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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 | Machu Picchu Treks | 0 Comentarios

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is an illustrious trip in the eastern region of Cusco, which runs through the Urubamba mountain range. It is the nearest trekking region from the Sacred valley of the Incas which offers the vistas of picturesque mountains of  Pumahanca, Pitusiray, Sawasaray and Qolqecruz, the natural scenery as well as local and traditional culture. Lares Trek to Machu Picchu offers the most beautiful trekking destinations in Peru.

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu showcases the great culture and traditions of ancient Incas of Peru. The communities along the trail are multiethnic and multicultural. Lares Trek to Machu Picchu presents the unique wonders of nature and Culture. Our Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is newly opened home stay and camping type of trekking route nestled in the magnificent Lares region of Cusco – Peru. The journey is often called as the Cultural trekking in Peru.

The path travels around and over the Mountains; it pass also picturesque communities. Earlier the route was under the restricted region of Peru. Since its opening it has been attracting lots of trekkers and visitors. The abundance of the natural and cultural attractions that the trekkers find in the region has made this trekking the diversified desolate path adventure.

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu starts in the village of Lares which is the vibrant town of Lares Region; passing by the communities of Wacawasi, Quishaurani, Patacancha and Huilloc; highest point of the trail is located at 4,600masl. Natural hot water springs in Lares would be another highlight of your cultural trek amalgamated with bit of nature.

The final destination of the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu which was built by the Incas in the VX century as a pilgrimage center. Participating in the cultural program and exchanging the rituals as well as inter cultural activities would be great for the anthropological knowledge as well. Witness the plethora of Machu Picchu and the picturesque mountain ranges along with the enchanting cultures and traditions of Lares region in Cusco – Peru.

Book Lares Trek to Machu Picchu package to understand the culture of the Incas and Peruvian, as well as witness the magnificence of nature.

Lares Trek Itinery

DAY 01: Cusco – Lares hot Springs – Haucawasi

Three-hour travel by our tourist bus from Cusco to the village of Lares where you can relax in the Natural hot springs; and in the afternoon trek for four hours gradually up to the community of Wacahuasi.

Day 2: Trek from Hacawasi to Patacancha

Today is the longest and the hardest day because we’ll trek over the highest pass located at 4,600 masl from where you’ll be rewarded by stunning mountain scenery; then, we’ll descend gradually to Patacancha camp.

Day 3: Trek From Patacancha to Ollantaytambo & train to Aguas Calientes town

The trail continues descending gradually. Along the way, we’ll pass picturesque communities and some unexplored Inca ruins; in the afternoon, we’ll take the train for two hours to the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes and you’ll have accommodation in the hotel.

Day 4: Explore Machu Picchu

Very early, we’ll explore Machu Picchu; you also will have free time within Machu Picchu to explore alone; in the afternoon, you’ll return to Cusco by train.

The Price Includes

Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office, for an orientation trek and provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses. Meeting at 7:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.

  Private transportation from the hotel to the village of Lares (Trailhead)

  Local Licensed & Fluent English speaking guide ( 2 guides for more than 8 people)

  Round trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and a transfer back to Cusco

  2 Bus ticket (up & down) from the town of Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

  Entrance fees to Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex

  Private guided tour in Machu Picchu for 2 hours.

  3-stars Hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes with private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, storage and buffet breakfast included

  Duffle Bag: Where you can put your personal belongings (6 kilograms = 15 lbs) which includes your sleeping bag.

  Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an

Air mattress or sleeping pads: to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)

  Delicious gourmet meals during the 4 days as indicated in the itinerary

  Chef and cooking equipment

  Horseman and mules, to carry all camping and personal equipment (7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes, sleeping bag will be carried by our mules)

  Provision of a horse in case of emergency – In case of illness, to ensure trek can be completed by all participants

  First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank

  Boiled water to fill in your bottles

Not included

Sleeping Bag – US$20 per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)

Personal tent: US $30 – (Please request when you book your Trek)

  Huayna Picchu Mountain  – US$35 per person (Please request when you book your Trek)

Breakfast on the first day; you can have in your hotel in Cusco or in the town of Calca

Lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes

DETAILED TREK ITINERARY

Inca Trail Guides

  Inca Trail Porter

Classic Salkantay Trek 5 Days

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 | Machu Picchu Treks | 0 Comentarios

Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is the most popular and most wanted trekking in Peru; which is bordering the southwest of the National park of Machu Picchu. The Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu takes you through the base of the massive snow mountain of Salkantay and through the pristine forest until the sacred Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. The trail leads you through the typical villages and colorful forests. If the trekkers want to explore the beautiful natural and important cultural aspects of the Incas; this trek is very suitable for them.

One of the prominent features of this trek is that trekkers always  get opportunity to see the beautiful mountains such as Salkantay (6,271m) and Umantay (6, 157m). Moreover trekking route goes through the high Andean forest which beauty wins the eye and heart of every trekker and adds insurmountable pleasure during their journey. Romantic picture of beautiful landscapes, typical Peruvian settlements, pristine rivers, artistic waterfalls, hidden valleys and different kinds of rare and non-rare wild life are the additional attraction of Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.

The Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is equally important from the cultural perspective because trekking route passes the several villages that still follow their own culture and traditions also mysterious Inca ruins; so trekkers can know and experience the unique culture of these lacal people and the Incas culture. Houses and life style of the locals give the glimpse how rich they are in terms of their culture and tradition.

The Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu starts from the zone of Markucasa after 30 minutes bus drive from Mollepata village. You will reach to the iconic Machu Picchu after completing the most pleasing journey of beautiful places and typical villages and misterius Inca settlements. Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu offers the unparalleled mountain scenery. After enjoying in Machu Picchu you will return via Urubamba Canyon to by train to Cusco.

CLASSIC SALKANTAY TREK ITINERARY

Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

DAY 1: Cusco Markucasa – Suyroccocha

At 6:30 we pick you up from your hotel and head to Sayllapata; we commence the trek up to Salkantay pampa where lunch will be served and after the lunch we climb up to Suysuccocha camp.

DAY 2: Suyroccocha – Salkantay Pass – Chaullay

We commence at 7:30 and cross over the Salkantay Pass (4,600m), then decent to Chullay camp.

DAY 3: Chullay – Playa Sawayaco

Trek through the cloud forest observing stunning flora and fauna, we also will pass small countryside communities.

DAY 4: Playa Sawayaco – Aguas Calientes

We trek for 6-7 hours to arive to Aguas Calientes town and have acomodation in the hotel.

DAY 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Full-day can be explore the stunning Machu Picchu; in the afternoon, we’ll take the train to return to Cusco.

  The Price includes.

  Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office, for an orientation trek and provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses. Meeting at 7:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.

  Transport: Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Markucasa (starting point of the trek).

 Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition service at 18:20 hrs)

 Transport: Transfer from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco on the last day

  Bus: Up and down from the town of Aguas calientes to Machu Picchu.

  Experienced Guide: English speaking professional and official tour guide

  Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field

  Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.

 Entrance fees: For Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu.

  Air mattress or sleeping pads: to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)

 Accommodation: 3 nights camping and 1 night accommodation in 3-stars hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes included Breakfast. Double or triple occupancy rooms, private bathrooms, hot showers, wifi, and storage while you visit Machu Picchu.

 1 Duffle Bag: Where you can put your personal belongings (6 kilograms = 15 lbs) which includes your sleeping bag.

 Horeses: To carry the all camping equipment and your personal baggage (6 kilos).

  Trekking Cook: In charge to prepared all the meals along the journey, over 6 people cook assistant

 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 dinners and Snacks (Vegetarian, vegan or special menus are available at no extra cost)

 Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite we will wake you up with a cup of coca tea our support staff will bring the coca tea to your tent in order to wake you up.

  Tea time. Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks will let on the dining table pop-corn, biscuits, coffee, chocolate, different type of teas, hot water, etc. this is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait till dinner that why we provide tea time.

 Daily snacks – Days 1, 2,3 and 4 Our Snacks consist of local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, Caramels we will give this snack at the beginning of each day trek in a cloth bag to avoid environmental contamination.

  1 Pillow per person

  Medical kit: Our crew brings the First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle

 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit

Not Included:

Sleeping Bags: (you can hire from our company), our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.

