Type: ecological, cultural, archaeological, hiking and camping.
Length: 7 days/ 6 nights
Time of year: All Year
Departures: Upon Request
Price and Rates: $ 980 U.S.A. Dollars per person on the basis of double accommodations. $ 840 U.S.A. Dollars with ISIC card or more of 4 people.
Location: Department of Cusco – Perú
Distance: 90 km
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
In this hike there is an amazing mix of Andean landscapes, villages and archeological sites, it takes you along the base of salkantay (elevation 6,271 m.a.s.l.) one of the most impressive and highest snow peaks in the southern Andes Perú. Known as a one of the sacred Apus by Andean people. Along its way, the route takes in a series of lesser known Inca archeological sites and remote Quechua communities; before you join the traditional 4 days Inca trail to Machupicchu,
It is a walking route that leads through the mountains above the Urubamba River, following the course of an old Inca roadway that leads to the breathtaking Machupicchu Sanctuary. 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.
We will pick you up from your hotel and travel by bus to the town of Mollepata. Along the way, we will pass through the picturesque towns of Pampa de Anta (Izcuchaca, Zurite, and Ancahuasi). Our journey will take us into the Limatambo Valley, where we will see the ruins of Tarawasi, and then toward Mollepata, where we will begin our adventure. At Mollepata, we will complete the arrangements for our trek and then hike to our first camp at Markokasa.
We will begin Day 2 with a trek to Choquekiclla, where we will view the majestic Salkantay Humantay, a sacred mountain capped with snow peaks and on whose skirts we will make camp (4,000 meters/13,123 feet above sea level).
We will be in a spectacular day, hiking through the pass of Salkantay, close to the mountain’s eternal snowcaps. Afterwards, we will descend toward the Inca Canal. During our trek, we will be able to fully appreciate and take in the imposing Andean topography.
We begin Day 4 by hiking through the Inca Canal, which leads us to Paucarcancha. At Paucarcancha, we will enter the Cusichaca Valley and hike onward to llulluchapampa (Incaracay).
On Day 5, we ascend the pass of Warmiwañusca at 4,200 meters/13,780 feet above sea level. This is the highest point on the Inca Trail. From here, we descend toward the Pacaymayo Valley and continue our journey onward to Sayacmarca.
On this day of our trek will bring a noticeable change in climate (warmer), flora, and fauna, as we move close to Peru’s cloud forest. During the course of the day, we will visit several archaeological sites.
Our reward at the end of our epic 7-day journey is the amazing panorama as we arrive to the great Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. We will enjoy a 2 hours guided tour of Machu Picchu and then take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will catch the train back to Cusco. We will transport you from the train station in Cusco to your hotel.