The "Classic Routes" follow the Sacred Valley towards Machu Picchu, allowing trekker to see th its gorgeous and climactic mountain views. The Incas loved the countless natural lanscapes that lay within the folds of their Empire
They could have followed the valley but they chose the high route to Machu Picchu, with its gorgeous and climactic mountain views. True Andean highlanders, the Incas knew and loved the countless natural zones that lay within the folds of their vast domain.
The trail to Machu Picchu traverses a startling variety of microclimates, beginning with an arid cactus zone on the Urubamba valley floor, rising through native Polylepis forest to bleak high-altitude grassland, and ending in mossy cloud forest draped with orchids and bromeliads.
We take this challenging trek across high, treeless passes up to 4,200 m (13,776 ft), and down through multi‐layered zones of cloud‐forest, culminating at the threshold of the Sun Gate where we face the final unforgettable view down to Machu Picchu and the Urubamba River.
The Machu Picchu area and surroundings are forested, tropical and rainy. It is found in the middle of steeply sloped mountains and flanked by a profound canyon that Urubamba river forms.
Machu Picchu harbors within its boundaries a diverse fauna and fauna that includes:
The Andean weather can be unpredictable, despite the sharp divide between dry and wet seasons. The dry season runs from May to October or November (the best time for this amazing trek); the rainy season goes from December through April. Nevertheless, in the forested fringes of the Amazon basin where Machu Picchu lies, showers are not uncommon at any time of year. Therefore rain pants and jacket are essential gear that should always be in your daypack.
Daytime temperatures can vary greatly, from about 10ºC/50ºF to 28ºC/82ºF with night time temperatures from 10ºC/50ºF down to around 0ºC/32ºF, though seldom much lower.
Classic Inca Trail Tours:
During this trek you will admire a diverse highlights that include: beautiful landscapes and snow-capped peaks (Mt Salkantay), Andean farms, and the famous Inca remains of Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Winay Wayna located in the Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
We invite you to check the dates that have been opened as fixed departures