Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Map

By shortinca
September 18, 2018
Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Map

The journey to the Short Inca Trail Itinerary, Map below:

  • From Cusco to Ollantaytambo – 1 hour and 45 minutes by private van.
  • Ollantaytambo Train Station to KM 104 – 1 hour and 10 minutes by train to the start of your trek.
  • KM 104 to Wiñay Huayna – 3 hours – mostly uphill trekking with lots of steps. Difficulty: Moderate but varies based on your fitness level.
  • Wiñay Huayna to the Sun Gate – 1 hour – stretches of steep steps going both up and down.
  • Sun Gate to Machu Picchu – 1 hour – downhill steps and easy for most trekkers to complete.
  • All trekkers (1 day or 2 days) will receive a 2 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu.

Timing will vary depending on level of fitness and pace of the group. For the 1 day Inca Trail you need to be moderately fit in order to arrive in time to do your Machu Picchu tour.

View map below:

Short Inca Trail Map

Map of the short inca trail to Machu Picchu

Why hike the 2-day Inca Trail?

  • You are hiking the last 1/3 of the famous 4-day Inca Trail. A bucket list adventure for many!
  • It is a trek through history with archeological sites along the entire route for you to explore.
  • The views from the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu Citadel are spectacular.
  • You have the opportunity to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • You are hiking the actual trail that the Ancient Incas hiked more than 600 years ago.
  • You get to visit Machu Picchu Citadel twice, on both the 1st and 2nd day of the trek.

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