Inca Trail

Description

  1. Name Inca Trail
  2. Length of trail 46 km, 29 miles
  3. Length in days 3 days
  4. Traildino grading SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail
  5. Hut tour grading T2, Mountain walk

The well known Inca Trail is a very popular trek in Peru, one of the most popular trekking trails in the world. The classic Inca Trail is not that long: 46 km mostly in cloud forests, between 3,000 and 4.200 meters in altitude. The path includes two high passes of 4,000 and 4,200 meters respectively.

Select some tracks
Takesi Inca Trail, 27km
Camino del Inca, 31km
Qhapaq Ñan, 668km

Opinions

Rate 9.5 | 2 votes | No 1. in Peru
  • dirkpieter November 2002
  • Rate 10
  • Positive Exceptional hike with beautiful cloud forest, great views and the famous inca ruins on this hiking trail. Endpoint Machu Picchu - were you arrive before the big crowd enters at nine o clock - this certainly makes it a 10!
  • Negative Sometimes crowded!
  • Jmulderg
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Mountains, good weather, be at 4000 meter, organisation
  • Negative Toilets
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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • Explore the Inca Trail
  • Uitgevoerd in de vorm van een klapper, met ringband geeft deze gids een goede beschrijving van de lange afstands route. De kaarten zijn schetsmatig maar wel duidelijk. This edition of our popular guidebook contains everything you need to plan and enjoy hiking a choice of three Inca Trails to Machu Picchu in Peru. Step-by-step sections cover the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • Explore the Inca Trail
  • The third edition of this popular guidebook contains everything the walker needs to plan and enjoy hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, with three routes taking from 2-7 days. It includes advice on how to prevent and manage altitude sickness; background on Inca culture and the ruins; and advice on planning in the light of new Trail... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids The Inca Trail | Rucksack Readers
  • Uitgevoerd in de vorm van een klapper, met ringband geeft deze gids een goede beschrijving van de lange afstands route. De kaarten zijn schetsmatig maar wel duidelijk. This edition of our popular guidebook contains everything you need to plan and enjoy hiking a choice of three Inca Trails to Machu Picchu in Peru. Step-by-step sections cover the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • Explore the Inca Trail
  • The third edition of this popular guidebook contains everything the walker needs to plan and enjoy hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, with three routes taking from 2-7 days. It includes advice on how to prevent and manage altitude sickness; background on Inca culture and the ruins; and advice on planning in the light of new Trail... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking Distance
  • Long-distance walking is good for you and good for the earth... But most of all, walking is a joyful celebration of life and the diverse, beautiful, and curious world in which we live. -from the Introduction Walking is simple, but it can also be profound. In an increasingly complex and frantic world, walking can simplify our lives. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking Distance
  • Long-distance walking is good for you and good for the earth... But most of all, walking is a joyful celebration of life and the diverse, beautiful, and curious world in which we live. -from the Introduction Walking is simple, but it can also be profound. In an increasingly complex and frantic world, walking can simplify our lives. It... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails
  • Guidebook to hiking and mountain biking in the Sacred Valley of Peru, including the Inca Trail. 40 routes (7 to Machu Picchu) visiting all major Incan sites discovered from Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Vilcabamba and in the remote region around Mount Ausangate. The routes are graded for difficulty, and most routes can be done on foot or by... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Peru - Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails | Cicerone
  • The eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes is one of the most dramatic and diverse places on the planet, dropping from over 6000m (20,000ft) to just 200m above sea level. This dramatic drop in elevation produces a wide range of constantly changing climactic and vegetative zones – it is often possible to hike from the base of a glacier down to the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails
  • Guidebook to hiking and mountain biking in the Sacred Valley of Peru, including the Inca Trail. 40 routes (7 to Machu Picchu) visiting all major Incan sites discovered from Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Vilcabamba and in the remote region around Mount Ausangate. The routes are graded for difficulty, and most routes can be done on foot or by... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Inca Trail
  • This book is a well-written, interesting, entertaining, and informative narrative about an exciting hike through the Peruvian Andes. A sequel to PATAGONIA, this book is a must have for anyone planning to hike the Inca Trail or anyone who enjoys world class adventures. Its simple, reader-friendly style of writing makes this book a positive... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Inca Trail
