Inka Trail To Machu Picchu (04 Days/03 Nights)
The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (43km) it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”.
Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights
Maximum Height: 4200 m. (Abra Warmihuañusca)
Recommended time: March – September.
DAY 01: Cusco/ Piskacucho- 2680 m./ Wayllabamba Camp – 3060 m. (L/D)
DAY 02: Wayllabamba – 3060 m./ Warmiwañusca / Paqaymayu Camp – 3580 m. (B/L/D)
DAY 03: Paqaymayu – 3580 m./ Chaquicocha / Wiñaywayna – 2600 m. (B/L/D)
DAY 04: Wiñaywayna 2600 m./ Machupicchu 2400 m./ Cusco. (B)
DAY 01: Cusco/ Piskacucho- 2680 m./ Wayllabamba Camp – 3060 m.
We will pick you up at your hotel. We will drive to the City of Piskacucho located at km 82. Our exciting adventure will begin at the Inca based bridge, approximately at 10am. We will start our walk towards the archeological site of Llactapata, a gentle hike and a perfect warm up for the second part of the day. Then, at Hatunchaca our cooks will give us a delicious lunch. After a brief rest, we will restart to walk, and approximately 2 hours later we will arrive to the Andean community of Wayllabamba, the place of our first camp. Distance to cover: 11 km, or 7 miles Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
DAY 02: Wayllabamba – 3060 m./ Warmiwañusca / Paqaymayu Camp – 3580 m.
Early in the morning we start our walk towards the highest point of the Inca trail, subject to different climates and microclimates. We are passing through the rainy woodlands of Yuncachimpa till the grassy mountain of Warmiwañusca and we will reach an altitude of 4200m, the highest pass on our hike. After a short rest, we will start descending until we reach the place where lunch will be prepared for us. Then we restart the trek towards Paqaymayu’s where our team will be waiting for us with the camp and dinner. Distance to cover: 12km (7.5 miles). Hiking Time: approx. 7 to 8 hours.
DAY 03: Paqaymayu – 3580 m./ Chaquicocha / Wiñaywayna – 2600 m.
After our breakfast we will start our journey towards the archeological site of Runkurakay, then we will pass by two high Andean lagoons until we arrive to the second highest pass at 3850m. This pass takes the same name of the archaeological site as the one we visited before. Then, we descend to Sayacmarca or Dominant Town and follow the path towards the clouded forest until we reach Phuyupatamarca, village of the clouds. This archaeological group possesses one beautiful ritual fountain, a leafy vegetation and a spectacular panoramic view of the valley of the river Urubamba. Our third camp waits for us In Wiñaywayna or as called Forever Young. We will have some free time to visit and to explore the surroundings. Distance to cover: 14km (8.7 miles). Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours approx.
DAY 04: Wiñaywayna 2600 m./ Machupicchu 2400 m./ Cusco.
Very early in the morning we will begin a trek of approximately two hours, up to Inti Punku’s sector, also called Sungate. We may have the opportunity to admire the sunrise over the majestic city of Machu Picchu. Aditionally, we will restart the descending until we will register our arrival in the check point. Then, we will start our visit of approximately 2 hours and a half. There will be sufficient time for you to explore and discover by yourselves the mysteries that hides this enigmatic city. We are returning in Bus and train to Ollantaytambo. We will be picked up from the train station in Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo a vehicle will await you.
Machupicchu was recently honored to be part of the New 7 wonders of the World and is one of the top World Heritages on the list of UNESCO. Distance to cover: 6km. Hiking Time: approx. 2 hours.
- Professional Staff:
- Professional guide, two guides for more than eight people.
- Cooks and porters will carry duffel bag, sleeping bag and mattress and all the camping gear.
- Included Meals:
- Breakfast (03).
- Lunch (03).
- Dinner (03).
- Camping Gear:
- Tents for passengers (2 people per tent, but tents are designed for 3 people).
- Brand: Doite (Pro Aconcagua), dinning tent, toilet tent and cooking tent.
- Accommodation: Camping (03 nights).
- Bus from Machu Picchu.
- Train Service Aguas Calientes – Poroy Train Station.
- Inca Trail.
- Machu Picchu
- Important Note: Passengers must bring their original passports.
- National & international flights.
- National & international airport taxes
- Meals not listed
- Optional or extra activities during free time
- Transfer for optional or extra activities
- Travel insurance
- Items for personal use
- Breakfast (day 1)
- Lunch and Dinner (day 4)
- Sleeping bag
- Pre and post accommodation
- Personal Porter (7 kilos) – USD 65
- Suggested budget for meals not included: USD 60.00
*B= Breakfast L= Lunch D= Diner
Price in American Dollars, per person:
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