The Incas Empire settled in great part of South America and it’s connected by a network of trails which takes for around 39,900 kilometers (24,800 miles) long, which are still in good conditions, The best known paved section of the mentioned network of trails is the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu built by the ancient Quechuas or Incas culture.
Now a day it become one of the best trekking route in the world known as The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or camino Inka that ends at Machu Picchu archeological site. The trekking route runs at the mountain range of the Andes passing through variety of natural sceneries, regular size Incas building as shelters, storages, ceremonial areas will be found along the trek.
Good altitude adaptation and good physical condition is required to make this trekking.
DAY 01: CUSCO – PISCACUCHO (KM 82) – HUAYLLABAMBA
The Inca trail trekking begins in Cusco city with a pick up from your hotel sometimes visitors likes to spend the night in the Sacred Valley to avoid the altitude sickness where we also organize the pick up to be transported to the starting point of the hiking located at Piscacucho community names also as kilometer 82; 2,650 meters above sea level (8,692 ft). The first segments of the trail lead us among beautiful mountains covered by woods toward the Inca ruins of Llaqtapata 2,610 meters above sea level (8563 ft), a site used by Incas for ceremonial functions afterward we continue to the community of Wayllabamba 3,000 meters above sea level (9,800 ft) where will set up our camping with an amazing sight and singular beauty of the mountains.
Minimum height: 2,650 m.a.s.l (8,690 ft)
Maximum altitude: 3,000 m.a.s.l (9,800 ft)
Estimated distance: 12km (07 miles)
Estimated walking time: 06 hours approximately
DAY 02: HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYO
The trail ascends to Warmi Wañusqa pass known as Dead Woman’s Pass too; the path ascends first among cloud forest where large expanses of grasslands grow along with strange dwarf and mist forest. The pass is located at 4200 meters above sea level (13,700 ft) being the highest point of the trekking. This segment takes a bit of work to make but is worth every minute specially the sight of all around the top of the walking. Afterward will descend at steep stairs into Pacaymayo campsite 3604 meters above sea level (11,821 ft).
Minimum height: 2,968 m.a.s.l (9,737 ft)
Maximum altitude: 4,200 m.a.s.l (13,700 ft)
Estimated distance: 11 km (06 miles)
Estimated walking time: 07 hours approximately
DAY 03: PACAYMAYO – WIÑAYWAYNA
The trekking starts ascending the second pass 3,950 meters above sea level ( 12,950ft) among dense high grassland the long day offers the visitors the hiking around the Inca ruins such as Runkuracay 3,750 meters above sea level (12,300 ft) then it continues descending to Sayaqmarka ruins located into the overlooking lush forest then will ascent the third pass of Phuyupatamarka ruins 3,650 meters above sea level (11,900 ft) then the trail descends into a lush vegetation to get the well preserved Wiñay Wayna archeological site 2,665 meters above sea level (8,740 ft) which is constituted by multiple agricultural terraces and where will be settled our campsite.
Minimum height: 3,604 m.a.s.l (11,820 ft)
Maximum altitude: 3,950 m.a.s.l (12,950 ft)
Estimated distance: 16km (09miles)
Estimated walking time: 08 hours approximately
DAY 04: WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU
Most of the groups wake up early to trek surrounding the Machupicchu Mountain reaching the sun gate or Puerta Del Sol where is located our vantage point getting a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and all the city of Machupicchu which lie below. A short downhill walking reveals the visitor the archeological site of Machupicchu. Once there you will have enough time to explore every corner of the city. Return to the city of Cusco by train in the afternoon
Minimum height: 2,665 m.a.s.l (8,740 ft)
Maximum altitude: 2,693 m.a.s.l (8,830 ft)
Estimated distance: 06 km (03 miles)
Estimated walking time: 02 hours approximately
- Hotel pick up and private transport to the starting point of the trekking (km 82).
- Inca Trail and Machu Picchu entrance fees.
- Professional English speaking tour guide (two guides for groups over 08 persons).
- Sleeping tent (02 Persons per tent in a 04 person’s capacity tent).
- Dinning and kitchen tents table and chairs.
- Sleeping mattress (carried by your own).
- Cooking equipment.
- Cook and Meals (03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 03 dinners) vegetarian option is provided in a previous booking.
- Porters (to carry food and equipment of the company).
- First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
- Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town.
- Train service from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus connection to Cusco city.
- Breakfast on the first morning (stop near Ollantaytambo town to have breakfast, water and some snackes).
- Lunch in Aguas Calientes town it on day four.
- Entrance fees to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes town USD$6.
- Sleeping bag (hired in our office if you don’t have one USD$ 04 per day).
- Tips for the crew (guide, cook and porters).
- Entrance fee to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain up which is optional and extra cost USD$ 16 (Huayna Picchu is the tall mountain behind Machu Picchu archeological site, it booking must be made in advance too.
- Personal medical kit.
WHAT TO TAKE
- Original Passport
- Student card (ISIC Card if you are student)
- A backpack (for daily and personal items)
- Warm clothes (nights are cold)
- First aid kit
- Rain jacket and poncho (rains even on dry season).
- Short pants for confortable walking.
- Head light or flashlight
- Water bottle
- Trekking shoes
- Washing kit and water purifying tablets.
- Binoculars for bird watching
- Insect Repellent and sun block.
- Personal toilet items (towel, toilet paper, tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, etc.)
- Hat, gloves, scarf, wool socks, sandals.
- Cash to tip the crew and buy drinks and snacks. (Peruvian currency)
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