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The Inca Trail. Daily heights and est. time. Lima – sea level Cusco – 3,400m Cocoa leaves and cocoa sweets for altitude Inca trail = 45km (26miles). Sleeping bags rented at Cusco from tour operator Tent provided in package What you bring – you carry! Keep to your own pace, ignore others.

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overview
Lima – sea level

Cusco – 3,400m

Cocoa leaves and cocoa sweets for altitude

Inca trail = 45km (26miles)

Sleeping bags rented at Cusco from tour operator

Tent provided in package

What you bring – you carry!

Keep to your own pace, ignore others

Overview
day 1
Bus from Cusco through Vicanota valley to Ollantaytambo

Start trek at Km 82

12km trek to campsite at Wayllabamba (3,000m)

Day 1
day 2
11km

Hardest day

Approx 4.5hrs climb to Dead Woman’s Pass (4,200m)

Campsite at Pacamayo (3,600m)

Day 2
day 3
16km

Climb to 2nd pass (4,000m) – original paving

Steep descent down steps to Sayacmara

3rd pass (3,700m) - Phuyupatamarca ruin (‘Town in the Clouds’)

Inca staircase – 1,000 steps down

Campsite at Winay Wayna

Hot Showers!! ($1.50)

Day 3
day 4
6 km

Wake at 4.30am for 5.30am departure

50 steps up to final pass

Sun Gate for 7am sunrise

Down to Machu Picchu to explore

Day 4
day 49
Day 4
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes for lunch
  • Train to Cusco
what to bring
Backpack

Hiking boots

Hiking socks

Trousers

Shorts

T-shirts

Long sleeve tops

Thermals?

Fleece

Warm jacket

Rain jacket / poncho

Platypus water pouch

Plastic cup – washing

Toilet paper

Toiletries

Torch – head torch preferable

Walking stick

Sugary sweets / chocolate

Medicine

Sun cream

Towel

What to bring
porters
Porters’ duties:

Carry food, cooking equipment, all tents, all sleeping bags (max weight per porter is 25kg)

Set up camp for lunch

Set up camp for dinner and sleeping

Cleaning and cooking

Tip for guide and porters – varies, I paid $100 (too much?)

Porters
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