4 Days / 3 Nights
Duration
8/10
Physicality

Travel to Peru to discover the Inca, Peru’s ancient civilisation. Walk the Inca Trek and visit Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo’s ruins on this express Peruvian tour.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is beyond a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in America and an unforgettable experience not to be missed. The trail leads through the protected wild nature of the Peruvian jungle and forest steppe, passes several archeological Inca sights and offers impressive views. The Incas used this itinerary for theirpilgrimage to the sacred citadel Machu Picchu

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION            Cusco
DEPARTURE TIME            Early Morning
INCLUDED
    Private transfer from your hotel in Cusco to km 82

Tourist trainAguasCalientes – Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco

Transfer from the train station of Ollantaytamboto your hotel in Cusco

One porter to carry 5 kilos of personal luggage + sleeping bag + mattress of one person.

Bus Machu Picchu – AguasCalientes

Entrance fees to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu

Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)

Camping equipment (professional two-persons tents: Doite, model Cima 4, extra light/4kg, Doite, model Kailas 3, extra light/4.5kg and Doite, model Himalaya, extra light/4.5kg; sleeping mats, dining tent equipped with a table and chairs, a sanitary tent)

Cook, cooking equipment, meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners). Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit and spaghetti, chicken, fish, meat and rice, all rich in carbohydrates and very suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leafs tea which is excellent for the altitude

>Tea and snack time every day (tea, coffee, popcorn, cracker)

Porters to carry the main luggage (all the equipment and cooking stock)

First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

NOT INCLUDED
    Breakfast on the first day and last lunch in AguasCalientes

Air flight to Cusco

Tips for porters, cooks and guides. If you feel satisfy with the service tips are always welcome. The porters are also very grateful for a small donation, for example clothes or school equipment for their children.

Travel Insurance

Additional Attractions

Visit to Huayna Picchu: For Huayna Picchu mountain requires to be booked long time in advance however we charge additional $ 62.00 USD and then we’ll guarantee your entrance for Huayna Picchu as well (This new State law  began since the 18th of July, 2011).

General information and recommendations

  • Reservation: Since the number of trekking permits is limited to 500 per day (about 200 tourists and 300 trekking staff) it is important to book well in advance – especially in the high season between May and September. In the low season between December and January, it is possibleto get a ticket about 20 days in advance.
  • Passport details: Please make sure that your passport is valid for the time you intend doing the Inca Trail. Furthermore, assure that the passport’s details you send us via email, such as the passport’s number, your name etc., are correct. Changes on short notice will complicate the entrance to Machu Picchu.

Additional information

LocationMachu Picchu, Cusco
1

Day 1 : Cusco - Km 82 – Wayllabamba - Yuncachimpa

We will leave Cusco (3350m/10990f) by tourist bus heading the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Before we reach our starting point km 82, we make a short break in Ollantaytambo f to get breakfast. The official beginning of the Inca 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 archaeological 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 Veronica.
  • Level of difficulty : Normal (Easy)
  • Total Distance : 11Km Approx.
2

Day 2

The second day is the ‘Free-Hike-Day’; that means, that everybody should walk in his/her own pace.Early in the morning the trails first leads through the Valley of Llulluchapampa (3850m/12631f). The first 3km are step – enjoy the humid woodland and the water sounds. From Llulluchapampa fallow the way until you reach the crest ,the Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman Pass) at 4200m/113780f. After a short break at the summit, you continue your hike down with a long and steep descent to the river Pacaymayu called Sunrise Rivertowards the Runkurakay pass (3050m/10007f) until you reach our camping site called Chaquicocha at (3650m/11975f). Here you can relax your body while enjoying an amazing view over the mountains.

  • Level of difficulty : Challange
  • Total Distance : 15Km Approx.
3

Day 3

The third day is the most beautiful one. You can notice a change in the eco-system while walking to the 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 (5S) and bottled drinks.
  • Level of difficulty : Normal, Unforgetable
  • Total Distance : 10Km Approx.
4

Day 4: Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

After our breakfast ,we will head – equipped with our flashlights – to the IntiPunku (Sun Gate) 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). You can enjoy its spiritual charm during a guided tour 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 (f.ex. go to the Inca Bridge, explore the variety of buildings or climb Wayna Picchu for an amazing overview picture). A bus takes you down to AguasCalientes. Here you can relax and explore the local town. We will leave AguasCalientes in the afternoon.
  • Level of difficulty : Normal, Unique
  • Total Distance : 7Km Approx.
  • A participant must declare if he/she has any sickness or medical disorder and must bring his/her own medicines.
  • All participants must bring their original passport and, if available, their original student card ´ISIC´.
  • It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accident, medical expenses, loss of effects and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client. Operator  cannot be accounted for any accident or loss of personal belongings the customer caused by his/her own.
  • In case force majeure occurs, like impossibility to operate the program or trek due to unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside Operator control like: extreme weather conditions, landslides, strikes not allowing operation or putting it at risk, sudden inaccessibility of route, etc. Operator will propose viable solutions to operate the program within the available dates.
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