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Day hike Inca trail plus Machu Picchu Cusco, Peru is to plan Inca Trail One Day, with an experienced tour guide for this magic Inca Trail 1 Day plus Machu Picchu, all in one day. So 1 Day Inca Trail To Machu Picchu is hiking the same Inca trail 2 days to Machu Picchu and visit along the Inca trail some Inca sites, such as Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna, sun gate, then Machu Picchu, since from Cusco city round trip, or from anywhere you are close to Machu Picchu city.

Moreover, the hike goes through the sun gate to enjoy the best traditional outstanding views of Machupicchu city.

Then, have a  private guided tour at Machupicchu, at your own pace with a friendly English speaking tour guide, visiting all the important Inca sites, and afterward, we ride the last bus from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town by 5:pm for 30 minutes

Afterward, the night train back Ollantaytambo train station for two hours, after that a private van or taxi back to Cusco city, for an hour with 40 minutes, dropping you off at your place.

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1 Day Inca Trail Hike To Machu Picchu

Trekking this Inca trail in one day to Machu Picchu, since Cusco city is possible with the rewarding views along the route, since from Cusco city we come through the Andes mountain, then we ride our train through a nice valley, from where we can see some snow-capped mountain of Veronica, and also some Inca sites.

So, for this famous Inca trail Day Hike To Machupicchu, we take care of it all from door to door, and this day hike short Inca trail takes you, through the scenic landscape, starting from the Andes mountains, then ending up in the cloud forest of the Amazon jungle, where is located Machupicchu at 2,400 masl(7,874ft).

One Day Hike Machu Picchu

This is an adventure hike through the most famous short Inca trail to Machu Picchu, starting from Cusco city or from the sacred valley of the Incas, firstly we ride from Cusco a car through the brown Andes and part of the sacred valley of the Incas, then we ride the train, through a nice valley with some tunnels along the route.

So, we arrive at the beginning of the Amazon jungle by train from Cusco city or from the sacred valley of the Incas, then we start our day hike through the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu, then tour for a couple of hours in Machupicchu Inca site.

This adventure hike through the famous Short Inca Trail with Machu Picchu tour is  a day tour, from Cusco city

Note: You need to be in good physical condition, for this day hike Inca trail to Machu Picchu.

Description About 1 Day Hike Trail  Machupicchu

We start our itinerary, for Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu from Cusco city, riding a private car through the Andes mountains, then part of the sacred valley, then Ollantaytambo train station, and afterward, we ride the train to kilometer 104 where we get off of the train, then start the short Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu, just in one day the entire trip.

So, for hiking this famous short Inca trail with Machupicchu only in 1 day, instead, 2 days is with booking in advance, since the limit number of people are limited, that is the way, you have to send us your passport copy, and then some deposit, then your Inca trail will be booked, and also your train tickets too, for a round trip, so this is the way how we organize the short famous Inca trail with Machu Picchu, only one day from Cusco city, instead, 2 days, and this hiking is low altitude starting from 2,000 masl (6,561 ft), then the highest part we get is the sun gate, situated at 2650 masl ( 8694 ft ), and the type of temperature is warm for this trip.

Itinerary For Day Hike Inca Trail Plus Machu Picchu Cusco Peru

The time to pick you up at your hotel is by 4:am, then we ride our private car for an hour and 45 minutes to Ollantaytambo train station, then we ride our train by 5:50 am, and the train leaves at 6:10 am for an hour and 45 minutes to the place named kilometer 104, from where we start our nice hike for 3 hours uphill and visit 2 Inca sites along the route.

Afterward, we hike the gentle part of the trail for 2 hours through sun gate to Machupicchu, then tour in Machupicchu for 2 hours and afterward, bus ride to Aguas Calientes town for 30 minutes, then train ride for 2 hours by 6:20 pm to Ollantaytambo (So this train schedule time depends on availability), and then private transport for an hour and 20 minutes back to Cusco city, with dropping you off at your place, so we take care of it from door to door.

