Pick up at your hotel in Cusco
- Trek to Machu Picchu along the Inca Trail
- Walk along the original paved Inca pathways
- Enjoy personalized service in a small group
What is and what is not included
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Transportation from your hotel to Km 82.
- Transportation by train and bus back to Cusco and drop off at Regocijo Square
- One-way ticket bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Admission fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Campsite accommodation and modern camping equipment for 3 nights
- Professional cook and meals included (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches y 3 dinners), hot drinks and daily snacks.
- Porters to carry all equipment
- First-aid kit and Oxygen tank
- Sleeping bags (can be rent, please ask your travel specialist)
- Walking sticks
- Breakfast on day 1, and lunch and dinner on day 4
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain
- Travel insurance
- Tips and additional expenses
CUSCO – YUNCACHIMPA
Early pick up at your hotel in Cusco,we will drive you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a short break in Ollantaytambo to have a wholesome breakfast, we will arrive at km 82, the start point of the trek . The first day walk is relatively easy. Along the way you will get to see Patallacta an ancient city in ruins now, there our guide will explain more about this ruins. Following our agenda, you will be taken to Wayllabamba (3100m/10170ft) to hike up Yuncachimpa (3300m/10826ft) which our camp is located for the evening. You will be amazed by the beautiful snow-capped Veronica Mountain.
• Difficulty level: moderate
• Hiking time: 6-7 hours
• Total distance: 11 km/6.8 m
YUNCACHIMPA – CHAQUICOCHA
An early start await you, this day everybody will walk at their own pace and we will meet every one and then to have short breaks and when we are ready to ascend the stone stairs. It is fair to say that the first 3km are steep, sourrended by humid forests. We will go through Llulluchapampa(3850m/1631ft) while ascending during 2 to 3 hours until you reach the highest point Warmihuañusca pass 4200m/13780ft well known as the dead woman pass due to its silhouette. Definetly the most challenging part of the trail, after that descent is inmminent where our destiny is Chaquicocha (3650m/11975ft) where our camping lays for us to have a well-deserved rest from your adventurous hike.
• Difficulty level: Strenuous
• Hiking time: 8-9 hours
• Total distance: 15 km/9 m
CHAQUICOCHA – WIÑAYHUAYNA
On your third day and after breakfast, our trek wil continue towards Wiñaywayna as the surroundings change into a more tropical forest. As we reach the second pass (3950m/12960ft) we will pass two beatiful lakes, do not miss the opportunity to take panoramic pictures of this special moment. Afterwards a more light climb awaits and also an Inca tunnel that leads to the thrird pass (3700m/12960ft) along breathtaking views of the Urubamba Valley. Then we will reach Phuyupatamarca (3600m/11811ft) an Incan site which is well preserved and was used as a bathing place in the Incas time. Later we will head to Wiñaywayna (2650m/8694ft) the second most important site after Machu Picchu and that its name means "Forever Young". As we follow thetrail of stone stairs, we will finally reach our last site, here you will able to take a hot shower (for an extra cost) and have a well rest for the night.
• Difficulty level: Moderate – Easy
• Hiking time: 5-6 hours
• Total distance: 10 km/6 m
WIÑAY WAYNA TO MACHU PCCHU
The final day is coming so rise early to complete the last bit stretch of the Inca Trail. After walking for about an hour you will reach the Sun Gate and catch our first glimpse of the majestic creation of Machu Picchu (2400m/7874ft) at approximately 8:00am. A walk of 45 min will take you right into the higher area of Machu Picchu. Enjoy of a 2-hour tour to learn more about the secrecy of Machu Picchu, and then you will have more time to explore the citadel on your own. The climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain is optional (at additional cost and must be booked in advance). By the afternoon you will descend by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, there your train tickets will be provided for you to return Cusco. The train will arrive to Ollantaytambo, where you will be picked up and driven by bus back to your hotel in Cusco.
- Non Refundable tour.
- This tour will operate with a minimum of 2 participants
- The walking sticks are not included, but if you prefer we can arrange to provide you a pair of basic poles with an extra cost.
- If you would like to climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain, please take in mind that is an unguided hike and require and additional cost. If you are interested, please consult with your travel specialist as we need to check availability far in advance.
- There will be a tour briefing one or two days before your departure date
- Bring the appropriate clothing for warm and cold weather:
- Hiking or trekking shoes
- Rain poncho or a waterproof jacket
- Sunscreen, insect repellent, toilet paper, hand cleanser and a hat.