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Inca Trail 4D/3N (Classic)

Trip Overview

Trip Overview

The Inca Trail is Peru’s most known trek, combining a stunning mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle. Over 2250 species of orchids have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as hummingbirds, waterfowl, and the majestic Andean Condor.

Located in the Andes mountain range, the trail passes through several types of Andean environments including cloud forest and alpine tundra. Settlements, tunnels, and many Incan ruins are located along the trail before ending the terminus at the Sun Gate on Machu Picchu mountain. The two longer routes require and ascent to more than 3660 m.a.s.l. (12010 ft).

Service: Private & Shared
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Next Departures: * We can open a new group with a reservation of 2 people.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Piskacuchu – Wayllabamba

We depart from Cusco and travel to Urubamba where we will have a brief stop in Ollantaytambo, where you can buy last minute gear and personal needs. We will then go to Piskacucho (km 8) and start the Inca Trail. Along the way we will visit the Llactapata archaeological site.

L/D

Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 3,000 m/10,824 ft
Minimum Altitude: 2,680 m/8,790 ft
Distance Travelled: 12 km approx
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours / Ascent up: 620 m

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo

Early in the morning, we will start the climb up to the highest point of the Inca Trail. Here, we can see various ecological zones and microclimates, which make up the area, laid out in front of us. We cross the Warmiwañusqa pass at 4200 meters/13780 feet above sea level; water buckets are offered for washing.

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,200 m/13,776 ft
Minimum Altitude: 3,000 m/9,840 ft
Distance Travelled: 12 km approx
Approximate Walking Time: 7-8 hours / Ascent up: 900 m

Day 3: Pacaymayo – chaq’icocha – Wiñaywayna

We continue climbing up to the second pass on the Trail (3900 meters/12795 feet above sea level), and along the way we will also visit the Runcuracay archaeological site. During the day walk, we will also visit Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca archaeological remains.

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 3,750 m/ 12,300 ft
Minimum Altitude: : 2,700 m/8,856 ft
Distance Travelled: 16 Km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: Approximate Walking Time

Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu – Cusco

We begin the final part of the trek to the lost city of Machupicchu. First, we walk to Inti Punku (“Sun Gate”), where we take in a panoramic view of Machupicchu. After we come down to Machupicchu, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where we will have free time to enjoy the town, later taking the train back to Cusco. Arrival to Cusco is generally around 8-8:30 pm.

Meals: BL

Accommodation: Not Included
Maximum Altitude: 2,700 m / 8,856 ft
Minimum Altitude: 2,400 m / 7,872 ft ( Machupicchu)
Distance Travelled: 8 Km aprox plus exploration of Machu Picchu
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours / Des2,700 m / 8,856 ftcent : 300 m

Note: Campsites and lunch are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the evolution of the group.

Included / Departures

Private Serv. Shared Serv.
Transfer by bus from Cusco to Inca trai yes yes
Inka trail & Machupicchu entrance ticke yes yes
Bus ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes yes not
Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco Vistadome * Expeditions*
Professional Guide (english speaking) yes yes
Cook  (In charge of meal preparation) yes yes
General portes to carry camping equipment and food yes yes
Portes to carry your backpack 10 kilos no
Meals: 3B, 3L, 3D, (Vegetarian option also )We provide Andean local fresh products in our meals yes yes
2 people in each 3-person-capacity tent yes yes
Matress (sleeping pad) Air Foam
Dinning tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first Aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle. yes yes
Special biodegradable bathroom tent. yes no
Transfer from Train Station to Hotel yes yes

Not Included / Aditionals

  • Feather sleeping bag .
  • Syntethic sleeping bag .
  • Single accommodation.
  • Trekking poles rental.
  • 1 Extra porter (10 kilos).
  • 1/2 Extra porter (6 kilos).
  • Buffet lunch in Aguas Calientes.

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