|Level||Moderate. No experience required.|
|Duration||4 days / 3 nights|
|Season||Recommended any time between March and January.|
|Departures||Private Service everyday (upon request).|
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated among the best trekking trips in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. These include different ecological areas from high deserts to Andean tropical rain-forest. Following this ancient Inca Trail, we will be walking past mysterious archaeological sites, half covered by the jungle overgrowth that looks like you are discovering them for the first time, and finally arriving to the lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu. Our journey is conducted by experienced guides that will make your trip pleasant and safe. Our service includes native "Quechua" porters for your luggage and we will provide delicious meals during the trip
DAY 01: CUSCO - Km. 82 – HUAYLLABAMBA:
Transfer from the hotel to Km. 82, where we will meet our porters and equipment. We start our trek escorted by the porters, going through semi-arid terrain along the Urubamba river with magnificent views of snow-capped mountains. We will leave the Urubamba valley and set off up the Kusichaca River to our first camp site in Huayllabamba (around 3000 m.a.s.l – 9842 f.a.s.l).(Lunch / Dinner)
- Km 82 to Huayllabamba: 11 km / 6 hours approximately.
DAY 02: HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYO:
After a healthy breakfast we begin to walk to the Warmihuañusca pass (4200 mts - 13860 ft. approximately). After a short time, we will reach the top of the pass. From this place, it is possible to see the other side of the way leading to Runkurakay ruins. At the end of a gorge, we will stop at a place called Pacaymayo (3600 mts. – 11181 ft.), our second camp.(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
- Huayllabamba-Pacaymayo: 7km / 7 hours approximately
DAY 03 PACAYMAYO – WIÑAYWAYNA:
We depart from Pacaymayo and a while later a zigzagging but short ascent will take us to the Runkurakay circular ruins. There is no sign of human life, only great forests and abrupt hills. After a good rest, we will start our way down and then we can clearly notice that the Inca Trail is well preserved from this point. In a short while we will get the steps which go up to Sayacmarca ruins (3620 mts – 11946 ft approximately). From Sayacmarca the stone road begins to go into the jungle, continuing our trek towards Phuyupatamarca ruins. The trail crosses the "Lago Seco" and for brief moments we will go up and down. We will then cross "The Tunnel", a natural cavity produced by a landslide but adapted by the Incas. The Inca Trail well traced borders continuous on the hills full of moss and ferns. After crossing a small pass, we will see some steep steps and under these the Ceremonial Center of Phuyupatamarca ruins (3650 mts – 12045 ft approximately). We continue hiking for 3 more hours until we reach Wiñaywayna (2700 mts – 8,856ft approximately), the main archaeological site after Machu Picchu in the Inca Trail, we will visit the site to then descend to our campsite.Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
- Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna: 9 km / 7 hours approximately.
- Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna: 4 Km / 3 hours approximately.
NOTE: If passengers must return to Cusco the 4th day, then campsite must be Wiñaywayna. If passengers can get to Cusco the following day, then last campsite may be Phuyupatamarca
DAY 04: WIÑAYWAYNA - MACCHU PICCHU – CUSCO:
We start early in the morning going down the trail, from where we can see the Urubamba valley and the river. The path goes down to Wiñay Wayna ruins (2650 mts – 8745 ft approximately), the most important ruins after Machu Picchu, heading then towards Inti Punku (2740 mts - 9042 ft approximately), the Gate of the Sun, our last pass. A boxed lunch will be provided. From this place, Machu Picchu (2450 mts - 8085 ft approximately) looks unreal and beautiful. We have the rest of the day to visit the entire citadel. Then we will head down to the town of Aguas Calientes from where we will take our train back to Cusco. Arrival to Cusco late at night.(Breakfast / Box lunch)
- Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu : 5 km / 4 hours approximately.
- Phuyupatamarca – Machu Picchu: 9 km / 7 hours approximately.
IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT THE INCA TRAIL:
- Only 500 people per day are allowed to enter to the Inca Trail. If you want to make a reservation inmediately firts you must check abailability with our sales department and you must send us all the information that we will request to you such us your names, last names, nationality, passport number, ages and gender.
- If for any reason you changed of passport after we purchase the fee entrances you must bring the original old passport and the new passport as well.