Classic Inca Trail (led by Quechua women)


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One of the top treks in the world for good reasons! But our trek is one of a kind as we support female porters in a male dominated industry.  Along with our local partner, we are creating a much needed change in the industry to finally include women and the indigenous community. We now have 16 female porters on the classic Inca trail who will be joining you.


Duration: 9 Days
Starts in: Lima
Ends in: Lima
Group Size: 4-10
Difficulty: 4/5

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Peak Explorations

Peak Explorations is a social enterprise that offers affordable treks and tours for those who seek a different kind of adventure while making the planet a better place.

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As a classic trek, you get to experience Machupicchu first-hand at sunrise as you trek on the Classic Inca Trail over 4 days. The trek allows you to camp in the wilderness with the support of an experienced guide and a team of cook and porters in the gorgeous Andes mountains. A soak in the hot spring of Aguas Caliente awaits you at the end of your trek. You also spend time walking in the old part of Lima and visit the beautiful town of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. In the process, you will create lasting memories with new friends. These are all the reasons why this experience remains a classic while supporting our women empowerment work.



APRIL 17-25

MAY 1-9

JUNE 5-13 (sold out)

JULY 3-11 (sold out)

AUGUST 7-15 (sold out)

SEPTEMBER 18-26 (sold out)

OCTOBER 9-17 (sold out)




Arrive in Lima. Stay overnight in a hotel in Lima.  

Lima City Tour

Fly out to Cusco. Walking city tour of Cusco. Visit to local market and Qoricancha temple.  

Sacred Valley Tour

Day 1 of Inca Trail

Day 2 of Inca Trail. Walk from Huayllabamba to Pacaymayu.

Day 3 of Inca Trail. Walk from Pacaymayu to Winaywayna

Day 4 of Inca Trail. Walk from Winaywayna to Machupicchu. Tour around Machupicchu. Return to Cusco.

Fly home from Cusco (stopover in Lima)

For daily hike details, see TREK SUMMARY.



This trek is STRENUOUS given the high altitude, the possible low temperatures, the early start times for each day and the hike up Dead Woman's pass at the height of 4215 meters. You must be physically fit, in good health, and preferably with recent backpacking/hiking experience. NOTE: Consulting with your doctor prior to joining the trip is recommended.  It is highly suggested that you familiarize yourself with the hazards and risks of high altitude trekking.   A completed & signed Liability Waiver form and travel insurance to cover 100% trip cost, emergency medical and evacuation are REQUIRED to join this trip.  After completing your trip booking and deposit, you will be required to purchase the required travel insurance by the trip balance due date.  Failure to obtain adequate travel insurance will result in cancellation of your booking and loss of trip deposit.


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