Inca Trail Difficulty Level

Inca Trail difficulty level

The Classic Inca Trail trek has different itineraries according to what you would like and how much time you have. The following is the difficulty level according to the trek to Machu Picchu.

Cusco - KM82 – Wayllabamba

Difficulty level: Easy
Maximum Altitude: 3000m
Minimum Altitude: 2600m
Distance travelled: 9KM
Approximate walking Time: 5-6 hours

Wayllabamba - Dead Woman Pass – Paccaymayu

Difficulty level: Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 4600m
Minimum Altitude: 3000m
Distance travelled: 12KM
Approximate walking Time: 6-7 hours

Paccaymayu - Runkuraqhay Pass – Phuyupatamarka – Wiñayhuayna

Difficulty level: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 4000m
Minimum Altitude: 2650m
Distance travelled: 16KM
Approximate walking Time: 8 hours

Wiñayhuayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Difficulty level: Easy
Maximum Altitude: 2650m
Minimum Altitude: 2100m
Distance travelled: 6KM
Approximate walking Time: 2 hours

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