Difficulty level of Inca Jungle Trek To Machu Picchu


Taking the Inca Jungle Trail as an alternative to the Classic Inca Trail will give you extra opportunities for adventure. The Inca Jungle Trail includes biking, rafting, trekking and a zip lining adventure besides trekking! The following is the typical difficulty level of the popular 4 Day Inca Jungle Trail trip.

Inca Jungle Trek - Bike ride - Malaga Pass

Day 1: Cusco – Abra Malaga – Santa Maria

Difficulty level : Uno Dos Tres Cuatro Cinco
(Moderate)

Maximum Altitude : 4350m
Minimum Altitude : 1250m
Distance travelled : 70KM
Approximate biking time : 3-4 hours

Day 2: Santa Maria – Qellomayo – Cocalmayo – Santa Teresa

Difficulty level : Uno Dos Tres Cuatro Cinco
(Difficult)

Maximum Altitude : 1750m
Minimum Altitude : 1250m
Distance travelled : 20KM
Approximate trekking time : 7-8 hours

Day 3: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Difficulty level : Uno Dos Tres Cuatro Cinco
(Moderate)

Maximum Altitude : 2100m
Minimum Altitude : 1500m
Distance travelled : 10KM
Approximate trekking time : 3 hours

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Difficulty level : Uno Dos Tres Cuatro Cinco
(Easy)

Maximum Altitude : 2430m
Minimum Altitude : 2100m
Distance travelled : 7KM
Approximate trekking time : 1 1/2 hours


Tips for Inca jungle

When you come to Cusco, you have to know Cusco has a temperate climate with year round temperatures fluctuating between 14 - 35°C, in the nights are warm in some days. Cusco has rain season, this is from December to March. Machu Picchu has a semi-tropical climate, because is the jungle, with warm and humid days and cold nights. The rainy season in Machu Picchu is from November to March, so be prepared to get soaked and slippery trail conditions.

Before you leave this trip, you need to do exercise for almost 1 hour, walking at home, or doing something similar.

The best months for doing Inca Jungle and visiting Machu Picchu are from April to October.


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