Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – Classic Inca Trail
The Sun Gate, arriving in Machu Picchu the way the Incas did …
In this route, we will follow the original footprint of the Incas toward Machu Picchu Sanctuary, this path keeps the mystery of our ancestors and shows the great road development that the Incas had to integrate a Great Empire, through these four days we will be part of the Andean world and we will have the opportunity to walk along the route visiting the different archaeological groups and enjoying the environment and the different ecosystems reaching the highest pass over 4,215 m.a.s.l. where we have a beautiful view of the Sacred mountains of the Incas and then to descend through the Cloud Forest with wonderful biodiversity in flora and fauna like entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
April-November (dry season) / December-March (rainy season)
*Inca Trail does not operate in February for security reasons.
4 days/3 nights (3 nights camping + optional additional night in Machu Picchu Pueblo)
3 moderately demanding (in dry season) – 4 challenging (in rainy season) (based on maximum difficulty score: 5)
Maximum altitude: 4,215 masl (13,828 ft) / Minimum altitude: 2,400 masl (7,874 ft)
min 0° C / max 27° C (min 32° F / max 80° F)
- Living culture, local communities
- Gorgeous landscapes, snowcapped mountains, glacier lakes, valleys, native forests, local flora and fauna
- Inca archeological centers and pre-Hispanic roads
- Machu Picchu!