Inca Trail 4 Days / 3 Nights

Cusco – Wayllabamba – Pucaymayo – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu

Description:

It will depart from Choquesuysuy kilometer 82, lasts 4 days and 3 nights, requires a physical good, the we spend three nights staying at a campsite and this tour is pure hike to get to Aguas Calientes. Our guarantee is to offer satisfaction and safety to our passengers.

Itinerary

DAY 01: CUSCO – WAYLLABAMBA

It will pick you up very early at the hotel to heading to the Sacred Valley. After skirting the Urubamba River, located in the valley of the same name, it will gradually ascending to the valley of Piscacucho (km 82), where we will begin officially the Inca Trail. There we will find our group of porters, after checking in at the registration office, we will begin the legendary Inca Trail to the village of Wayllabamba (3,100 meters) where we camp; from here we can take stunning photos of snowcapped Veronica.

  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner.
  • Total distance: 12 km (7.47 miles).
  • Maximum Height: 2,954 m.s.n.m.
  • Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours.
  • Difficulty Level: Low

DAY 02: WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU

He will leave for the second step, the free-hike-day (ie they can walk at your own pace), passing through several paths, the first path will take us to the valley of Llulluchapampa (3,850 m). The first three kilometers are steep for 2-3 hours of walking we reach the highest point of the second day. El Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s Pass) at 4,200 meters above sea level, known as the hardest part of the Inca Trail. After our rest, our walk back for a long, steep descent to the river Pacaymayu (Sunrise River), to the Runturakay step until we reach our camp. Where we will have a break after a hard journey, while enjoying magnificent views.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Total distance: 11 km (6.84 miles).
  • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours.
  • Maximum altitude: 4,200 m. (13,776 feet).

DAY 03: PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA

The third day is the most interesting, besides being the longest also is regarded as the most beautiful way, witnessed a change in the ecosystem. We will pass by an ancient place Sayacmarca it was in the time of the Incas a checkpoint of the roads leading to Machu Picchu as well as a lagoon where it is possible to see some deer drinking water. After visiting the site, it usually continues until lunch Chaquicocha where most groups, continue to Phuyupatamarca ( “City Above the Clouds”) at 3,600 meters. A well-preserved site with an ancient system of impressive hydraulic engineering and its chain of Inca Baths. Then we pass the Inca tunnel to visit (always young) to 2,650 m here overnight archaeological complex of Wiñaywayna there is also a place of warm waters, where one can enjoy the baths, and can also purchase bottled drinks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Total distance: 16 km (9.94 miles).
  • Estimated walking time: 8 hours.
  • Maximum altitude: 3,950 meters. (12,792 feet).

DAY 04: MACHU PICCHU WIÑAYWAYNA A / RETURN TO CUSCO

(Optional – WAYNAPICCHU)

The day begins earlier than normal and after our breakfast at 4:30 am, because at 5:30 am we will start our walk towards Machu Picchu. It is important to bring a flashlight because it is still dark at that time and the road is narrow. After an hour and a half walk you reach Inti Punku or “Puerta del Sol”, from where you can see for the first time the majestic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and WAYNAPICCHU few minutes later we descent to the Inca city of Machu Picchu for begin our guided tour (about 2 hours) to help him understand the meaning and use of different ancient buildings and Inca terraces. Then you will have enough time to explore the various archaeological sites such as time: go to Puente del Inca or mountain climb Waynapicchu (2700msnm) for a panoramic view of 360 °. Then take the bus to Aguas Calientes where you can visit the hot springs to relax, and then be at the train station half an hour before your departure time. In Ollantaytambo you will be disappointed and transferred to your hotel in the city of Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast.

End of our services.

Discounts

INCA TRAIL DISCOUNTS:

  • US $ 35.00 – Students with valid international student ID (ISIC) card (scanned copy before deposit).
  • US $ 35.00 – Children under 16 years of age (copy of deposit exploration before) International Youth Travel Sheets (IYTC) or other forms of student identity are not acceptable.

Included / Not Included

Services That Included:

  • Briefing prior to departure.
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of your trip.
  • Private bus to the start (km. 82).
  • Entrance tickets to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • English speaking guide or professional Spanish (two guides for groups over 8 people).
  • Camping equipment high mountain (quadruple for two, with enough space to put your things)
  • Inflatable flask.
  • Kitchen equipment, experienced cook, meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners) – food includes: pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, meat, fish, rice, all rich in carbohydrates needed for trekking, hot drinks including: coca tea are excellent for the altitude. Teatime every day (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn).
  • Porters (to carry camping equipment, food and kitchen), dining tent, kitchen.
  • Accommodation for our porters and cooks.
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to the village of Aguas Calientes,
  • Ticket tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Class expedition).
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
  • The tour price includes all local sales taxes.
Services That do Not Included:
  •  Porter to take your clothes, sleeping bag, etc. You should hire a person to carry your luggage for an additional cost.
  • Breakfast on the first day. Some hotels offer early breakfast service, If not, we stop at Ollantaytambo where you will have the opportunity to buy breakfast.
  • The last lunch. (It can be purchased at the town of Aguas Calientes).
  • Entrance to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes (optional) $ 3 dollars
  • Sleeping bags (sleeping); they can be rented in the office for 4 days trip (each sleeping bag is washed before each use). Weight: 2.5 kg, measured at 12 degrees below zero (nice and warm)
  • Extra nights in Aguas Calientes, along with accommodation, meals, tickets, bus tickets, etc. are not included. (We can make all arrangements at an additional cost. Please let us know at time of booking or decide later ahead of a week before the walk, so you can change the departure of the train.
  • Additional nights in case of bad weather / canceled flights.
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Personal expenses: laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal equipment.

Recommendations

  • Take the bus 50 minutes before departure of train (every 15 min.) You must be in the train station 30 minutes before departure.
  • Consult our guide for the train schedule return, so you can have time to visit Waynapicchu (up / down 1 hour, 45 min), explore Machu Picchu, bathing in the hot springs, or to eat before leaving Aguas Calientes.
  • Estimated walking time from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes: 2 hours.
  • Original passport.
  • Meat current student (if you have applied for a student discount).
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers to avoid damaging archaeological sites).
  • Small towel.
  • Swimsuit (if you want to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Cash in soles and / or US dollars
  • A 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 sneakers for comfort during camp.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Flashlight / headlamp and batteries.
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap to protect from sun, rain and cold.
  • fter-Sun moisturizer or face cream and body cream.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolates, fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Optionally, tablets to disinfect water, if they collect water from streams / rivers along the route.
  • Personal medications.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

 As indicated in the itinerary walking it is typical of most 96% of our 4-day Inca Trail group service. However, campsites used during the trip may be subject to depending on the availability of spaces and as issued by the UGM changes. (Main government authorities that control access to the Inca Trail). The UGM is responsible for the allocation of campsites to different trekking companies. While we try to do our last camp in Wiñaywayna (from here the walk is 2 hours to Machu Picchu) is not warranted as sometimes we have been allotted space in Phuyupatamarka (almost 5 hours of Machu Picchu). These issues are the same for all trekking companies and tour operators, and are beyond our direct control.

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