Breakfast on the first day; you can have in your hotel in Cusco or in the village of Mollepata

Last DayLunch and Dinner in the town of Aguas Calientes

Huayna Picchu Entrance: it cost additional US$ 30 per person

Option: If you feel tired after the trek to and from Llactapata, you have the option to take the train from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes, cost: $28.00

DETAILED TREK ITIENRARY

  Inca Trail Guides

  Inca Trail Porter

Salkantay Trek 4 Days

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 | Machu Picchu Treks | 0 Comentarios

Salkantay Trek is the widespread and most wanted trekking in Peru, which is situated in the national park of Machu Picchu. It has been recognized as one of the world best trekking. Salkantay Trek is endowed with the fantastic mountain vistas, charismatic natural scenery, gorgeous landscapes as well as the various ethnic culture and tradition. The dramatic natural scenery, views of the deep river gorge, river valleys, mountain passes, ancient Inca settlements, ethnic villages with their lifestyle and culture etc. of the Salkantay region provides the amazing experience to the trekkers.

The major attractions of the Salkantay Trek are the deep gorge of the Apurimac and Urubamba Rivers, The Salkantay Mountain and the iconic Machu Picchu.

During the Salkantay Trek, trekkers get opportunity to know about the lifestyle, religion, culture and tradition of the Incas. In this region trek you can enjoy the fantastic view of the 6,271m mountains Salkantay and Umantay as well as other mountains like Soray, Padreyoc, etc. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu offers various types of trekking trail ranging from strenuous to easy grade. The best season to go for the Salkantay Trek are autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have the clear view of the mountains as well as the natural scenery.

  SALKANTAY TREK ITINERARY

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Day 1.- Cusco – Soraypampa – Wayraqmachay

Early transfer by van from Cusco to the start of the trail and begin the 4-day Salkantay Trek. Stunning views and Inca ruins fill the days as you hike past the striking peaks of Salkantay, Humantay, and Soray. Cross the highest of 4,600masl (15,092 ft) before descending into valleys nestled in the mountains. Setup the camp under the stars

Day 2.- Wayraqmachay – Playa Sahuayaco

After early breakfast , continue the trek downhill, passing through the village of Caullay on the way to Qollpa. Hike along the Sahuayaco River through lush cloud forest to your campsite for the evening, Playa Sahuayaco.

Day 3.- Playa Sahuayaco – Aguas Calientes

Trek to the Inca site of  Llaqtapata, where you can catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Then continue through the skirt of the Machu Picchu Mountain.

Day 4.- Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu – Cusco

Full day the stunning Machu Picchu. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge or climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, in the afternoon you’ll return to Cusco

The Price includes.

Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office, for an orientation trek and provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses. Meeting at 7:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.

  Transport: Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Markucasa (starting point of the trek).

  Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition service at 18:20 hrs)

  Transport: Transfer from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco on the last day

  Bus: Up and down from the town of Aguas calientes to Machu Picchu.

  Experienced Guide: English speaking professional and official tour guide

  Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field

  Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.

  Entry fees: For Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu.

  Air mattress or sleeping pads: to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)

  Accommodation: 2 nights camping and 1 night accommodation in 3-stars hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes included Breakfast. Double or triple occupancy rooms, private bathrooms, hot showers, wifi, and storage while you visit Machu Picchu.

  1 Duffle Bag: Where you can put your personal belongings (6 kilograms = 15 lbs) which includes your sleeping bag.

  Horeses: To carry the all camping equipment and your personal baggage (6 kilos).

  Trekking Cook: In charge to prepared all the meals along the journey, over 6 people cook assistant

  Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 dinners and Snacks (Vegetarian, vegan or special menus are available at no extra cost)

  Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite we will wake you up with a cup of coca tea our support staff will bring the coca tea to your tent in order to wake you up.

  Tea time. Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks will let on the dining table pop-corn, biscuits, coffee, chocolate, different type of teas, hot water, etc. this is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait till dinner that why we provide tea time.

  Daily snacks – Days 1, 2,3 and 4 Our Snacks consist of local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, Caramels we will give this snack at the beginning of each day trek in a cloth bag to avoid environmental contamination.

  1 Pillow per person

  Medical kit: Our crew brings the First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle

24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit

Not Included:

  Sleeping Bags: (you can hire from our company), our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.

Breakfast on the first day; you can have in your hotel in Cusco or in the village of Mollepata

Last DayLunch and Dinner in the town of Aguas Calientes

Huayna Picchu Entrance: it cost additional US$ 30 per person

Option: If you feel tired after the trek to and from Llactapata, you have the option to take the train from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes, cost: $28.00

DETAILED TREK ITINERARY

Inca Trail Guides

Inca Trail Porter

Imperial Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 7 Days

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 | Inca Trail Treks | 0 Comentarios

Overview

OVERVIEW

Imperial Inca Trail is one of the most adventurous treks in the region Cusco; organized by “Sunrise Peru Trek”. This trek is the culmination of trekking adventures as it combines the city of cusco, the national park of Machu Picchu  and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Challenging trek is continuously rewarded with dramatic Vilcabamba mountain range sceneries; including two of the Peru’s highest peaks: Salkantay and La veronica.

The Imperial Inca Trail amazing adventure caters spectacular views of the Peruvian Andes and authentic culture of Incas; who migrated to the Cusco region from Altiplano region in the XI-century. The trekking trail; which goes up and down frequently on the rolling forested hills also manifests floral and faunal diversity of Machu Picchu National Park. This moderate Imperial Inca Trail that best suits to trekkers; who have plans of spending one week in Peru. Relatively an easy walks that goes as high as 4,200m; the Imperial Inca Trail can be enjoyed by experienced as well as novice trekkers.  Our Imperial Inca Trail  additionally allows you to discover the magnificent Inca culture, life style, customs and traditions of the Peruvians.

This Imperial Inca Trail runs through the national park of Machu Picchu in the southeast of Peru and is home of Inca culture. Those who visit this region are rewarded by the opportunity to witness and learn about traditional customs, a unique lifestyle and breathtaking views of Salkantay Mountain and canyon-like valleys.

Highlights of Imperial Inca Trail

  • Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural world heritage sites in the ragion of Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Magnificent bus drive through the sacred valley of the Incas (Enjoy the view of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo)
  • Step inside and experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Peruvian Andes
  • Trekking in Machu Picchu National Park (Listed in UNESCO world heritage natural and Cultural site)
  • Discover numerous XV century Inca settlements and other cultural monuments.
  • Variety of floras and faunas to witness
  • Explore the Iconic Machu Picchu situated at the altitude of 2,400m

  OUTLINE ITINERARY

1st Day: Cusco

Arrival to Cusco and explore the Inca and colonial architecture in the city

2th Day: Acclimatization day

Drive a private bus through the sacred valley of the Incas and visit the Inca settlements of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo

3th Day: Yuncachimpa

One hours bus drive and trek for 6 -7 hours from Pisqhakuchu (2,750m) to Yuncachimpa camp at 3,300m.

4th Day: Dead Woman pass

walk over the highest point, the “Dead woman pass” at 4,200m; today is the hardest walking day.

5th Day: Beautiful day

explore various Inca settlements along the trail and experience the beautiful forest with plenty of wildlife.

6th Day: Machu Picchu

Explore Machu Picchu in the morning, enjoy a free time for further exploration and in the afternoon we’ll return to Cusco by train.

7th Day: Transfer out

After breakfast in the hotel we’ll transfer you to the airport of Cusco.

Itinerary

DAY TO DAY

1st Day: Arrival to Cusco

Imperial Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Imperial Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Arrive to Cusco city at any time. Today there are no planned activities. Our staff will be waiting for you in the Airport of Cusco and transfer you to the designated hotel; check into the hotel and enjoy the city. There is a welcome meeting in the evening where our guide will review the details of your tour. Optionally you can do the city tour; in this tour you’ll visits the cathedral, the koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Tambomachay and Pucapucara; the tour last for 4:30 hours.

  • Accommodation: Prisma Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast

2th Day: Acclimatization day

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. At 8:00am we leave the hotel in our private car toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We’ll stop in the viewing points of the valley before exploring the Pisac Inca ruins. We also will visit the local market in the town of Pisaq where you can purchase some items like handicrafts directly from the manufacturers. We then drive through the sacred valley until the town of Urubamba where we stop and enjoy a local cuisine for lunch.

Imperial Inca Trail Machu Picchu

From Urubamba a further 30 minute drive takes us to Ollantaytambo village which is surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo Inca ruins.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

is a tale of mighty glacial rivers carving through solid earth to shape one of the most environmentally diverse basins in the Peruvian highlands. From the flat floor of the fertile valley, hills and mountains climb higher and higher to elevations where snow accumulates year round.

