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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 05D/04N

USEFUL INFORMATION

Start- altitude of 2720 masl

Higher altitude – 4217 masl

Walking distance – 45km

Longest Day – Day 2, about 16km

Coldest night – 2nd around 0 degrees Celsius

Total Difficulty: Moderate

This is one of the trekking routes, most famous and amazing in the world. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most impressive examples of the approximately 40,000 kilometers of roads built by the Incas 500 years ago! These Inca Roads were built through deserts, mountains and forests stretching from southern Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, northern and central Chile and northwestern part of Argentina! The Inca Trail begins in a typical Andean region and ends in a jungle region through cloud forests, snowy mountains, bridges and tunnels! Make this trek is an opportunity to go back in time and live with the Incas, four days indescribable… remember, the Inca Trail is not just the feet but also for the mind…

When booking the Inca Trail with PACHA EXPEDITIONS, you are choosing the best. Check our reviews on TripAdvisor, Pacha Expeditions- Day Tours.

Our Inca Trail is ideal for group of friends, families, honeymooners. We are operators of small groups, this service you get the full attention of our professional guides and have a personal porter to carry your team 7kg and can enjoy most of the way. Availability Inca Trail.

We offer daily departures in the inca trail and alternative routes: check availability here.

It is recommended to book the Inca Trail at least 4 months in advance, because this is the most famous road in South America and many people want to do.

Overview

DAY 01 – 82 KM A WAYLLABAMBA

Meals: Lunch, snack, tea and dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Distance: 12km
Difficulty: Easy / moderate.

Day 02 – WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYO

Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snack, tea and dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Distance: 11km
Difficulty: Moderate / challenge.

Day 03 – PACAYMAYO – WIÑAYWAYNA

Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snack, tea and dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Difficulty: moderate
Distance: 15km

DAY 4-WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and drinking water.
Accommodation: Hotel – Aguas Calientes.
Distance: 6km
Difficulty: Easy

DAY 5. AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 3.km by Bus
Difficulty: Easy

Conditions for the mountain Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu.

NOTE.-

* Note: Level of difficulty depends a lot on your fitness and acclimatization
*The train service on all tours includes (Expedition to Ollanta) and bus to Cusco.
* If you want to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes have to tell us in advance to arrange your hotel and modify the train service return, the camps mentioned in the program are referential as it depends on the time and date of reservation and Availability of the Ministry of Culture-Cusco
* Campsites are subject to approval by the decentralized department of the Ministry of Culture and also depends a lot of time in your reservation, therefore, the above fields are for reference.

Itinerary

DAY 01 – 82 KM A WAYLLABAMBA

We pick you up from your hotel between 5.am 6.am and traveled by bus to Piskacucho (km 82) where the trail begins. We will make a stop in the town of Ollantaytambo for about 30 minutes to use the bathrooms and breakfast make last minute purchases before starting the hike, Arriving at kilometer 82, you need to provide the original passport (if a fee student) show student card.
To start the road (2720m / 8923ft), cross the Urubamba river and follow the path to the right. The first day is relatively easy (heating) in the path of the road can see variety of flora and fauna as well as various buildings, the Inca fortress (‘Huillca Raccay’) the Inca city of “Llactapata” (officially called ‘ Patallacta ‘), the Cordillera of Urubamba that divides the jungle and the Andes mountains with snow beautiful name’ W’akayWillca ‘(5860m / 19225ft), known in the books as Veronica.
Our first camp will be near the town of Wayllabamba (3000m / 9842 ft) in the valley of the same name. The temperature at night is usually around 10oC.

Meals: Lunch, snack, tea and dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Distance: 12km
Difficulty: Easy / moderate.

Day 02 – WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYO

This day we will get up early (06.00.am) and after breakfast, we begin a steep climb toward the highest point of this trip (Open Warmihuañusca / step of the dead woman-4200 m / 13779 feet). On this day, we climb (1200m / 3936ft) and will be a real challenge! After a break here we begin the descent to camp Pacaymayo (3550 11646 m).
On the way to the pass, we can see lots of hummingbirds and other birds. Also, we have the time to appreciate an incredible array of native plants and trees such as tree Qeuña ” Polilepys’ growing in the amazing cloud forest located 3650/11972 m! The temperature in this camp is about 6 ° c at night.

Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snack, tea and dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Distance: 11km
Difficulty: Moderate / challenge.

