Km 82 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
What is Km 82 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?
KM 82 is a location along the Classic Inca Trail, which is the most popular hiking route to Machu Picchu. It is called KM 82 because it is located approximately 82 kilometers (51 miles) from the city of Cusco, which is the starting point of the trek.
KM 82 is the official starting point of the Inca Trail and is where trekkers begin their journey to Machu Picchu. This is where the trailhead is located, and where trekkers must check in with their guide and obtain their permits and tickets.
The Inca Trail from KM 82 to Machu Picchu is a 4-day, 3-night trek covering a distance of approximately 42 kilometers (26 miles). Along the way, hikers will pass through breathtaking scenery and visit several Inca ruins, including the impressive Wiñay Wayna and Intipata sites. The trail culminates with a visit to Machu Picchu on the fourth day of the trek.