Above the ice-capped peaks (the apus, or divine spirits, of Inca mythology), there is only the boundless Andean sky. The Urubamba/Vilcanota River runs through the valley, and in Inca times, its flow was thought to mimic the shape of the Milky Way. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a stretch of virtually untouched villages and ancient ruins ranging across broad fields and mountain slopes, it drips with Andean history, culture, and beauty.

  • Private Vehicle: Cusco – Pisaq – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo
  • Pisac Ruins Guided Tour / 45m-1h
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour /1h

Days 3, 4, 5 & 6: Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Imperial Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Imperial Inca Trail Machu Picchu

After breakfast in the Hotel at 7:00am depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins. Once we arrive there with your passport in your hand we pass the control point, then we trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons.A crew of local porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the details for the duration of the hike. Porters carry the majority of the gear so you’ll only need to carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc.

The Imperial Inca Trail starts in the village of Pisqhakuchu or the km 82, of the Cuzco – Machu Picchu railway and takes four days of strenuous walking. The trail includes an impressive variety of altitudes, climates and ecosystems that range from the high Andean plain to the cloud forest. Travelers will cross two high altitude passes (the highest being Warmiwañuska at 4,200 m.a.s.l.) to culminate the hike with a magical entrance to Machu Picchu through the Inti Punko or Gateway of the Sun.

Trek Description

To begin the the Trek; we’ll cross the Kusichaca bridge, (an important Inca bridge which using Inca techniques, has been built with steel cables which allow visitors to cross the Urubamba River). Then you head over to the left bank through a cactus grove and start the day calmly. After 2 hours trek we will come across the archaeological complexes of Q’ente, Pulpituyoc, Kusichaca and Patallaca. From this last spot, follow the trail along the left side of the Kusichaca Valley/River in the area with the same name where you will not only see the bridge but also you will find tombs, aqueducts, terraces, Roads and a deep canyon. The trail continues until the small peasant village of Wayllabamba (3,000masl) here we’ll set up our first camp.

From Huayllabamba we’ll start very early hiking the most difficult part of the Imperial Inca Trail as we have to climb up to 4,200 meters, crossing the Warmiwañusqa pass, the first and the highest. If you suffer from “soroche” (altitude sickness) it is best not to stop and descend quickly to the valley of the Pakaymayu River, where we’ll setup our second campsite at an altitude of 3,600masl.

On the third trekking day

Our third trekking day is the longest but very beautiful and interesting. We will be able to visit impressive archaeological complexes such as Runkuraqay, Sayacmarka, Cochamarka, Phuyipatamarka, intipata and wiñayhuayna. From Pacaymayu the trail climbs up toward the second pass, at 3,950masl. From where we’ll descend to Yanacocha (the black lagoon) and later we’ll trek through the cloud forest until Wiñay Wayna wher we’ll setup our thrith campsite at 2,600masl.

On the fourth trekking day we’ll start at 4:00am to arrive to Machu Picchu at 7:00am and take the pictures with the first light of the day. Then we’ll have a guided tour within Machu Picchu; you can leave your equipment at the control gate; after the tour you’ll have time to walk around Machu Picchu until mid-after-noon. After all we’ll take the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where we’ll enjoy our lunch and in the afternoon we’ll take the train to return to Ollantaytambo train station from where we’ll take a car to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Trekking distances:

  1st walking Day.- Pishqkuchu (km 82) – Wayllabamba: 11 km 6 -7 hours
  2th walking Day.- Waylabamba –  Pacaymayu : 11 km 8 – 9 hours
   3th walking Day.- Pacaymayu – Wiñay Wayna: 18 km 7 – 8 hours
  4th walking Day.- Wiñay Wayna –  Machu Picchu 5 km 2 hours

7th Day: farewell

We’ll be at your hotel at least two hours before your flight leaves to drive you to the airport where you should check your plane ticket and pay the airport tax.

END OF THE SERVICES

Inclusions

The Price Includes

  ALL FIXED TRANSPORTATION:

  • Transfer in/out airport/hotel/airport
  • Private bus for the Sacred Valley tour, the same bus will transfer you from Ollantaytambo to Km 82 starting point of the Inca Trail
  • Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist train Expeditions class from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer to Cusco hotel.

  ENTRANCE FEES:

  • For the Sacred Valley tour
  • Inca Trail Permits & Entrance fees
  • Machu Picchu Permits & Entrance fees

  MEALS:

  • All breakfasts in the hotels
  • Delicious meals on the Inca trail prepared by professional chefs
  • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, also hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude, teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn),
  • The price Includes 3 breakfasts- 3 lunches- 3 dinners- 3 afternoon tees
  • We offer a vegetarian option upon request
  • We provide available boiled water each morning for your water bottles.

  GUIDE:

  • Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people),

  GENERAL PORTERS:

  • For the camping equipment
  • For the food
  • Kitchen gears.

  EXTRA PORTER:

  • To carry your personal items (6kls)
  • We provide duffel bags.

  CAMPING EQUIPMENT:

  • We provide brand new 4 season four people capacity tents for two people.
  • Therm-a-rest
  • Dinning room tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Toilet tent, seats and tables
  • Tent for the guides and porters
  • Kitchen gear
  • Backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.

  ACCOMMODATIONS:

  • Hotel based on double occupancy
  • 2 nights in Cusco ***Hotel/ Prisma Hotel… See the web
  • 1 night in Ollantaytambo ***Hotel / Hotel Pakarictampu … See the web
  • 3 nights in camping tents
  • If you would like a single room there is an additional cost of US$30.00 per night,

  OTHER ITEMS:

  • Local guide for permanent assistance
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen bottle

  NOT INCLUDE

  • MEALS: Lunch and dinner on day 1, 2 and 6; You must consider a budget from US$15 to US$25 for each meal. We will assist you at this issues.
  • Sleeping Bag: Can be rented in our office for US $20 for the entire trek.
  • Tips for the staff and Airport taxes.

Accommodation

Accommodations

For Imperial Inca Trail; is included 3 nights accommodation in 3* hotels in Cusco and Ollantaytambo. We carefully select small friendly hotels that offer great value, food and welcomes. The accommodation we normally use is detailed in the itinerary.

For 3 nights on trek you will stay at quiet campsites in good quality two-man tents—usual information is as follows:
Eureka! Tent Fits 3 Persons max. (Used for 2 persons), floor dimensions: 2.20m x 1.90m, weight: 6.5kg, aluminum poles, 2 doors.

The campsites have a separate dining tent, and bathroom tent. There are no showers on campsite but you will be given water to wash with in the morning.

Single Rooms and Solo Walkers

A supplement is payable for single occupancy—please note that we do not place strangers together in a tent, so if you are a solo traveller or travelling in a group with uneven numbers, then a single occupancy supplement will apply.

Meals

For Classic Inca Trail; meals are included only during the trek: 3 breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners, 3 tea-times. Is included also all Breakfasts in the Hotels.

A typical trekking day may look something like this:

  • 06:00 Wake-up cup of tea
  • 07:00 Breakfast of yoghurt, granola, “Chuta” bread, sliced cheese, tea/coffee Mid-morning: Snack of fruit (banana, apple), chocolate, munay nuts
  • 13:00 Lunch of asparagus soup, grilled chicken & mashed potato
  • Late afternoon tea: cake, popcorn, tea/coffee
  • 19:00 Dinner of corn soup, beef stew & quinoa, vanilla pudding
Accommodations
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Hotel Prisma – Cusco

A small hotel located in the historic center of Cusco.

 

 
Hotel Visit the website

Hotel Pakaritampu – Ollantaytambo

The has 20 comfortable en rooms, all with views, cable TV, telephone, and hairdryer. It is also possible to take advantage of the laundry

 

 
Tented Camp

Tented Camp – Inca Trail

The campsites have a separate dining tent, and bathroom tent. There are no showers on campsite but you will be given water to wash with in the morning.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance do I need to reserve the Imperial Inca Trail?

We recommended you to reserve as far in advance as possible. The government has strictly limited the number of people allowed on the Inca Trail (permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters). We therefore recommend that you try to make your Imperial Inca Trail reservation as far in advance as possible as soon as you know the dates of your international flights (check that your passport isn’t about to expire).

What about payment, do you need a deposit?