Day 03 – PACAYMAYO – WIÑAYWAYNA

This is the most impressive (the trip) day we woke up for breakfast 6:00 am and started the day with a climb to visit the archaeological site of ‘Runcuracay’ and reach the second highest point of the road (step Runkuracay – 4000 m / 13123 ft). Where we will have beautiful views of the mountains and surroundings.
Then we begin a step down from the Inca archaeological site of ‘Sayacmarca’. After this site, the route continues through a magnificent forest of clouds and started a new climb to the third highest point (3680 12073 m). The scenery in this part of the route and the views from the third step are exceptionally charming. Here we visit the archaeological site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’ (meaning ‘Cloud City’), it is a few minutes walk from the third step and after visiting, we walked by a steep descent through the cloud forest toward inti leg agricultural Inca site and reach our camp Wiñaywayna (2680m / 8792 ft).
Within walking distance of this camp you are the Inca site of the same name ‘Wiñaywayna’ (‘Forever Young’). Even if you are tired after a short break you can visit as it is a very beautiful and nice views.

Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snack, tea and dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Difficulty: moderate
Distance: 15km

DAY 4-WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES.

We started the walk after breakfast to Inti Punku, from where you can appreciate the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu. We entered the citadel, where our arrival checked in control, then board a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes in this place we chose the hotel accommodation and time to visit the hot springs, dinner. Overnight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and drinking water.
Accommodation: Hotel – Aguas Calientes.
Distance: 6km
Difficulty: Easy

DAY 5. AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

After breakfast, take the bus to the city of Machu Picchu, where we will have a guided tour of about 2 hours later, a more free time to explore the city and then return to the town of Aguas Calientes to finally address the train to Cusco, where we will be waiting to take you to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 3.km by Bus
Difficulty: Easy

Conditions for the mountain Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu.

NOTE.-

* Note: Level of difficulty depends a lot on your fitness and acclimatization
*The train service on all tours includes (Expedition to Ollanta) and bus to Cusco.
* If you want to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes have to tell us in advance to arrange your hotel and modify the train service return, the camps mentioned in the program are referential as it depends on the time and date of reservation and Availability of the Ministry of Culture-Cusco
* Campsites are subject to approval by the decentralized department of the Ministry of Culture and also depends a lot of time in your reservation, therefore, the above fields are for reference.

Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Briefing at  your Hotel; It will be done the night before at 6.00pm
  • Pick up at your hotel to begin your trek
  • Private transport from Cusco to Piscacucho (starting the trek)
  • 4 season Kayla Tents, (Large & Comfortable)
  • Thick Comfortable Foam Mattresses
  • Professional English speaking guides experienced in the mountains & knowledgeable of Inca History
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian diets or other dietary needs upon  prior request)
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Porter to carry tents, food and cooking equipment
  • Extra porter for your belongings, it means you will need only a day backpack to carry what you will need during day!
  • Hot water for washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill in your bottles
  • Expedition Tourist Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and private transport to Cusco
  • Admission Ticket to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex
  • Private Toilet Tent With a Seat on the Toilet – Only  For Our Group
  • 2 Hour Guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Dining and cooking tents with tables and chairs
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Afternoon Tea time

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Machu picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountain US.70 – will need to be booked way in advance, if you would like to add an extra hike. Please let us know at the time of booking.
  • First breakfast and Last lunch – We will stop at Ollantaytambo for the first breakfast and have the last lunch at Aguas Calientes after the tour of Machu Picchu.
  • VISTADOME Train to Cusco instead of Expedition Train -This train runs from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy) and it will cost you US$57 per person extra.
  • Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters.

You need to take

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:

  • Original passport (and * International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
  • Travel insurance is essential.
  • Sleeping bag (not included but can be rented from us).
  • walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Hat and gloves.
  • Shirts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen (factor 35 recommended)
  • Insect repellent
  • Reusable plastic or metal container or camel bags.
  • Water will provide water for drinking-boiled).
  • toiletries
  • Personal Medication
  • Camera and film
  • Flashlight with extra batteries (headlamps are useful)
  • For discount as a student, you must have a valid ISIC card

** If you want to return to a higher service to Cusco, after price increases.

 

Opcional

OPTIONAL TO TAKE:

  • Shorts
  • Staff (with rubber tip)
  • Bandages
  • Flips flops
  • Extra money
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)

OPTIONAL SERVICES (not included):

  • Rental sleeping bag – 5 seasons ($ 20.)
  • Walking poles ($ 15).

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