INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTSCusco - Wayllabamba - Pucaymayo - Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu
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.
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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.
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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.