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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

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  Trip Overview


TOUR TYPE: CAMPING, HIKING, ADVENTURE, CULTURAL AND HISTORY 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 45KM / 26 MILES

DIFFILCULTY: CHALLENGING

GOOD FOR: THOSE WHO ENJOY HIKING AND HAVE A MODERATE LEVEL OF FITNESS

CONSIDERATIONS: PERMIT REQUIRED

HIKING SEASON: 11 MONTHS OF THE YEAR

TRAIL CLOSE: ONLY FEBRARY

ACLIMATIZATION:  PLEASE SPEND AT LEAST REST DAYS IN CUSCO BEFORE START YOUR HIKE

GROUP SIZE: CAN BE 2 OR 8 HIKER

Overview

The Classic Inca Trail 

considered the best hike of South America – Peru´ and the world in the world for the beauty and wonderful archeological sites on the mountains. Also you can see different ecological floors from deserts to Andean rainforests, we will also see some archaeological centers that are partially covered by the forest and makes it look as if we discovered it for the first time, to finally arrive at the lost city of The Incas, “Machu Picchu“.

It is perfect for those who seek to experience archaeological, cultural treasures and great diversity of native plants of the zone. This is one of the most known routes in the world and will reward those who are willing to break sweat with an impressive combination of mountains and beautiful trails.

We run our own tours, which guarantees the fair treatment of our porters and quality equipment creating an unforgettable trip for you that will be engraved in your memory and you will not be able to forget it or compare it with others.

Itinerary

DAY I CUSCO – KILOMETRO 82 – LLAQTAPATA – WAYLLABAMBA

CUSCO ANDEAN HIKE will pick you up from your hotel very early at 5:00 a.m on our private bus. Maybe your breakfast is not included in your hotel we will stop at ollantaytambo (a village in the sacred valley) To have a breakfast and you can buy some things that you lack (breakfast is not included by CUSCO ANDEAN HIKE) then we continue with our trip to arrive at kilometer 82 Piskacucho around 8:30 am, we enlist With our backpacks, then we walked to deternernos near the train track to make photographs under a large sign the beginning of the Inca Trail.

We see the checkpoint with tourists in the queue, we will show the tikect and passport. Once inside the Inca trail, the road is easy, looking at the flora and fauna, archaeological sites, stopping in some places to have information about Inca sites, we, there are villages with people selling water and food to tourists, we see the Way to llaqtapata and the place of lunch, after lunch we walk for an hour, to the camp that is in wayllabamba village, a place to camp.

Altitude 2980 m.s.n.m

Time and distance 9km – 4.30 or 5.00 hours of walking

DAY II WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYO

It is harder for everyone, we will gradually ascend to the highest point on the Inca trail, the dead woman’s step (4215masl) we walk from the village of wayllabamba (2980 masl) along the way we can find different trees native to Of the area as it is also possible to find local animals like condor hummingbird, deer, foxes, along the way we can find only two places to buy water and some food, after the second place and nobody sells anything. But do not worry we will make water to provide them during the last two days of the Inca road.

Here you will have the great satisfaction of reaching the highest point of the entire Inca Trail. After this fabulous experience, we will have to descend to Pacaymayo, where we will have lunch, dinner and our camp.

DAY III PACYAMAYU – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYWAINA

This day is one of the longest. But the presence of small Inca archaeological sites along the way makes it worthwhile. We will ascend via a steep path and to the second pass, where we will find the first archeological center of Runkuracay (3750 masl) and the runkurakay pass (3950 masl). Afterwards, we will descend to Sayaqmarka (3600 masl) known as “The dominant city”.

After the visit of the archaeological center we continue for about 30 min until the lunch place chakicocha, then continue the journey until reaching the first tunnel on the way and Then we will arrive at the last step on the Inca Trail, from where we will see the city of Phuyupatamarca, “town in the clouds” (3665 masl), undoubtedly one of the most original cities of the Inca Trail. Then we will descend using around 2000 stone steps until we reach our last Wiñaywayna camp “forever young” (2700 m.s.n.m).

DAY IV WINAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

We will get up very early and have our breakfast. This day we will walk our last section of the Inca road about 6 km away, or 2 hours approx. Along the route, we can see a great variety of flora and fauna typical of the area. Afterwards, we will reach Inti Punku “Puerta del Sol” (2720 masl). It is an excellent opportunity to take panoramic photographs of the citadel of Machu Picchu (2430 masl), since it is clearly visible from this point, one of the most important urban constructions of the Inca Empire Period.

Once in Machu Picchu, we will have a guided tour of 2 hours approx. And after the tour you will have free time to visit the city and take more photos.

If you have some tikect to visit some of the mountains like Huaynapicchu or Machu picchu mountain you will have enough time to do it.