After we have confirmed your trek booking you will need to pay a trek deposit of US$250. The deposit can be paid by PayPal (preferred method as it is quick), or by bank transfer. The remaining trek balance needs to be paid in our office in Cusco at least 2 days prior to the trek departure date, before 7.30pm. Payment is to be made in cash US dollars (preferred) or local currency. When we confirm your trek booking we will send you more details about how to pay the trek deposit.

Please note.- that the trek deposit is non-refundable & non-transferable. The deposit is used to purchase your trek permit and reserve space within the group. After purchasing the permit (or submitting your details to the government) we cannot change the date of trek departure or change the name or passport number on the trek permit.

Is the trek difficult, do I need to be fit?

The Imperial Inca Trail includes the 45km (27 mile) hike through mountainous regions; trekking for 6 -8 hours at high altitude and over rough terrain. The maximum altitude reached on the trek is 4,200m above sea level. On the second day of the trek we ascend 1200m. Make no mistake, the Inca Trail is a fairly difficult trek and you should be well prepared and healthy prior to starting it. You should be fit and take regular exercise. Try walking 15km in a day or go to the gym in the months leading up to the trek. See Trek preparations.

Can I have vegetarian meals, vegan, and special meals?

We offer standard meals as well as a vegetarian meal option. Just let us know if you want vegetarian meals when you book your trek.
Vegetarian meals have no red meat, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and dairy are OK. We don’t cater specifically for vegans as it can get too complicated for our cooks (remember they are cooking in a tent). Most of our main meals in the evening are served as a buffet service so you can always leave what you don’t like; If there is a particular food that you don’t like (i.e. tomatoes, onions, mushrooms etc.)

What do I need to bring on the Imperial IncaTrail?

Backpack, sleeping bag, double-thickness foam mattress (we will provide you with this but you have to carry it, it weighs approx. 1kg), rain jacket, strong suitable footwear, one complete change of clothing, sweater, jacket (something warm), water bottle (metal or nalgene type) and sterilizing tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Cusco), flashlight and batteries, broad-brim or peaked cap, sunblock, insect repellent, toiletries and toilet paper, selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc, camera and spare batteries (nowhere to charge your camera during the trek).

For your own personal hygiene we also recommend that you bring a small bottle of antiseptic/anti-bacterial hand gel to clean your hands each time after using the camp toilets and before eating any snacks / meals. You also have to bring your original passport with you on the trek, with the same passport number you originally made your reservation with; otherwise you will be unable to go on the trek. Photocopies are no longer acceptable.
All of them will loaded by our porter in duffle bags that we provide; you’ll walk caring a small backpack with elemental thing for the day like: water, insect repellent, sunblock, snacks, raingear and one jacket

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Hike Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 | Inca Trail Treks, Top Trekking | 0 Comentarios

Overview

Overview

Luxury Inca Trail  is a breathtaking trekking route through the reserved area of Machu Picchu in the southern Peru. This trek takes you to the XV century Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu through the typical villages; overwhelming mountains and colorful forests. If the trekkers want to explore the beautiful natural and important cultural aspects of inner Machu Picchu; this trek is very suitable for them. One of the prominent features of this trek; is that trekkers always get opportunity to see the beautiful mountains Salkantay (6,271m.), La Veronica (5,750m.); Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.

Moreover Luxury Inca Trail goes through the dense forest of high jungle; which beauty wins the eye and heart of every trekker and adds insurmountable pleasure during their journey. Romantic picture of beautiful landscapes; typical and mysterious Inca settlements; pristine rivers; artistic waterfalls; hidden valleys and different kinds of rare and non-rare wildlife; are the additional attraction of Luxury Inca Trail.

The Luxury Inca Trail is equally important from the cultural perspective; because trekking route passes the remote villages of Misqhay, Tarayoc and Huayllabamba. Who still follow their own culture and traditions; so trekkers can know and experience the unique culture of these ethnic people. Houses and life style of Misqhay and Tarayoc people give the glimpse; how rich they are in terms of their culture and tradition.

Our customized Luxury Inca Trail is suitable for everybody who would like to walk through the Andes; is not necessary to be an expert mountaineer for this trekking package, since the distances covered per day are less than the classic four day trek.

HIGHLIGHTS OF LUXURY INCA TRAIL

  • Typical trail of trekking the ancient atone paved Inca Trail that goes up and down the mountains of the “Vilcabamba” Mountain range many times like the waves in the ocean.
  • The landscapes including the Sacred center of Machu Picchu and the mountain of Huayna Picchu that day to day comes closer and becomes more wonderful as the trek goes through the Inti Punku or the sun gate. Also, the views of deep Urubamba River Valley blended so well with the lush vegetation of the region.
  • Authentic Inca archaeological sites along the trail that we encounter during our Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu and we’ll explore each of them with our trekking Guide.
  • Learn the Inca culture while you are trekking the XV century Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • The floral and faunal biodiversity of Machu Picchu National Park
  • Views of the Salkantay Mountain

  OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Cusco – Patallacta

Drive from Cusco to Pisqhakucho; along the route we’ll explore the salt mines of Maras, we stop at Ollantaytambo and trek for 3 hours in the afternoon to Llactapata camp.

Day 02: Llactapata – Llulluchapampa

Today we trek thought the local communities observing the local farms and high Andean forest.

Day 03: Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarka

Today is the hardest day because we’ll trek over the highest point of “Dead woman” pass situated at 4,200m and in the afternoon the second pass located at 4,000m

Day 4: Phuyupatamarka – Puente Ruinas

The trail today is mainly down through well preserved Inca steps; along the trail we’ll visit the beautiful Wiñayhuayna Inca settlement.

Day 5: Explore the iconic Machu Picchu

During the morning we’ll explore Machu Picchu; enjoy a free time within Machu Picchu; in the afternoon we’ll return to Cusco.

Itinerary

  DAY TO DAY

Day 1 Cusco to Llactapata

Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu

The Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu

The five-day Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu begins when we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 8:00am in a private transport, which will drive us to “Pisqhakucho” or the place known as the km.82 (the starting point of the Inca Trail). Along the route we’ll visit the Salt mines of Maras, walk through it and continue to Ollantaytambo an later to Pisqhakucho.

We start our hike from Pisqhakucho walking along the left shore of the Urubamba River. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2,800m/9,184ft), to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the Inca town of Llactapata (2,750m/9 020ft). From this point, we descend to the ruins, next to which we set our camp, after an approximated 3 hour walk. We spend the afternoon exploring and visiting this archaeological site.

  • Included meals: L, D
  • Total distance: 6 km
  • Estimated Trekking Time: 3 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 2,750
  • Campsite altitude: 2,650 m

Day 02: Llactapata – Llulluchapampa

Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Explore Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Today we continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing until we reach the farming community of Wayllabamba (3,000m/9,840ft). All along the way we see spectacular views of the Vilcanota mountain range on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5,750 meters above sea level. Not to mention the diversity of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.

Continuing our Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu, we leave Wayllabamba behind to begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km and reaches the first mountain pass in the Inca Trail, the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s pass). Toda, we only climb half way up the pass, stopping at Llulluchapampa camp, where we set up our tents and spend the night.

We advise that on this day and the next one specially, your day-pack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and help with altitude sickness.

  • Included meals: B, L, D
  • Total distance: 10 km
  • Estimated walking Time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 3,850 m
  • Campsite altitude: 3,850 m

Day 03: Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarka

Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Enjoy the Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu

After an early breakfast we continue toward the highest pass located at 4,200m/13,776ft. The trekking of today is exceptionally beautiful because there are many Inca ruins to explore and incredible stone paved road, the nicer part of the entire trek is here, first the spectacular views at both sides of the mountains, after seen the “Apachetas” the 3 highest point en route viewed from the first pass, and realize that the stone road connecting these small Inca settlements or temples are in a good condition and well maintained after hundreds of years.

From the camp to the pass will take us about 2 hours. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3,600m/11,808ft), from which we then start to climb to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (4,000m/13,022ft). Half way up, we visit the archaeological complex with the same name.

This site, located at 3,800m/12,464ft, consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca.

From Sayacmarka the trail continue through the cloud forest with incredible beauty landscapes, passing stone bridges and tunnels.

  • Included meals: B, L, D
  • Total distance: 14 km
  • Estimated walking time: 8 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4,200 m
  • Campsite altitude: 3,600 m

Day 4: Phuyupatamarka – Puente Ruinas

Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Today we’ll get up early to enjoy the spectacular views of the Salkantay Mountain. After our breakfast and pack our gear, we continue steps down and stop at the Phuyupatamarka Inca setlememnt to explore and learn about the construction techniques and the Incas history, a great place for pictures, afterward we follow descending the 2,000 steps to Wiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft).

