountain scenery
Short Inca Trail is a picture-perfect program for customers without interest in spending long time in the mountains; but still want to feel the charm of trekking through the rainforests and the energetic mountains. The Short Inca Trail offers its dramatic valleys and superb mountain views that rival any other trek in the world – but without the crowds (yet).
This Short Inca Trail highest point is at “Inti Punku” or sun gate Pass (2,750m); which offers unhindered views of Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu. Trail starts in the eastern site of Machu Picchu at 2,200m in the zone of Chachabamba; runs with a gentle climb to the pass of “Inti Punku” then descents to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Many people call the sacred trail to Machu Picchu. Our Short Inca Trail is perfect for those interested in natural and cultural highlights; along the trail we’ll explore the Inca ruins of Chachabamba, Wiñayhauyana and Inti Punku.
The two-day Short Inca Trail trekking is a magnificent tour for families, group of friends and couple. You will have the choice to see variable landscapes and diverse ecological lines where a large quantity of birds and hummingbirds live. Also we will see the beautiful vegetation with lovely flowers and mysterious Inca temples.
The Short Inca Trail goes through beautiful scenery like: cloud forest, over the mountains, through high Andean valleys, we’ll climb the steps to the Sun Gate overlooking the peaks that surround Machu Picchu. In this trek we include hotel of 3-stars category in the town of Aguas Calientes.
SHORT INCA TRAIL OVERVIEW
TIMING: 2 days and 1 night.
STARTING & ENDING POINT: Cusco hotel
DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
TYPE OF TOUR: Cultural, adventure and History
DIFFICULTY: Easy to Moderate
HOTEL OPTIONS: We use 3-star hotels if you would like higher level, please let us to know.
- Guided Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
- Explore Wiñayhuayna Inca ruins
- Visit Inti Punku os sungate
- Machu Picchu guided Tour (optional climb Huaynapicchu Mountain).
- Free time within Machu Picchu
BRIEF ITINERARY FOR SHORT INCA TRAIL
Day 1: Chachabamba
Board the morning train to Chachabamba (km 104) and hike 11km through staining mountain scenery and enjoy the sunset at “Inti Punku” or Sun gate.
Day 2: Machu Picchu
Full-day will be dedicated to explore Machu Picchu; your guide will explain you all about Machu Picchu; in the afternoon, you will return by train to Cusco – transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
SHORT INCA TRAIL LOCATION
PLACES TO VISIT IT
Questions And Answers
It is an Inca archaeological site; Machu Picchu is an outstanding reminder of the power and ingenuity of the Inca civilization. Built in the 15th century, the ancient citadel was abandoned only 100 years later and many mysteries remain. Machu Picchu was Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1983 and announced as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007; it is the most important tourist destination in the world
At 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco at an altitude of 2,400masl; is located overlooking the Urubamba River, the site of Machu Picchu sits above the Sacred Valley – located in the Cusco region of Peru.[/
To get to Machu Picchu you can walk along the Inca Trail for 2 days or 4 days; you also can take the train from the train station of Ollantaytambo (1:45 hours) or from Poroy (3 hours); or you can take bus for 6 -7 hours
The good news is Machu Picchu can be visited year-round. The most popular time, and therefore the most crowded, is in June, July and august. Low cloud cover during the dry season from April to October also means cold nights on hiking trails – so make sure to bring some thermals for a good night’s sleep. The wet season takes place from November to March. This is when the temperature rises and the region receives heavy rainfall.
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