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Inca Trail altitude

Below, we will show the altitudes of all the places of passage that comprise the Inca Trail.

DAY 1

  • CUSCO: 3400 m.a.s.l.
  • KM 82 PISCACUCHO: 2600 m.a.sl.
  • YUNCACHIMPA: 3152 m.a.s.l.
  • LLACTAPATA: 2840 m.a.s.l.
  • HUAYLLABAMBA: 2866 m.a.s.l.

DAY 2

  • HUAYLLABAMBA: 2866 m.a.s.l.
  • WARMIWAÑUSKA: 4215 m.a.s.l.
  • PACAYMAYO: 3950 m.a.s.l.

DAY 3

  • PACAYMAYO: 3950 m.a.s.l.
  • RUNKURAKAY: 3760 m.a.s.l.
  • SAYACMARCA: 3625 m.a.s.l.
  • PHUYUPATAMARCA: 3580 m.a.s.l.
  • WIÑAYHUAYNA: 2650 m.a.s.l.

DAY 4

  • WIÑAYHUAYNA: 2650 m.a.s.l.
  • MACHUPICCHU: 2430 m.a.s.l.
  • AGUAS CALIENTES MACHUPICCHU PUEBLO: 2040 m.a.s.l.
  • OLLANTAYTAMBO: 2792 m.a.s.l.
  • CUSCO: 3400 m.a.s.l.

What is the highest point of the Inca Trail?

The highest point of the Inca Trail is in Warmiwañuska at 4215 meters above sea level.

Altitude sickness on the Inca Trail

Altitude sickness can be a factor during the Inca Trail trek, the reason is mainly when we are at more than 2400 meters above sea level (7874 feet high) and we reach 4215 meters above sea level the highest point of the Inca Trail route, for this it is recommended to have a few days in Cusco to adapt to the altitude.

Is it dangerous to go to the Inca Trail in Peru?

The answer is NO, the route of the Inca Trail is a safe road and proof of this is the visit of more than 70,000 tourists who make the Inca Trail trek, if there were any accidents these are very sporadic and minor injuries.

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