Wiñaywayna is the biggest archaeological site in the Inca Trail besides Machu Picchu and consists of an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, offering spectacular views over the already narrower Urubamba River valley. From Wiñaywayna we continue climb to Inti Punku, or The Sun Gate.

This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle. From Inti Punku we’ll enjoy the first views of the sacred center of Machu Picchu; them a short walk brings us down to the entrance of Machu Picchu from where we continue by bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes and have accommodation in the hotel

  • Included Meals: B, L, D
  • Total distance: 10 km
  • Estimated trekking time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 3,600 m
  • Campsite altitude: 2,000m

Day 5: Explore Machu Picchu

Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Luxury Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Early breakfast In the hotel; after we leave our staffs in the storage of the hotel you walk to the bus station accompanied by your tour guide, board the bus up the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu for our guided tour in the most and remarkable temples and areas of the Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, where the PACHACUTEK emperor, priests and priestesses took refuge and where the empire survived for 40 years after the arrival of the Spaniards; secret and mysterious citadel from the time of the Inca. Then apparently its existence was even well-known only by the authorities and the priests of the Tawantinsuyo “The four lands of the empire”.

Machu Picchu prodigy of architecture of aesthetic recklessness and by the majestic and harmony of its forms, by the impeccable organization of its terraces, stairs, buildings, patios, passages that are set up in this nest of condors, surrounded by mountains, between the mountain range and the forest like but the extraordinary constructive feat of the pre-Hispanic man.

After the tour you’ll have free time to explore along; then we’ll return to the town of Agus Calientes and in the afternoon we’ll take the train to Cusco arriving at 9:00 pm approx,

Included Meals: B

Includes

  The Price Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing one day before the trek
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transport to km.82 (starting point of the trek)
  • Salt mines, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu entrance fee (days 1-4) + Machu Picchu entrance fee (day 5)
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field.
  • One inflatable sleeping pad per person
  • One sleeping bag per person: our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips
  • One small pillow per person
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Kitchen tent
  • Toilet tent with bio-degradable toilet facilities
  • English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Porters (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Porters to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 6kg per person (including sleeping bag and sleeping pad)
  • Accommodation for all our staff

More Inclusions

  • Meals (4B, 4L, 4D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment
  • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
  • Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with
  • enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes – 4th day
  • Round trip bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – 5th day
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
  • Transfer train station-hotel in Cusco
  • 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit

The Price not include

  Breakfast on the first day
  Lunch and dinner on the last day: after the guided tour at Machu Picchu,
  Huayna Picchu entrance fee: if you would like to climb this mountain a new entrance fee applies US$ 65

Packing List

  What you need to take

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries

  See more here: Packing List

Price

  The Price of the Trip

Depend on the group size, the larger the group the lower the price per person.

  • 2 people    USD$980 per person
  • 3 people    USD$ 930 per person
  • 4 people    USD$ 880 per person
  • 5 people    USD$ 840 per person
  • 6 + people    USD$ 810 per person

Important: Prices Include Personal Porter to carry up to 6 Kilograms of each participant.

Discounts:

  • Student Discount: US$40 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
  • Under 17’s Discount: US$40

Optional Extras:

  • Single Tent Supplement US$40

Quick Faq’s

How far in advance do I need to book?

We suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalized as the Inca Trail is extremely popular especially over May, Jun, July and August, However, we will always try our best to accommodate your plans. And get your Permits

How is my baggage transported on trek?

Your bags will be transported on trek by local porters. We have a strict porter protection policy and, for this reason, we ask you to keep your baggage weight to a maximum of 7kgs per person. Your big bags you’ll leave in the storage of the hotel in Cusco

What equipment do I need?

Your detailed information pack will be sent to you after you book. This has a detailed equipment list which includes standard trekking gear such as good walking shoes, warm and waterproof clothes and a day pack. Remember when you are staying in the camping tents you will need to have your own sleeping bag.

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Trekking Standard Inca Trail Trek 4 Days

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 | Inca Trail Treks, Top Trekking | 2 Comentarios

Overview

Overview

Standard Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu offers a number of stunning mountain scenery of the Vilcabamba mountain range; and the mysterious Inca ruins along the trail. It runs through the reserve area of Machu Picchu; inscribed as a world heritage in the list of UNESCO. The Standard Inca Trail Trek is one of the most famous trekking routes in the world; Inca trail traverses a variety of terrain and explores the rich cultural and natural diversity of the southern Peru. This trek offers amazing views of the Mountain range from which Salkantay mountain is the highest with 6,271m.

Our customized Standard Inca Trail Trek allows a gentler acclimatization process; as it traverses the variety of landscapes. From jungle to high alpine; lush valley and up to arid peaks passing through hospitable villages through the world’s deepest gorge.  The trekking is walking at your own pace; on well-developed trails that pass through Inca settlement; located mainly in the hilly or mountainous region elevation up to 3,800m.

You do not need to be a professional mountaineer to trek on the Standart Inca Trail. But it is always beneficial to explore something more if you are physically fit. Perhaps the most enjoyable part of our trek; will be the cool air of the mountains and magnificent views of the mountain peaks; and the iconic Machu Picchu.

Highlights of Standard Inca Trail Trek

  • Standard Inca Trail Trek is commonly referred to as one of the best hiking trails the world has to offer.
  • The Standard Inca Trail Trek is a trip that you need no prior experience to do – just a comfortable pair of boots and “Sunrise Peru Trek” as your trusted guide.
    Enjoy the photo opportunities every moment
  • You will cover 45KM (26 miles) of ancient stone paved Inca Trail in 4 days and 3 nights
  • Standard Inca Trail Trek includes trek across two mountain passes the highest of which reach to 4,200masl.
  • Explore every Inca sites along the trail such as: Pata LLacta, Willcaraqhay, Runkuraqhay, Sayacmarka, Conchamarka, Phuyupatamarka, inti Pata, Wiñayhuayna, Inti Puku and Machu Picchu itself.
  • This is the only hike that allows you to go directly through the Sun Gate into Machu Picchu – seeing the amazing sacred Inca citadel of Machu Picchu from above for the first time.

Important:  please book early, because the permits for the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu are sold out months in advance.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: First easy walk

Drive from Cusco for 3:00 to Pisqhakucho, pass the control point and trek for 6 -7 hours; today’s trekking is considered moderate, we’ll covert a distance of 13km

Day 02: hardest day

Today we’ll trek over the highest pass at 4,200m and in the afternoon we’ll trek over the second pass at 4,000m. Today’s trek is considered hard but you’ll rewarded by splendid views.

Day 03: Beautiful walk

Today the walk is through the forest with the presence of wildlife and also we’ll explore several Inca site along the trail Including Inca tunnels, Inca terraces and more.

Day 4: Machu Picchu

Trek for two hours very early in the morning and arrive to Machu Picchu for the sunrise and visit before the crowd arrives by train from Cusco. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour and 3-hours free time for further exploration. In the afternoon we’ll return to Cusco.

Standard Inca Trail Trek Advisor

Itinerary

DAY TO DAY

Day 01: First Trekking Day

We’ll Pick-up you from your hotel in Cusco at 05:30 am and travel for 3-hours in our private bus to Piscacucho at 2,750m; we’ll stop in the town of Ollantaytambo to get breakfast and purchase some item for the trek. Once at Pisqhakucho we will meet our trekking crew, porters who will carry our belongings for the trek.

The trail starts with a gentle climb, and then we have three hours on relatively level terrain as we follow the course of the river, rewarded with superb views of Mount Veronica (5,750 m). At the zone of Miskay we take the trail to the left, ascending gradually to the Inca ruins of Willkaraccay high above the mouth of the Cusichaka stream and across from the Inca town of Llactapata (Terraced Town). Here we’ll have an introduction to the Incas culture and history of the Llactapata.

After the tour and a short rest, we continue another one hour to our lunch site at Hatunchaka. The trail in this section is adorned with native flowers and bromeliads growing in the boulders along the left side, and by majestic views of the mountains in both valleys.

Walking times are always approximate, depending on weather conditions, group ability and other factors. After lunch, another 2-3 hours will bring us to Yukachimpa Camp (3,300 m).