Then, we will take the bus in the direction of the town of Aguas Calientes 25 minutes. In this city, you will be able to have some time to take lunch and later we will take the train back to Cusco from Peru Rail – Expedition. You must be at the train station 30 minutes before to take the train to Ollantaytambo. In this city will be waiting for our transfer with our bus to take him to Cusco and his hotel.

Includes

 

INCLUDED

Informative meeting, one day before the adventure. Once there, you will receive all the pertinent information for your walk and the guide will answer all your doubts.

Transport

  • Private bus pick up from your hotel to the starting point of the trek  km 82  or Piskacucho
  • Bus ticket down.  Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Return ticket by train EXPEDITION Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Return bus from Ollnataytambo station to your hotel in Cusco

Accommodation

  • Camps for 4 days and 3 nights.

Field Staff

  • Professional travel guide in Spanish and English with many years of experience in adventure tourism
  • Professional chef
  • Porters  to carry the necessary equipment and the personal effects of the passengers of up to 7 kg

Water

  • Cusco Andean Hike will provide you with boiled water (previously filtered and cooled) from your first lunch, last breakfast and for your bottles before each walk (you decide how many liters you need each day).
  • Drinking enough water and hydrating is very important to be able to feel good in the mountains and thus avoid altitude sickness.

 Food

  • Breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners (breakfast on day 1 and lunch, dinner on the last day are not included)

DUFFEL BAG

  • You have included 7 kg so you can carry your personal belongings (be careful with the fragile items)

Tickets

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to the Inca trail

Camping equipment

  • High mountain tent for 4 people, but we use it for 2 people (more comfort for you). If you want a personal tent  we also have personal tents (you must inform us in advance)
  • Single mattress
  • Bathroom / Bath Chemical

NOT INCLUDED

  • Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N: Breakfast not included first day, lunch and dinner of the last day.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Walking sticks
  • Ticket HUAYNAPICCHU and MOUNTAIN MACHUPICCHU (if you want any of the tickets you must inform us in advance to be able to make the reservation – any of the tickets has an extra cost)
  • Extra Porter to carry personal belongings of customers more than those already included (for 7 kilos to 14 kilos)
  • Tips for staff

EXTRAS

  • Sleeping Bag – US$ 20 per person
  • Air Mattress –  US$ 20 per person
  • Walking Poles – US$ 15  a pair  of walking poles
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain – US$ 75 per person
  • Machu Picchu Mountain – US$ 70 per person

Huayna picchu and Machu picchu mountain both must be previously reserved more information: info@cuscoandeanhike.com

Price

Price

Group service from 2 pax

  • US$ 660 per person

Private service from 1 pax

  •   US$ 750 per person

PERMIT 2019

January 2019 – Closed

February 2019 – Closed for trail maintenance

March 2019 – SOLD OUT

April 2019 – SOLD OUT

May  2019 – SOLD OUT

June 2019 – SOLD OUT

July 2019 – SOLD OUT

August 2019 – SOLD OUT

September 2019 – SOLD OUT

October 2019 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

November 2019 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

December 2019 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

PERMIT 2020

January 2020 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

Febuary 2020 – Closed for trail maintenance

March 2020 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

April 2020 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

May  2020 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

June 2020 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

July 2020 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

August 2020 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

September 2020 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

October 2020 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

November 2020 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

December 2020 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

How to book

How to book

For any of our services, you must send your personal information and a deposit of US $ 200 per person, the rest may pay at our office in Cusco two days prior to your trip, to get the student discount you must send your ISIC card original by means of a photo to our mail sales@cuscoandeanhike.com:

  • Name and surname
  • Passport number
  • Gender
  • Birthday date
  • Student Card (ISIC if you are a student Yes or No)
  • Nationality
  • Email – Phone number
  • Food preferences

PayPAl

You can make the deposit from our website by PayPal, please note that PayPal charges a 6% tax that automatically includes this option, once the deposit is made, send us the confirmation by email. To make your deposit by PayPal click on the “Pay Now” button below.

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Western Union and Money Gram

You can also use these means to make the deposit. On behalf of our administrator. Take into account that this deposit generates transfer costs, which our clients must assume.

  • Name: Maria
  • Last name: Catunta choque
  • Identity number: 42265390
  • Address: Urb. Progress Jr-spine L-15
  • City: Cusco
  • Country: Peru

Note:

Once the deposit is made, you will receive a receipt with the money transfer code, the client must send the receipt with a photograph to our email. sales@cuscoandeanhike.com

PACKING LIST

• Original passport
• Original student card
• Day Back pack
• Sleeping bag
• Flash light
• Plastic poncho
• Water proof jacket
• Personal medical kit
• Insect repellent
• Short pants
• Trekking boots, hikking boots
• Bathing suit
• Warm clothes
• Water botle
• Camel bak
• Wool socks
• Toilet paper
• Sandals
• Sun block cream
• Sun glasses
• Snacks(candies, biscuits, chocolates)
• Hat, gloves, scarf
• T-shirt
• Personal towel
• Extra money ( soles) diferent domination

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