The Inca Trail to Machupicchu or Inca Trail Machu Picchu is listed as one of the best in the world due to the beauty of archaeological wealth, flora and fauna that exists throughout the route to Machu Picchu. Among the tropical forests and deserts are the mysterious archaeological sites covered by the jungle. Finally, we will arrive to the lost city of the Machupicchu Incas, our experienced guides will guide you through safe areas.
The Inca Trail to Machupicchu is considered an intermediate level walk since there are no rock climbs or paths on the road, so no previous experience is required, however it is necessary to be fit to make the route
The most difficult part of the route is the second day that has to be climbed by a number of staircases starting from 2000 meters above sea level to 4217 meters above sea level walking through a small space. Then the road becomes easier, continuing downhill.
The Inca Trail is 43 kilometers long, which are distributed between 10 and 13 kilometers that you have to walk per day, which in total is walked between 6 to 9 hours each day, except for the last day you walk only two hours. If you suffer from cardiac, respiratory, arterial alterations, pressure, etc, it is important to mention them before making the reservation of the Inca Trail in order to evaluate your participation; if possible, check with your doctor.
DAY 01: CUSCO – KM 82 (PISCACUCHO) – WAYLLABAMBA – INCA TRAIL.
6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Transfer (Cusco) Hotel- Ollantaytambo-Km82
Start of the trek in Piscacucho. KM 82 (To Machu picchu)
We will be going to pick you up from your respective hotels
Inca Trail Machupicchu.
between 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., leaving the city of Cusco at 7:30 a.m. in the direction of the Ollantaytambo district where we will stop for 45 minutes to have our breakfast, in this place you can also make some purchases such as: batteries for flashlights, rain ponchos, coca leaves, etc. Then we will continue our journey to Km. 82 (Piscacucho), place of beginning of the walk, after two hours we will arrive at the archaeological group of Llactapata, here the guide will explain the history of this place. Later we will continue with the trek through the valley of Cusichacay finally arriving at Huayllabamba (3,000 m.s.n.m) where we will spend the first night in Camp.
Second day: Huayllabamba, Warmiwañusca and Pacaymayo:
8:00 am. – 4:00 p.m.
Hiking or trekking along the Inca Trail
WAYLLABAMBA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA
LLULLUCHAPAMPA – PACAYMAYU.
Walk for 6 to 7 hours.
Inka Trail Machupicchu
Early, after breakfast, we will begin the most difficult and demanding part of the tour, with an exhausting climb of three to four hours, to reach the first pass called Warmiwañusca («dead woman»), with an altitude of 4,200 m.s.n.m. At this point we can admire a breathtaking view of the entire valley of Huayllabamba and Pacaymayo where you will feel on top of the world, it is in this place where the guide will perform a small payment ceremony to the Veronica and Wayanay snow peaks, after ritual with the coca leaves we will be descending the mountain for a lapse of an hour and a half to reach pacaymayo (3,600 masl) where we will spend the second night in camp.
Third day: Pacaymayo, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna.
8:00 am. – 4:00 p.m.
Hiking or trekking
Walk from 7 to 8 hours.
After breakfast, we will begin to ascend to the second step of the Inca trail, after an hour’s walk we will arrive at the archaeological group of Runcuracay, place that was discovered in 1915 by the American explorer Hiran Binghan, the same one we will visit, then we continue climbing the mountain and we will reach the second step, from this place we will be able to appreciate the valley of Pacaymayo, Aobamba and the snow-covered mountains of Pumasillo (6,000msnm), Verónica (5700 masl) and some small lagoons, because of the location this place leads to recollection and at the same time the meditation, then we will descend the mountain to reach the third archaeological group of the Sayacmarca road (3540 masl), which will be visited to continue with the walk and after 30 minutes we will arrive at the Chaquicocha camp instead of lunch. After a siesta we will continue towards the pass of Phuyu Patamarca (3650 masl), from this place we will see the impressive mountain of Machu Picchu where we will be taking a short break and they will be able to take some pictures. After 10 minutes of descent we will arrive at the archaeological group of Phuyupatamarca, Intipatay Wiñayhuayna of this place we will descend the mountain approximately 1,000 meters, in the course of the tour we will be enjoying the best example of the Inca stone path as well as the diversity of flora and fauna for finally arrive at Wiñayhuayna camp, place where we will be spending the third night
Fourth day: Wiñaywayna, Machupicchu and Cusco.