Other info for today

  • Meals Included: L, D
  • Total distance: 11 km
  • Estimated time: 7-8 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 3,300 m
  • Campsite altitude: 3,300 m

Standard Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

The Highlights of today

Standard Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Day 02:  Trek over the highest pas of “Dead woman pass”

Today we’ll start early climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4, 200m/13,776ft. After and early breakfast, we begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km.

Along this climb, the landscape changes frequently; aling the trail we may see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude. We also cross an area of the so called cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows, and the Andean bear, which is also called the Spectacled Bear.

Is’t very important to be prepared to face strong Andean weather (blazing sun or cold winds) around the pass, drink lots of water along the hike. We advise that on this day specially, your daypack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and help with altitude sickness.

Immediately after the pass, we descend through Inca steps for three hours into the Pacaymayo valley (3,600m/118,08ft). Here we’ll setup our campsite.

Other info for today

  • Meals Included: B, L, D
  • Total distance: 11 km
  • Estimated time: 7-8 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4,200 m
  • Campsite altitude: 3,600 m

Standard Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

The Highlights of today

 Standard Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu Standard Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Day 03: Beautiful walk

Today is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due the number of archaeological sites and the lush cloud forest area that we cross, so the hike of today is very rich in Andean flora and fauna.

From the camp of Pacaymayo we climb for 1:30 hours to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3,970m/13,022ft). Halfway up, we stop to explore the archaeological complex with the same name located at 3,800m/12,464ft.

Runkuraqhay Inca archaeological site consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a relay station of the “Chaskis” or Inca messengers. From the pass in clear days one can observe the magnificent views of the Vilcabamba mountain range including the views of the first pass. From the second pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive in the archaeological site of at Sayacmarca (3,624m/11,887ft); located in the beginning part of the amazon jungle.

Continuing the hike through the cloud forest, we arrive to Phuyupatamarca (3,600m/11,850ft); the name means ¨town over the clouds¨. From here, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views of the Urubamba River valley. From Phuyupatamarka is a 3-hour walk down a flight of steps to our last campsite, close to Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young). Wiñay Wayna is the most spectacular Inca site.

Other info for today

  • Meals Included: B, L, D
  • Total distance: 18 km
  • Estimated time: 8 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 3,900 m
  • Campsite altitude: 2,600 m

Standard Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Highlights of today

 Standard Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu Standard Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Day 4: Explore Machu Picchu

The hike of today will begin very early (wakeup call at 4:00am); then hike to Machu Picchu overlooking the Urubamba River to the sun Gate or INTIPUNKU; from the INTI PUNKU is possible to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu. The sky starts getting light by 6:00am and the first rays of the sun reach Machu Picchu at about 7:00am.

From Inti Punku (the Sun Gate); a final easy 50-minutes walk downhill steps will bring us first to the upper south sector of Machu Picchu (The Guardian houses). The trail ends at a series of terraces; which present classic views of the overall city; after enjoying a panoramic view we must walk straight down to the entrance of Machu Picchu.

Our visit will end in the late morning; after which there will be a couple of hours for more exploring on your own; or to just collapse under a tree in the central plaza area. In the early afternoon; bus to Aguas Calientes town where you can have your lunch in one of the restaurants; and in the afternoon we’ll take the train back to Cuzco. Arrival to Cusco is generally around 8.30 -9:00 pm.

Other info for today

  • Meals Included: B
  • Total distance: 5 km
  • Estimated time: 2 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m
  • Machu Picchu Altitude: 2,400 m

Standard Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Highlights of today

Standard Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Includes

Price inclusions

Our Standard Inca Trail Trek Includes:

  • Briefing: Group and guide meeting at 7:00 pm in our office or in you Hotel, this will be the night before of your trek
  • Early collection from your hotel in Cusco from (04:30 am) or from Sacred Valley at 8:00am
  • 3-hour drive a private bus from Cusco to km 82 –Piskacucho village (The trek starting point)
  • Full meals for the entire tour (3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch 3 Dinner) + snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten, wheat free or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for Inca Trail Park and Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
  • Porters to carry (camping equipment: client tents, dinning and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food and fresh vegetables).
  • 2 Excellent experienced tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
  • 2 expert “Sunrise Peru Trek” gourmet mountain cooks, assistants.
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day.
  • 2 person per tent clean, new, spacious (4 person dome igloo tents).
  • One inflatable sleeping pad per person
  • One pillow per person
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance
  • 3-4 hours guided tour in Machu Picchu and extra time for you within Machu PIcchu
  • Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town
  • Tourist Expedition train return to Ollantaytambo train station and bus to Cusco

In the Price is not included

Breakfast on the first morning
Lunch on the last day
Sleeping bag (4 seasons -Minus 8ºC) can be rented by us $25 for the trip.
Porter service to carry: (sleeping bag, mattress, extra clothes.) 7 Kg for US$ 60 or 15 Kg for US$ 120
Tips for the trekking crew, guides, cooks and porters (It is a tradition but not mandatory).

FAQ

  Standard Inca Trail Trek FAQ’s

How far in advance do I need to book the Standard Inca Trail Trek?

4-day Standard Inca Trail Trek is extremely popular, and permits are strictly limited on a first-come, first-served basis, therefore early booking is important (ideally 6 months or more in advance of your travel dates). If you are unfortunately inflexible with dates, another option you may like to consider is the quieter Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu which does not require permits, for now.

How does it work with the guide and porters for Standard Inca Trail Trek?

OUR GUIDES.- Quality guides make the difference between a great trip and a wonderful experience. “Sunrise Peru Trek” guides are fully qualified and trained. All have many years of experience of guiding trekkers in Peru, and speak excellent English.

They bring a wealth of knowledge to your journey, opening your eyes to the legends, culture, food, flora and fauna of the Andes.
Additionally they are first aid trained and fully trained and experienced in dealing with cases of altitude sickness. They also carry a comprehensive first aid kit.

OUR PORTERS.-  Your luggage and the camp equipment will be transported by “Sunrise Peru Trek’s” porters who come from the local communities (Tinki, Phacchanta, Lares, Cunacani, etc) around the city of Cusco. This kind of work allows them to support their family and communities. All porters have a specific task, dependent on the size of the group: cook, porters’ chief, assistant cook, tent attendant, and WC attendant. Weight is an essential variable on the Inca Trail (each porter carries max. 20kg). All of our equipment weight is pre-measured to fit within the weight requirements for our porters’ health and safety. Tips are not included in our arrangements.

What equipment do I need for the trek?

While trekking the Inca Trail you will only have to carry a day bag with water, snacks, spare clothes and your camera (if you pay for extra porter US$ 60 for 7 kilos). Your main bag will be moved by a porter. You must limit your luggage to one bag of up to 7kg per person. It is possible to store excess luggage at your hotel in Cusco.

We will supply you with a detailed equipment list as part of your pre-departure information pack. You will need normal walking and travelling gear as well as a sleeping bag and warm clothes. See the packing list section.

How fit do I need to be for Standard Inca Trail Trek?

The Trek is graded moderate to strenuous, and on walking days you will be trekking for between 5 and 8 hours per day. You will be trekking at high altitude and we recommend that you enjoy a good level of physical fitness before tackling this trek. The trails are generally well maintained and are a good walking surface.

Are there toilets?

Many new, flush toilets have been built along the Inca trail including all of the major campsites. This has helped a lot to improve sanitary conditions on the trail although conditions are still not always perfect.  Each toilet block has cold running water. We recommend that you bring hand-sanitizer to use after visiting the public toilets. Every evening we will provide you with a bowl of warm water to wash with.

When is the best time of year?

The trekking season on the Inca Trail is from March to December. Many consider the best months to do the Inca Trail are from May to September when the conditions are fairly dry and the weather generally sunny. Please bear in mind however that you’ll be trekking at altitude, and the months of June, July and August can also be very cold at night.

Price

  The Price of the Trek

Standard Group Service Adult

US$ 615.00

Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative)

  • Students: US$ 30 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
  • Teenagers: US$ 30.00 (up to 16 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Children: US$ 45.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

Departure dates

Fixed departures are available along the year. Exception: one-month closing period of all Inca Trail routes in February. Please contact us to check departures to alternatives routes.

All Classic Inca Trail departures are subject to government space availability, please contact us fo the availability

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Location

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Highlights of every Day

Day1

Pisqhakucho or Km 82

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Day 2

Dead Woman’s Pass

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Day 3

Phuyupatamarka

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Day 4

The iconic Machu Pccchu

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Machu Picchu Challenge Inca Trail 3 Days

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 | Inca Trail Treks, Top Trekking | 0 Comentarios

Overview

OVERVIEW

Challenge Inca Trail is an exciting package designed for trekkers who have the passion for challenge trekking in the natural and Cultural reserved park of Machu Picchu. Trekking in the Machu Picchu region is once in a life time opportunity for every passionate trekker. The Challenge Inca Trail is rather an exciting adventure. Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu stands as a pride of Peru and South America attracting numerous trekkers every year.

