Perfect for adventure lovers. Travel through various natural landscapes such as snow-capped mountains and the jungle in a tourist van or minibus until you reach the Hidroeléctrico train station where you will start a 3 hour walk to the town of Machupicchu Pueblo also known as Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night. . On day 2 visit Machu Picchu.
Pre treck includes
• Original Passport
• ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
• Small day pack
• Water to drink
• Rain jacket or poncho
• Dress in layers. It gets cold in the early morning and it gets very warm during the day
• Sun hat
• Sun protection
• Insect repellant for mosquitoes
• Personal medication
• Basic toiletries
• Snacks that you can eat completely in one serving (There is no food allowed in Machu Picchu, so please be discreet)
• Money in Peruvian Soles for tips and souveniers
The backpacker trek to Machu Picchu is rated moderate and anyone reasonably fit should be able to cover the route. The most challenging part is a 3 hour walk (not hike) from the Hydroelectric train station to your hotel in Machu Picchu. The distance is 10.5km or 6.52 miles. It is a dirt road along the train tracks. Although the path is flat most of the way, it is full of small rocks so make sure you have good comfortable hiking shoes.
The Backpacker treking to Machu Picchu is available all year. The months of April until October are probably more comfortable since the weather is drier. June, July and August are in the high season when the Inca trail can become fully booked so be sure to make your reservaion of the backpacker trek to Machu Picchu in advance. The months of January, February and March are in the wet season so make sure you have a good rain jacket, good water-proof hiking shoes and waterproof your belongings.