Hike 5-6 hours.
Very early at 4:00 a.m. we will have breakfast to start the trek to Machupicchu at 5:00 a.m. on the way we can see a diversity of flowers, begonias, orchids, ferns, etc., likewise a biodiversity of birds, after an hour and a half we will arrive at the Puerta del Sol (INTIPUNKU), it is the first point of view of the group archaeological site of Machupicchu, from here we will take photographs and appreciate the sunrise. We will descend the mountain to later arrive at the control of Machupicchu, where they will have a little free time so that they can use some services and they can leave your suitcases in the cloakroom, later they will visit with the guide the archaeological group of Machupicchu for a lapse of 2 hours with 30 Approximately minutes and finally have a free time to explore the place and take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes where they will be boarding the train back to Cusco.
- Transfers entrance and departure.
- Transportation Cusco-Km 82. Piscacucho. (Start of Walk).
- Professional Tourism Guide.
- Assistant guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
- Entrance tickets to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
- 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 snacks, 3 dinners and different snacks to eat all day «do not include breakfast on day 1 and meals after breakfast on the last day (day 4)»
- (Professional) Vegetarians , option on request at no cost!
- Drinking water along the Inca Trail, only at the food points.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs
- First Aid Kit
- 01 Oxygen balloon
- Porters (who carry tents, food and kitchen utensils)
- Waterproof and quadruple tents «02 people per tent»
- 01 sleeping mat per person
- Tourist bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
- Return train tickets at Expedition Tourism Service (Machupicchu.Ollanta and bus to Cusco) and transfer to the hotel.
Does not include:
- Sleeping bag
- First breakfast
- Last lunch
EXTRAS that we can arrange for you:
- One additional night in Aguas Calientes single or double room 2 star hotels, Cost: USD 75 per night. (If you want a higher category hotel, check with the agency).
- Additional income to Machu Picchu with Huaynapicchu USD 70 Dollars.
- 1 Extra carrier (14 kg) to help you with your personal luggage: USD $ 90.00. The extra carrier can be shared by 2 people.
- Additional mattress x 01 unit: USD $ 15.00.
- Additional tent x 01 unit: USD $ 15.00.
- Sleeping bag x 01 unit: USD $ 10.00 per person.
- Walking stick x 01 unit: USD $ 10.00 per person.
What is recommended to take the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
- Wear shoes or hiking shoes for walks
- Articles of personal hygiene.
- Personal medicine kit (bandages, cotton, bandages, alcohol, aspirin, pills for stomach problems, medicines to prevent altitude sickness).
- Photographic camera.
- Boots or shoes for walking, without taco.
- Sleeping bag.
- Walking stick with rounded tip of rubber.
- Hat or cap
- Long sleeve shirts
- Bottle of water and pills to purify the water.
- Dehydrated fruits, candies and chocolates
- Gloves, scarf, wool stockings.
- Raincoats in the rainy season.
- Flashlights, batteries and spare bulbs.
- Long pants.
- Insect repellent.
- Sweaters and a jacket
- Backpack (approx 50 to 70 liters) for walks.
- Towel and toilet paper.
- Warm clothes in case of friajes (sweater and jacket).
- A little local money for the hot shower in the last camp.
The Availability of the Inca Trail to Machupicchu
is limited, with only 400 spaces per day, these spaces are distributed among guides, tourists, porters and cooks, it is advisable to reserve the spaces of the Inca Trail with a minimum of 5 months of anticipation, this in high season (from April to November) and in low season with 2 or 1 month in advance, it is important to always check the availability of spaces with our travel agency.
Discounts available on the Inca Trail:
Students require an identity document, International Isic Card valid for the student and must be under 25 years of age
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