Women Only Inca Trail Tours – Inca Trail To Machu Picchu Trek

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Overview of the Women’s Only Inca Trail Trek To Machu Picchu

Experience the full Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with an exclusive of female porters, chefs, and tour guides. Follow the ancient trail considered one of the best hikes in the world with an exclusive Trekking Local Expert.

Trip details:

Duration: 4 days
Depart: Km 82
Difficulty: Moderate
Season: All year round, except in February
Destination: The Lost City of Machu Picchu
Total Distance: 43 km – 26 miles

Highlights:

Hike the Inca Trail with an exclusive women team (guides, chefs, lead female porters)
Stay in the best and less crowded campsites
Arrive at Machu Picchu through the Sungate
Enjoy the best of Peruvian food (Veg, Vegan, GF available)
Empower local women (70% of the trekking team is women)

trexperience female staff
TreXperience Female Staff

Departures of the Women’s Only Inca Trail Tours

Map of the Inca Trail

Full Itinerary of The Women’s Only Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Wayllabamba

Early transfer to km 82, the beginning of the Inca Trail. Once you pass the checkpoint, hike along the Urubamba River for 4 hours to the first Inca Site of Llaqtapata, where your expert trekking chef serves a delicious lunch. After enjoying your fresh meals, hike upstream along the Cusichaca River to the village of Wayllabamba. Camping is near the local houses.

Total distance: 12 Km (7.4 miles)
Approximate time: 5 – 6 hours
Maximum altitude: 3000 m (9842 ft)
Considered: Moderate
Meals: B, L, D

Inca Trail female team
Inca Trail Female Team

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Dead Women’s Pass – Pacaymayo

Wake up in your tent with a freshly brewed coffee and get ready for the most challenging day. After breakfast, start with a 6-hour hike to the highest pass in the Inca Trail: Dead Woman’s Pass or Warmiwañusca (4200 m / 13,779 ft). Once you reach the top, you will have time to admire the Andes’ wonderful view and then descend for 2 hours into the second campsite at Pacaymayo Valley (3600m / 11811 ft).

Hiking distance: 11 Km / 6.84 miles
Approximate time: 7 – 8 hours
Maximum altitude: 4200 m / 13,779 ft
Considered: Challenging
Meals: B, L, D

Inca trail female tour guide
Inca Trail Female Tour Guide

Day 3: Chaquicocha – Intipata – Wiñaywayna

After a delicious breakfast, start a 2-hour ascent to the second pass at Runcuracay (4000 m / 13123 ft). Then, continue for 2 hours down into the cloud forest for lunch at Chaquicocha. Along the way, you will visit the impressive Inca sites of Runccuracay and Sayamarka. After Lunch, Hike for 4 hours down to the next campsite at Wiñaywayna (2600m – 8530ft); you’ll visit the Inca sites of Phuyupatarmaka, Intipata, and Wiñaywayna.

Total distance: 16 Km / 9.9 miles
Approximate time: 8 hours
Campsite Altitude: 2600m – 8530ft
Maximum Altitude Point: 4,000 (13,123 ft)

dead womens pass
Dead Women’s Pass

Day 4: Discover Machu Picchu

You will start with a 1-hour early hike towards IntiPunku (2700m -8858ft), Also Called Sungate, where you will catch your first glimpse of the mysterious Lost Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. After enjoying the sunrise, start descending for another hour to the archeological complex. Your tour guide will take you on tour exploring the most beautiful and important places of Machu Picchu. Next is free time to explore by yourself or either take the extra hike to Huayna Picchu (not included) before taking the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo and then a private van back to your hotel.

Hiking hours: 2 hours
Guided Tour in Machu Picchu: 3 hours
Considered: Easy
Meals: Breakfast

female travelers
Female Travelers on Lares Trek

Included on the Women’s Inca Trail 

  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel
  • Private Transfer to the trailhead
  • Entrance tickets to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Personal Porter for up to 7 kilos of your stuff
  • 3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 3 nights campings with comfortable equipment
  • 4-man Eureka tents for each 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping foam mattress, pillows
  • Duffle bags for 7 kilos of your stuff, carried by porters
  • Drinkable water, snacks
  • Portable toilets
  • Inca Trail souvenir t-shirt
  • Professional Tour guide
  • Second tour guide for groups 9+
  • All taxes and booking fees included

Not Included 

  • Sleeping bags, air mattress
  • First breakfast and last day Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain entrance tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to staff

Important Information

  • Available every day with a minimum of 2 people per booking
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other options available
  • Travelers need a moderate physical fitness level

Booking and Cancellation Policy

  • Book the Private Inca Trail only with 140.USD per person
  • The remaining payment can be made up to 24 hours before departure with any credit card and no booking fees.
  • Initial payment is non-refundable and nontransferable.
  • Cancellation with 24 hours or less, 90% of the total price is due
  • The trip can be canceled due to force majeure or Goverment restrictions

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