The famous one day Inca trail to Machu Picchu is designed for travelers who have less time and they want to hike the short Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu Citadel all in one day.
This shorter version of the Inca Trail still allows you to visit the most beautiful Incan sites along the way to Machu Picchu arriving at the Sun Gate for your first view of the Lost City of the Incas Machupicchu.
It is very important for potential trekkers for the 1 Day Inca Trail to understand that you will do the same trail as the 2 Day Inca Trail, just quicker. Trekkers need to be in moderate to excellent physical condition to be able to do this trek and arrive at Machu Picchu Citadel in time. If you think this trek may be too strenuous, you may book the two day Inca Trail which arrives to Machu Picchu in one day but at a slower pace later in the day.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is generally believed to be one of the beautiful hikes the world has to offer.
|Total Distance||12 km (7,800 miles)|
|Estimated Walking Time||5 hours|
|Maximum Altitude Point||2,700 m (8,858 ft)|