INCA TRAIL 4 dias/ 3 noches

 

DURATION: 4 days / 3 nights.

SEASON: From January / to December - Except February

DEPARTURE: Daily

PRICE PER PERSON: ADULT US$ 495

STUDENTS AND KIDS UNDER 12 YEARS OLD**: US$ 470

RETURN : Back Packer Train

 

NOTE: return in Vista dome available for an additional of US$30 per person

** we required a Digital copy of Passport for Kids under 12 years old, and for Student a Digital copy of International Student Identity Card (I.S.I.C.).

The Inca Trail to Machupicchu is rated amongst the ten best trekking trails in the world because of the exquisite beauty of it's natural surroundings. These includes different ecological areas from the high Andean plains, to the cloud forest with an impressive variety of altitudes, climates and ecosystems. You will cross two high altitude passes (The highest is known as Warmi wañuska or Death Woman pass at 4200m.a.s.l.).

 

Following this ancient Inka Trail to Machupicchu you will be walking past mysterious archaeological sites, half covered by jungle overgrowth, that looks like you are discovering them for the first time, you will visit these ancient settlements built in granite rock by the inkas all through the Inca Trail to MachuPicchu and finally going through the Intu PunKu (Gates of the Sun) where a magnificent view of the "Lost city of the Incas" Machupicchu, will be printed in your mind for ever.

 

DAY 1 KM. 82 - WAYLLABAMBA

A spectacular early morning drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas takes us to our trailhead at Km. 82 of the Machu Picchu railroad. After getting acquainted with our trail crew we set out, crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba canyon, and then visit imposing sculpted Inca farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the Cusichaca side river. We then climb a short way up the Cusichaca valley to Wayllabamba, the last inhabited village on the trail, where we camp.

 

DAY 2 WAYLLABAMBA - PAKAYMAYU

We climb the steep-sided Llullucha valley past a rushing stream and through enchanted native polylepis woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, we abruptly find ourselves in the puna, the treeless grasslands of the high Andes. The trail traverses an open slope opposite mighty mountain crags as we ascend to the first and highest pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200m/13,776ft).

Here we encounter spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second pass, and look back to the sweeping snowpeaks and valleys of the Huayanay massif.

The trail to the floor of the forested Pakaymayu valley, where we make camp.

 

DAY 3 PAKAYMAYU - WIÑAY WAYNA

We pick up an Inca stairway and ascend again past the small Inca site of Runkuracay. As we reach the second pass, the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snowpeaks of the Pumasillo range. We descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca , an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba valley. The Inca trail, now a massive buttressed structure of granite paving stones, continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At the third pass pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms overlook the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town).

Pausing to explore the wondrous maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and stairways that spillins down the mountainside here, we begin a long descent through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca stairway partly cut from living granite leads us finally to our camp by the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites.

 

DAY 4 WIÑAY WAYNA - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

An early morning hike takes us across a steep mountainside through lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry -a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu.

We complete the final leg down the royal flagstone walkway, past outlying shrines and buildings and into the heart of Machu Picchu, where we spend the rest of the morning with a guided tour of the highlights and some individual exploring among Machu Picchu's multitude of hidden nooks and corners. In the early afternoon a bus takes us to the small town of Aguas Calientes, where we board our return train to Cusco.

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL PICTURES

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Time to excursion: 04 hours aprox

Frequency: every day

 

 

 

INCLUDES

 

 

NO INCLUDED

 

  • Transportation to the 82 Km.
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide during all Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Meals (03B, 03L, 03D + wake – up tea)Snacks
  • cook and cooking equipment
  • Personal pad (double foam)
  • 4P Tents only for 2P each
  • Local porters (service to carry the food and camping equipment only)
  • Dinning tent, portable chairs and table
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu and the ruins along the trail.
  • Bus ticket down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Backpacker train ticket Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer from the train station to your Hotel in Cusco
  • Vegetarian food available, with no extra charge
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.

 

 

 

  • First day breakfast
  • Last day lunch
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal equipment

 

 

 

WHAT TO BRING

 

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired at our agency)
  • Flashlight and 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 cream, mosquitoes repellent.
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • Small towel.
  • Swimming suit (if you intend to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Cash in soles and/or US$
  • Original passport
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Trail)

 

 

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CUSCO OFFICE

Calle San Juan 264-near to Main Square,Cusco- Peru

 

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