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Classic Inca Trail Deluxe to Machu Picchu (5 Days / 4 Nigths)

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Level Moderate difficult trekking - No need experience.
Duration 5 days / 4 nights
Season Recommended between March to January.
Departure Any time from March to January.

Itinerary description

DAY 01: CUSCO - Km. 82 – HUAYLLABAMBA:

Transfer from the hotel to Km. 82, where we will meet our porters and equipment. We will start our trek escorted by the porters, going through semi-arid terrain along the Urubamba river with magnificent views of snow-capped mountains then 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 will 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 3: PACAYMAYO - PHUYUPATAMARCA:

We will 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 in to 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 fern. 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), where we will set our camp.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca: 7 km / 6 hours approximately.

DAY 4: PHUYUPATAMARCA - MACCHU PICCHU:

We will 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. From this place, Machu Picchu (2450 mts - 8085 ft approximately) looks unreal and beautiful. We will visit Machupicchu just for a short time because the next day you will have a full day guided tour . After that you will be taken to the hotel you will spend the night at.

(Breakfast / Lunch)

  • Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna: 4 Km / 3 hours approximately.
  • Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu: 5 km / 4hours approximately.

NOTE: The last camp could be Wiñaywayna.

  • Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna: 11 km / 9 hours approximately.

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO:

We will start our visit to the Sanctuary early in the morning in order to have a full day of exploring. Guided tour through the citadel. In the afternoon we will take the train back to Poroy train station and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

(Breakfast / Lunch)

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. 

 

FIXED DEPARTURES 2017