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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4

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The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the world’s best known hikes, a must-do for visitors to Peru. The four-day Inca Trail trek is a stunning combination of the region’s ruins, mountainscapes, and cloud forests. Our trek begins along an ancient Inca trail through beautiful mountain valleys filled with wild orchids and vividly colored birds. After crossing two high passes, we descend nearly 2,000 – 6560ft. cut stone steps and arrive at Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate, the sacred entrance of and lookout of the incomparable Machu Picchu citadel.

There are only 500 people allowed on the Inca Trail every day. Of that number, only about 200 are actually hikers (the rest are guides and support staff). These spaces deplete quickly, and often months in advance. If you cannot get a permit, you can take fabulous alternative Inca trails like the: Salkantay trekInca Jungle TrailLares trek.

If you have not time and want to hike by the classic Inca trail, you can do the Short Inca Trail 2 days that it walk by the part of the classic 4 day trek and enter to Machu Picchu by the Sun Gate.

Highlights

  • Enjoy an amazing 4 day trek to Machu Picchu through the majestic Peruvian Andes.
  • Stop along the Inca trail to taste local delicacies, such as fresh avocado, cacao and coffee.
  • Hike up to the Dead Woman pass and other amazing viewpoints.
  • Follow your local expert guides and spend four nights at a beautiful and comfortable camps
  • Curl up under a blanket of stars at your beautiful camp.

 

🤝🏻  Meeting and briefing

Some days before the tour, our team will contact you via E-mail or whatsapp and will coordinate the meeting time at your hotel to provide you the all tour details and answer all your questions.

🗓  Itinerary

🏁  Starts from your accommodation in Cuzco at 04:00 A.M.

🔚  Ends to the center of Cuzco at about 7:00 P.M.

Day 01: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Wayllabamba

🚶‍♂️  Walking distance: 9 km – 5.5ml.
🕗  Duration: 6 hours
📈  Maximum elevation: 3000m. – 9840ft.
⛺  Lodging: Wayllabamba 

Early morning pick up from your hotel. We will take a van to the trail head at Km 82, Piscacucho (2800m. – 9184 ft.) where we meet with whole Quechua team  porters, cook they will accompany for the entire exciting adventure, along with your guide. you will register in the check point then we will cross the turbulent Urubamba River while checking out the snow capped mountain Veronica (Wacay Willca) (5,900m. – 19,356ft.), the first 2 hours of the hiking are relative easy, we will stop off in from of the archaeological site Canabamba, the guide will explain and you about the place and the Inca history.

After our lunch, we will continue walking along the Urubamba River through flat terrain until we reach Miskay. There, we will ascend to a viewpoint on the highest part of the mountain to see the impressive Inca city of Llactapata (2600m. – 8530ft.), then will continue walking through magical Polylepsis foreststo  the small village of  Wayllabamba (3000m. – 9841ft.), camping site, dinner, overnight.

 


💡 To keep in mind
Remember you will need to show your original passport in the Inca trail check point to enter to the trail, please do not forget it.
From the check point you have to carry all your luggage in case you think you need help, you can hire the services of an extra porter that costs USD. 140.00 that carries 15kl.

 

Km. 82
 
Day 02: Wayllabamba – Warmywañusca Pass –  Pacaymayu

🚶‍♂️  Walking distance: 12 km – 7.4ml.
🕗  Duration: 7 hours
📈  Maximum elevation: 4200m. – 13779ft.
⛺  Lodging: Pacaymayu 

After scrumptious breakfastmade by our talent chef, we begin the hardest day of the trail. Awaiting us is a steep, lengthy ascent for about 4 hours to the high pass Warmiwañuska (4,200m. – 13,779ft.), that mean “Dead Woman’s Pass”  This ascent crosses two ecological zones like andes, hightlands.
The view from the top reveals snowcapped mountains in all directions, including the towering crags of Salkantay, the icy claw of Pumasillo, and Huayanay of the Vilcabamba mountain range, we will descend about 40 minutes and we will have the lunch in the muidle of the mountain, after lunch we will continue descending to the other side of the valley to Pacaymayu (3750m. – 12300ft.) campsite where will have the dinner and spend the night.

 


💡 To keep in mind
Always carry a wind jacket with you and as well as a rain jacket, normally in the pass it is very windy and depending on the season it can rain.

 

Pacaymayu Valley
 
Day 03: Pacaymayu – Runcuraqay – Sayacmarka – Wiñayhuayna

🚶‍♂️  Walking distance: 16km. – 10ml.
🕗  Duration: 9 hours
📈  Maximum elevation: 3915m. – 12841ft.
⛺  Lodging: Wiñayhuayna

After our delicious breakfast, we will continue walking through the Pacaymayu Valley, after it we will hike up 45 minutes to the Inca remains Runkurakay the guide will show you the most important parts and we will see the two impresive waterfalls on the mountain slopes, then will continue hike up 45 more minutes to Runkuracay high pass (3915m. – 12841 ft.) we will enjoy with the view and then will say good bye to the andes landscape, we will continue the hiking downhill for about 1 hour until get Sayacmarca archaeologicalsite.

You will then ascending toward the final summit of the route in Phuyupatamarka (3650m. – 11975 ft.)after relax and charge energy we will descend for 2 hours 1/2 to Intipata archaeological site that is just 30 minutes far of our campsite Wiñayhuayna (2700m. – 8856 ft.), dinner, overnight.

 


💡 To keep in mind
This day we enter the high jungle and in this part the tropical climate begins and that means that the mosquitoes will begin so for it reason we recommend you have to bring and use mosquito repellent.

 

Pacaymayu

 

Day 04: Wiñaywayna – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

🚶‍♂️  Walking distance: 5km. – 3.11ml.
🕗  Duration: 2 hours 1/2 
📈  Maximum elevation: 2700m. – 8856ft.

We will have our breakfast at 4:00am, then we will register in the last check point of the Inca trail we will walk 1 hour 1/2 to the Sun Gate (2700m. – 8856ft.), this momment all your effort of the last days will rewarded with the best view of Machu Picchu (2700m. – 7872ft.) congratulations you made it.

After 40 minutes walking to the citadel finally you will be inside of Machu Pichcu, the guide will explain the fascinating history of the Incas and their mysteries, and start the guided tour of the most important points after 1 hour 45 minutes of guided tour you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu, then you will catch the bus back down to Aguas Calientes (1950m. 6396ft.) (Machu Picchu town) and board the train to Ollantaytambo (2800m. – 9148ft.) train station, over there our driver will wait for you and transport you to Cusco.

 


💡To keep in mind
In Ollantaytambo our driver will wait for you with a sign with your name and he will return you to Cusco.
The last lunch is not included but normally the guide organizes with the group the last dinner in a restaurant that is coordinated with the group, before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo.

 

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