  • This book is a well-written, interesting, entertaining, and informative narrative about an exciting hike through the Peruvian Andes. A sequel to PATAGONIA, this book is a must have for anyone planning to hike the Inca Trail or anyone who enjoys world class adventures. Its simple, reader-friendly style of writing makes this book a positive... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Big Earth
  • As the producer and director of some of TV's most successful travel series - The Long Way Down , The Long Way Round , Race to Dakar and By Any Means - Russ Malkin is an expert in adventure travel. Here, in Big Earth - 101 Amazing Adventures , which has a foreword by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, Russ talks us through his favourite... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Big Earth
  • As the producer and director of some of TV's most successful travel series - The Long Way Down , The Long Way Round , Race to Dakar and By Any Means - Russ Malkin is an expert in adventure travel. Here, in Big Earth - 101 Amazing Adventures , which has a foreword by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, Russ talks us through his favourite... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Footprint Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Handbook
  • Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador is a route for thrill-seekers! Footprint's 3rd edition Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Handbook will take travellers off the usual 'Gringo Trail' to truly discover what this exhilarating region has to offer. The Amazon, the Andes and adventure, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador has it all by the bucket load. Whether travellers fancy... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Footprint Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Handbook
  • Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador is a route for thrill-seekers! Footprint's 3rd edition Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Handbook will take travellers off the usual 'Gringo Trail' to truly discover what this exhilarating region has to offer. The Amazon, the Andes and adventure, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador has it all by the bucket load. Whether travellers fancy... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Rough Guide To Peru
  • The Rough Guide to Peru is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions Peru has to offer. Discover the varied and exciting country of Peru whether exploring the breathtaking Machu Picchu, traversing a rainforest canopy walkway in one of the world's richest jungles or hiking the Inca Trail, the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Rough Guide To Peru
  • The Rough Guide to Peru is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions Peru has to offer. Discover the varied and exciting country of Peru whether exploring the breathtaking Machu Picchu, traversing a rainforest canopy walkway in one of the world's richest jungles or hiking the Inca Trail, the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • Peru: Inka Trail und Region Cusco
  • Handzaam boekje met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn beperkt en schetsmatig . Duits. Der Inka Trail ist der beliebteste und am häufigsten begangene Trail Südamerikas und einer der bekanntesten der Welt. Vor einigen Jahren noch durch Überfälle und einen nie... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Peru: Inka Trail - Inca pad | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Handzaam boekje met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn beperkt en schetsmatig . Duits. Der Inka Trail ist der beliebteste und am häufigsten begangene Trail Südamerikas und einer der bekanntesten der Welt. Vor einigen Jahren noch durch Überfälle und einen nie... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • Peru: Inka Trail und Region Cusco
  • Handzaam boekje met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn beperkt en schetsmatig . Duits. Der Inka Trail ist der beliebteste und am häufigsten begangene Trail Südamerikas und einer der bekanntesten der Welt. Vor einigen Jahren noch durch Überfälle und einen nie... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Cadogan the Amazon
  • This illustrated guide encompasses the entire Amazon region tracing the Inca trail exploring the magnificent ruins of Machu Piccu in Peru, hiking in the national parks of Bolivia, dancing in Brazil and sport-fishing in the Guianas. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Cadogan the Amazon
  • This illustrated guide encompasses the entire Amazon region tracing the Inca trail exploring the magnificent ruins of Machu Piccu in Peru, hiking in the national parks of Bolivia, dancing in Brazil and sport-fishing in the Guianas. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Inca Hoots
  • These travel writings capture the excitement and spirit of the South American Andes. Our journey starts at the equator and takes us south through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Wherever possible we leave the beaten track to get a true feel of the cultural, geographical and historical diversities of this inspirational continent. Highlights... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Inca Hoots
  • These travel writings capture the excitement and spirit of the South American Andes. Our journey starts at the equator and takes us south through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Wherever possible we leave the beaten track to get a true feel of the cultural, geographical and historical diversities of this inspirational continent. Highlights... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Bradt Travel Guide Peru Highlights
