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Inka Trail To Machu Picchu 5 Days / 4 Nights

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Tour Details

INKA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Type: ecological, cultural, archaeological, hiking and camping.
Length: 5 days/4 nights
Time of year: All Year
Departures: Upon Request
Price and Rates: $ 650 U.S.A. Dollars per person on the basis of double accommodations. $ 620 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.

INTRODUCTION

It is one of the most walked- trails of our visitors it has 42 km away, it shows us mysterious combination between archaeological sites, beautiful landscapes, impressive mountains and abundant cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna, which ends in the sacred citadel of Machu picchu.

This extends over high mountains and breathtaking landscapes, passing through different ecological levels with abundant flora and fauna. The trail shows original cobble stone stretches it takes four days to traverse this trail.

This 5 day program is an excellent alternative to most of the crowded classic route in 4 days. It is also recommended for families with children because it allows for better acclimatization to altitude and distance.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – km. 82 – Patallacta.

We will pick you up from your hotel and travel to Piskacucho (Km 82) by private bus, where we will begin our trek. We will walk along the left side of the Urubamba River and enjoy a great view of the Veronica snow cap. In the afternoon, we will visit the Patallacta archaeological complex and the Q’ente platforms.

Meals: L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 2,900 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,680 m
Distance travelled: 10 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 2: Patallacta – Wayllabamba – Llulluchapampa.

We will enjoy the flora and fauna along the Trail, as we hike slowly to the community of Wayllabamba. From this point the road ascends up to Llulluchapampa, the first pass on the Trail (3,600 meters/11,811 feet above sea level), where we will make camp for the night and visit Mt. Huayanay.

Meals: B/L/D
Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 3,600 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,900 m
Distance travelled: 13 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 3: Llulluchapampa – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca.

We will make a leisurely 2 hours journey up to Warmiwañusca (4,200 meters/13,780 feet above sea level) and then descend into the Pacaymayo Valley. From Pacaymayo, we ascend to the second pass with a view of the Vilcabamba mountain range and finally descend to Chakicocha, where we will camp for the night. Along the way, we will visit the Runkuracay and Sayacmarca ruins.

Meals: B/L/D
Accommodation: camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,200 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,900 m
Distance travelled: 16 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 7-8 hours

Day 4: Phuyupatamarca – WiñayWayna – Machupicchu – AguasCalientes.

Our stroll along the Trail leads us to the cloud forest, where we will visit the Phuyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna ruins. Approximately two hours later we will arrive at IntiPunku (“Sun Gate”), where we will have a fantastic view of the magnificent Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, after which we will head to the town of Aguas Calientes and settle into our hostel for the evening.

Meals: B/L/D
Accommodation: Hostel
Maximum Altitude: 3,750 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,300 m
Distance Travelled: 10 Km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 5: AguasCalientes – Machupicchu – AguasCalientes – Cusco.

It’s the most incredible day of the trek. Our 2.5-hour guided visit of Machu Picchu will include sacred churches, ancient houses, Incan terraces and hanging gardens. The beauty and mystery of this magical sanctuary-city simply cannot be described.

Meals: B
Maximum Altitude: 2,750 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,300 m
Distance Travelled: 9 Km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours

What is Included!

Included

  • Professional English/Spanish speaking guide.
  • Private transportation round trip to piskacucho (km. 82)
  • Entrance fees for the Inca Trail and Machupicchu
  • Transportation by bus from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Round-trip Transfers
  • Double Occupancy Tents
  • Camping Equipment: kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables and comfortable mattresses
  • Cook
  • Porters to carry food, tents and cooking gear
  • Coffee breaks in the afternoons
  • Hotel: Double hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (4th day)
  • All meals (not breakfast the 1st and the last day lunch)
  • First aid kit/Oxygen
  • Train ticket back to Cusco

We recommended to bring:

  • Personal Sleeping Bag
  • Backpack and Daypack
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Hiking poles
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
  • Warm clothes, Light clothes, 4 pairs of socks
  • Insect repellent
  • Chocolates, candies or other snacks
  • Camera + Film/Video camera (optional)
  • Tips
  • Original passport
  • Extra money

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