3-day hike on the Inca Trail

3 day hike Inca Trail 3 day hike Inca TrailThis camping tour is a three-day hike following the Inca trail from Achupallas to Ingapirca. The trek will take you along highland landscapes ranging from 3100 to 4400 meters above sea level, through remote indigenous villages and pristine mountain lakes to the ruins of Ingapirca.

First day: The hike begins in the small village of Achupallas, which you reach around noon coming from Cuenca. After lunch you put your equipment on donkeys and then start walking. After about 4–5 hours of hiking you reach the spot to camp for the first night.

Second day: Today you will hike for about 6 hours passing the Tres Cruces Lake with wonderful views and then you go on to Paredones, a small collection of Inca ruins. By the shore of the Culebrillas Lake you will pitch your tents.

Third day: Your last day of hiking leads you on a descent of about 4 hours to the village of San José. From here you will be driven to Ingapirca. After a hot meal you can observe the Inca ruins and the museum. In the afternoon you return to Cuenca.

Price per person: from $200 on
Private trip
Tour time: 6 am to around 6 pm Service: Every day

The program includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in a tent with sleeping bags, sleeping mats

  • Transportation and meals as listed above

  • Rubber boots

  • Donkeys for the equipment and luggage

  • Spanish and English speaking guide

The program does not include:

  • Travel insurance

  • Drinks

  • Tips

  • Single supplement

  • Personal expenses

Please note that due to the high altitude, weather can change quickly, so itineraries are subject to change and availability without prior notice.

What to bring?
Try to pack as lightly as possible, since shortness of breath is possible at high altitude.

  • Good walking or mountain shoes
  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • Gloves and hat
  • Sun cream