Embark on one of the world's most famous hikes with the support and assistance of Peru&U!

The Classic Inca Trail, a 4-day trek through the heart of the Andean mountains, is a truly unique experience that will take you on a journey through history and nature. As you make your way along the ancient narrow paths, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery, including Incan ruins, cloud forests, and breathtaking valleys. All leading up to the crown jewel of the trip: the iconic Machu Picchu.

Once part of the vast network of trails that connected the settlements and centers of civilization in the Incan Empire, the Classic Inca Trail is considered the ultimate journey. It's a challenging trek, but the breathtaking views and cultural significance make it well worth the effort.


At high altitudes, the air is thinner, leading to an increased heart rate, shortness of breath, and fatigue. To avoid altitude sickness, look out for symptoms such as headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, and extreme tiredness. At Peru&U, we have a professional team dedicated to ensuring your safety and comfort on the trail. From guides to coordinators, therapists to well-trained porters, our team is ready to assist you with any difficulties you may encounter.

The Classic Inca Trail offers a moderate-level trek that is 43 km (26 mi) long. You will be hiking up and down hills over four days, with an elevation of up to 13,828 feet (4,215 meters). It is a hike full of adrenaline, so proper footwear is essential. Hiking boots are the best option – water-resistant, mid-height for ankle support, and with a good grip on rocky terrain. Make sure to wear thick socks as well, so the boots aren’t too tight-fitting. With the right gear and preparation, you can conquer the Classic Inca Trail!

In summary, The Inca Trail is considered an intermediate-level hike, keep in mind that trekking at elevations higher than 2,500 meters above sea level can be considered high-altitude but acclimating in Cusco, located at an elevation of 3,400 meters,  will help to prevent any altitude sickness. So, pack your bags, lace up your hiking shoes, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!