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INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
 

 
 

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is the most known and most popular hike in Peru. The Inca Trail links a range of stunningly preserved Inca ruins. Along the way the natural scenery is breath-taking, with views of snow capped mountains and the cloud forest. Visitors come from all parts of the world to Peru, not only to see Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, but also to walk the Inca Trail Peru. They come to see the ruins and the scenery which makes this trail so famous. Come hike the Inca trail to Machu Picchu on an adventure with your friends and family, then climb to the top of Mount Huayna Picchu for an unparallel view of the Historical Sanctuary itself, the neighboring town of Aguas Calientes and the Urubamba Valley. The four day Inca Trail tour includes a one day visit to the unforgettable ruins of Machu Picchu.

 
 

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CLASSICAL INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4D/3N

ITINERARIO

Day 1: Cusco – Wayllabamba.

04:00 h. You will be picked up from the hotel in Cusco and afterwards we will drive on a bus towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After approximately 2 hours we will pass Ollantaytambo Village, and then we will take a dirt road till Piskacuchu (2.700 m - 8.858 Ft.) a community located on the kilometer 82 of the Cusco – Machupicchu railroad.
We will arrive to the Km 82 around 07:30 h. At this point all hikers must show their original passport to get access to the Inca Trail National Park. Starting at this point, we cross the bridge and walk along the left shore of the Urubamba River, which flows north-west along the Sacred Valley. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we reach the little community of Miskay (2800 m.a.s.l - 9186 Ft.) Then we ascend a steep path that will lead us to a high plateau, from where, all hikers will be rewarded with a spectacular view of an Inca construction called Patallacta (2.750 m. See map). After a good explanation of the tour guide, we carry on along a gorgeous valley created long ago by the copious Kusichaca River. We will gradually climb for about two hours, till we reach a nice natural spot where our cook and porters await for us for lunch. Later on, we will walk up hill (not very difficult) for about 2 hours till we reach our first campsite in the village of Wayllabamba (Place of Good Pasture), (3000 m.  - 9842 Ft.) This day is usually hot in the dry season (May – Sept), so it is advisable to wear light clothing, as well as a hut and sunscreen. Hikers will enjoy along the route spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite side of the Urubamba River and might also spot the impressive Veronica Mountain (5800 m. high - 19.000 Ft.). Overnight at the Wayllabamba Campsite.

Included: Lunch and dinner

   

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo

Breakfast and then we start to climb up along a narrow valley full of vegetation and beautiful streams. On this section visitors will experience a hard path, full of steps, so we advise you to take it easy and stop to rest along the way at any time you wish. After passing the little camp zone of Yunkachimpa we will reach Lluluchapampa Village, a spot frequently used by some other hikers to camp. At this point we will be starting the climbing to the highest and most famous mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s Pass 4200 m. - 13.780 Ft.). It will take about 2 hours to get to the top, so our recommendation is just to do it slowly, without pushing yourself too much. Afterwards, we will descend an endless winding pass of steps that cross a narrow valley, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds, like hummingbirds, sparrows and it is also home to Andean bears, called the Spectacled Bears (Tremarctus Ornatus). We will have lunch along the way, and afterwards continue till our campsite at Pacaymayo Valley (3.350 m. - 10.991), where we will take a deep rest after such a hard day. This is also an official campsite, so here you will find good showers (very cold though) and proper flash toilettes.

Included: Lunch and dinner

 

 

Day 3: Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna

This day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting day, due to the number of archaeological sites that hikers can see along the way. We get up at 06:00hrs, again, and after breakfast, start off following a steep path that will lead us to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3.970 m. - 13.024 Ft.). Half way up, we will stop to visit the archaeological complex of Runkurakay. This Inca site, located at 3.700 m. / 12.139 Ft consists of a small oval structure; it is very likely that this Inca building served as a watchtower. Some meters up we will find a small billabong, where sometimes Andean dears can be seen drinking water. After going over the pass, we descend to Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and arrive at Sayacmarca (erected building 3.600 m. 11.811 Ft.). This is an interesting Inca building in which you can find semicircular constructions, water fountains, as well as irrigation channels. After visiting these ruins, we enter the cloud-forest, walking up and down, and then come the last climb, that will lead us to the third pass, the Abra de Phuyupatamarca (3.700 m. - 12.139 Ft.) From now on, the rest of the trail is mostly downhill. We will descend some steps and then will stumble upon one of the best Inca ruins, a site constructed on a marvelous natural setting called Phuyupatamarca. (Phuyupatamarca, means ¨town over the clouds¨). From above, trekkers can observe a sophisticated complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views of the Urubamba River. The end of the day leads to the Wiñaywayna ruins, second only to Machu Picchu in beauty. This fantastic site is a perfect example of Inca terrace farming and it is located on a steep edge overlooking the Río Urubamba. The name Wiñaywayna comes from the name given to a beautiful orchid typical in the zone, and means Forever Young.

 

 

Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Sanctuary of Machupicchu - Train back to Cusco. 

On this fourth and last day we get up at 04.00hrs, have breakfast at 04:30hrs, and by 05:00hrs, we must be on the trail towards Inti Punko (Sun Gate). This will take about an hour of hiking along a narrow trail of cloud forest. At the Sun Gate visitors will be able to see the Sunrise over the Sacred Machupicchu Mountain. After having shot some photos we will descend to Machupicchu (40 minutes away), where the  guide will give us a nice explanation about this wonderful Inca Citadel. The tour will last about 2 hours, and afterwards you will have free time to wander the ruins on your own, and if you still got some strength, you might climb the HUAYNA PICCHU Mountain, the huge mountain that appears in every classic picture of Machu Picchu. It takes about 1 hour to get to the top, following very steep stairs, though is a little hard, at the top you will be rewarded with one of the most impressive views in your lifetime. All what you have to do is to ask your guide how to find the entrance. Late in the afternoon we take the train back to the city of Cusco, where we will arrive after nightfall.

 

INCLUDED
 

Pick up from the hotel

Tourist Transportation

English speaking guide

Entrance Fees

Meals according to this itinerary

Camping Equipment: Tent, sleeping bag and matress

 

NOT INCLUDED
 

Extras and gratuities

Lunch in Aguas Calientes


 

Price per person

$ 475.00

American Dollars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

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