Bring: Day Hike Inca Trail Plus Machu Picchu Cusco Peru

  • Some sunblock then mosquito repellent
  • Snacks and 2 liters of water
  • Some rain poncho if we are in the rainy season
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Good daypack

Price: For Day Hike Inca Trail Plus Machu Picchu Cusco Peru

  • Group price: US$400
  • Private service prices: US$440  per person – 2 to 3 people
  • Private service prices: US$ 420 per person – 4 or more people

Discount Price For Short Inca Trail To Machupicchu

  • 18 years old: $30 dollars less

Note: We do some discounts all year round, just write us to our Gmail: chacrastravelperu@gmail.com

Very Important For Short Inca Trail From Cusco Machupicchu Then Back to Cusco

The most important to know for the trekkers doing the 1 day Inca trail to Machupicchu is the same, as you are doing 2 days Inca trail to Machupicchu, only quicker, so the trekkers need to be in excellent physical condition to arrive at Machupicchu through the sun gate and have a private guided tour at Machupicchu, and afterward back to Cusco city.

Included: Day Hike Inca Trail Plus Machu Picchu Cusco Peru

  • Experienced  tour guide
  • Entrance fees for Inca Trail and Machupicchu
  • The train ride, round trip
  • The bus ride from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town
  • The private car from Cusco to Ollantaytambo then Cusco
  • Some boxed lunch for the Inca trail
  • Oxygen tank for the trek, in case we can need it
  • Private tour at Machupicchu, just for you

Not Included: For Day Hike Inca Trail Plus Machu Picchu Cusco Peru

  • The first breakfast and the dinner

Weather For Day Hike Inca Trail Plus Machu Picchu Cusco Peru

The temperature for the Inca trail short is like this, first from Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station is cold, but in the car is warm with the heater and then by train too, and then once we arrive at the beginning of the Inca trail is warm the temperature for the entire hike, until the ride of the train back to Ollantaytambo, since the Inca trail to Machupicchu is located at the beginning of the amazon jungle.

In conclusion, the weather is like this,  from June to October is dry season and from November to May is the rainy season, and also mosquitos along the hike time, but they do not carry diseases, so that means still you need to carry some mosquito repellent.

How Many Kilometers And Altitude Is The Short Inca Trail To Machupicchu ??

Firstly, the Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu is 12 kilometers ( 7.46 miles) and 6 hours, also the beginning of the short Inca trail is situated at 2000 masl (6,561ft), and then the highest part of the entire day hike is located at  2750 masl (9,022ft)

Book This Day Hike Inca Trail Plus Machu Picchu Cusco Peru

For booking this tour, you have to send us, a deposit of $150 dollars through our PayPal account, and PayPal charges 7% from any amount of money to send, and the %7 is charged to you, so that means you need to send us $160 and then the rest of the money in cash when you arrive in Cusco city and then, you need to send us the following details to our WhatsApp number.

  • The date of the tour and type of tour
  • Number of people
  • Address in Cusco city to pick you up for the following tours
  • Email  to keep in touch
  • Passport copy,  the profile side to pay the Peruvian tax

Then, we send you an email confirmation of the deposit and the tour.
Note: The $160 dollars deposit is per person, for booking this tour, then the rest of the money in Cusco city in cash, it can be in dollars or soles, this is up to you and also please the final payment with good US$ bills, because the broken dollars bills no working in Peru.

This is our PayPal account to send the deposit:    deposit@chacrastravelperu.com

Some FAQS

How Long Is The 1 Day Inca Trail Hike?

It is 12 kilometers from the beginning to the end, and 6 hours, mainly this Day Hike trek to Machupicchu, starts from kilometers 104, after getting off, from the train ride, then finish the trek at Machupicchu Inca site, then ride the bus down to Aguas Calientes town.

How Hard Is The One Day Inca Trail?

It is not too hard, it is moderate, firstly we start the trek with 3 hours uphill with little gentle parts and a nice waterfall then is a gentle trail for another 3 hours with little uphill along the route, also this part of the road is shaded by the trees.

Moreover, this Inca trail short to Machupicchu is located at the beginning of the amazon jungle with warm temperature, starting the trek from 2000 masl (6,561ft ) and finishing at 2400 masl (7,874ft) and the highest point we arrive in this day trek to Machu Picchu is 2600 masl ( 8,530ft), so this Inca trail short is located at low altitude.

Can You Hike To Machu Picchu In One Day? 

Yes, it is possible, only we need to ride the earlier train from Ollantaytambo to kilometer 104, which takes an hour 45 minutes, and then hike 3 hours uphill, afterward a gentle hike for 3 hours with little uphills, total 6 hours day trek to Machu Picchu. So most of the hikes per day are 6 hours up to 8 hours per day, so is possible for this short Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco city, in one day.

Photos One Day Inca Trail

Wiñayhuayna
Sun Gate
Inca Trail
Waterfall
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