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Inca Trail to Machupicchu

Duration: 3 Days
Departures: 6:00 am
Level: High
Private service.
Frequency: All Year – Except February
Reserves: We recommend booking the Inca Trail Tour at least 5 Months in advance, because the entrances for this trail are gone quickly.

Description of the trek

It is one of the alternatives Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as the final destination for people who want to feel the adrenaline and do not have much time during your stay, the total walk is approximately 42 miles. And takes 3 days, including one day visiting the Machu Picchu Archaeological complex.

Itinerary:

DAY 1: Cusco - Piskacucho - Llulluchapampa

We will pick you up in your hotel at 5:00 a.m. immediately afterwards to go 82 km from the railroad to the surroundings of the place named Piskacucho (2700 m.s.n.m) place where we will begin our trek that will be in an average of 10 hours approximately our first point of camping located in Llulluchapampa (3800 m.a.s.l), initially the trek will be for the side of the sacred river named Willkamayu or Vilcanota and continue for a branch called Kusichaca river that should direct us to exploring important places as: Miskay, Llactapata, Inka Wasi, Willkaraqay and Huayllabamba community. From this place our trek will be more demanding but we will be rewarded with beautiful and panoramic landscape, whose initial tour will be across a forest of dense vegetation that will allow us to pass for places as: Tres piedras (3300m.s.n.m), Llulluchapampa (3800 m.s.n.m). On having finished our trek our porter will have the camp ready to be able to establish; we will have dinner and stay in camp.

DAY 2: Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna

IIt's considered the most attractive thing and the most difficult section of the trip, since we cross the highest point 4,200 m.a.s.l. /13,780 feets, on the level of sea. Named WARMIWAÑUSKA or Dead woman pass, where it waits for us the only day for the qualities of the trek; it will be something extensive as interesting, we will take an average of 12 hours of trek. After the breakfast we will restart the ascent with direction to the highest point of the Inca Trail, then we will initiate an intense and strong descend towards to Pacaymayo Valley (3600 m.a.s.l.) , then the second highest point is Runkuraqay of 3900 m.a.s.l.) From that point of which we will be able to observe the snow-capped mountain Veronica and the snow-capped mountain Pumasillo in their fullness; during the day we will explore important places and archaeological centers as: RUNKURAQAY, SAYACMARCA, QONCHAMARCA, CHAQUIQOCHA, PHUYUPATAMARCA, and INTIPATA.

This route offers us to join eyebrow of jungle with a variety and diversity flora and fauna with respect to the previous days when we observed different types of forest, besides important trip we pass through the famous Inca tunnel, after we get down Inca steps, which lead us to the famous archaeological complex WIÑAYHUAYNA (2700 m.a.s.l.) place of our last camp site.

DAY 3: Wiñaywayna - Machupicchu - Cusco

This is the most expected day of our trip . We start very early in the morning where we will direct by ourselves for the same original route of the way Inca to the INTIPUNKU (door of the Sun) for viewing, the city of Machu Picchu in all his brilliance and majesty.

Then to come down Machupicchu and initiate our tour for about 2.5 hours our guide will lead us across this historical wonder giving us the necessary explanations on principal remains and monuments, such as the Principal Plaza, Temple of Three Windows, The Solar Clock, The Quarter of the Mortars, The Temple of the Condor, the cemeteries and enclosures, sacred sources, urban and agricultural sector and others.

Then we will have free time to continue admiring the place to take the necessary photography's. Between the activities suggested for the day this one to raise the WAYNAPICCHU, to lower the village to Aguas Calientes and enjoy its thermal baths. In the evening our train will be returning with direction to Cusco.

Note:

- People who want to visit Huayna Picchu must let us know as soon as they can, because according to new rules, there is a limit of people (400) per day that can climb it.

- Timetable: 1st Turn 08:00 am: 200 people. // 2nd Turn 10:00 am: 200 people.

Include:

  • Private transportation: Hotel - Km. 82 (Piscaycucho)
  • Bus Ticket : Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
  • Guide Professional: English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 9 people.
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation.
  • Porters: Carry tents and cooking equipment.
  • Personal Porter: Carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 8 kilos/ 17.4 lbs per person).
  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 2 Dinners / 2 Snacks and afternoon tea.
  • Food vegetarian available upon request prior coordination.
  • Ticket: Inca Trail & Machu Picchu.
  • Equipment: Tents (2 people in each, 3-person-capacity), Mattress , dinner tent, special biodegradable bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle. Radio communication.
  • Expedition Train Service : Aguas Calientes - Poroy Train Station.

Not Include:

  • Breakfast: 1st day, usually the hotels offer this service and lunch 3st day.
  • Sleeping bag:
  • Tips

Optional:

  • Sleeping Bag (- 10 Cº): $ 20
  • Extra Porter (8 Kilos): $ 60
  • Walking Stick: $ 10
  • Personal Tent: $ 30
  • Extra Night: $ 60 (Single accomodation) / $ 80 (Doble accommodation)

Recommended Items To Bring:

  • Oficial papers: Original passport.
  • Sleeping Gear: Sleeping bag (You can rent it in our office if you don't have one).
  • Clothing: Fleece pants or tights. // Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool. // Hiking pants. // Hiking shorts. // Long-sleeve shirts. // T-shirts. // Underwear and casual socks. // Hiking socks. // Liner socks, synthetic. // Swimminsuit. //Cap. // Fleece hat.
  • Footwear: Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in, aggressive tread. // Camp shoes such as tennis shoes or sandals or other comfortable footwear to use in our campsites.
  • Travel Accessories: Bottle of water or Camelback. // Flashlight. // 2 roll of toilet paper. // Sunglasses and retainer // strap. // Sun block and lip balm. // Toiletry kit. // Small Washcloth. // Personal first-aid kit. // Hand sanitizer gel. // Insect repellent. // Several Ziploc plastic bags.
  • Extra: Money for drinks // tips and souvenirs.

Important:

briefing one day prior to departure at the agency.

Cost per person:

Ask about our prices.

Prices per person 2012 - 2013

We offer discount of a group of the passengers, the larger the group the lower the price per person.

Please contac us, specifying:

  • Trekking program
  • Number of people in the trek
  • Departure date
  • Requested train service: Backpacker (Tourist train) or Vistadome (Superior).

Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative):

Students: US$ 25.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)

Teenagers: US$ 25.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

Children: US$ 50.00 (up to 5 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)