If you are craving the disco on the Inca trail then maybe you should rethink why you are here. Sadly on the last night there is a bit of an opportunity to party it up which I think is a shame. There is plenty of time to do that in Cusco if you want.
A night on the trail usually consists of stories about the magic of the Coco leaf and its all powerful effects on basically everything (if you have seen the movie My big fat greek wedding, it has the equivalent power to Windex). If you are lucky you will get a muscial concert by your guides and porters, it is something I wll never forget.
Dress Code: N/A
The last night of the trek, you had a special meal prepared for you and got to sit at big table. There were maybe twenty different groups and everyone knew at this point they would finish the hike. The next day was an easy stroll to Machu Picchu and all the high passes were over. And besides, they had beer...and this in turn led to dancing. The big song was "Asereje" by Las Ketchup, which had a choreographed dance to go along with it. It seemed they played this more than once, but of course my memory is a big foggy about that night. ;>
Dress Code: Hiking gear and boots are just fine.
In this campsite you have a cafeteria where you can order food and most important: beer. When you do the 4 day Inca trail, this is the first beer that you see since you left Cusco. I can tell you that everybody goes to that cafeteria for some or more beers to celebrate the finish of the Inca Trail, because after today it’s an easy hike towards Machu Picchu.
Some stay long, others go back to their own campsite to celebrate El Camino del Inca together with the porters. Well we formed a family as they said, so we had to study a dance for them. And because “kabouter Plop” is popular in our country, we did the “kabouterdans” and we had to do it twice, they loved it and they joined in.
Dress Code: your smelly stinky clothes and some slippers although I changed into a T-shirt that I had worn every evening on the trail.
Well nightlife is what happens during the night, I can assure you that during the night you will be sleeping in your sleeping bag inside your tent. Around 20h00 the lights start to go out and soon it’s all dark. Around 21h00 most people are sleeping besides some brave who decide to look to the amazing stars in the sky or the rising of the moon behind the mountains.
The nightlife is very calm and there will not much people bother you, the second busiest thing in 30 km around you is the dinner tent of the other tour company and I can assure you they go to bed as early as you do.
Here you can see some of us having our dinner while we are chatting about the things we have seen and experienced that day.
Dress Code: A nice and fresh new T-shirt
Generally the nightlife on the Inca Trail is short lived though we did have some fun nights talking after dinner. The sunsets could be incredible on the snowy peaks too.