  • In 1973, Hilary and George Bradt were told about an old Inca road leading from Cusco s Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. They hiked it, explored the wayside Inca ruins, and published the first-ever description of the Inca Trail in 1974. Forty years later, this ground-breaking guide has been updated to include classic treks through all the great... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Bradt Travel Guide Peru Highlights
  • In 1973, Hilary and George Bradt were told about an old Inca road leading from Cusco s Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. They hiked it, explored the wayside Inca ruins, and published the first-ever description of the Inca Trail in 1974. Forty years later, this ground-breaking guide has been updated to include classic treks through all the great... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Peru
  • The DK Eyewitness Peru travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions the country has to offer. Whether you're trekking the ancient Inca Trail or getting to know the locals on a homestay in Cusco, this guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs, with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants and shops for... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Peru
  • The DK Eyewitness Peru travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions the country has to offer. Whether you're trekking the ancient Inca Trail or getting to know the locals on a homestay in Cusco, this guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs, with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants and shops for... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Moon Machu Picchu (Third Edition)
  • This full-color guide to Machu Picchu includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps.Dawn reveals ancient stonework backed by the towering Andes?the fusion of natural and manmade beauty, built in perfect harmony with the earth and skies. This is Machu Picchu, center of the lost Inca empire. And it’s yours to explore.This is the trip of a... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Machu Picchu - Peru | Moon
  • Uitstekende Amerikaanse reisgids van uitgever Moon. De gids is vergelijkbaar met Lonely Planet en Rough guide en is voor de backpacker - zelfstandige reiziger geschreven; toch is deze door de grote mate van details en achtergronden geschikt voor alle reizigers! De gids onderscheidt zich door gedegen en uitgebreide achtergrondinformatie over... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Moon Machu Picchu (Third Edition)
  • This full-color guide to Machu Picchu includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps.Dawn reveals ancient stonework backed by the towering Andes?the fusion of natural and manmade beauty, built in perfect harmony with the earth and skies. This is Machu Picchu, center of the lost Inca empire. And it’s yours to explore.This is the trip of a... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Sweet Smoking Marlboro Film
  • As a teenager Eleonora Paauwe goes looking for adventure in South America. At the turn of the millennium she travels through a continent of cute llama bottoms and practically-minded guerrilla fighters. She walks the Inca Trail without straining a muscle and is happy to take a look around the mines of Potosí in South America’s Auschwitz.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Sweet Smoking Marlboro Film
  • As a teenager Eleonora Paauwe goes looking for adventure in South America. At the turn of the millennium she travels through a continent of cute llama bottoms and practically-minded guerrilla fighters. She walks the Inca Trail without straining a muscle and is happy to take a look around the mines of Potosí in South America’s Auschwitz.... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Machu Picchu & Amazon River
  • Visiting Machu Picchu and traveling the Amazon River in Peru is the dream of millions of people from around the world and this eco-book shows you how to accomplish this historic journey safely, easier and more affordable than you could ever imagine. Right now, you can conveniently catch a flight from anywhere in the world and spend a couple of... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Machu Picchu & Amazon River
  • Visiting Machu Picchu and traveling the Amazon River in Peru is the dream of millions of people from around the world and this eco-book shows you how to accomplish this historic journey safely, easier and more affordable than you could ever imagine. Right now, you can conveniently catch a flight from anywhere in the world and spend a couple of... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cusco & Peru South ITMB
  • Cusco region at 1:110,000 on a double-sided map from ITMB with street plans of Cusco and Aguas Calientes, an enlargement for the Inca Trail and a plan of the ruins at Machu Picchu, plus on the reverse a road map of southern Peru and a street plan of central Lima.On one side is a detailed map at 1:110,000 of the Cusco region, with altitude... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Peru - Andes en Amazone
  • Spectaculair en zeer gevarieerd fietsavontuur in Peru door de prachtige Heilige Vallei naar het ongelooflijke Amazone-regenwoud. We zitten niet alleen op de mountainbike, maar trekken ook te voet over de legendarische Inca Trail naar Machu Picchu, spectaculair werelderfgoedlocatie hoog in de Andes. Een reis voor liefhebbers die op zoek zijn... Read more
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