The one day Inca Trail hike begins at KM104 on the train right of way that runs to Aguas Calientes. This spot can only be reached by rail. The train ride may be booked either from Cusco or Ollantaytambo
The trek is approximately 6 miles in length, and can take anything between 5 to 8 hours depending on your walking pace and the length of time you spend at the sites en-route. The main obstacles are the 2000 foot elevation gain and the altitude of the Sacred Valley. Anytime except the rainy season of November to March is a good time to hike the Inca Trail. This shot was taken in late September.