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.
|Maximum Altitude||: 4350m||Minimum Altitude||: 1250m|
|Distance travelled||: 70KM|
|Approximate biking time||: 3-4 hours|
|Maximum Altitude||: 1750m||Minimum Altitude||: 1250m|
|Distance travelled||: 20KM|
|Approximate trekking time||: 7-8 hours|
|Maximum Altitude||: 2100m||Minimum Altitude||: 1500m|
|Distance travelled||: 10KM|
|Approximate trekking time||: 3 hours|
|Maximum Altitude||: 2430m||Minimum Altitude||: 2100m|
|Distance travelled||: 7KM|
|Approximate trekking time||: 1 1/2 hours|
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.