INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated among the best trekking trips in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. These include different ecological areas from high deserts to Andean tropical rain-forest. Following this ancient Inca Trail we will be walking past mysterious archeological sites, half covered by the jungle overgrowth that looks like you are discovering them for the first time, and finally arriving to the lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu. Our journey is conducted by experienced guides that will make your trip most pleasant and safe. Also our luggage will be carried by native "quechua" carriers. The meals are delicious
Day 01: Cusco / Transfer to KM 82 / Trekking to Huayllabamba Camp (3000m) Camp
The inca trail hike starts with the transfer from your hotel, in the early morning and transfer until kilometer 82 (inca trail check point) in a private bus. We will stop for photos and inca trail control. The first part of the inca trail is considered gentle training section, for about two hours, from the trail there is seen Llactapata "inca archaeological site", also from the trail is possible to appreciate the impressive landscape, flora, fauna and Villages with native people with Inka traditions. The place for lunch is at river bank, and after the hike continues ascending lightly to a semi-tropical valley for two hours until the camp ground, (Huayllabamba 3000 m)
Day 02: Huayllabamba / Trekking Warmiwañusca Pass (4200m) / Pacaymayu Camp (3600m) Camp
It starts with an early breakfast, this part fo the inca trail leads to the highest point, passing through different climatic and ecological zones as we ascend the Warmiwañusca pass at 4200 m.a.s.l. the hike will undertake ascent up to the high pass, the first section presents abundant vegetation with trees of wild origin. Because of this reason its known by many as the worlds highest cloud forest amongst the landscapes the flora and fauna starting at 3800 m.a.l.s. after this section of the inca trail, it tends to be less forests up to the high point, is typical of the andean mountains covered with Icchu or straw and mountains with perpetual snow. After arduous approximately 6 hours walk you summit it. Time to have some rest, take photos and start to walk down hill. From there we will observe the beauty of the deep valleys and at distance snow cap mounts. Second camp ground at PACAYMAYU (3600 masl)
Day 03: Pacaymayu / Trekking to Phuyupatamarca Camp (3650m) Camp
From our campsite a while later zigzag but short ascent will take us to the Runkurakay circular ruins. There is no sign of human life, only great woods and abrupt hills.
After a good rest we start the way down and then we can clearly notice that the Inca Trail is well preserved from this point. In a short while we will get the steps which go up to Sayacmarca ruins (3620m) after crossing a small pass we can see some steep steps and under these the Ceremonial Center of Phuyupatamarca ruins (3650 m) where we set camp.
Day 04: Phuyupatamarca / Visit to Machu Picchu / Bus Aguas Calientes
Early morning start going down the trail, where we can see the Urubamba valley and the river. The path goes down to Wiñay Wayna ruins (2650 m), the most important after Machu Picchu and then towards Inti Punku (2740 m) the last pass. From this site Machu Picchu (2450 m) looks unreal and beautiful. We can visit the whole ruin the rest of the day.
Day 05: Aguas Calientes / Bus to Machu Picchu and Visit / Bus Aguas Calientes / Train to Ollantaytambo / Transfer to Cusco
We visit the Sanctuary early in the morning for a full day of exploring. Guiding tour. At afternoon the train goes back to Cusco from the Aguas Calientes station and (hotel)
IN THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Transfer Cuzco Hotel / Km. 82
- Entrance ticket to Inka Trail
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Bus ticket Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
- Train ticket Aguas Calientes – Cusco
- Transfer train station / Hotel
- Porters (carry tents and cooking equipment) and cooks
- Guided visit to Machu Picchu and the ruins along the trail.
- Bilingual professional guide during all Inca Trail circuit.
- All meals along the excursion.
- Camping equipment including tents, kitchen tent, mattresses, etc.
- Equipment of the kitchen all quirurgits
- Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
- Transfer station – Hotel in cusco
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Transport airport
- Hotel in Lima
- Flight Lima, Cuzco, Lima
- Hotel in Cuzco
- Personal Equipment of trekking
- Additional Taxi
- Lunch and Dinner on the last day
- Visit to the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING:
- A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
- Rain jacket or Poncho (Plastic rain Ponchos can be purchased in Cusco or on the way to the trail starting point)
- Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
- Warm clothes, including sweater and jacket
- Sleeping bag
- Mattress (by us but to be carried by you)
- Flashlight and batteries
- Camera, film and batteries
- Hat or cap to protect your face from the sun/cold
- Sun block
- Insect repellent
- Toilet paper
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc
- Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (ie. Micropur)
1) Porters can be hired to help carry your personal items such as clothes, sleeping bag etc. The services of a third of a porter (maximum 18kg or 20lb per person) can be hired for US$180. If you hire the services of a third of a porter (you will need to supply the small padlock). However, even with this service you will still need to take a daypack to carry your essential items such as rain poncho, warm fleece, camera and water bottle.
Please note that due to new government regulations the maximum number of porters that we can use in each group has now been capped. This is why we have had to limit the maximum amount of personal equipment that you can give to a porter to carry for you to 10kg or 20lb per person. (The maximum amount that each porter can carry on the Inca Trail has also been limited to 18kg or 20lb per porter). Approximately 40% of our clients hire the services of an extra third porter.
* Sleeping bags $20 for 4 days.
* Extra porter USD$ 180 (one porter could carry up to 20 kg)
IMPORTAN INFORMATION FOR INCA TRAIL MACHU PICCHU
They allowed only 500 people per day Inca Trail. This number includes tourists, guides, porters and cooks. The quotas are for everyone, people who want to do the Inca Trail. So to walk the Inca Trail is essential to book months in advance.
The availability of quotas for the Inca Trail is the same for all agencies. Thus, if there were available no agency can get space for the Inca Trail.
We will buy your Inca Trail trek permit using the names & passport numbers that you send us with your trek booking application. You must bring these same passports with you to Cusco and take them on the Inca Trail. If the name or number in your passport is different from the name and number on the trek permit, the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund. If you plan to renew your passport between making the trek booking and actually starting the trek you will must bring both passports (New and Old). If you make a trek booking at the student price you must send us a copy of your ISIC card at the time you pay the trek deposit. If you fail to bring your ISIC card on the trek the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek. You will not be given the opportunity to pay the extra difference in Price.
On the other hand, you must have the following information to reserve as in your passport and from each participant in your group:
*Trek departure date
*Prior arrival date in Cusco
*Name (as in your passport)
*Special Food Requirement
*Gender: Male / Female
*Student with ISIC card: No / Yes
*Accommodation in Cusco (Address and Phone Number)
Important: Kindly take note that once your spot is reserve and confirmed is non refundable neither allows doing any modifications like names, passport numbers or so.
We appreciate your cooperation in this fact as we are also working with the new regulations.