Rating in Peru
$ 2069

The High Inca Trail

Climbing & Mountaineering
Climbing & Mountaineering
min $ 2069
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Cusco, Machu Picchu
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2069
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Trek the remote Cordillera Vilcabamba
At a glance
7 nights hotels with en suite facilities, 6 nights full-service camping
Trek amidst Peru's Cordillera Vilcabamba, then join the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
This trek spends a few days deep in the bewildering majesty of the Cordillera Vilcabamba before joining the classic Inca Trail for the approach to Machu Picchu. This high route skirts many of the great peaks and passes close to Mt. Salcantay (6271m) and its creaking glaciers. The trek continues through remote villages and crosses the spectacular Inca Chiriasqa Pass. It finishes by exploring the Inca temples and fortresses of Cuzco and the Sacred Valley.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 4 7.5km/4.7miles
Day 5 17.0km/10.6miles
Day 6 11.7km/7.3miles
Day 7 7.0km/4.3miles
Day 8 9.0km/5.6miles
Day 9 6.8km/4.2miles
Day 10 8.9km/5.5miles

Number of days walking:
Approximately 6-8 hours' walking per day
High altitude; good paths with some steep ascents and lots of steps


Day 1
Start Cuzco (3400m); afternoon walking tour of the Inca capital.

Day 2
Full-day walking tour of nearby ruins including Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman.

Day 3
Free day in Cuzco to relax and acclimatise before trek.

Day 4
Drive to trek start point at Mollepata; walk to camp at Marcocasa.

Day 5
Follow Inca canal to Soraypampa and climb up to base of Salcantay.

Day 6
Ascend Inca Chiriasqa Pass (4960m) and follow glaciated valley to Pampa Cahuana.

Day 7
Follow river to camp at Huayllabamba.

Day 8
Join classic Inca Trail and cross Dead Woman's Pass (4200m).

Day 9
Over Runcuray Pass (3800m) to ruins of Sayajmarca and Phuyupatamarca.

Day 10
Down Inca steps to Wiñay Wayna and Machu Picchu.

Day 11
Visit the ruins of Machu Picchu, then by train to Sacred Valley.

Day 12
Explore Sacred Valley ruins of Ollantaytambo and Pisac; return to Cuzco.

Day 13
Free time in Cuzco (various optional activities and excursions available).

Day 14
End Cuzco.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance


Accommodation details
Hotels and Camping
We spend seven nights in small locally owned hotels with en suite bathrooms and breakfast facilities. All of the hotels we use in Cuzco are located within walking distance of the central Plaza de Armas.

The six night trek is on a full-service camping basis, meaning that our camp staff will erect and dismantle the tents, cook, and do all camp chores for you: you need only carry your day pack. We provide inflatable Thermarest style sleeping mats. There will also be dining and toilet tents and bowls of warm water are provided both morning and evening for washing with.

A limited number of single supplements (hotel and tent) are available on this trip from £220; please request this upon booking. We recommend the early booking of single supplements and of pre/post-tour accommodation.

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sun 07 Aug 16 - Sat 20 Aug 16


Inca Trail permits sold out.



Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,815
Sun 28 Aug 16 - Sat 10 Sep 16


Inca Trail permits sold out.



Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,815
Sun 04 Sep 16 - Sat 17 Sep 16


Recommended SOLO departure



Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,815
Sun 18 Sep 16 - Sat 01 Oct 16


Inca Trail permits sold out.



Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,815
Sun 02 Oct 16 - Sat 15 Oct 16


Inca Trail permits sold out.



Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,945
Sun 07 May 17 - Sat 20 May 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,975
Sun 21 May 17 - Sat 03 Jun 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,975
Mon 29 May 17 - Sun 11 Jun 17


Recommended Solo Departure



Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,975
Sun 11 Jun 17 - Sat 24 Jun 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,975
Sun 09 Jul 17 - Sat 22 Jul 17


Recommended Solo Departure



Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,975
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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