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Short Inca Trail, Inti Punku, Hike Machu Picchu 02 Days / 01 Nights

Location: Peru
Duration: 2 Days
Type: Adventure Peru Treks
Destinations: Cusco, Chachabamba, Inti Punku, Machu Picchu
Description: Our professional team of mountain and hiking professionals provides the most pleasant hiking experience possible. ILE Tours uses only the finest equipment, the most seasoned guides and the best porters and cooks available to give you the best possible experience in an unforgettable landscape. Read the detailed itinerary to see this hike’s highlights.

The tour is a one-day 6-mile hike from Chachabamba (km 104) to Machu Picchu. It is designed for those who wish to enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate but may not want to camp out. Lunch, numerous photo opportunities, cloud forest and spectacular views of the Vilcanota River far below.

You’ll connect with the Inca Trail by first hiking to the Winya Wayna ruins by ascending a bath lined stone staircases. From here it is 1.5 hours of easy hiking to Inti Punku, the Gate of the Sun (8860 ft) and your first view of Machu Picchu.


  • Day 1: Cusco, Chachabamba, Inti Punku, Machu Picchu.
  • Day 2: Machu Picchu, Cusco



Day 1: Cusco, Chachabamba, Inti Punku, Machu Picchu

You will be greeted at 6:30 am in your hotel and taken to 104 km on the rail line to begin your “Short Inca Trail Hike”. Visit the archaeological complex of Chachabamba before going up the waterfall. Depending on the weather you can have lunch in the restaurant. Continue on to Intipunku where you can appreciate the impressive citadel of Machu Picchu at around 5:30 pm. When finished board the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes and check-in to your hotel. You will have time to enjoy the hot springs and thermal baths.

Day 2: Machu Picchu, Cusco

Rise early and be greeted by your guide before ascending to the citadel of Machu Picchu by bus. There your guide will lead you through the magnificent Lost City of the Incas for 3 hours explaining the buildings and significance of the temples, parks, and layout of each area. 

You will have time to experience Machu Picchu on your own after the tour before descending to Aguas Calientes by bus for taking your train back to Ollantaytambo. From there you will be driven 90 minutes to Cusco’s San Francisco Plaza where you can easily walk back to your hotel.



  • Airport, hotel and train station transfers.
  • English or Spanish speaking professional guides.
  • All meals mentioned in itinerary.
  • Camping equipment and tents (2 people per 3 man tent).
  • Chefs.
  • Porters to carry group equipment (personal porters can be hired for additional cost).
  • Backpacker class train from Aguas Calientes, Poroy (Cusco).
  • Bus from Aguas Caliente, Machu picchu,  Aguas Calientes.
  • Machu Picchu and Inca trail entrance tickets.
  • Bring passport to receive Machu picchu stamp.
  • Mention when you book tour if you prefer vegetarian meals.

Not Included:

  • Airfare.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Private Porters.
  • Sub-zero sleeping bag.
  • Tips.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Personal Porters.

What to Bring:

  • UV lip protection.
  • sunscreen.
  • sunglasses.
  • reading glasses.
  • brimmed hat.
  • trekking shoes.
  • insect repellent.
  • flashlight.
  • pocket knife.
  • lighters / matches.
  • camera.
  • compass.
  • small travel binoculars.
  • toilet paper (buy in Cusco).
  • bandana.
  • small towel.
  • waterproof day back pack for clothes and personal items.
  • lightweight plastic rain gear or poncho to fit over you and your backpack.
  • collapsible umbrella for rain and shade.
  • non-disposable water bottle (stainless steel).
  • water purification tablets (Micropur available in Cusco).
  • small notebook and pen (notes for your blog, sketches).
  • foam ear plugs. Good for long bus rides and better rest. S. America is noisy.
  • medications.
  • Airborne.
  • Imodium-D (you won’t need it but its better to have it).
  • Advil.
  • band-aids.
  • white sports tape.
  • treat shoes with waterproof silicon spray before leaving home.
  • Personal clothing for trek, extra socks.
  • waterproof hiking pants.
  • don’t wear jeans.
  • ziploc plastic with hiking energy food.
  • ziploc plastic bags to keep clothes dry.
  • personal sub-zero sleeping bag (available for rent) if hiking.
  • passport: to receive Machu picchu souvenir stamp.




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