3-day Challenge Inca Trail, is one of the most widespread trekking trails in the world. One would get a life time opportunity to witness the mighty Machu Picchu perched dramatically high on the mountain at 2,400m. Our Challenge Inca Trail opens an opportunity to discover the Inca culture and traditions. You will be amazed to see the hospitality of our team. The natural beauty is yet another attraction of this trip.

The trip further delights you with stay at the nice camp while experiencing the typical Inca lifestyle. Along with the natural beauty you will also get to see the varieties of flora and fauna found in this natural reserved area of Machu Pichu.

The natural reserved area of Machu Picchu in Peru, offers you the magnificent views of Vilcabamba mountain range. The Challenge Inca Trail to Machu Picchu further provides immense opportunity to survey around Machu Picchu Inca Sanctuary (UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site) which is a habitat for numerous plants and animals found in the southern Peru.

Highlights of Challenge Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural world heritage sites in Peru
  • Magnificent bus drive to Pisqhakuchu from Cusco (Enjoy the view of Sacred valley of the Incas)
  • Explore Machu Picchu National Park (Listed in UNESCO world heritage natural and cultural site)
  • Discover numerous Inca settlements along the trail and other cultural monuments.
  • Variety of floras and faunas to witness
  • Visit to Machu Picchu situated at the height of 2,400m
  • Discover rich Inca culture and traditions
  • Eye-popping view of one of Peru’s highest mountain, Mt. Salkantay

Short Itinerary

Day 01: First Trekking day: Cusco – Pisqhakuchu – Llulluchapampa camp

We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco very at 4:00an and drive from to Pisqhakucho, pass the control point and trek to LLullucha camp at 3,800m.

Day 02: Dead Woman Pass: Llullucahpampa camp – Wiñayhuayna

Today is the hardest day because we’ll trek over the highest point of “Dead woman” pass situated at 4,200m. The walk will last for 9 hours.

Day 03: Explore Machu Picchu. Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Explore Machu Picchu in the morning, Enjoy a free time for further exploration and in the afternoon we’ll take the train and return to Cusco.

Itinerary

DAY TO DAY

Day 1: First Trekking Day

Today we leave Cusco at 4:00am in a private transportation, which will drive us to km.82, the starting point of the Inca Trail.

After we pass the control point showing the permits and the passports, we start our hike walking along the left shore of the Urubamba River. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2800m/9184ft), to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the Inca city of Llactapata (2750m/9020ft).

LLactapata is an Inca archaeological site which holds a large quantity of Inca terraces used for agriculture. We then continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing until we reach the farming community of Wayllabamba (3000m/9840ft).

All along the way we see spectacular views of the Vilcanota mountain range on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5,750 meters above sea level. Not to mention the diversity of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.

Continuing the Challenge Inca Trail, we leave Wayllabamba behind to begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 4 km and reaches the first camp of the Inca Trail, The Llulluchapampa camp (3,800m), where we camp and spend the night.

  • Meals included:  L, D
  • Total distance: 15 km
  • Estimated time: 8-9 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m
  • Campsite altitude: 3,850 m

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Day 2:  Challenge Inca trail trek

After an early breakfast, we continue our Challenge Inca Trail; we’ll walk up the highest point in the Inca Trail, reaching the mountain pass of Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s Pass – 4,200m/13,776ft) after about 2 hours. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3,600m/11,808ft).

Here our lunch will be served and after deserve rest we commence to climb to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3,970m/13,022ft). Half way up, we visit the archaeological complex of “Runkuraqhay”; it’s a round shaped built probably used by the “Chaskis” or Inca messengers. The Inca site of “Runkuraqhay” is located at 3,800m/12,464ft.

After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter in the cloud-forest then we arrive to the Inca built of Sayacmarca (3,624m/11,887ft).

From Sayacmarka the trail continues up and down until the Inca site of Phuyupatamarca (3,700m/12,136ft). Along the trail we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas ancient craft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfect order, saving the trail from the multileveled Andean geography.

We arrive to Phuyupatamarka Inca complex. This is one of the most complete and best preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail. Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means ¨town over the clouds¨.

From Phuyupatamarca, we continue our way through the long descending stone steps which will lead us to the camp of Wiñaywayna (2,650m/8,692ft),

  • Meals: L, D
  • Total distance:  25 km
  • Estimated time: 8 – 9 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4,200 m
  • Campsite altitude: 2,650m

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Day 3: Explore Machu Picchu

Today we’ll start very early (wakeup all at 4:00am); we start our hike through the inclined ascent which will lead us to Inti Punku, or The Sun Gate. This will take one hour of hiking approximately on a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle. From this fabulous Inti Punku spot, we may enjoy spectacular views over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu, weather permitting.

From Inti Punku, a short walk brings us down to the entrance from where we continue with a guided tour of Machu Picchu that will take approximately two hours. We then take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and board our train back to Cusco, where we arrive after nightfall.

  • Meals: B
  • Total distance: 5 km
  • Estimated time: 2 hours

Places to be visited today

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Includes

Price includes

The price for Challenge Inca Trail includes the following items:

  • Pre-departure briefing the night before the trek in you hotel or in our office time will be confirmed by our staff.
  • Early collection from your hotel in Cusco and transfer in private bus to km.82 (starting point of the trek)
  • Entrance fee for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field.
  • One inflatable sleeping pad per person
  • One pillow per person
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Kitchen tent
  • Toilet tent with bio-degradable toilet facilities
  • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • Cook, Cook assistant and cooking equipment
  • Porters (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • Meals: (2B, 2L, 2D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment
  • Filtered boiled water from lunch time on 1st day onwards
  • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
  • Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes – 3rd day
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco Expedition.
  • Transfer train station-hotel in Cusco
  • 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit

What’s not included in the price

Sleeping Bag. You can rent it for US$25 for the entire trek from our office. Our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF). They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips
  Breakfast on the first day. We’ll stop in the village of Ollantaytaytambo  to use the toiles and purchase some items for the trek, here you can get your breakfast or in your hotel in Cusco
  Lunch and dinner on the last day

  Half porter to carry personal gear 7 kg for US$60 and 1 porter carries 15kl for US$120.
  Huayna Picchu entrance fee: if you would like to climb this mountain a new entrance fee applies (S/.195.00 Peruvian Nuevos Soles). This would require an additional day in Machu Picchu as shifts are at 7.00 and 10.00am every day and the citadel is not reached in time for a visit on day 3
  Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish

Packing List

Packing List

We recommend that you bring for 3-day Challenge Inca Trail, the following items:

  • An appropriate backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
  • Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into the Inca Trail. Plastic water containers (ie. Nalgene) or metal ones are recommended
  • Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
  • Small towel
  • Cash in soles and/or US$
  • Original passport
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Inca Trail)

Price

Price

US$ 615 Price per person

Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative)

  • Students: US$ 30.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
  • Teenagers: US$ 30.00 (up to 16 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Children: US$ 40.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Additional discounts (that may be added to the above-mentioned)
  • Early bookings: 5% on full program price for all bookings confirmed at least 6 months in advance. This discount may not be applicable in case a promotional price is offered

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Highlights of each Day

Day 1

The Inca ruins of Llactapata

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Day 2

The Dead woman’s Pass

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Day3

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu & Short Inca Trail 2 Days

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 | Inca Trail Treks, Top Trekking | 0 Comentarios

Overview

Overview

Machu Picchu Short Inca Trail is the most well-known trekking routes of Machu Picchu; designed for traveller eager to explore the most popular, natural and cultural highlights of Peru; in a short period of time.  The Machu Picchu Short Inca Trail begins in the city of Cusco; with a morning 2:00-hour car drive to Ollantaytambo train station; then approach the train for 1:30 hours to the zone of Chachabamba known as the km 104 situated at 2,100m.

The trekking of “Machu Picchu Short Inca Trail” goes through the Urubamba Valley/river passing mysterious Inca settlements; of different functionalities such as religious, agriculture, storage, irrigation, and housing. Trekkers will walk through a number of hills; whose vegetation will change according to the elevation and will have the opportunity to experience many different terrain conditions. The trek’s route is well serviced with some shelters to rest from the sun or rain, it icludes a comfortable 3-stars hotel Accommodation in the town of Aguas Calientes near Machu Picchu Inca Santuray.

