Classic Inka Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights
Visitors from around the world come to Peru, not only to visit Machu Picchu, but also to hike the Inca Trail, the most famous hike in South America. Also come to see the ruins and landscapes that make this way the most famous worldwide. The total length of the trail is approximately 46 kilometers, starting from a place known as Kilometre 82 (Piscakucho)
The route of this wonderful and very famous Inca Trail, a section commonly known today and goes back to the mysterious and enigmatic Inca civilization begin to live the fascinating adventure of walking for four days in the beautiful, spectacular Inca Trail and true. Presents entirely paved stairs and tunnels that cross the Urubamba Valley Heights.
Most of the road winds for among humid forests of the mountains with smell to good land. In the journey we will see with security to the vizcachas, from time to time to the foxes and to the fabulous condors, and other species of birds. What does so special to this excursion is the combination of Inca remainders, incredible views, exotic vegetation and the extraordinary ecological variety until arriving at ours objective, The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu current Amaze World.
Day 01:- Cusco - Km. 82 - Wayllabamba
The day begins early; tourists are collected from their hotels between 6.30 am and 7:00 am. The trip is approximately 3 hours by bus with a stop in Ollantaytambo an hour to do some last minute shopping things you need during the hike, and then continuing to the Kilometer 82 which is a few minutes from the Inca town of Ollantaytambo.
Where we'll present our team and support staff (guide, cook and porters). Here visitors must register their entry ticket to the Inca Trail.
It takes about an hour's drive to reach the first named Miskay resting place, a place of our first lunch, the route is mostly flat with some small climbs.
After lunch, we cross a canyon. Once out of the canyon, we can see the ruins of a small town called Llactapata.
The trail descends to enter the valley of the river Kusichaca, and then there is a slight climb to the camp site where we spend the first night Wayllabamba, where we arrive in 2 or 3 hours after lunch break. The campsite is located at 3.000 meters and is a little cold at night. After dinner and before bedtime is a great experience stargazing. If you get a starless night, do not be sad, because you can see the Milky Way.
Meals: Snack, lunch and dinner
Day 02:- Huayllabamba - Pacaymayo
6:00 a.m. tea are passed wake up their tents or tents for them to enlist their stuff and have breakfast. The second day is considered by many the most difficult because you get up to 1200 meters to the highest point of the entire road, called Warmiwañusca ("Dead Woman") to 4200 m This climb will take about four or five hours, once at the top of the pass, you will feel tired and hot, however, you need to wear many clothes, because it's cold. If you have hired a porter to carry your things, do not forget to have a warm jacket and long pants available for Warmiwañusca step.
Once we crossed the pass, we will continue to descend and take us to the campsite. The descent takes about two hours, however some groups like to stop and prepare lunch half way down and rest a little. Other groups like lunch at the camp site that is in Pacaymayo. This allows you to rest during the afternoon. There are cold showers available at the campground.
Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner
Day 03:- Pacaymayo - Wiñayhuayna
This day is considered the most interesting but also the longest. We started with an ascent of an hour and a half to Runkurakay Pass, located at an altitude of 3950 meters. On the way visit a former checkpoint ("inn") belonging to the Incas, as well as a lagoon where it is sometimes possible to see some deer drinking water and grazing.
Once we reached the summit of the pass, the rest of the path is mostly downhill on the way visit four ruins, the first is Sayacmarca in the Inca period was a junction of roads leading to Machu Picchu . After visiting these ruins, we will continue to Phuyupatamarca often lunch where all groups. From here the descent is steep and a bit tired because it mainly consists of stands. Finally, we arrive at the ruins of Intipata, a complex of terraces and platforms built in the middle of a lush mountain. The road finally surrounds the camp last Wiñaywayna, here you can buy a well-deserved drink, or take a cold shower. You should also visit the ruins of Wiñaywayna that type are similar to those of Intipata, but more impressive.
Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner
Day 04:- Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu - Cusco
This day starts earlier than usual, at 4:30 a.m., this is the time when the groups start their way to Machu Picchu. It is important to bring a flashlight because this time it is dark and the road is narrow. Arrive after an hour and a half walk to Intipunku and Puerta del Sol, from where you can see for the first time the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu. Hence we are left only half hour to get to the ruins, where has the time to explore the ruins of Machu Picchu. If you have enough energy, we recommend climbing to the top of Huayna Picchu from where you have an amazing sight of Machu Picchu.
Meals: Breakfast and snack
• Pre trek briefing
• Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
• Transport from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the trek
• Entry fee to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu
• English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide (you will have an assistant guide for groups over 8 people).
• Tents - 2 people in a 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks.
• Basic foam mattress.
• Cook and Cooking equipment (Assistants are provided for larger groups)
• Toilet tent
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food).
• Porters (for equipment and personal items) they carry camping equipment, food and kitchen utensils.
• Dining tent with camp tables and chairs & Kitchen tent for the cook to prepare meals
• Tents for our staff to sleep in
• First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
• Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
• Train ticket (Backpacker service) from Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
• Bus up and down to Machu Picchu
• Sleeping Bag
• Other meals / drinks
YOU SHOULD BRING:
• A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek - prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature
• Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho.
• Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
• Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings if you wish to carry them.
• Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie / touk. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
• Sleeping bag (we can hire these to you)
• Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
• Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
• 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
• Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
• Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
• Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
• We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
• Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
• Small towel or sarong
• Cash - sufficient for your final lunch in Aguas Calientes, tips and souvenirs.
• Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
• Walking sticks or poles
• Binoculars (if you have them)
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