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Day 1: Driving to km 82 and easy hike to Wayllabamba campsite
Day 2: Crossing just the Dead Woman pass
Day 3: Crossing the second pass Runkuracay & Cloud Forest campsite
Day 4: Sun Gate & first views of Machu Picchu mountain
Day 5: Exploration of Machu Picchu & back to Cusco
Each journey provides a different experience to the traveler and is incredibly magical
Explore far from the beaten track and city streets, hike by rugged, unpaved roads; over rough, steep, and sometimes slippery paths without handrails with amazing views of peaks, lakes, unique countrysides; and climb many high and uneven stone steps at Inca sites.
Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid STUDENT CARD at the time of the journey (Students must be under 25 years of age) or who is 17-years-old or younger. The discount is $25 USD per person.
To book a tour you need to enter in contact with our consulters and make an initial payment of $ 200USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online in full or installments up to 30 days prior to start date, or in cash on our office upon your arrival. Also, we are going to require a scanned copy of your passport.
Our team will pick you up from where you are hosted either in Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo. The time for us to pick you up in Cusco will be at 5:00 am from Urubamba at 6:00 am, and if you are in Ollantaytambo at 7:00 am, The schedule will be confirmed in your briefing as it may fluctuate according to the place where you are staying.
Then we will head to the Km82. making a pre-stop in Ollantaytambo for any last-minute shopping or to have breakfast, arriving at approximately 8:30 am. We will pass by the first checkpoint of the Inca Trail to start our hike. The first 2 hours are easy until our first lunch spot at Miskay community.
After lunch, we will hike for 30 minutes a hill until reach the first Inca site Patallacta, which is an old checkpoint of the Incas. From Patallacta we have a 2-hour hike to our campsite at Hatun Chaka community. In this last stretch, we will pass through 2 small communities, if you want to buy energy drinks or snacks, you may do so here; you can also buy any essential items such as batteries that you may have forgotten.
Our team will wake you up early in the morning with a hot coca tea to start the day. Today is the longest day and we will start early. We will walk approximately 4 hours up to Llullucha spot for our lunch.
After lunch, we will start to climb again until the highest point of Warmi Wañuska Pass at 4215 meters above sea level for another two hours more. When reaching the pass, we will stop to take a short break and enjoy the views before starting again to descend to the Pacaymayu valley (Hidden River) for two hours. There are our dinner and our second basecamp.
We begin early again, waking up at 6:30.m. to begin what is commonly considered to be the most beautiful day of the whole Inca Trail. After breakfast, we will walk for 2 hours to the second pass and on the way, we will stop at a small Inca site (Runcu Raccay) to watch the waterfalls located on the opposite side of the valley.
After the pass, there’s another down hike by the slope to reach the magnificent Inca site, we will stop to rest and get a quick tour of the site. Then we will continue for another 20 more minutes approximately until the lunch spot Chaquicocha (a dried lake, 3600 meters above sea level).
After lunch, we will hike along what we like to call “Plano Inca” (graded slopes) and we begin to enter the forest, known as the Bosque Nuboso (Cloudy Forest). As we walk, we will have the opportunity to see the majesty of the snow-covered Salkantay, the second-highest mountain of Cusco, and a fantastic panoramic view of the Vilcabamba mountain range. We arrived at Phuyupatamarca there is our dinner and basecamp. After dinner, if you’re not too tired, we will watch and appreciate the fascinating Inca constellations. In the magnificent sky of the Southern Hemisphere, far from any artificial lightings.
Today we will wake you up early to see the sunset over the mountains, then have our delicious breakfast. From Phuyupatamarka, we are 3 hours walking down a path of stairs towards at Wiñay Wayna.
During the descent, we will visit 2 Inca sites, Phuyupatamarka (Town in the Clouds) and Intipata (Terraces of the Sun). We will arrive at Wiñay Wayna at around noon for lunch, and then we will relax a little and visit the Inca site of Wiñay Wayna.
After lunch, we will say goodbye to our team of porters and cooks and then hike to the Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku (Sun Gate). From here we have spectacular views of the mountains and Machu Picchu in all its glory. And then it is only an hour’s walk down to Machu Picchu to enjoy the views with few tourists. As we get closer to Machu Picchu, the views of the city will become more impressive.
From Machu Picchu, we are continuing by bus to Aguas Calientes village to have our dinner at a local restaurant and pass the night in our hotel.
After breakfast, we will take the bus down to Machu Picchu and visit the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu, our guided tour will last 2 hours and a half through all the most important points of the citadel, such as main squares, fountains, ceremonial places, religious temples, agricultural and urban areas.
Later you will have free time to explore the rest of Machu Picchu on your own and, if you booked the Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain you may start climbing. Finally, at the recommended time you will need to return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then board the train heading to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station, from there you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
Here is What is Included in the price; We Have Got You Covered.
For any Trek, you need sleeping bag. We recommend a warm sleeping bags for a low temperature as -15C. Air mattresses and trekking poles are optional but recommended. If you don’t have or want to bring all these items, we have for rent.
Departure: We offer guaranteed departures since two travelers, this tour departs According the spaces availability, along the 12 months of a year.
A group tour means that you are going to explore with other travelers with different fitness abilities
Price: All our tours are priced in US Dollar and it is per each person (not per room) according your selected category.
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A private tour means, The tour is just for your group, are available on any date and the prices are according to the group size.