|Level||Medium. Good physical condition required.|
|Duration||3 days /2 nights|
|Season||Recommended between March and January.|
|Departure||Private Service everyday (upon request).|
Also called “The Royal path”, it is a branch of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu along Valley floor trails little visited by tourist. An easy option to get to Machu Picchu through the Inti Punku or Sun Gate. Our journey is conducted by experienced guides that will make your trip most pleasant and safe. Our luggage will be carried by native "Quechua" Porters and delicious meals will be prepared by a chef specialized in Andean delicatessen.
DAY 01: CUSCO - PISCACUCHO KM 82 - KM 88 - Q’ENTE:
Early in the morning you will be met by their guide at the lobby of your hotel at the arranged time to take the private vehicle that will transfer you to Km 82 of the Rail Road to Machu Picchu, from where you will be met by your field stuff (Porters and Cooks) with all our equipment. From here we will start our hike to km 88, using a little visited portion of the Inca Trail following the right margin of the Urubamba River to then reach the bridge that will take us to Q’ente, located at Km 88 of the railroad to Machu Picchu. We will cross the bridge and hike for about 30 minutes to the first camp in Q’ente. Lunch will be served at campsite. After lunch, we will visit Machu Q’ente (one ½ hour hike) and Patallacta ruins, and then we will go back to Q’ente campsite, where our hight Andean tea will be served.
Dinner will be served at campsite.
(Lunch / Dinner)
Hike: 6 Hours
DAY 02: QENTE – CHACHABAMBA:
After a healthy breakfast we will begin our journey day walking along the left margin of the Urubamba River heading to Pacaymayo. On the way, we will see orchids, birds and some animals typically found in the area. We will then cross the Pacaymayo River and have lunch at our designated area. Toilet facilities are available. After a good rest, we will start the trek to Chachabamba (km104), where we will find our second campsite and have to explore the nearby Inca sites.(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Hike: 7 Hours
DAY 03: CHACHABAMBA - MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO:
Early in the morning we will begin the ascent towards the Wiñaywayna ruins, the most important ruins after Machu Picchu (2 ½ hours). A boxed lunch will be provided. After visiting Wiñaywayna, we will continue hiking until we reach the Inti Punku (Sun Gate), the last pass (1 ½ hours). From this site, Machu Picchu looks unreal and beautiful. We have the rest of the day to visit the citadel. In the afternoon we will take the train back to Poroy train station and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.(Breakfast / Box Lunch)
Hike: 5 Hours