Type: ecological, cultural, archaeological, hiking and camping.
Length: 4 days/3 nights
Time of year: All Year
Departures: Upon Request
Price and Rates: $ 580 U.S.A. Dollars per person on the basis of double accommodations. $ 550 U.S.A. Dollars with ISIC card or more of 4 people.
Location: Department of Cusco – Perú
Distance: 45 Km / 28 Miles
When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
Altitude: 2680m/8817ft to 4200m/13818ft
Difficulty: & quot; the trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route & quot.
Temperatures: From minus 4ºC to 28ºC
Note that the Inca Trail is closed in February.
The well-known Inca Trail in Cusco is one of the most famous and amazing trails in the world. A combination of natural beauty, history and mysterious Inca culture.
It is a walking route that leads through the mountains above the Urubamba River, following the course of an old Inca path that leads to the breathtaking Incan citadel of Machupicchu .The trail itself brings us a combination of landscapes of high altitude mountain ranges (the Andes) and dense subtropical forest.
These highways run mainly by the coast, through the highlands and in some cases reached the tropical mountains near the Amazon forest.
At 6:00 a.m., we pick you up from your hotel. We will depart from Cusco and travel to Urubamba, stopping briefly at Ollaytaytambo, where you can buy last minute gear and personal items. Then we move on to Piskacuchu (Km 82) the start of the Inca Trail. We will have lunch in Miskay and relax a bit before hiking to our first campsite. Along the way, we will visit the Llactapata archeological site
Maximum Altitude: 3,000 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,680 m
Distance travelled: 12 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours
We’ll start the day early in the morning with a hearty breakfast, and then hike up to the highest point of the Inca Trail. Here, we can see the various ecological zones and microclimates, which make up the area, literally mapped out in front of us. We will cross the Warmiwañusca pass at 4,200 meters/13,780 feet above sea level. After lunch we will continue on to the Pacaymayo campsite, where we will enjoy dinner and a well-deserved rest.
Maximum Altitude: 4,200 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,000 m
Distance travelled: 14 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 7-8 hours
Our day begins with a nutritious breakfast and then a 45-minute hike up to the second highest pass on the Trail (3,850 meters/12,631 feet above sea level). Along the way we will visit the Runcuracay archeological site. During the day’s hike, we will also visit the Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca archeological complexes. After lunch we will head to the Wiñaywayna ruins, where we will spend our last night on the Trail.
Maximum Altitude: 3,850 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,650 m
Distance travelled: 16 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours
After an early breakfast, we begin the final leg of the trek to the lost city of Machu Picchu. First, we will hike to IntiPunku (“Sun Gate”), where we will take in an inspiring and panoramic view of the Machu Picchu citadel. After a short hike down to Machu Picchu, we will register and then enjoy a 3 hours guided tour of the sanctuary city. After the tour of Machu Picchu, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where we will enjoy before returning to Cusco by train.
Maximum Altitude: 2,700 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,100 m
Distance travelled: 8 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 3-4 hours
Private transportation to Km 82 (Beginning of the Trail).
Professional English/Spanish speaking guide
Entrance fees for the Inca Trail and Machupicchu
Camping Equipment: kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables and comfortable mattresses
Porters to carry food, tents, and cooking gear
Coffee breaks in the afternoons
All meals (not including breakfast the 1st day and the lunch on the 4th day)
First aid kit / Oxygen
Train ticket back to Cusco
Bus down to Aguas Calientes
We recommended to bring:
Personal Sleeping Bag
Backpack and Daypack
Hiking shoes or boots
Raincoat or poncho
Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
Warm clothes, light clothes, 4 pairs of socks
Chocolates, candies or other snacks
Camera + Film/Video camera (optional)