Trekking through the Inca trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the best trekking tours in the world due to the exquisite natural beauty and archaeological importance of the sites that lead to Machu Picchu. we find valleys that contain the endemic fauna high deserts or in the tropics, between the Puna sections and the cloud forest.
- • 5 nights 2 start hotels and 3 nights of camping
- • All indicated pick-ups and transfers in group service with English-speaking guide
- • Meals indicated
- • Personal porter to carry 7 Kg of your personal effects.
- • Train round-trip tickets, Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
- • All entrance fees
- • International flights and airport taxes
- • Domestic and international flights
- • Meals not indicated
- • Additional expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, etc.
- • Travel insurance
Day 1: Cusco
You will be picked up upon your arrival to Cusco and transferred to your hotel.
You have the option of a free day to explore the city as you would like or at an extra cost a walking tour or a full city tour including the four ruins that surround the city. These include the Sacsayhuaman fortress overlooking the city, a pre-Inca architectural gem Kenko, the Red fortress of Puca-Pucara; a rock sanctuary whose main attraction is the monolithic alter representing a puma, and finally Tambomachay which is a beautiful fountain fed by a spring that feeds a series of basins.
Optional: City Tour
Day 2: Cusco - Km 82 – Wayllabamba - Yuncachimpa
We will leave Cusco (3350m/10990f) at 5:30 am by a tourist bus heading for the Sacred Valley of the Incas.Inca Trail Depart point Before we reach our starting point of walk, km 82, we will make a short break in Ollantaytambo for having the option to get breakfast. The official beginning of the Inka Trail is called km 82. Here we will meet the rest of the group and take care of the registration facilities. After crossing the Rio Urubamba (2200m) we will start the legendary Inca Trail. The first day the trail is easy to walk and a good warm up for the following days. In Miskay we’ll have lunch at a small river bank while getting some information about the archeological complex of Llactapata. After that, we will continue our hike to Wayllabamba (3100m/10170f) and ascend to Yuncachimpa (3300m/10826f), the camping site we will spend the night in. From here, we have a great view of the mysterious Nevado de Verónica.
Level of difficulty: moderate
Hiking time: 6 -7 hours
Total distance: 11km approx.
Day 3: Yuncachimpa - Llulluchapampa – Warmihuañusca pass - Pacaymayu - Runkurakay pass - Chaquicocha
The second day is the ‘Free-Hike-Day’; that means, that everybody should walk in his/her own pace – of Sayac Marcacourse you will meet during the small breaks or see each other while beating the stairs. Early in the morning the trail first leads through the Valley of Llulluchapampa (3850m/12631f). The first 3km are step - enjoy the humid woodland and the water sounds. From Llulluchapampa follow the way for 2-3 hours until you reach the highest point of this section, the Warmihuañusca Pass (Dead Woman Pass) (4200m/113780f). This climb is known as the most difficult part of the Inca Trail. After a short break at the summit, you continue your hike down with a long and steep descent to the river Pacaymayo (Sunrise River) towards the Runkurakay pass (3050m/10007f) until you reach our camping site called Chaquicocha at (3650m/11975f). Here you can relax your body from the tough day while enjoying an amazing view over the mountains.
Level of difficulty: challenge
Hiking time: 8 - 9 hours
Total distance: 15 km approx.
Day 4: Chaquicocha - Phuyupatamarca – Wiñayhuayna
The third day is the most beautiful one. You can notice a change in the eco-system while walking to Wiñaywaynathe tropical forest of Wiñaywayna. We will pass two small lakes at the top of the second pass (3950m). It’s a gentle climb through beautiful cloud forest and a small Inca tunnel before the third pass (3700m) offers a grand view over the Rio Urubamba Valley. The nearest settlement is named Phuyupatamarca/"Town above the clouds" (3600m/11811f). A well preserved site with long chain Inca baths where one can enjoy impressive ancient engineering. We pass another Inca Tunnel before visiting the ruins of Wiñaywayna/"Forever young" (2650m/8694f). The Inca stairs change into a zigzag trail until you reach a red-roofed white building, our last camping site, and also a location with hot water (S5) and bottled drinks.
Level of difficulty: normal, unforgettable (easy)
Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Total distance: 10 km approx.
Day 5: Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco
After our breakfast at 4:30 am, we will head - equipped with our flashlights - to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate Machu Picchu view ) to get the first glimpse of Machu Picchu and watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu. The last triumphal descent will take you almost one hour before we visit the citadel of Machu Picchu (2400m//7874f) around 8.00 am. You can enjoy its spiritual charm during a guided tour (about two hours) that helps you to understand the meaning and ancient use of the different buildings. After this tour you will have enough time to explore the archeological site on your own ( go to the Inca Bridge, explore the variety of buildings or climb Wayna Picchu for an amazing panorama picture). After a long day of exploring this lost city, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes in order to enjoy a buffet lunch afterwards we will catch the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival to Cusco in the late afternoon you will be brought back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Buffet Lunch at Aguas Calientes
Day 6: Cusco
After breakfast you will be able to continue your tour with Arequipa (Colca Canyon) or Bolivia otherwise return to Lima.
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