Inca Trail FAQS

The inca trail 2024, is available to explore the legendary inca trail to machu picchu, Book your tour with us to get your entrance tickets to Machu picchu. 

Short Inca Trail is Available for 2024 ?

 Frequently  Asked Questions:

The short inca trail  peru.

The short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a shortcut for those with limited time to reach the marvel of Peru. Machu Picchu, the place of wise men, priests, and priestesses who controlled the time of the Incas and the Inca leader (Intiq Churin), the son of the sun.

The short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is only 12 kilometers from start to reaching the city of the Inca. This Inca trail was taken by pilgrims from the cities of Cusco and from every corner of the Inca territory. Inca trails cover mountains, jungles, arid plains, and even parts of the desert on the coast of Peru.

¿How long does the entire short Inca trail take?

The short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is 12 kilometers or 7.5 miles long, all the way to Machu Picchu. The time it takes for this hike is 7 to 8 hours from start to finish, which is our destination, Machu Picchu.

The first 6 kilometers are a gentle uphill climb until reaching the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna, with a walking time of 3 to 4 hours. This is from kilometer 104 from the train station. The remaining 6 kilometers are from Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu ruins. Wiñay Wayna is the place to have lunch, and from there, you walk on a gentle, almost flat Inca trail until reaching the Sun Gate, with an approximate time of 1.5 hours. From the Sun Gate, you can already see the city of Machu Picchu. This place is a resting and enjoying spot for every traveler, with a view of the Machu Picchu valley. From there, we will continue walking for approximately 40 minutes to reach the city of Machu Picchu.

What time does it start from Cusco?

At 4 am, we start picking up travelers from their hotels in Cusco to head to the city of Ollantaytambo, where we will board the train. The train will take us to kilometer 104 where we will disembark to begin walking the famous short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

¿How long does the train journey take?

The tourist train departs from Ollantaytambo at 6:10 am and takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach kilometer 104. The train is operated by PeruRail, providing a tourist service with an impressive outward view to enjoy the nature and remote villages through which the train passes.

¿Do the trains have bathrooms?

The tourist train to Machu Picchu town is a VIP service where each car has its own bathroom for the use of travelers.


The 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2024 is completely booked until the year 2025; all months are fully booked because many travelers made reservations last year for their Machu Picchu trip. The reason is that the Inca Trail in Peru is very famous worldwide. This is why there are no spaces available for trekking with camping and reaching Machu Picchu directly. If you want to reach Machu Picchu by trekking, your option is to take the short trail to Machu Picchu and arrive directly at the marvelous city of the Incas.

Hurry up, the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is running out of availability.

Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu.

The short 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu offers an adventure filled with cultural and ecological richness. For hiking enthusiasts, this would be an excellent option to reach Machu Picchu by foot.

We have only a few spaces left for the 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2024. You can get ahead of other travelers by booking your trip to Machu Picchu now because while you’re looking for spaces, they might get booked up quickly. This year, spaces are in high demand by travelers from all over the world. Don’t miss out on your hike to Machu Picchu; we highly recommend taking this short version of the trek to Machu Picchu.