2-day adventure trip or the Machu Picchu Short Inca Trail is a combination of wildlife, history, tradition and Inca archaeology. This is one of the Peru’s best treks, and is one of our most popular, set amongst breathtaking mountain sceneries. Magnificent landscapes, imposing and prestigious peaks, popular tourist attractions and colorful villages contribute to turning this short trek into an unforgettable experience. The 2 day 1 night Ina Trail option allows you to experience some of the secrets of the Incas without camping in close proximity to absolution facilities.

Description

For 2-day Machu Picchu Short Inca Trail, we’ll pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 am and from the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) at 6:00am to take you on a journey of two hours, with a private transportation to the train station in Ollantaytambo . Here we board the Expedition train, travel by train in an hour and 45 minutes to Km 104 (start of our trek).

At Km 104 after submitting passport control, we began to walk to Machu Picchu which will take us 6-7 Hours approximately. Then we’ll take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town and have accommodation in the hotel

On the first day we’ll visit the Inca ruins of Chachabamba, where we’ll find a stone altar-site that was used to worship the sun and the mountains, still revered by local people. We also will visit the Inca ruins of Winaywayna where we’ll see immense Inca terraces used for agriculture.

The second day after we explore Machu Picchu you’ll have free time for further exploration; then we’ll take the train and return to the station of Ollantaytambo from where you’ll be transferred to Cusco.

Availability

We offer daily departures fo Machu Picchu Short Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed); the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance and repairs the camping sites
It is strongly recommended to book your Machu Picchu Short Inca Trail at least 4 to 5 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out. See the Availability

Suitable Information

  • Starting Altitude – 2100m / 6900ft
  • Highest Altitude – 2730m / 8,792ft
  • Walking Distance – 12km
  • Accommodation – 3 Star Hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes
  • Overall Difficulty – Easy to Moderate difficult (depends on your level of fitness).

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to the town of Aguas Calientes town – Near Machu Picchu

Drive from Cusco to Chachabamba, 3:30 hours (bus and train). After arrived in Chachabamba you’ll pass the control point showing the permits and your passport, then trek for 6 -7 hours to Machu Picchu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 : Explore Machu Picchu

Full day will be dedicated to explore the stunning Machu Picchu, the tour will last for two hours then you’ll have free time for further exploration. Optionally you can climb the Mountain of Huaynapicchu (check availability at booking time. In the afternoon return to Cusco.

Itinerary

DAY TO DAY

Day 1: Drive from Cusco to Chachabamba and trek to Machu Picchu

The tow-day Machu Picchu Short Inca Trail starts when we pick you up from your hotel at 4.00am and take you to the train station of Ollantaytambo. We travel by train for 1:45 hours until we reach the zone of Cahchabamba or kilometer 104.

At Km 104 or Chachabamba we’ll pass the control with the trek permits and your passport. Then we began to walk softly around meters Urubamba River/ Valley. After we walk five-minutes from the control we will see the ruins of Chachabamba, a stone altar-site that was used to worship the sun and the mountains; here you’ll have a guided tour for half hour; then, continue the path south and started a gradual climb to the mountain; then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing uphill for about four hours to the Inca ruins of Wiñayhuana. here we’ll have our lunch.

After lunch here, we will continue through the cloud forest. As we walk the last part of the way we pass many impressive features such as the stone stairs and Inca ruins. We’ll arrive to the highest point of the trek (2,750m) at Inti Punku. From this point, you can see and observe the sunset over Machu Picchu. Then we’ll descend for 45 minutes to Machu Picchu and take sufficient pictures before we take the bus for 25 minutes down to Aguas Calientes town and have accommodation in the hotel.

  • Meals included: L – D
  • Accommodation: 3-stars category hotel
  • Walking distance: 12 Km.
  • Approximate Walking Time: 6 – 7 Hours

Places to be visited today

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Day 2 : Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

Today breakfast is at 04:30 am then we’ll board the first bus to Machu Picchu at 05:20am, the park opens at 6:00 am. We’ll have a guided tour of Machu Picchu for 2 – 3 hours; during which we’ll visit the most amazing places as the Royal Mausoleum, the Temple of the three windows, the main temple , the Sacred Plaza , the famous Intihuatana where wise Incas tied to the sun in the winter solstice in June , stairways , plazas , fountains, etc.

After the tour you’ll have about 2 – 3  hours extra time within Machu Picchu for further exploration or you can optionally climb Huaynapicchu Mountain (US$ 70 extra for the entrance). After finishing our masterful visit, we return down to Aguas Calientes town to enjoy our lunch in one of the restaurants. Then we have some free time to explore this quaint village before boarding our train back to Cusco.

The train departs Aguas Calientes town in the afternoon between 16:00pm – 17.00pm arrives in the train station of Ollantaytambo 1:45 after. From Ollantaytambo we’ll travel two hours by bus to Cusco with a van, arrived at approximately 9:00 pm.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel
  • Please Note: while we visit Machu Picchu your personal belongings you can leaved in the storage of the hotel in Cusco.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

When it comes to money we would like to explain to you what you are paying for. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest prices possible for fully inclusive Short Inca Trail which has no hidden fees. As one of the leading trekking companies in Peru, we guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience.

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Includes

COST INCLUDES

  • Pre-departure briefing at your Hotel or Office.
  • Pick up from your Hotel at 04:00 am
  • Private transport to Ollantaytambo Train Station (2 Hrs)
  • Expedition train to Km 104 (starting point of the hike)
  • Entrance fees for the trail and the Machupicchu sanctuary
  • Permits and fees for the Short Inca Trail
  • Walk with an excellent English speaking guide.
  • Guided visit of Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and Choquesuysuy
  • Guided Tour of Machupicchu on the second Day
  • 1 Box Lunch, 1 Dinner and 1 Breakfast
  • Accommodation in a 3-stars hotel.
  • 3 bus tickets (Machu Picchu -Aguas Calientes / Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu / Machu Picchu  – Aguas Calientes)
  • Expedition train return to Cusco or train to Ollanta and transport to Cusco

COST EXCLUDES

Breakfast on the first morning which you can get in your hotel in Cusco
Lunch on the second day which you can get in the town of Aguas Calientes  (US$15 – 20pp)
Hot spring pools 20 soles. (Optional)
Entrance fee for Huaynapicchu $70.00 (Optional)

Packing List

PACKING LIST FOR MACHU PICCHU SHORT INCA TRAIL

  • Passport
  • Valid, GREEN ISIC card (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbacks or bottles is good for this trek.
  • Water for the beginning of your hike.
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)
  • 1 Wicking/Hiking Shirt & hiking pants
  • Nice shirt and pants for Machu Picchu day – remember you will always treasure these photos, wear something you love
  • 2 sets of undergarments including one pair of hiking socks
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Sun hat
  • Bathing suits for the hot springs (Optional on your own in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream
  • Insect Repellent
  • Personal medication
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Camera
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips

Price

 MACHU PICCHU SHORT INCA TRAIL

Group Service price US$ 450 per person

If you are group of people family (more people pay less).

  • 2 people    US$450 per person
  • 3 people    US$440 per person
  • 4 people    US$430 per person
  • 5 people    US$395 per person
  • 6+ people  US$385 per person

Important: On your request we can try to get others around you (add other people to your groups) BUT we do Not guarantee this will happen as spaces get Sold Out rapidly and unpredictably.

Discounts:

  • Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
  • Under 18’s Discount: US$20

Optional Extras:

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 65.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 70.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes-Cusco: USD50.00 (Need to book in advance)

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Machu Picchu Short Inca Trail Highlights

The walk along the up and down trails that stretch on the verdant rolling mountains, occasionally encountering other landscapes that include Inca terraced, Inca setlements fields, rivers and waterfalls.
The ethnic lifestyle and cultural riches of the Incas. Observing and mingling the Inca VX century buildings can be the most rewarding experience during the trek.
The floral and faunal biodiversity of Machu Picchu Conservation Area Project, which is also the ideal destination for bird watching.
The view of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, which is an incredible experience to gain while trekking in the Andes of Peru.
Wiñayhuana and Machu Picchu, which are the destinations from where trekkers get to enjoy and savor the views

Day 1

The Inca site of Wiñaywayna

Day 2

Iconic Machu Picchu

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